Mental Health Therapist - LPC in Colorado Springs, CO at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

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Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Mental Health Therapist /LPC uses a standard evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy curriculum to provide group facilitation of discussions, education, and role playing strategies for changing criminal and addictive thought patterns and behavior.  Treatment modules use a positive peer community setting where the Licensed Professional Counselor provides structure and direction for the resident community to successfully learn and live out their treatment on a day-to-day basis. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counsel clients in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental or physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress with respect to treatment goals.
  • Interview clients, review records, conduct assessments, or confer with other professionals to evaluate the mental or physical condition of clients.
  • Collaborate with counselors, physicians, or nurses to plan or coordinate treatment, drawing on social work experience and client needs.
  • Serves as on-site administrator of the residential and outpatient treatment program.
  • Ensures that proper documentation is in residential and outpatient files and that it conforms to the ACA, ADAD and DCJ standards.
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with referring agencies as well as community resource agencies.
  • Ensures favorable audit results from funding sources and corrects any deficiencies.
  • Coordinates resident intake and orientation services; develops outpatient treatment schedule and coordinates client treatment groups with community resource agencies.
  • Compiles data and completes residential and out-patient portion of facility’s monthly report.
  • Facilitates the psycho-ed classes and therapies for the residents and assures the residents program is in compliance with DCJ and ACA standards.
  • Supervises the adjustment of each client’s treatment level and assesses the appropriateness of each client’s assigned level monthly.
  • Assists in developing plans for internal training.
  • Provides on call mental health coverage on a rotating basis. 
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling.
  • Registered  with Department of Regulatory Agency (DORA) and fully licensed (not provisional) as a LPC/Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) through the State of Colorado is required.
  • One (1) year experience in a mental health setting.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a pre employment background check and urinalysis.
  • Must successfully pass and maintain basis First Aid, CPR and Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT).  Must be able to bend at knees and raise self with no assistance.

Required Competencies:

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.