: Stuart, FL
Part Time / Full Time
Imagine the difference you can make. Our team at Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc. (SMHC) provides comprehensive and therapeutic services for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges. We are a client centered, family focused and community based organization. We believe in nurturing children and empowering families.
We have both part-time and full-time opportunities for qualified candidates to join our growing organization as Therapists. The responsibilities of this position include screening, intake, orientations, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, report and record keeping, discharge planning, consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment/services,
Master’s degree in Behavioral Science or related field. Preference given to LMHC, LMFT, or LCSW, licensed by State of Florida.
: One (1) year post-Master’s degree experience in clinical atmosphere, preferably in mental health.
: Some local travel may be required. Schedules are subject to change, depending on client needs. This requires home and school visits. Bi-Lingual preferred.
All interested applicants should submit resumes to Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc. via email click here
or fax to 772-466-5578.
||Administrator of Clinical Services
|| Site Therapists
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Lead Therapist supervises the clinical staff with supervision and
program operations for the treatment of children and adults with mental
health issues in his/her respective county, in accordance with all
federal, state, and local laws, professional ethics, Suncoast policy
and procedure, and contract requirements. The Lead Therapist
is expected to be proficient and knowledgeable in the following
clinical areas: screening, intake, orientations, assessment,
treatment planning, counseling, case management, report and record
keeping, discharge planning, and consultation with other professionals
in regard to client/treatment services. The Lead Therapist
acts as the administrative and operations leader for the site. In
addition to the above stated areas, the Lead Therapist must possess
management and administrative skills used to determine and meet the
goals of the agency.
The Lead Therapist’s performance evaluation will be directly related to
how he/she performs the areas of responsibility outlined below. This is
an hourly position with an expectation of up to 15 administrative hours
and an anticipated minimum weekly average of 20 billable hours.
SPECIFIC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY
1. The Lead Therapist will work closely
and collaborate with the Administrator of Clinical Services and the
Administrative Director of Program Services as well Chief Operating
Officer in creating a Comprehensive Training Manual for the Clinical
Services. The Lead Therapist will be responsible with ensuring all
Martin County therapists are orientated and trained upon hiring as well
throughout their ongoing employment as well as EHR training
2. The Lead Therapist will ensure that
after the client has received an initial intake, he/she is assigned a
therapist as quickly as possible. Once a client is assigned the Lead
Therapist will notify the Administrative Director of Program Services
to update the client tracker
3. The Lead Therapist will attend
meetings with certain stakeholders in the county and report information
to the Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of Clinical Services
4. The Lead Therapist will be
responsible for scheduling monthly staff meetings and report new
information to staff. This will be coordinated with the Administrative
Director of Program Services, Administrator of Clinical Services, and
Administrator of Case Management Services.
5. The Lead Therapist will be responsible
for the daily operations of the county office including ensuring that
paperwork such as timesheets and other reports are submitted correctly
and on time, and that all staff working in the physical area abide by
County Office rules, policies, and procedures at all times. The Lead
Therapist will participate in hiring, directing and evaluating
therapists The Lead Therapist will ensure all clients are treated in
accordance with all federal, state, and local laws, and in accordance
with Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc.’s policies and procedures.
6. The Lead Therapist will be responsible
for: QA/QI of billing in a timely manner and ensuring the Administrator
of Clinical Services approves required documents, submit billing
information to the Administrative Director of Program Services for
updating client trackers for staff, monitoring session trackers for
staff on a monthly basis for accuracy, assign clients to therapist,
assist therapist when necessary, and handle client inquiries or
7. The Lead Therapist will be responsible
for communications within their office and with Suncoast Mental Health
Center, Inc.’s administrative office including the Chief Operating
Officer and the Administrator of Clinical Services. This will include
attending all meetings and activities as required.
8. The Lead Therapist will be responsible
to ensure all services under their control are performed to the highest
standards in accordance with Florida law and the Suncoast Mental Health
Center, Inc.’s policies and procedures. Failure or violation of such
will be reported immediately.
9. The Lead Therapist will be responsible
for ensuring that all closed client charts are reviewed for Quality
Assurance prior to final close out. Additionally, the Lead
Therapist will periodically review open client charts in their county
for Quality Assurance.
10. The Lead Therapist will act as
Liaison of the Martin County Schools for the collaboration of Suncoast.
The Lead Therapist will be responsible for attending meetings with
Martin County Schools as well all collaborative meetings.
11. The Lead Therapist will be
responsible in overseeing outcome measures and collaborations of grants.
RELATED AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
As well as being expected to carry out the following responsibilities,
the Lead Therapist will be expected to train their staff how to:
1. Report any client/family abuse, in
compliance with Florida Statute, immediately to their supervisor and to
2. Adhere to the ethical requirements of
the profession as outlined by his/her certification, license, and by
3. Assure for compliance in determining
4. Function as a team player, both within
the specific program and as a member of Suncoast Mental Health Center,
5. Serve as a positive role model for
clients/families in attitude, attire, professionalism, and responsible
6. Participate and be prepared for
administrative and clinical staff meetings.
7. Perform other duties as directed by
The Lead Therapist will be expected to:
1. Participate in the planning and
development of policies and standards relative to the treatment of
mental health, by attending intra-agency meetings, collecting data, and
performing needs assessments.
2. Participate in the quality improvement
3. Provide continuous feedback (both
verbally and through the agency’s written performance evaluation
process) to subordinate employees on their job performance and how they
4. Bring any personnel issues directly to
the attention of Human Resources and the Administrator of Clinical
Services for discussion and resolution.
5. Ensure that subordinate staff members
receive proper training both on the job and through structured training
6. Supervise their therapists in all
aspects of program operations.
Master’s degree in Behavioral Science or related
field. It is preferred that the Lead Therapist be licensed
(LMHC, LMFT, or LCSW) by the State of Florida. If the Lead
Therapist holds a Master’s Degree, then the Lead Therapist may be a
registered intern in the State of Florida, and be actively pursuing
One (1) year experience in a clinical atmosphere, preferably
in mental health.
Some local travel maybe required. Some computer
skills are required, including proficiency in MS Word and MS
Excel. Schedules are subject to change, depending on client