Therapist – Brewer-Porch Children’s Center


Tuscaloosa, AL

Brewer-Porch Children’s Center, University of Alabama

Job Number:  517359

Mental Health Professional II – Therapist – Regular, Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Job Summary:

The Mental Health Professional II Therapist (MHP II) provides clinical services to clients and fulfills specific clinical and supervisory functions. Some of the primary responsibilities include providing clinical services, completing client assessments and case management. The MHP II may exercise clinical oversight and supervision, serve as a liaison among stakeholders and provide significant discipline-specific and agency-wide leadership on clinical matters.

 Required Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a mental health related field. Two years of mental health experience. Licensure in the state of Alabama at the level of an independent practitioner.

Additional Required Minimum Qualifications

Must be able to perform crisis intervention techniques. Must have valid U.S. driver’s license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report that is in compliance with University policies. Final candidates who are not current Brewer-Porch Children’s Center employees must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer drug screen. Must successfully complete the Alabama Department of Mental Health mandated training for the Child and Adolescent Needs Assessment (CANS) tool.

Job Duties:

  1. 10% Participate in an interdisciplinary treatment team, including team meetings and informal consultation and collaboration with other team members, including the consulting psychiatrist. Essential
  2. 10% Complete orientation, annual training, supervision, in-service education, and other professional development relevant to work responsibilities. Participate in center-wide planning, meetings, and special projects, typically committee or task force service. Essential
  3. 50% Provide clinical services as assigned and relevant to specific programs including serving as primary therapist or case specialist when relevant, which includes responsibility for providing and/or overseeing comprehensive clinical planning and care for specific clients, including the following: Assist with screening referrals, Conduct intake assessments, Complete admissions procedures including obtaining necessary consent forms and reviewing consumer rights information with parents/guardians and other stakeholders, Develop Initial Treatment Plans, Complete treatment plan reviews for clients as assigned, and review and approve treatment plans of other mental health professionals as assigned , addenda to Treatment Plans and provide leadership for treatment planning. Develop special behavior management plans. Provide individual and family therapy (or coordinate with client’s therapist/s). Crisis intervention including assessment of specific risks (e.g., suicide), mental health consultation, family support, patient education regarding symptoms, medication monitoring and other relevant clinical services. Provide group-based services, e.g., group therapy or psychoeducational groups. Write reports, including Psychosocial Progress Reports and Psychosocial Discharge Summaries, and correspondence. Provide discipline-specific services, e.g., psychoeducational assessment Assist with discharge planning and other activities that facilitate continuity of care. Essential
  4. 10% Approve restraints and seclusions as licensed independent practitioner. Conduct face-to-face evaluation with client within one hour of restraint or seclusion. Perform and/or participate in administrative review of need for restraint and/or seclusion within 24 hours of each episode. Complete any documentation required by standards and/or Brewer-Porch Children’s Center policy following restraint/seclusion. Essential
  5. 20% Participate in the clinical on-call rotation as assigned, including conducting face-to-face evaluations with clients within one hour of the initiation of restraint/seclusion while on-call. Assist with administrative, supervisory, and educational tasks as assigned, e.g., scheduled on-call assignments, compilation of data for reports, supervising student placements, assisting with in-services and other staff training. Complete all reports and other documentation with specific time limits. Essential

Normal Work Schedule*         Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:45 pm, clinical on-call rotation participation as assigned.