Therapist-License Required

Sunbeam Family Services
March 15, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Job Type


Position Description:

Provide counseling services which result in symptom reductions, improved self-management, enhanced daily functioning, as demonstrated by outcome measurements in center-based and community-based settings, with a cultural awareness of the diversity of the population of the clients we serve. Clinician will use standardized diagnostic tools for assessments, and provide a summary of symptoms and diagnosis based on the results from using those diagnostic tools. Services performed will include an integrated, culturally competent, biopsychosocial intake, strengths-based assessment and treatment planning, diagnosis, and selection of goal-directed interventions which reflects an evidence-based practice. Clinician will identify individual/families with co-occurring conditions and multiple needs. Clinicians will also be responsible for coordinating referral sources for clients and making appropriate referrals as needed. Crisis intervention services, individual and group counseling, community presentations, trauma informed care, and participation in a treatment team approach may be required according to the needs of the client.

All employees and volunteers are expected to be sensitive to our client’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics, reflect Sunbeam Family Services core values and to perform at Sunbeam’s standards of excellence at all times.

    • Provides initial screening (phone or in person), intake assessment, and initial treatment planning with persons seeking services which includes gathering of information about the symptoms, behaviors, functioning, history, needs and preferences to assist in the decision-making process.
    • Facilitates referral of consumers into the appropriate agency program(s) or to another community provider if appropriate. Obtains the necessary releases and consents and advises the consumers about their rights and responsibilities. Consults with other program staff, as needed, to facilitate referrals.
    • Provides brief, crisis-resolution focused psychotherapy treatment using agency-approved, evidence based practices that are consistent with the current treatment plan and with consumer needs and preferences, including individual Therapy, Couples/Marital Therapy, Family Therapy, and Group Therapy.
    • Provides initial case management services for clients, assisting them in obtaining needed benefits and resources, including, but not limited to housing, employment, medical, recreation, social and family supports, nutritional information, medications, and child care needs.
    • Demonstrates the capacity for providing evidence-based practice services, for exemplifying the values expected within the program, and for promoting the mission of the organization.
    • Provides ongoing counseling and/or therapy to clients as assigned in clinic and/or community based setting in compliance with Sunbeam’s culturally competent practice policy.
    • Prepares within required time frames and within program policy and procedures, all required documents completed in such a manner that case records clearly indicate what occurred from first appointment through termination, client gains, client assessments, treatment plans, and such other documentation as required.
    • Perform all other record keeping and reporting functions as required by program and/or agency policy. Represent the agency in an effective and professional manner so that each contact understands and appreciates the viability and worthwhileness of agency services.
    • Work with and coordinate services with referral sources in conjunction with on-going treatment plans.
    • Completes other assignments as determined by Counseling Services Program Director.
    • Maintain continuing education and or licensure supervision that meets the requirements of state licensing boards.
    • Performs required duties in a manner that demonstrates compliance with Sunbeam's Culturally Competent Practice Policy.
    • Complete and maintain timely all necessary records so that case record reviews will clearly indicate what occurred in each case from initial appointment to termination appointment.
    • Communicate effectively and professionally with community contacts so that each contact understands and appreciates the viability and worthwhileness of agency services.
    • Be knowledgeable of agency policies and procedures so that work performance and job responsibilities are carried out in compliance with agency policy and procedures and if differences and disputes about agency policies and procedures do arise, they are expressed and dealt with so that they do not negatively affect job performance and/or working relationships.
    • Prepare and/or present written and verbal communications so that other staff members clearly understand their case assessments, treatment plans, goals, strategies, interventions and theoretical basis.
    • Provide information and referral to people who inquire about our servicers and accumulates data so that gaps in community services can be identified.
    • Maintain professional competency in his/her discipline through appropriate readings, attendance at workshops and conferences and through consultation with other professionals. Employee will comply with all requirements to maintain professional licensure.
    • Adhere to the agency code of ethics and confidentiality policies while maintaining professional standards at all time.
    • Therapists are expected to meet or exceed productivity requirements as set by the program director in relationship to direct client service hours.
    • Therapist will provide some home-based services for families that are part of Sunbeam’s Foster Care program.
    • All duties and responsibilities are essential to the performance of this job.
  • Other Duties:
    • Perform any other duties as needed in keeping with our mission, vision and values

Education and/or Experience:

Position requires a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related human services field and licensure in the State Of Oklahoma, in one of the mental health disciplines or under Board approved supervision for licensure. Requires licensed LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LBP. Employee must complete continuing education requirements required for licensure maintenance. Employee should have training and experience in working with ages 5-10.

Position Requirements:


Clearance of background check and drug screen.

A driver’s license and up to date insurance on motor vehicle in accordance with state law and
agency requirements.

Employee must have education or training in providing services to a culturally diverse population with particular emphasis in serving those clients who are socio-economically disadvantaged.

Licensed by the State of Oklahoma

Employee must have education and preferably experience in providing individual, family and group therapy. Employee must have a basic understanding of the DSM-5 and its applications. Must also be able to assess clients for psychosocial information and develop this information into a working treatment plan. Must possess ability to clearly document services provided by employee using the electronic health record. Employee will need to possess the ability to work autonomously without constant supervision. Must also be able to demonstrate the use of sound clinical judgment as it pertains to client welfare. Employee must be able to use Microsoft Word computer applications, and other applications as required by all payor sources.

Employee will use a variety of clinical documents, which include but are not limited to the following: progress notes to record activity from therapy sessions, psychosocial and various other assessments, treatment plans and closing case summaries. Employee will also have access to a computer workstation. All clinical documentation is maintained in a case record and electronic health record.
Employee will use documents necessary to request the authorization to provide services.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit over long periods of time and be able to talk, hear, sit, stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and lift and or move items of up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Must have excellent command of English language and grammar, both verbal and written. Must be able to manually operate and use a computer. Must be able to clearly hear and understand telephone conversations.

Provide therapy in an office or other setting in close proximity to client(s), staff and small children and possibly school-based or community setting. The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to loud. Employee may be subject to exposure to strong odors such as poor hygiene.

The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.
The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list
of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel or candidate and may be subject to change at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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