When you join the healthcare team at Phoenix Children’s, you’ll see the world of medicine through the eyes of a child. You’ll be amazed by something new every day, inspired by the capabilities and expertise of your co-workers, and you’ll be able to transform your professional ambitions into realities. Here, you can be part of a growing system that will never outgrow its sense of joy, purpose, or discovery. Come grow with us.
Mental Health Therapist
This position provides consult coordination, clinical assessment, therapeutic interventions, care coordination, and transition planning to patients and families as an independently licensed clinician. This position participates as an interdisciplinary team member providing interventions with the patient/family that include a range of care on an outpatient or inpatient basis. The position requires knowledge of evidence-based treatment modalities and the ability to use that knowledge to assist patients and families in achieving therapeutic goals. This position requires knowledge of mandated reporter responsibilities; use of the financial, community, and other resource networks; ability to advocate with outside systems; and collaboration with medical staff. This position may provide individual, group, and/or family therapeutic interventions for an assigned caseload. In addition to therapeutic interventions with patients and families, the position must be able to provide appropriate clinical documentation and recommendations to insurance reviewers, referral sources, and other governmental agencies as requested. This position receives administrative supervision from division leadership, and clinical direction from the Manager, Mental Health Therapy, and Division Chief, Psychology. This is an on-site position.
Current Arizona license as an LCSW, LPC, or LMFT.
Experience providing services for families, and an ability to work collaboratively with psychiatry, psychology, and members of the medical team.
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Master’s degree from an accredited school in the field of social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, or related behavioral health field.
Must be eligible to be added to relevant insurance panels
Minimum of two years’ work experience in the mental health field post master’s degree. Must be eligible to be added to relevant insurance panels.
Five years work experience providing evidence-based therapy for children with histories of trauma and/or complex medical needs.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Moderate to expert computer skills.
Effective decision-making, problem-solving skills, demonstration of creativity in problem-solving, patient and family strengths, and influential leadership skill.
Critical thinking skills and ability to anticipate patient discharge needs.
Ability to assess symptoms and develop diagnostic impressions and treatment plans.