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Behavioral Health Therapist - FT Days - (18148)

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Deltek Talent Management - Behavioral Health Therapist - FT Days - (18148)

Job Details

Behavioral Health Therapist - FT Days - (18148)

Facility Name
Palmetto Pee Dee Behavioral Health
FLORENCE, SC 29502 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Therapist
Job Description


Position Overview

Provides therapeutic case management.


Job Functions

  • Provides case management for each patient assigned to his/her caseload to include contact with the referring agency as required by guidelines. Complete required case management documentation within required timelines.

  • Researches, performs and documents the psychosocial assessment of all patients within specific time frames.

  • Provides documentation in the clinical record of patient behavior, and interventions provided and their effectiveness on a daily basis, using the format approved the facility

  • Facilitates group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy sessions and documents appropriately in the interdisciplinary progress notes.

  • Will review and present Master Treatment Plan of all patients in his/her caseload to the Treatment Team within the guidelines established by the facility, JCAHO, Medicaid, DHEC, state contracts and private insurance.

  • Attends Treatment Team meetings with other therapists and attends treatment planning meetings to assist with the ongoing development of the patient’s Treatment Plan.

  • Researches, develops, and presents in-service training to staff to aid in program development and to increase others’ job knowledge.

  • Assists in training milieu staff to conduct Skills Groups covering topics as Independent Living, Assertiveness Training, Social Skills, and Problem Solving. Also co-leads Skills Groups.

  • Completes and charts the Initial Master Treatment Plan for each patient in his/her caseload within required timeframes and admission.

  • Implements the Preliminary Treatment Plan within required time frames of the patient’s admission.

Job Requirements



  • Master’s Degree in a Human services field Licensure as a mental health professional (LMSW, LISW, LPC), in South Carolina is strongly preferred.

  • A minimum of one year experience in an inpatient setting is strongly preferred.

  • Must have a valid SC driver’s license in good standing.

  • Must possess knowledge of therapeutic relationships, therapeutic processes, adolescent growth and development, limit-setting and behavior management, crisis management of aggressive behaviors and CPR.

  • Must have knowledge of assessment process, counseling, and psychopathology.

  • Requires ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of the network of state agencies, community resources, and aftercare. Demonstrates strong communication skills, written and verbal. Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, referral sources and general public.. Demonstrates ability to establish credibility and be decisive.






Other Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions.

  • Must possess knowledge of therapeutic relationships, therapeutic processes, adolescent growth and development, limit-setting and behavior management, CPI and CPR.

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, and/or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips.

  • Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey detail or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly.

  • Hearing to perceive the nature of sound with no less than 40 db loss @Hz. And 2000 Hz with or without correction.

    Ability to perceive detail information through oral communication and to make fine discrimination in sound.

  • Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable people in the role to complete administrative and clerical tasks and visually observe patients on the unit and in therapeutic activities.


NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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