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Outpatient Program Therapist-Part Time - (242969)

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Outpatient Program Therapist-Part Time - (242969)

Facility Name
Valley Hospital - Part Time
PHOENIX, AZ 85018 US (Primary)
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Job Description

Valley Hospital is built on three core principles, outstanding care, compassionate people and unparalleled service. We are a private 122 bed psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health care and chemical dependency counseling services. Valley Hospital is centrally located with easy access to many areas of greater Phoenix. We are between North 35th and 36th Streets with East Earl to our north and East Thomas to our south. Valley Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. the nation's largest facilities based provider of behavioral health.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to be a part of our exceptional multi-disciplinary team! Valley Hospital is seeking a compassionate and skilled Program Therapist to lead our new Intensive Outpatient Program dedicated to serve the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of LGBTQ+ identified individuals, exclusively. The ideal candidate has professional and supervised clinical experience working with this diverse population, as well as familiarity with the local LGBTQ + community. The new program is the latest addition to a robust Outpatient program serving a variety of needs within our community.

The outpatient program therapist will have the support of physician oversight which will include medication management when indicated and appropriate. The Outpatient Program Therapist performs group, individual, family, and couples psychotherapy to clients who are enrolled in our PHP and IOP programs for mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnoses. This role includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, consultation, psycho-education, crisis intervention, and providing information and referrals as needed.

The outpatient program therapist is primarily responsible for maintaining the chart clinical documentation, including treatment plan and treatment plan updates, clinical formulation, biopsychosocial assessment, substance abuse assessment, and discharge summary. Outpatient program therapist acts as the clinical lead in coordinating care among the multi-disciplinary staff involved in patient care.

Benefit Eligible: No

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Hours per week: 18-24

Schedule details: Current opening is for Evening IOP, which runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.


1. Formulate and conduct psychotherapy process, psycho-educational, and/or after-care groups.

2. Communicate effectively with patients, families, health care team members and community providers regarding patient status and progress.

3. Interact and communicate with community agencies as needed in assessment of and service to patients.

4. Provide liaison and referral services to community agencies and appears in court when requested or subpoenaed.

5. Maintain confidentiality in compliance with professional ethics according to professional and facility standards.

6. Identify improvement or growth opportunities for the program, and participate in Performance Improvement projects and activities.

7. Continue professional development in individual, family, and group therapy and maintain professional development in personnel file. Maintain continuing education per AZBBHE licensure requirements.

8. Assist in the orientation of new colleagues and student interns.

9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education:  Master's Degree from an accredited college or university, in Counseling, Social Work, or a clinical related mental health field.

Experience:  A minimum of two (2) years experience in behavioral health with direct experience in family, group, and individual therapy, crisis intervention, treatment skills, and strong clinical assessment skills preferred. 

License:  Must possess a state license in counseling, social work, or clinical related mental health field.

Additional Requirements:  Specialized training or certification in a therapeutic skill or treatment area that is utilized by the hospital is preferred.  CPR certification and management of aggressive behavior (SAMA) training within 30 days of employment and prior to assisting in a restraining procedure.  May be required to work flexible hours.

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