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Program Therapist - Full Time

Job Code:  219697
Facility: Valley Hospital
Location: PHOENIX, AZ US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Category: Professionals
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Valley Hospital is a private 122 bed psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health care and chemical dependency counseling services. 

The Program Therapist performs social services and psychotherapy functions to include assisting patients in meeting their biopsychosocial needs while providing assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapy treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups to assist patient’s in achieving their optimal level of emotional health, including providing basic consultation, psycho-education, complete specialized clinical psychotherapy services for patients/families receiving care, crisis intervention, short-term family therapy, and providing information and referrals as needed.

Benefit Eligible:  Yes

Exemption Status:  Exempt

Schedule details: Varies


Performance Measures

1.  Formulate and conduct educational, therapeutic, and/or support 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 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 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.




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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