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JOB TITLE & CODE: Clinical Therapist (26166 Exempt & 60249 Non-Exempt)
DEPARTMENT: United Summit Center
COMPANY: United Summit Center



Assess and treat individuals with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse problems. Provision of individual, family and group therapy for an adult primarily in a behavioral health environment.





1. Master’s Degree in related field.
2. If hired after December 1, 2018, must have WV Licensure in field of study, which permits practicing psychotherapy and specifically meets guidelines for commercial payors.  If hired prior to December 1, 2018, we encourage staff to work toward terminal licensure in their field. 


LGSW, LCSW or LICSW or a temporary Social Work permit and must obtain permanent licensure within the first six

months of employment; OR
LPC or provisional licensure certificate; OR

Supervised-Psychologist or Licensed Psychologist; OR
Nurse Practitioner with Advanced Certification in psychiatric nursing.


NOTE: Non-independently licensed therapists must obtain their independent licensure within 3 years of employment

3. West Virginia state and Federal criminal background check required for DHHR WV CARES regulated area
4. Valid driver’s license for employees of the Adolescent Services, Day Hospital and ACT.



1. Advanced certification preferred when applicable.
2. Obtain certification in HeartSaver First Aid within 30 days of hire date.
1. Prior experience in a mental health program preferred.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.  Other duties may be assigned.
1. Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and community strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation.
2. Participates as clinical personnel in a treatment area and facilitates therapeutic milieu on the treatment unit, when applicable.
3. Formulate, develop, and implement comprehensive psychosocial treatment plans utilizing appropriate and evidence based psychotherapy treatments and interventions. Interventions may include crisis intervention, brief and long-term individual, marital, family and/or group therapies as well as grief and bereavement work.
4. Screen, identify, diagnose, treat and manage mental health and/or substance abuse problems in patients and family members. Provide psychotherapy to individuals with a variety of presenting problems including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, through disorders, trauma, and autism spectrum. May perform these functions independently or as part of a team.
5. Provide consultative services to health care team members within scope of care definitions as needed. Maintain a working knowledge of relevant medical/legal issues that impact on patient care, e.g., advance directives, child and elder abuse.
6. Provide education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient’s diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or life situation
7. Participate in multi-disciplinary health care teams and represent clinical social work perspective/liaison with patient and family
8. Maintain working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies and resources so as to assist patients and families as needed.
9. Maintain knowledge of hospital, medical center and/or health system resources to access and provide for patient care needs.
10. Document assessment, plan, interactions, and interventions according to departmental, hospital and/or health system guidelines and standards.
11. Maintain electronic medical records and documentation in accordance with department, hospital, medical center and/or health system policies. Attend and participate in staff, committee, department, and other administrative meetings
12. Participate in department, hospital, medical center, and/or health system continuous quality improvement efforts
13. Participate in regular professional conferences; keep current with social work and evidence based treatment of mental disorders and seek to increase further enhancement of job related knowledge.
14. Maintains appropriate certification, licensure and competency through supervision and/or training and successful completion of annual performance evaluations.
15. Adheres to performance expectations of WVUH-USC employees.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work with difficult or challenging clients of various ages and demographics

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Based on assignment, The work environment could see minimal time in the office at United Summit Center (no more than 30% of the work week).The majority of the time, the employee will be in the homes and living spaces (work, recreation, leisure etc.) of the community based clientele of the program.  This will include areas that have sub-par hygienic characteristics.
2 If hired in to 100% site based outpatient clinic, this will include extended periods of sitting.

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