Behavioral Health Therapist

Behavioral Health Therapist

Job Description
The Chaldean Community Foundation (CCF) improves the stability, health, and wellness of those we serve through advocacy, acculturation, community development and cultural preservation.

The Foundation is seeking a Behavioral Health Therapist to join its Sterling Heights location. The ideal candidate is fluent in English, Arabic and Chaldean/Aramaic.

General Purpose
Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Program Manager, the behavioral health therapist provides outpatient therapeutic services to individuals with identified mental health, substance abuse, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities. Outpatient therapy includes psychoeducational activities/interventions designed to assist the client in building or improving problem solving skills and functionality. Services are provided with client-centered and family-centered approaches and are delivered through time-limited, goal specific interventions.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide therapeutic interventions to the identified client to enhance and foster
    the client’s optimal functioning and interactions in the home and community.
  • To continually assess client needs, service availability and appropriateness.
  • To work cooperatively with treatment team members and the family in the provision of
    services to meet the goals developed in the Person-Centered Treatment Plan.
  • To provide the appropriate documentation for service delivery including treatment goals,
    progress notes and billing and submit said documentation as specified by third-party
    payers and CCF’s standards.
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement Program and other staff meetings and initiatives.
  • Adheres to CCF’s policies and procedures.
  • Supports the mission, philosophy, goals, and objectives of CCF.
  • Implements clinical practices in accordance with principles of evidence-based practices
    and co-occurring integrated care.
  • Works closely with and provides behavioral health support to CCF’s staff, as requested.

Education and Experience

  • A Master’s degree is required
  • Full license in good standing (LMSW) strongly preferred
  • Limited License (LLMSW) will be considered
  • License LLPC, LPC and LLP will be considered

Key Competencies

  • Ability to provide an emotionally stable environment for clients.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations including children and families.
  • Appreciation of the cultural background, heritage, and identity of client.
  • Ability to keep confidential information.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of behavioral health best practices.
  • Knowledge of the functions of other health and social agencies and their relationships to
    social work and the behavioral health field.
  • Knowledge of the Michigan Mental Health Code and related rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) standards
    and operations.
  • Ability to make responsible decisions in accordance with regulations and established
    policies and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the organization.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to outside organizations
    and county and state bodies.
  • Ability to understand and work with managed care principles and to translate same to
  • Ability to ensure the delivery of quality services to clients.
  • Ability to analyze and appraise facts and precedents in making administrative decisions.
  • Ability to get to the source of a problem.
  • Ability to act alone, to make independent judgments or decisions, and to take the
    initiative in influencing events.
  • Ability to create a positive impression and to instill confidence.
  • Ability to establish relations and work effectively with staff, clients, and the community.


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