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Nebraska Methodist Health System Behavioral Health Therapist in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Purpose of Job

  • Provide professional counseling services that may include individual, marital/couple, family, and/or group counseling, crisis intervention, consultations, and educational presentations.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • Master's Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or a related human services field required.

  • Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years counseling experience required.

  • Experience with school or community based mental or behavioral health services preferred.

  • License/Certifications

  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) required.

  • Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) designation in process or completed preferred.

  • Participates in mandatory in-services, and continuing education programs as mandated by the Health System, and State of Nebraska licensure requirements.

  • Clearance through Child Protective Services Central Registry, as well as applicable law enforcement departments required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Ability to travel in all weather conditions between various locations to perform work-related duties required.

  • Ability to work in professional mental health practice conditions working in a multi-disciplinary setting with the usual demands of middle school/high school, and community/church-based practice environments.

  • Requires the ability to provide transportation to other campus and/or work-related locations within a reasonable timeframe.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to build and maintain program counseling session requirements.

  • Ability to complete necessary paperwork/file work along with other productivity demands per policy or agreement.

  • Credentialing

  • Requires Medicaid, and private insurance eligibility for billing purposes.

  • Maintain mandatory updates with payers for ongoing reimbursements.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Balancing

  • Climbing

  • Carrying

  • Crawling

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Kneeling

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Reaching

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Hearing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Sitting

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Provide professional mental health counseling services at designated Omaha Public Schools and community locations.

  • Works within a multidisciplinary setting to provide individual, group, couple, and family counseling.

  • Assesses, diagnoses and treats clients for emotional and mental health problems.

  • Refer clients to appropriate treatment and coordinate care with provider.

  • Ensure records (e.g., IDI, MHE, TxPlan, TxPlan Reviews, Progress Notes, Safety Plans, etc.) of all counseling transactions are completed in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Maintain established counseling session productivity standards.

  • Provide educational programing to school and community groups, focusing on relevant issues to the audience.

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with school staff and community representatives.

  • Assist management with developing presence in the community and schools.

  • Comply with all applicable Program and Health System policies including mission, vision, core values, and Employee Standards of Behaviors.

  • Maintain and broaden clinical knowledge and skills through continuing education.

  • Ensure all billing is completed for services provided in a timely manner.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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