ACE / CRN Therapist

Full-time position (40 hours weekly)

We Value Our Employees By Offering:

  • Medical, Dental, Life, and Health Care Benefits (FT)
  • 3 weeks of paid/sick time off plus 10 Holidays per year (FT) 

Polara Health, Serving on the front-lines of mental health treatment in Yavapai County since 1966, Polara Health (formerly West Yavapai Guidance Clinic) is uniquely positioned to improve access for people in need of high quality and affordable holistic care. We are a beacon of hope, help and healing for over 7,000 individual and families and 1,300 children annually.  Focused on addressing the whole person through a client centered approach, we offer holistic, transformative services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each client, address the social determinants of health and ensure coordination of care with loved ones and other integrated service providers. 

BASIC PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

ACE/CRN team provide crisis services for families, children, and adults at risk of needing a higher level of care or disrupting from their living situation. It is short term crisis work to help provide stability for the adult or child. The ACE/CRN team work very closely with the client's outpatient team to assess and determine the client's treatment and discharge plan.

The ACE/CRN Therapist is based within the community, will provide client assessment, individual family, and group therapy to adults and children.  Therapist will follow agency policies and procedures regarding documentation and record keeping.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides mobile crisis services to community settings when a behavioral health crisis event requires assessment and determination of next steps.
  • Works internally with clinical teams surrounding crisis interventions, planning and trouble shooting.
  • Provides outreach and engagement to clients enrolled with Polara Health as needed and as time allows. 
  • Provides individual therapy services and group therapy services as allowed by credentialing.
  • Works closely with local community partners and forges close relationships to ensure on-going collaboration and coordination of care surrounding behavioral health crisis situations.
  • Makes eligibility decisions regarding access to services within agency guidelines
  • Coordinates and assists treatment team in treatment planning and continuum of care.
  • Maintains clinical records per agency policy and procedure.
  • Attends team meetings, case reviews, staff meetings, supervisory sessions, and in-service trainings as scheduled.
  • Manages all aspects of treatment, including referrals to additional resources as appropriate.
  • Assists in department strategic planning and implementation through participation in department staffings, staff meetings, training, and other meetings as assigned.
  • Actively participates in agency affairs, including marketing, promotion of chemical dependency services, development of programs, and other related duties as assigned.
  • Participates in training, workshops, seminars, both internal and external, as required by agency policy and procedure and certification requirements.
  • Conducts necessary case management to ensure proper referral and follow-up on associated services.
  • Documents and reports to referral sources, both external and internal.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:  Master's Degree

Minimum work Experience: 2-3 years Clinical experience

Required Licenses/Certifications: AZ Board of Behavioral Health license (or board eligible)

EOE/Non-smoking facility. Pre-employment drug screening/background check required. ** All candidates must be able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance card. 

It is the policy of Polara Health not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination.  Polara Health further agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities.


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