We are seeking aBilingual Mental Health Therapistwho will provide assessment, evaluation, and treatment of clients participating in Project BHEAM: Behavioral Health Equity Across Maryland. This is a Maryland Department of Health (MDH)-funded initiative aimed at expanding access to mental health services for limited English proficiency, Spanish-speaking clients. The Mental Health Therapist will provide care for BHEAM clients at community sites and Johns Hopkins TAP partner clinics, such as Esperanza Center.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide comprehensive psychological evaluation, treatment planning and implementation for limited-English proficiency, Spanish-speaking clients at community sites.
Provide direct clinical care for clients at the time of initial evaluation for diagnostic assessment, urgent and walk-in care, and triage.
Documentation of psychiatric issues and needs identified during counseling sessions.
Establish goals and objectives to meet the psychological needs of clients in collaboration with other members of the clinical care team.
Conduct ongoing counseling sessions as deemed clinically appropriate.
Assist in providing and/or coordinating the clinical activities of Johns Hopkins BHEAM program clients.
Develop brief mental health assessments and triage algorithms that can be implemented by Community Health Workers in community settings.
Work collaboratively with, and provide leadership for, a multidisciplinary health care team to optimize team performance and client outcomes, including a case manager and community health workers.
Maintain resource network for the purpose of referrals and consults that impact treatment progress of the client.
Provide client education in all aspects of mental health, including how to cope with issues specific to the migration experience and uses of psychiatric medications.
Collaborate with other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to achieve stated goals for enhanced mental health, and reduction and abstinence of substance use.
Participate in relevant training, clinical supervision, conferences, and multidisciplinary client care.
Maintain and provide MDH with the appropriate documentation for the reports needed for the BHEAM grant, which fund the program, on a monthly and quarterly basis.
Attend the required meetings for the BHEAM grant recipients.
Masters' Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a closely related field.
Must be licensed/certified in specialty field e.g., Social Work, Professional Counselor, Addictions Counselor as required by the state of Maryland. Certification must be maintained throughout duration of employment.
Two years related experience required.
Spanish language fluency is required (must pass qualified bilingual staff test administered by JH Language Access Services).
Experience working with chronic mental illness, alcohol/substance use disorder, migrant population experience preferred.
Must be able to use independent judgment and give exceptional attention to detail.
Must be able to make decisions and act independently while keeping the investigator informed.
Must possess knowledge of established diagnostic criteria for substance use and psychiatric disorders.
Ability to develop therapeutic approaches for treating clients with these mental health issues.
Experience/training in motivational interviewing desired.
Ability to develop, implement and modify a clinical intervention plan which flexibly and feasibly meets the resources of the community.
Must be comfortable working with the participant population. Experience working with uninsured low-income immigrants with limited English proficiency.
Ability to judge when to seek supervision, experience with treatment of major mental illness including addressing suicide and/or violent behaviors.
Good communication skills, both oral and written.
Knowledge and understanding of Federal statutes regulating confidentiality of drug and alcohol records and laws for reporting of child and elder abuse.
Experience with computers including word processing, databases and excel spreadsheets.
Classified Title:Mental Health Therapist
Working Title: Bilingual Mental Health Therapist
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $46,560-$64,100-$81,650 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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