Therapist (Outpatient Mental Health Clinic)

Pasadena, Maryland, United States Full-time

Therapist (OMHC)

Reports to: Clinical Supervisor

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Last date reviewed: 8/7/2018


Position Summary:

To provide individual, group and family therapy to children, adolescents, and their families in an outpatient community mental health clinic; develop/implement Individual Treatment and Transition/Discharge Plans; maintain current and accurate case documentation; conduct clinical assessments; complete activity and performance reports.


Essential Functions:

  • Provide individual, group, and family therapy, within the scope of professional license, to children, adolescents, and their families.
  • Learn and implement evidence-based practices selected by the organization, which may include attending on- or off-site training, participating in ongoing supervision, consultation, and/or continuing education, committing to delivery of the practice as expected by BCC, following practice guidelines with fidelity, and engaging in fidelity monitoring.
  • Provide effective case management to assigned cases which includes but is not limited to: liaison with internal and external sources; develop, monitor, review Individual Treatment Plans, Safety Plans, and Transition/Discharge Plans; transition/discharge planning.
  • Evaluate the child’s/youth’s/family’s progress towards goal attainment on a designated basis in line with individual treatment and transition/discharge plan goals that are individualized, have strengths and service needs clearly identified, and are developed in behaviorally measurable terms.
  • Complete psychosocial intake assessments and ongoing clinical assessments that include participation by child/youth and parents/guardians.
  • Provide clinical services that are trauma-informed and aligned with BCC’s purpose and values.
  • Coordinate with the Board of Child Care staff members and community resources to address clients’ service needs.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with families, children/youth, colleagues, consultants and community agencies.
  • Complete required documentation and reports within the defined time lines.
  • Ensure assigned case records meet documentation standards.
  • Engage in the peer review process.
  • Record and submit billing data within the defined time lines.
  • Promote child/youth/family understanding of available Board of Child Care and community resources and facilitate referrals as appropriate.
  • Participate in weekly treatment team meetings/case conferences.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Identify supervision and/or professional training needs to supervisor as they arise.
  • Provide clinical coverage to other BCC programs as needed.



  • Accountability for Others
  • Accurate Listening
  • Alignment with BCC Core Values
  • Balanced Decision Making
  • Commitment to the Job
  • Consistency and Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Handling Stress
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Self-Motivated
  • Meeting Standards
  • Persistence
  • Personal Accountability
  • Relating to Others
  • Time Management
  • Frequent Interaction with Others
  • Frequent Change
  • Urgency 



Supervisory Responsibility:



Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

In the nature of being at a behavioral health treatment environment there may be times you experience conditions in which challenging behavior can be exhibited from our youth to include but not limited to, physical agitation, physical violence and/or emotion outburst.


Physical Demands:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and must include two evening shifts (e.g. 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.). Eligible for flex schedule. Non-essential for snow emergencies.



May include some travel to the Baltimore hub during business hours for training, meetings, and events and travel by car to community-based meetings.  Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area, occasional out of state travel, and overnight travel may be expected.


Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or University
  • Current LMSW, LGPC, LCSW-C, LCPC, LGMFT, LCMFT, LGPAT, or LCPAT Maryland State License


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience providing therapeutic services to children and families
  • At least one year post-graduate experience


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Knowledge of normal and abnormal human growth and development
  • Ability to assess family strengths, level of functioning, and service needs
  • Ability to assess children’s and youth’s strengths, levels of functioning, and service needs
  • Ability to effectively develop and implement service treatment plans which include transition/discharge planning
  • Ability to analyze case information and reach a sound decision based on objective information
  • Ability to render a diagnostic impression using the DSM-5
  • Ability to develop/implement effective treatment strategies and interventions
  • Ability to provide individual, group and family verbal therapies using evidence-based protocols
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a treatment team
  • Ability to effectively express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Ability to utilize electronic health record system
  • TCI (upon hire – non direct)
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Maintenance of a valid Maryland professional license in good standing
  • CPS clearances
  • TB test negative
  • Physical completed by a health care professional
  • Federal and State Fingerprinting Background Checks
  • Drug screening (Pre-Employment and Random)

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