Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist

Job Locations US-WV-Hinton
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Health Professional
Summers County ARH Rural Health Clinic
Posted Date
2 months ago(3/14/2024 2:25 PM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Psychiatric Professional Fees
Day Shift


To perform evaluation, diagnostic care, treatment planning and therapy services to children, adolescents and adults presenting with mental illness, substance abuse, and/or developmental disabilities. 


  • Providing assessment using a Biopsychosocial Model
  • Will provide individual therapy services using a variety of treatment modalities, which could include, crisis planning, CBT, RET, behavioral modification, solution-focused therapy, and other brief psychiatric therapy models
  • Will provide group therapy services, as well as family therapy as needed
  • Will follow every aspect of the patient’s care including recommendations and referral for inpatient care, as needed
  • Acts as a patient advocate in all aspects of care, participating in various meetings and conferences representing the best interest of the patient when the patient is unavailable
  • Participate in research projects as needed related to advancement of mental health concerns
  • Provide education regarding mental illness services, treatments and disease to both patients and families
  • Will stay up to date on current research and treatment guidelines related to provision of care to the mentally ill
  • Will be encouraged to participate in community outreach and education, working with community partners, such as NAMI, to decrease the stigma of mental illness in the community
  • Other duties as assigned


Acceptable Degrees:
Masters in Social Work (MSW) with LCSW Certification (preferred) CSW under clinical supervision.


Minimum Work Experience
Experience in the area(s) of individual and/or group therapy, either through employment or Educational Practicum Experiences preferred.


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Must be proficient in Windows, Word, and other basic computer skills.
• Must be detail oriented and thorough in order to ensure the complex
• Must be able to communicate well with a wide variety of contacts at all levels of the organization and with external organizations.
• Maintains strict confidentiality with regard to protected health information and provider information
• Must display a commitment to the Code of Ethics of their governing boards
• Must maintain licensure to practice clinical services through their state governing board. If licensure is not present at employment, the employee would be required to obtain a temporary permit to practice, if possible. If currently a CSW, a LCSW licensure will need to be obtained within 6 months of completing LCSW clinical supervision requirements.
• The Outpatient Therapist is responsible for maintaining the required CEUs and ongoing education to maintain their license



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