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Mental Health Association of SCK Mental Health Therapist: Contract, Full Time, or Part Time in Wichita, Kansas

Overview: Provides therapy with an emphasis of working with children and prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental Health and recover from mental illness. Scope of service will include issues related to addiction and substance abuse, family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide, stress management; problems with self-esteem, and aging mental and emotional health.

Looking for specialty licenses: EMDR, RPT, Somatic Disorders, Eating Disorders, Play Therapy, etc.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides services in order to maintain required productivity/billing standard of 1260 hours per year

  • Meets deadlines and ensures accuracy of various report/paperwork, mileage records, and electronic timesheets

  • Maintains accurate documentation of service provision. Completes progress notes in a manner that individualizes each note, reflecting appropriate interventions and progress towards goals

  • Submits required progress notes/billing information in a timely manner as per agency and insurance guidelines and contracts

  • Performs clinical assessments, formulates diagnoses, and develop treatment plans based on medical necessity and best practice interventions

  • Evaluates clients' physical or mental condition based on review of client information, including monitoring of client's use of medication

  • Provides therapy services to clients and families, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming mental illness and making changes. Guides clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with identified problems.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives. Modifies treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to adapt with changes in clients' status

  • Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients

  • Meets with families, probation officers, police, and other interested parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process

  • Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients treatment

  • Initiates discharge planning with clients to facilitate termination

  • Gathers information about client health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy. Refers patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.

  • Learns about new developments in the field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies


  • Maintains acceptable overall attendance record, to include department staff meetings, agency meetings, and trainings as required. Ensures appropriate notification to supervisor for absences and ensures that work is covered. Flexible in work schedule when needed.

  • Exhibits appropriate level of technical knowledge for the position.

  • Produces quantity of work necessary to meet job requirements.

  • Works well with a team, keeps others informed of information needed. Treats others with respect, maintaining a spirit of cooperation.

  • Maintains effective and professional verbal and written interactions with peers, customers, supervisors and other staff. Uses diplomacy and tact in dealing with difficult situations or people. Demonstrates effective listening skills. Is receptive to constructive feedback.

  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to handle new assignments, changes in procedures and business requirements. Identifies what needs to be done and takes appropriate action.

  • Completes assigned work, meets deadlines without reminders/follow-up from supervisor or others.

  • Performs work conscientiously with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Effectively utilizes supervision as appropriate (when applicable). Accepts and is receptive to feedback.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have a Master's degree (or above)

  • Clinical Licensure in their respective field of study preferred. Additional specialty license preferred: EMDR, RPT, Somatic Disorders, Eating Disorders, Play Therapy, etc

  • Must be eligible for approval of 3rd party payer systems and apply for a variety of insurance panels

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of principles, method, and procedures for diagnosis treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions

  • Valid KS driver's license and access to personal vehicle required


  • Sitting for extended periods of time

  • Typing/data entry, writing

  • Lifting/carrying up to 30 pounds

  • Driving for purpose of community mobility

  • Bending/stooping

All the above duties and responsibilities are considered essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as a detailed statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisors, subject to reasonable accommodation.

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