Lead Therapist - Facility Based Crisis, Greensboro, NC

Why Join Alexander Youth Network?

Founded in 1888, Alexander Youth Network is the leading provider of children's mental and behavioral health in North Carolina and serves over 10,000 children and youth adults annually. Headquartered in Charlotte with service locations in the central, western, and Southern Piedmont regions of the state, Alexander combined a variety of treatment programs into a complete Service Array, to meet the need of our clients - wherever they are.

Our services include:

  • Diagnostic Outpatient Services
  • Community-based Programs
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Day Treatment
  • Residential Treatment

In addition to our mental health services, our programs under The Relatives (Mecklenburg) and Youth Focus (Guilford) serve youth and young adults in crisis through transitional living programs, crisis centers, a resource center in Charlotte, and a maternity home in Greensboro.

To learn more about services, please visit www.alexanderyouth.network.org.

What you would do:

Alexander Youth Network is seeking a Lead Therapist for their brand new, state-of-the-art Facility Based Crisis program  in Guilford County opening Spring of 2021. The ideal candidate will be a dually licensed MH/SU practitioner who is caring, compassionate and a team player.

Along with the program psychiatrist, the Lead Therapist provides clinical supervision for the Facility Based Crisis program.  Plans, delivers, and monitors, in collaboration with other program clinicians, all  mental health and substance use services for a caseload of up to 16 children in the program. 

The Facility-Based Crisis program is a 16 bed inpatient service for children and adolescents that provides an alternative to hospitalization for youth presenting with escalated behavior due to a mental health, intellectual or development disability or substance use disorder who require treatment in a 24-hour residential facility.  Facility-Based Crisis is an intensive short term, medically supervised service provided in a physically secure setting.  It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with an expected length of stay of five to seven days. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
  • Provides quality services in accordance with crisis model of care and agency policies
  • Completes the Psychosocial Assessment and Integrative Assessment
  • All documentation including progress notes are completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Maintains active service plan on each client
  • Accurately maintains client Electronic Health Record
  • Completes all mandated training
  • Maintains availability in EV calendar
  • Provides regular and consistent therapy
  • Successfully meets discharge outcomes

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Licensed Professional with a minimum of two years' experience with the population served (at least one year postgraduate) who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to treat co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders  Masters Degree in counseling related field required.  Must hold dual NC licensures in mental health counseling (Fully Licensed LCSW or LCMHC) and substance use counseling (LCAS). Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Dual Mental Health (full LCSW or LCMHC) and Substance Use (LCAS) licensure.  Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training (provided) and a N.C. Driver's license.

What We Offer:

Alexander offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical with Employer-Sponsored HRA
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Employer-Paid Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Agency provided Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at no cost
  • Discounts and Perks such as AAA, credit union membership, and more!

Alexander youth network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities