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Therapist

Company: Skyway Behavioral Health
Location: Skokie
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Skyway Behavioral Health is an innovative behavioral health center that goes beyond the treatment of psychiatric symptoms to address underlying biological, behavioral, and psychosocial causes of psychiatric disorders. Our belief is that maladaptive coping strategies are adopted by patients for survival. While adaptive at one time or in specific ways, these coping strategies are now preventing patients from living the life they want to live. Our treatments teach patients new skills that enable them to serve as their own behavioral therapists- thereby helping them to maintain recovery and generalize skills to their home environments. At Skyway, we provide a fully immersive, intensive, whole-person experience that covers everything from neuroscience to nutrition. We believe that the path to recovery from traumatic stress requires a focus that encompasses not just symptom management but also the treatment of underlying individual, systemic, developmental, and familial traumas. We use leading-edge, specialized, evidence-based treatment modalities to help our patients address the trauma and pain behind their behaviors and diagnoses thereby empowering them to make lasting changes in their lives. Our team has extensive clinical and leadership experience in the areas of traumatic stress, eating disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders/pathology. At Skyway, we are committed to building a culture and team that cares for one another such that we may care for our families, communities, and clients. At Skyway, we believe that recovery is not only possible but also attainable for all patients. Role Description Dance Movement Therapists (DMT) report directly to the Program Manager at Skyway Behavioral Health (SBH). The DMT develops, plans, implements, facilitates, directs and evaluates dance movement-based programming in specialized treatment areas. Experiential Therapists in general will have a strong ability to plan and deliver expressive arts activities within the group setting. DMTs at SBH encounter a diverse array of patients and clinical need, such as individuals experiencing trauma and co-occurring disorders, notably eating disorders, personality disorders and mood/anxiety disorders. DMTs provide dance movement therapy to patients and collaborate in treatment planning. DMTs will exhibit strong interpersonal skills with patience and colleagues, creative problem solving, empathy and passion for improving the lives of SBH patients. Essential Functions/Core Responsibilities Create curriculum, implement and deliver trauma-sensitive dance movement therapy groups Leads and or co-leads DBT group and provides DBT phone coaching, abiding by DBT structure and format Leads other groups and/or meals as necessary Conducts 1:1 individual sessions as needed with patients Demonstrate ability to build rapport with patients As clinically indicated, provide comprehensive and ongoing clinical assessment, suicide screening Complete progress notes, authorizations, and group notes in a timely, accurately and in accordance with SBH policy Responsible for providing clinical information, attend, and participating in team meetings in which patient cases are discussed. Establishes and maintains effective communications and working relationships physicians, providers, and all colleagues. Participates in supervisions as needed DBT supervision, Be Body Positive supervision and training and all relevant supervision as indicated by clinical programming Collaborates with the leadership team in creating and sustaining a culture of compassion and healing. Follow policies and procedures to accomplish department-specific and organizational initiatives. Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, federal regulations, and guidelines. Maintain completion of all competencies associated with role and in accordance with Skyway Behavioral Health policies and subsequent Joint Commission standards. Performs other job duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements Master's degree required Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT) certification 2 or more years of clinical care in a medical or behavioral health setting Licensed eligible required (either LPC, LSW, PhD or PsyD) Exceptional organization skills, reliable and timely Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that are clear, respectful and considerate of others perspective Clinical proficiency in treatment, diagnosis, and documentation. Reliable form of transportation to work. Proficiency in Microsoft products (Word, Outlook, Excel), and familiarity with use of EHR systems. Additional Preferred Skills A problem-solving orientation and eagerness to identify process gaps and implement practical solutions. Ability to work independently as needed, recognizes the need for support and demonstrates the willingness to ask for help. Ability to manage multiple priorities and respond with confidence during challenging or chaotic situations. Someone who embodies Skyway values: Embraces the whole person. Commits to innovative research-based programs. Believes we are better together. Celebrates expressions of diversity. Believes in service and supporting our communities. Views leadership as a privilege to elevate others to their highest potential. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Benefits: Medical benefits- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Dental benefits-Guardian Vision benefits-Guardian Short Term Disability-Guardian 401K Safe Harbor Match- TransAmerica PTO Holiday pay Paid sick time Regular clinical supervision Collaborative professional growth development Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work hours may vary in this leadership role and may require responding to phone calls from direct reports during off hours. Skyway Behavioral Health is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: Skyway Behavioral Health, Skokie , Therapist, Healthcare , Skokie, Illinois

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