Mental Health Therapist Posted May 24
Chrysalis Center for Counseling & Eating Disorder Treatment , Wilmington, NC
Chrysalis Center for Counseling & Eating Disorder is a multi-disciplinary outpatient practice close to the beach in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. We operate an office of employed mental health therapists and registered dietitians in a collaborative practice that treats eating disorders as a primary specialty. Additionally, we treat trauma, addiction, anxiety/depression, grief, OCD, and many other diagnoses through individual, family, and group counseling. We also operate as a state licensed facility for Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults 18+ with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder. We are currently hiring a therapist licensed by North Carolina to provide therapy in an office setting and possibly participate as a group leader for IOP.

To provide individual, group, and family therapy in a multi-specialty outpatient group practice and to participate in interdisciplinary treatment-planning and collaboration while maintaining good standing with one’s governing licensure board. IOP staff participates in treatment team meetings and planning while facilitating at least one IOP group per week.

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Provide individual, group and family therapy in accordance with the Chrysalis Center standard of client care.
2. Conduct thorough assessments of new clients utilizing Chrysalis Center’s intake protocol and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for any new client.
3. Review a semi-annual treatment plan and create a discharge summary for all outpatient clients.
4. Provide information collaboratively in treatment plans for IOP clients when needed. (IOP Staff only)
5. Document in the medical record according to requirements of regulatory agencies.
6. Develop and maintain therapeutic rapport among clients.
7. Show evidence of clinical performance in occupancy data from clinical schedule and intake retention.
8. Show evidence of skills needed to deescalate clients who are in distress. Be able to refer to the appropriate level of care or crisis management intervention.
9. Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning.
10. Engage in consultation with all members of the team.
11. Participate in weekly case staffing meetings.
12. Submit schedules, time sheets, and case management to the appropriate manager.
13. Participate in On-Call rotation with other clinical team members. (IOP Staff only)
14. Perform crisis management techniques and behavioral contingencies (IOP Staff only) safely and effectively in clinical crisis or emergency situations.
15. Facilitate groups according to approved group curriculum and engage participants.
16. Maintain confidentiality, HIPAA standards, and client rights at all times.
17. Demonstrate knowledge of, and supports, Chrysalis Center’s mission, vision, values, standards, policies & procedures, confidentiality standards, and codes of ethical behaviors.
18. Perform other duties as instructed from management.

Core Competencies:
Efficient time management.
Communication proficiency.
Ethical Conduct.
Teamwork orientation.
Problem solving/analysis.
DSM-V diagnostic skills.
Compliant clinical documentation.
Understand and act in accordance with one’s own licensure board(s) and with the mission and standards of conduct of the organization.
Basic skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Varies for Full Time and Part Time clinicians. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Fridays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. IOP staff participates in a 24 hour on-call rotation as instructed.

Required Education & Experience
Master’s degree or higher. Two years post-licensure experience preferred.

Preferred Education & Experience
Preference given to those with training in treating adolescents, trauma, and/or eating disorders.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
State license or registration to meet the requirements of a qualified mental health professional.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. by I-9 verification

EEO Statement
Chrysalis Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows a practice of non-discrimination in promoting equal opportunities. The office does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, place of birth, national origin, handicap or disabled status regarding considerations such as recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment and promotion.