(1213) Licensed Practitioner of Healing Arts (LPHA) – Behavioral Health Crisis Services Extended Observation Unit

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Crisis Services, the Licensed professional of the healing Arts (LPHA) is a member of the Crisis Team and the San Gabriel Crisis Center in Williamson County. Position is responsible for the admission and discharge of clients to the Extended Observation Unit (EOU) located at the Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute (GBHI) facility in Georgetown Texas. The LPHA performs face to face clinical assessments of adults presenting in a psychiatric crisis. The LPHA is responsible for initiating the Person-Centered Recovery Plan and engaging the individuals in crisis to achieve rapid stabilization. Position must be able to make quick and effective decisions regarding client care and provide rapid stabilization services during the two (2) day intensive program. Decisions to move individuals to a higher level of intensity (Austin State Hospital or Private Hospital) will be part of the consideration while at the EOU program.

The EOU LPHA is responsible for recommending admission, providing treatment, monitoring suicide risk and recommending discharge on individuals assessed in crisis and meeting criteria for the inpatient Extended Observation Unit. LPHA staff are key members of the treatment team assessing suicide risk and monitoring psychiatric symptoms that prevented the individual from being independent in the community. The LPHA is responsible for providing active treatment including individual brief-solution focused counseling, crisis intervention, substance use counseling, and developing a recovery plan for returning to the community.

Position will need to work a variable schedule that includes weekend and evening shifts.

CountyWilliamson County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: LPHA qualification. Minimum of two years case management experience. Clinical licensure is required (LCSW, LPC, LMFT or PhD Psychologists). Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Must have skills and experience using integrated computer database programs to access files and document treatment services and the ability to organize and prioritize work assignments.

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual in Spanish
Salary Amount$27.41/hr
Closing DateOpen until filled
Apply for this job