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Therapist - Independent Contractor

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:


Michael's House is the premier provider of integrated treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns, offering residential and outpatient services nationwide. At each facility, we focus on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of innovative treatment and compassionate attention to each patient's needs. We are committed to providing and promoting evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders through clinical services, education, and research. Our purpose is to create lifetime relationships for long-term recovery. Everything we do is designed to support recovery in a comprehensive way, addressing the needs of the whole person, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We provide the foundation; you build the life. Michael's House Treatment Center is a refuge of healing and recovery nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, California. For many years, our warm, welcoming atmosphere has provided individuals with the support, compassion, and education designed to treat their specific recovery needs. With a wealth of expertise, our caring treatment team members empower you to reach your recovery goals and find the healthy, wholesome, and fulfilling life that you deserve. Michael's House is currently seeking an Independent Contracting Therapist, to be responsible for all aspects of client care and therapy. The ideal candidate will have the ability to inspire our clients, confidence in both our staff and the FRN Model of Treatment. Do you have a passion for working with patients with co-occurring disorders and chemical dependence? Do you find joy in being a part of someone's life-changing recovery? Do you have the desire to serve as a Brand Ambassador to Michael's House? If so, then you would be a wonderful addition to our team! This position is located at a UHS facility, Michael's House, in Palm Springs, California.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities* Conducts individual and group therapy sessions with Residential clients.* Responsible for updating and collaborating with referents.* Participates in weekly staff meetings regarding each client and gives recommendations.* Performs all other duties as required or assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities* Ability to inspire client confidence in the FRN Staff and the FRN Model of Treatment.* Ability to consistently demonstrate through conduct and communications the stability required to effectively assist patients and their family members through the FRN Model of Treatment.* Working knowledge of 12-step, DBT and MI technique and programs.* Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.* Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.* Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.* Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.* Proven ability to handle multiple projects under pressure.* Must have high level of interpersonal skills. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, professionalism, tact and diplomacy.* Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint). * Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and the ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into the organization.* Exhibits excellent customer relation skills as evidenced by supportive and constructive communication with all contacts including coworkers, patients, residents, visitors, families and referral sources.* Understands need for and maintains appropriate confidentiality at all times when interacting with patients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources and all other contacts.Education and Experience* Master's degree in psychology, social work, or related field required. * Fully licensed required.* Minimum 3 years experience in mental health or substance abuse field required.Work Environment and Physical Demands* Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during work hours. * Must be able to lift, push, pull and/or move up to 20 pounds. * Position requires a great deal of work on the computer requiring manual dexterity and visual acuity. * A current, valid driver's license is required for frequent business travel between locations.* Minimal overnight travel required.* Due to the 24/7 operational demands, must typically be available after normal working hours and on holidays to manage emergencies that may arise.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Palm Springs , Therapist - Independent Contractor, Healthcare , Palm Springs, California

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