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Texas Health Resources Behavioral Health Therapist - As Needed - Dallas in Dallas, Texas

Texas Health Dallas seeks to hire a Behavioral Health Therapist to work PRN – As Needed Days in the Behavioral Health Department.

The address is 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75231.

This position works primary out of the Dallas location, but travel is required to other surrounding locations.

Salary range is Minimum $25.23/hr. to Maximum $37.57/hr. – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule:

  • PRN – As Needed

  • Monday-Friday; Variable 8 hour shifts

  • This position will have some travel requirements to surrounding locations.

Job Description:

  • Provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy and counseling utilizing modalities consistent with the facility philosophy.

  • Conducts unstructured individual, family, and group therapy as scheduled or ordered by physician to address goals identified on patient treatment plan.

  • Provides didactic group therapy as scheduled and assigned

  • Adapts treatment to reflect age-specific, developmental and cultural considerations

  • Demonstrates competence with adolescent treatment

  • Demonstrates competency with cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Participates in the assessment of patients. Conducts psychosocial assessments to determine patient’s and family’s level of functioning to implement effective treatment, and to plan appropriate discharge disposition. Conducts PASR screenings as needed.

  • Evaluates and maintains focus on patient safety at all levels of care

  • Assesses substance use and history to plan appropriate level of care, interventions, and referrals.

  • Maintains professional accountability

  • Maintains and enhances social work skills

  • Serves as patient advocate

  • Complies with personnel policies, i.e. Attendance Policy, Dress Code, Social Work Licensure Practice Act, etc.

  • Recognizes and communicates ethical and legal concerns through established channels of communication.

  • Provides and accepts constructive feedback in a calm, respectful manner.

  • Participates as a treatment team member

  • Coordinates patient care with other disciplines

  • Builds professional relationships with peers, customers, and supervisors.

  • Offers assistance, preceptorship, and supervision to other staff and students.

  • Maintains rapport and confidence of physicians

  • Adapts to changes in workload and shift assignments to meet changing needs of the patients or programs.

  • Maintains productivity

  • Demonstrates positive, constructive communications.

  • Provides discharge planning consistent with patient’s level of functioning and biopsychosocial needs.

  • Assists and educates patient and families with identifying appropriate transition plans.

  • Provides information on resources available based on identified patient needs.

  • Collaborates with treatment team and physician to establish and facilitate discharge plan.

  • Coordinates referrals and transfers with providers, community agencies, EAPs, payor source, and staff.

  • Obtains discharge plan orders as indicated

  • Documents transition as appropriate for program

  • Assists with the development and documentation of comprehensive treatment plans for each patient.

  • Identifies realistic, appropriate, and individualized goals for patients care.

  • Plans care to meet treatment plan goals.

  • Produces documentation that supports the treatment plan and meets regulatory requirements.

  • Coordinates care with treatment team and patient

  • Orients patients to programs and unit guidelines

  • Participates in providing effective and cost-efficient quality program services.

  • Works to continuously improve quality of service programs.

  • Maintains accurate and complete billing and accounting records.

  • Understands and adheres to regulations and to accreditation standards.

  • Maintains and enhances knowledge and skill in psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work required

  • 2 years of healthcare related Counseling or Social Work preferred

  • Experience in substance abuse disorder, adolescents, inpatient/outpatient and/or virtual therapy strongly preferred.

  • Behavioral Health background strongly preferred

Licenses and Certifications:

  • LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker upon hire required or

  • LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker upon hire required or

  • LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor upon hire required or

  • LPC-I - Licensed Professional Counselor Intern upon hire required or

  • LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist upon hire required or

  • LMFT-A - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate Upon Hire And

  • BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support upon hire required and

  • CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training upon hire and

  • ACPI - Advanced Crisis Prevention Intervention Training maintained annually within 6 Months required or

  • CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training 30 Days required and

  • ACPI - Advanced Crisis Prevention Intervention Training maintained annually within12 Months required

Skills and Abilities:

  • Fundamental knowledge and skills in Social Work assessment and intervention as well as alternative levels of care, community resources and healthcare industry.

  • Sound interpersonal skills and able to multitask and think critically in a fast-paced environment.

  • Independently practices as part of the healthcare team.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. A full-service regional referral center, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 3,500 employees and 1,100 physicians on its medical staff, and offers a full range of services, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, senior care, women's services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Dallas County in 2012.We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Texas Health Highlights:

  • 2020 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (6th year in a row)

  • 2018 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4th year in a row)

  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2018 & 2019)

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.