Clinician – Outpatient Therapist

Bay Cove Human Services
June 23, 2022
United States
Job Type
Work Setting


Outpatient Clinicians provide counseling and psychotherapy services to clients of the mental health clinics.  These services include assessments; treatment, case documentation, discharge planning, and ordination of care with other care providers, family, and other involved individuals or service providers as appropriate.  Clinicians work within the context of a multi-disciplinary team in the clinic.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Essential Functions of Position

  • Screen, evaluate, and treat adult clients assigned by the Outpatient Service Director or the Clinic Coordinator.  Modalities of treatment include, but are not limited to, psychotherapy/counseling with individuals, groups, couples, and families.
  • If assigned, with the assistance of an interpreter facilitate therapy groups with non-English speaking populations (i.e. Vietnamese, Cape Verdean, Haitian, etc.)
  • Maintain updated clinical records of an individual or group clients in a timely fashion and as specified by the policies and procedures of the clinic and by standards of regulatory and funding agencies.  This includes but is not restricted to a comprehensive initial assessment, Individual Action Plans (treatment plans), progress notes, and discharge summaries when applicable.
  • Coordinate treatment with other involved parties as appropriate, i.e. other psychiatric and/or medical treaters (PCP), other service providers, significant client supports, etc.
  • Be a participating member of the multi-disciplinary team at the clinic by participating in– if requested by Clinic Director - staff meetings, clinical case reviews, case conferences, etc.
  • Attend all training required by Bay Cove Human Services and/or the Clinic.
  • Comply with productivity standards as established by the clinic director/agency. A minimum of at least 6.5 billable hours weekly is required for an 8-hour position unless otherwise determined by the clinic director/ agency.
  • Maintain professional licensure and professional competency by attending educational and professional activities such as conferences, seminars, training, etc. pertinent to the population served and the clinical work conducted.
  • Participate in the clinic’s effort to meet Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) goals and other treatment initiatives.
  • Provide coverage for other therapists if needed and assigned to cover by Outpatient Services Director.


  • Currently licensed in the State of Massachusetts as a LICSW, LCSW, or LMHC
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Possess competency with time management and organization skills. Ability to be detail-oriented.
  • Some proficiency in computer skills. Ability to be proficient in utilizing Electronic Medical Records.
  • Preferred experience in working with the severely and persistently mentally ill, the elder, and/or the culturally diverse populations
  • A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time frame.

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to function as an effective change agent.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve differences.
  • Ability to function under pressure in a fast-paced human service environment.
  • Ability to be flexible, open, and responsive to ongoing industry changes.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and obstacles and develop effective, creative solutions to pursue opportunities.
  • Ability to be self-directed.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate Bay Cove's mission and strategic direction in a consistent and enthusiastic manner to departmental staff.
  • Ability to interact with and communicate with all contacts with the highest level of respect, clarity, precision and good will.
  • Ability to maintain standards of confidentiality as required by professional ethics and state/ federal law.
  • Ability to utilize clinical and administrative supervision constructively with the aim of bettering the therapeutic relationship and overall success of fulfilling the activities and requirements for the position.

Training Requirements

  • Confidentiality
  • Ethics/Boundaries
  • Rights
  • Fire & Personal Safety
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Diversity
  • Incident Reporting
  • Additionally, outpatient therapists are required to fulfill the requirements to maintain their license, which includes a minimum of 30 CEUs every two years.
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