Outpatient Therapist
at Chilton-Shelby Mental Health Center

Date Posted: 8/22/2019

Job Description

Chilton Shelby Mental Health's Outpatient office, located in Pelham, AL, is seeking a full-time Outpatient Therapist for adults with mental illness that live in Shelby County. This is a great opportunity for an individual seeking great Health/Dental through Blue Cross at low cost, low deductible rate. We also offer 36 paid days off in your first year!


Provide direct services to consumers.

  • Ensures that all necessary information is obtained at the intake interview.
  • Renders accurate diagnosis based on available information and according to DMH Standards.
  • Provide individualized therapy according to local and accepted professional standards.
  • Utilizes all means to follow-up with consumers in the event of missed or cancelled appointments when therapy is critical.
  • Effectively manages program of aftercare services for consumers released from hospital.
  • Conducts psychosocial evaluations according to accepted professional standards for those consumers pending admission to various treatment facilities.
  • Exercises proper judgement as to when and where consumers are referred.
  • Documentation is concise, accurate, and occurs within one working day of all pertinent clinical activities.
  • Meets assigned quarterly average for billable direct services.
  • Maintains and provides accurate consultation to community agencies.
  • Provides accurate expert witness testimony at court/attorneys request.
  • Assures prompt and appropriate response in emergency situations.
  • Serves on Agency emergency duty on-call rotation as assigned on a monthly basis.

Maintains and provides liaison and education for the Center, other community agencies, and the general public.

  • Consultation and Education presentations are presented in an effective and professional manner.
  • Presentations are accurately targeted toward audience.
  • Effectively serves as a positive advocate for mental health services in the area.

Maintain and improve Professional Skills

  • Attend and actively participates in professional workshops, in-service training, and Quality Assurance review.
  • Read current professional periodicals.
  • Effectively utilizes people on staff for consultation.

Maintains productivity requirements of 5 hours per day

Job Requirements

Masters Degree in one of the Behavioral Sciences and Medicaid Eligibility. Internship/Prac OR 6 months post masters experience REQUIRED, valid AL Driver’s license, CPR, First Aid and CPI Certification (once hired). LPC or LICSW preferred but not required

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Pelham, AL
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 8/22/2019

About Us

Chilton-Shelby Mental Health Center is a leader in mental health services. Our associates know that making the decision to seek professional help in solving problems can be a difficult one. We are problem solvers aimed at assisting those seeking treatment.

Our organization values a healthy work-life balance. Chilton-Shelby is a stable, non-profit organization with years of experience in the communities we serve. We provide an array of services for individuals dealing with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and/or substance use disorders, and we are looking for motivated and compassionate individuals who want to make a difference in the community.

Our associates enjoy the following benefits:

  • BC/BS Health & Dental plan
  • Short-term disability
  • State retirement plan
  • Vacation, Holiday and sick leave package
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Competitive salary

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