Job Application - Stephen Center, Inc.

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Therapist- Manager of Internship Program

Purpose: This position is responsible for providing orientation, clinical supervision, training, teaching, and observation necessary for mentoring throughout a student’s internship/practicum, ensuring that all students receive level-appropriate support to understand the intricacies of a professional and therapeutic work environment. This position is also responsible for maintaining a flow of communication between the Stephen Center and all universities with affiliation agreements. This is a professional-level position responsible for ensuring programs and services comply with applicable federal, state and grant health related standards. Other related duties may be assigned as needed.


Key Accountabilities:

Service Delivery

·         Interview and maintain contact with all potential interns and their university regarding start date and all essential information.

·         Provide weekly supervision of master-level interns and provide time for undergrad students as needed to discuss/review learning contracts. Also provide supervision with their university supervisor as needed.

  • Review and finalize all substance abuse and dependency evaluations, weekly progress notes, discharge summaries completed by students and provide necessary feedback.
  • Responsible for overseeing the supervision of evidence-based, quality service delivery to individuals, psychoeducational classes and groups. Ensure interns integrate cultural considerations into service delivery.
  • Provide disciplining of students as needed.
  • Provide orientation and on-boarding for all new interns including setting up their email, MedEZ, Volgistics, reviewing of the Intern Manual, developing their schedule, parking sticker, key card, background checks, etc. Also manage off-boarding.
  • Maintain program curriculum and psychoeducational class descriptions.
  • Develop semester group schedules, maintain updates for the Intern Manual, maintain the Intern Calendar, obtain and update Affiliation Agreements with universities, develop and maintain job descriptions for all levels of internship (undergrad and graduate), and make sure there is coverage when interns are out of office or on break.
  • Responsible for mid-term, end of term reviews, and all necessary paperwork for all students.
  • Responsible for following agency policies and procedures and that all students follow agency policy and procedures.
  • Provide on-call services on a rotational basis as required by program for after hour client emergencies.

·         Provide direct service, back-up and on-call crisis assistance as needed.

·         Client direct contact may include, but is not limited to, staffing clients, addressing client complaints, ensuring clients are notified of rules and regulations, as well as enforcing the house rules, supervision of all clinical programming and sessions, provision of counseling/therapy services, as needed.


Interpersonal Relationships

  • Works closely with the Community Engagement Manager at the Stephen Center regarding the need of interns between the different programs within the Stephen Center (Shelter, PSH, HERO) and also regarding marketing the Stephen Center with universities.
  • Responsible for the promotion of agency services through community contacts and appropriate related workshops and classes.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful demeanour on all contacts with staff and the public.
  • Seek needed guidance in handling difficult client situations and establishing priorities for the job.
  • Work to build positive, productive relationships with other staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Record Keeping

  • Maintain and teach timely and legible records of services provided per established program, agency, state and CARF standards; including but not limited to chemical dependency evaluations, client assessments, treatment plans, and discharge.
  • Maintain and teach client progress reporting documents required by area courts and systems, accreditation standards, and internal policies and procedures.
  • Timely completion of any provider enrolment forms and reports needed to maximize third party reimbursement.
  • Ensure services have prior authorization, are billable and coded properly.

Professional Growth and Development

·         Participate in supervision meetings as needed for the purpose of reviewing cases, discussing treatment strategy and monitoring client progress.

  • Continue personal and professional growth and development through reading, research, workshops, seminars, and other strategies which will broaden knowledge on therapeutic approaches and techniques and support the maintenance of the mental health practitioner’s license.
  • Participate in agency required training.

Professionalism and Confidentiality

  • Keep all client names and information and other agency business confidential.
  • Guard client confidentiality in waiting areas, during phone contact, and in handling of records.
  • Ensure that all office and record security procedures are followed.


Position Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Service field from an accredited college.
  • Minimum of Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in the state of Nebraska. Licenced Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification (LADC) preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to recognize, assess, and determine treatment needs for dual diagnosed clientele.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, with responsibility to exercise substantial discretion and independent judgement.
  • Personal convictions are compatible with the mission, vision, organizational pillars and staff core values of Stephen Center.
  • Understanding of and ability to work with person of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Standing - Periodically

Sitting - Periodically

Kneeling –  Periodically

Pushing/Pulling– Periodically

Lifting up to 20 pounds - Periodically