Cleveland Clinic Behav-Health-Outpatient-Ther in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

Utilizes specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the areas psychotherapy, clinical counseling, diagnostic interviews, assessments and treatment plans to patients ranging in age from 5 to late adulthood. Provides therapy sessions for individuals, groups, or family-oriented basis. Utilizes a clinical focus across the mental health spectrum from anxiety and depression to bi-polar and schizophrenia.


  • Utilizes specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the areas psychotherapy, clinical counseling, diagnostic interviews, assessments and treatment plans to patients.

  • Participates in development and implementation of an appropriate assessment based interdisciplinary treatment plan.

  • Consults with team managers, statutory and voluntary agencies and patient relative to ensure compliance with patient treatment plan.

  • Completes comprehensive psychosocial assessment, participates in interdisciplinary rounds.

  • Provides individual, group, family and crisis counseling.

  • Acts as a liaison with patients, families, community support workers and facilities to obtain information and facilitate discharge planning.

  • Provides education and resources for patients and family members.

  • Supervises and/or trains lower level social workers, students or interns. Processes paperwork, telephone calls and completes clinical documentation.

  • Participates in continuing professional education, departmental meetings and teaching.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field.


  • Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Social Worker (LSW); no record of substantiated ethics or patient abuse reports.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of three years' experience in a behavioral health setting is required with comprehensive knowledge of current psychotherapeutic techniques, theories, and practices sufficient to evaluate, diagnose and counsel patients.

  • The ability to concisely document clinical findings and patient needs in an electronic medical record while navigating a multi-specialized behavioral health environment and the ability to communicate across different electronic platforms and across a broad geographic provide base is essential.

Physical Requirements:

  • A high degree of manual dexterity to produce materials on PC; normal or corrected vision; extensive sitting and frequent walking; occasional lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

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