Outpatient Therapist

Position Summary:  Outpatient therapists provide clinical, therapeutic services to adults experiencing difficulties in one or more life areas. Therapy services are designed to support each client's individual mental health needs while increasing emotional regulation and decreasing symptoms using currently accepted best practices and techniques. 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • LCSW, LMSW-CC, LCPC, LCPC-C, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist

  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, or other related fields

Benefits: 

  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Disability insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides evaluation/problem identification, crisis interventions and individual therapy to assigned clients

  • Develops treatment plans; monitors treatment progress, and reevaluates treatment plans at appropriate intervals

  • Completes client intake paperwork in a timely fashion, including assessment, crisis plan, AC-OK, and other documents as needed

  • Coordinates consumer's use of other Pillars programs and outside community resources.

  • Maintains accurate and timely clinical records

  • Participates in meetings, in-services and supervisory sessions as required

  • Maintains current knowledge of best practices

  • Ability to serve a wide range of clients, including culturally diverse populations

  • Familiarity with the DSM-IV and diagnostic techniques

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Computer literacy, to include basic skills regarding email communication and word processing. Familiarity with Electronic Health Records is preferred.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person or by telephone. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must also be able to stand, walk, reach, bend; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to forty (40) pounds.

Work Environment:  These characteristics are representative of those an employee may encounter performing the essential functions of the job.  The employee works with seriously mentally ill individuals where a high degree of stress is possible.  The position does not normally involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but it may require performing unplanned tasks where exposure may occur.  The position requires the use of standard precautions.

Conditions of Employment.

  • Satisfactory reference and background investigation checks.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy through successful completion of pre-employment testing may be required.

  • Satisfactory completion of Child Protective Services background check.

  • Completion of new employee orientation and ALL required paperwork prior to reporting for work.

  • Attendance to at all mandatory staff development and training.

  • Participation in payroll electronic deposit.

Professional strengths:

  • A base understanding of client rights, treatment plans, and assessments.

  • Be able to interview and assess clients, ability to read and understand assessments.

  • Establish effective working relationships with internal staff, as well as community organizations.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Competence with communicating in a positive nature with clients, families, and other organizations. 

This is a full-time position, however, therapists may work part-time hours initially until they have a full caseload. Payscale is $25.00 - $30.00 per hour.

In order to be considered for this position, please submit your resume along with a completed application (Word | PDF).

By mail: 121 Main St., Fairfield, ME 04937

By fax: (207) 453-4502

By email: info@pillarscommunityoutreach.org