Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Job Description

 Position Summary

Clinical Therapist will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, which will provide a comprehensive care program for clients receiving behavioral health services at Southwest Center (SWC). The SWC Behavioral Health program is designed to empower clients to develop healthy choices and continue to live well irrespective of a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or HIV status. The Behavioral Health Program serves all people with general behavioral health outpatient services while also offering a special focus on outpatient treatment for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

As a therapist under the direction of the Director of Mental and Social Wellness, you would be responsible for addressing the behavioral health needs of SWC clients, specifically using psychotherapy for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups. The Therapist will provide psychotherapy to clients and/or refer the clients to other appropriate human services within the agency or the greater Phoenix area. If credentialed the Therapist will also provide clinical supervision of other therapists or undergraduate/master's level interns.

Essential Functions

This job description serves only as a general description of anticipated day-to-day responsibilities of the position. Management retains the discretion to add duties or change the duties of this position at any time.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • If applicable, provide clinical supervision to other therapists or behavioral health undergraduate/master's level interns.

Administrative and Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain mental health reports and records in a timely manner. Provide statistics and documentation required to maintain administrative records.
  • Participate in outreach into the community to identify prospective clients and/or community needs and facilitate the satisfaction of those needs. Provide educational presentations, as needed, within the agency and throughout the community.
  • Participate in mental health planning meetings, interdisciplinary care management meetings, assessment and planning conferences, and collaboration with other coordinated care staff.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of appropriate policies and procedures for SWC behavioral health programs.
  • Assist with implementation of appropriate training for all behavioral health clinical staff.
  • Participate in supervision with the Clinical Director or designated clinical supervisor as required by the Office of Behavioral Health Licensure, Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and SWC policies and procedures.
  • Promote positive client relations in accordance with SWC policies and procedures. Serve as an advocate for clients concerning their mental health needs.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications

Graduate degree in behavioral health (e.g. Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology) with at two years clinical experience.

· Registered on CAQH for credentialing with health plans.

· Provide NPI number.

· Extensive knowledge of mental health and community resources.

· Full understanding of HIPAA and protecting client confidentiality.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) software applications and competent in using electronic medical records (EMRs) and information systems in providing effective documentation of client care.

· Excellent written and verbal communication.

· Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and always have access to transportation for work related duties.

· By first day of employment able to present:

· a valid level one fingerprint clearance card.

· active CPR/First Aid certification; and

· Tuberculosis (TB) test and clearance performed within past 365 days.

· Flu Vaccination

· Covid Vaccination

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other employees, contract agencies, community partners, and the public.

· Professional, diplomatic, focused, and non-judgmental in difficult situations.

· Be a highly organized self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and ability to multi-task effectively and perform in a high stress and fast paced environment.

· Able to work in fast paced environment with changing deadlines and priorities while maintaining a positive attitude.

· Able to establish rapport and maintain effective communication with culturally diverse populations from a wide range of life circumstances and backgrounds.

· Work effectively in a mission-driven agency whose clients and staff exhibit significant diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, and religion.

Preferred Qualifications

Personal or professional experience regarding members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersexed communities strongly preferred.

  • Personal or professional experience regarding people living with HIV/AIDS strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred.
  • Licensed therapist, Credentialed Clinical Supervisor

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work primarily in a climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential.
  • Office environment, exposure to computer screens for lengthy periods of time.
  • The position requires extensive use of computers using a standard computer keyboard.
  • This position may require evening and occasional weekend work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, stand; use hands, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • This position may require the employee to occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, or crawl.
  • Requires operating standard office equipment (i.e., telephone, computer, fax machine, copier, etc.)
  • All agency employees must be able to work effectively in a mission-driven agency whose clients and staff exhibit significant diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, and religion.

How to Apply

· Apply directly on our website:

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Southwest Center maintains a healthy work environment free from harassment and discrimination
based on sexual, racial, age-based, religious, ethnic, disability, family status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression. All recruitment and retention decisions are guided by this policy.
The Southwest Center provides an inclusive and respectful working environment that represents a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, identities, and experiences. We attract applicants who have the cultural awareness to navigate and celebrate these differences. Our employees are Individuals who have respect for the communities where they live and work and are committed to utilizing culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies and skills in a collaborative environment.
We welcome all applicants with personal, direct and/or indirect knowledge of the lives and experience with but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); LGBTQIA2S+/Queer individuals; those affected by HIV, people living with disabilities; people with diverse religious beliefs, and other marginalized Individuals that are at the intersections of those identities/experiences. We also encourage those from historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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Education Required:

Masters Degree - MA

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time


Date Posted : 06/08/2022