Enrollment-Intake Therapist

St Louis, MO 63141

Employment Type: Full-Time Direct Hire Category: Counselor/Therapist Job Number: 5986

Job Description

We are assisting a growing behavioral health organization in its search for a full-time Enrollment and intake in St Louis, MO.  Our client supports individuals leaving prison on their healing journey, allowing participants to lead joyful, abundant, and purposeful lives. 
As one of the first points of contact for potential participants, the Enrollment- Intake Therapist introduces individuals to life-changing services, guiding them through the enrollment process. Using standardized assessments, you’ll identify participant needs, diagnose, and set treatment goals. In this role, you’ll build a foundational relationship between the program and participants and maintain engagement during the transition to post-release programming. 

Your role will involve:   
  • Enrolling, diagnosing, and supporting participants: 
    • Interviewing potential participants prior to release from prison 
    • Assessing participants’ eligibility for the program and obtaining consent from participants for participation 
    • Serving as a primary point of contact for incarcerated individuals, while maintaining a positive and professional presence 
    • Administering assessments to inform diagnoses 
    • Diagnosing participants and creating treatment plans aligned with their goals
    • Welcoming newly released participants to post-release programming and outreaching participants who have not yet arrived to the Center
  • Communicating with multi-disciplinary care team and external stakeholders: 
    • Maintaining and updating records in electronic record system 
    • When working within a correctional center, building strong, professional, positive relationships with prison staff and administration
    • Serving as the liaison between participants and post-release care team upon release 
    • Participating in internal meetings (Behavioral Health and Wellness team meetings, All Team meetings, 1:1 supervisor meetings, and training sessions)

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in crisis situations, redirect and set boundaries, and work with a diverse team 
  • Collaborative attitude and excitement about working in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work within correctional facilities 
  • Effective communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders 
  • Skill in documenting interactions in case notes and flagging participant needs 
  • Experience using DSM-5 and assessments to form a diagnosis and set goals and objectives for treatment
  • Commitment to professionalism, integrity, and compassion in all interactions
Required education, licensure, and experience: 
  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, behavioral health, or related field 
  • Independent clinical license
  • 3-5 years of experience working in mental health and substance use disorders, with equal focus on mental health and substance use treatment
  • Familiarity with and endorsement of 12 step program 
  • Ability to pass DOC security clearance 
  • Driver’s license
  • CPR / Adult First Aid certification preferred.
The employer is offering an excellent salary and benefits package.

Meet Your Recruiter

Cheryl Rapier
Senior Recruiting Manager

I enjoy the linking process - making good matches. My job is to listen to the needs of my clients and find the candidate who most closely matches what they are looking for.
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