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Avera Marshall Outpatient Therapist I-Triage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

**This position may be eligible for a $3000 sign-on bonus

**This position may be eligible for a $1000 referral bonus

Job Summary

Triage primary responsibilities are to assist triaging patients in need of mental health services from referral sources such as BHC Assessment, BHC acute floors, AMG clinic and additional behavioral health clinicians. Triage Therapists are to be skilled in conducting intake interviews and identifying primary and contributing mental health, substance abuse, family, relationship, financial and other significant stressors/issues. When intervention is needed urgently, Triage will be adept at assisting the patient, couple or family in developing a crisis management plan to support them until they can be seen by a mental health professional. The BHTT will have a clear understanding of and follow established protocols for assessing the need for hospitalization and other intensive services. Outpatient/Triage Therapist will maintain knowledge of community resources and other support services to best meet the patients’ mental health coordinating, planning, implementing and facilitating programs and counseling services on an outpatient basis, and when needed, within the inpatient hospital setting. The outpatient therapist’s responsibilities may include several of the following areas: individual, group and family counseling, Employee Assistance Counseling (EAP), Partial Hospital Programs, Critical Incident Stress Management, and other current and future groups/programs. All of these areas may involve providing assessments, facilitating treatment and crisis intervention of clientele affected by substance abuse, addiction, and dual diagnoses issues. Providing community/education services will be a part of this position (as needed) and some travel is occasionally required.


Required Education

  • Master’s degree required

Certification, Licensure and/or Registration

  • South Dakota Professional License required; which includes one of the following:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker-LCSW or

  • Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Qualified Mental health Provider (QMHP) required within 6 months of employment, unless working on the addiction team inpatient or outpatient.

  • If working on the addiction team inpatient or outpatient, must be licensed as Addiction Counselor or currently in the South Dakota Addiction Counselor Trainee recognition status and obtainment of the Licensed Addiction Counselor within 36 months is required.

  • Requires valid driver’s license and that the employee is insurable by the Avera Health automobile liability insurance carrier.

Position highlights :

  • Flexibility with scheduling

  • Supportive team environment

  • Productivity Bonus Opportunity