The Harris Center is looking for an experienced Licensed Therapist to join our Crisis Intervention Response Team
About the Position
The Licensed Therapist at The Harris Center is responsible for providing independent assessments and interventions in accord to a patient’s treatment plan and needs. One of the most important focuses of the Licensed Therapist is the creation and management of care plans and evaluation of the current and future medical needs of patients. You will work alongside the inpatient and outpatient treatment teams in order to best meet the needs of your patients. Your clinical role involves assessing patients’ for potential diagnoses and treatment needs, monitoring patient progress with treatment goals to ensure effectiveness of interventions, and providing patient education regarding mental illness, symptoms, and medications. The Licensed Therapist also provides crisis intervention to individuals to reduce symptoms and prevent admission to more restrictive care. This role also provides monitoring, supervision, and training to other clinical staff as needed.
About our Field-Based Programs
The Harris Center provides field-based programs including our Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) and Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT) in partnership with the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The CIRT program is focused on improving response to people with mental illness by partnering one of our clinicians with a specialized Houston police officer or Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy to respond to calls to assist those experiencing a mental health crisis and educate family members of those with mental illness in addition to other duties.
About The Harris Center
The Harris Center is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas. As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The Harris Center provides a full continuum of services at 86 different sites across Harris County in more than 42 different languages as well as sign language in order to better serve our community. We are committed to meeting the behavioral health and IDD needs of Harris County residents and giving them hope to live to their fullest potential.
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (“The HARRIS CENTER”) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Our short application process takes less than 3 minutes on your phone, tablet or computer.