Licensed Mental Health Clinician (Therapist)

  • 964 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

HVAF of Indiana houses, supports, and advocates for all veterans and their families to help them achieve the best possible quality of life.

Job Description

The Therapist will provide therapeutic services to Veterans and their families by applying appropriate interventions and personalized care services including crisis intervention and conflict resolution. They will focus strongly on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, military sexual trauma, cognitive impacts of traumatic brain injury (TBI), moral injury, and transition stress/anxiety.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide therapy services to individuals, families, and groups to improve mental health
  • Applies developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions regarding the complexity of given issues
  • Provide advanced evaluative, preventive, therapeutic, restorative, and personal care services to clients
  • Provide crisis intervention and conflict resolution assistance
  • Encourage clients to discuss emotions and experiences
  • Examine issues such as substance use, anger management, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, self-image, stress, and suicide
  • Utilize a holistic approach to mental health care
  • Conduct intakes, develop treatment plans, and provide mental health assessments, referrals, and interventions
  • Review treatment plans and assessments, as needed, throughout the duration of treatment
  • Complete and maintain documentation and progress notes in HMIS within 48 hours
  • Build professional network within the community and collaborate with other providers
  • Provide in-service training on relevant topics for co-workers as requested
  • Maintain confidentiality and HIPAA compliance


Education/Experience/Skills Required

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Current active license (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC) through the State’s licensing agency
  • Substance abuse credentials such as LCAC and/or MAC are preferred
  • Veteran status preferred but not required
  • At least three years of experience providing counseling or mental health services
  • Working knowledge of legal guidelines stipulating psychiatric admission requirements
  • Knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions and theoretical orientations
  • Able to work independently while effectively consulting and collaborating with other treatment team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable treating serious mental illness and substance use
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with mentally or emotionally disabled persons and their families
  • Maintains appropriate professional boundaries
  • Possesses skills such as analytical thinking, dependability, innovation, customer focus, and high performance


Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. This is not an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as necessary to complete the overall objectives of HVAF of Indiana, Inc.’s mission.