Behavioral/ Mental Health Therapist

BH Counseling and Therapy · Albuquerque, New Mexico
Department BH Counseling and Therapy
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $25.00-$31.00/hr

Since 1985, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless has dedicated its mission exclusively to providing services to people experiencing homelessness. AHCH provides a distinctive continuum of integrated care through outreach and site-based services to address the health-related causes and consequences of homelessness. Our vision is to live in a world that is just and without homelessness. We believe that homelessness is an issue that can be solved through access to quality health care, adequate and affordable housing, and a living wage.

We are looking for an engaged and integrated Behavioral Health Therapist to provide individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, and behavioral health assessments. This person will focus on substance use disorders and other related disorders in collaboration with AHCH Behavioral Health and Medical Teams. The perfect candidate would have experience in treating a high-needs population with serious mental illness and emotional disturbance; we want someone who loves our population. We are open to those with LMSW who are looking for supervision hours to obtain their LCSW. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and/or group therapy to a limited number of behavioral health clients
  • Administer comprehensive diagnostic assessments
  • Provide Crisis Intervention services as needed
  • Provide behavioral health services on the AHCH campus, as well as through targeted and site-based Outreaches
  • Independent licensures may be asked to provide clinical supervision to practicum students/interns
  • Integrate with Medical and Psychiatric providers for holistic client care
  • Collaborate with other departments and serve as a BH resource to staff
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Participate in peer review of clinical documentation
  • Participate in quality assurance and performance improvement activities within agency
  • Comply with all AHCH policies and procedures

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Professional Counseling, or Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Eligibility for reciprocity for NM licensure as a LMSW, LMHC, LCSW, LPCC, or LMFT
  • One-year related experience and knowledge of behavioral health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and trauma  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work with people experiencing homelessness or other under-served populations
  • Bilingual or Spanish speaking
  • LADAC in New Mexico

Bilingual speakers, Spanish speakers, POC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, persons with disabilities, and women encouraged to apply.

Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We comply with State and Federal employment practice laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of an applicant’s age, race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, religion, veteran status, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation.

 All benefits start the month after you begin work:

  • Low cost medical, vision, and dental insurance with health club membership
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment fully paid for by organization
  • Long Term Disability fully paid for by organization
  • Paid Time Off - 24 days in first year of employment
  • Catastrophic Sick Time accrual
  • 7 Paid holidays
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401k with employer match
  • New Mexico State License renewal paid for by company
  • Yearly stipend towards CEUs
  • Reimbursable license exam fees
  • Student loan forgiveness eligible 

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  • Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Department
    BH Counseling and Therapy
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation