Sr Clinical Therapist

To provide diagnostic and treatment services to an assigned caseload of children adolescents adults and families and to establish links with other community services.



Conduct a thorough diagnostic assessment by the fourth session with the client and written in the record according to department policies.

Develop Treatment Plan in accordance with department policies and procedures manual and follows DSM IV diagnosis by the fifth session.

Develop Treatment plan to be measurable and objective completed and signed by family within first five sessions.

Achieve assigned 100% productivity at the end of each fiscal year. 

Treatment plan to be updated at least every three months with 12 session reviews occurring regularly.

Progress notes/Termination/Evaluation/Admission forms/Documentation will be written in accordance with department policies i.e. use of DAP format.

Progress notes/Termination/Evaluation/Admission forms/Documentation meet department deadlines i.e. progress notes written same day as appointment. Termination evaluation completed within 15 days of termination.

Adhere to MIS time table i.e. progress notes for previous week in to MIS by 10 a.m. on Monday following.

Complete billing paperwork on time to ensure reimbursement.

Maintains minimum hours per week of direct contact with individualclient family group or collateral contact as determine by Department policy.

Client contact will occur at program school or client's home.

Attends 85% of all Children's Outpatient Services group supervision meetings as scheduled and is prepared to present a case when required.

Attends 90% of individual clinical supervision with immediate supervisor as scheduled.

Prepares for supervision by completing tasks as required and formulates an agenda including questions for supervision.

Attends a minimum of three case records with supervisor.

Attends 85% of General Staff Meetings.

100% of unscheduled meetings deemed mandatory by department manager supervisor or director.

Required inservices/trainings necessary to keep current in job.

Participates in consultation education and committees as required by department and program management. Includes but is not limited to residential staff school professionals and internal and external resources and providers.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or needed.


Other information:

A minimum of a Master's Degree in social work from an accredited school of social work. 

Must have or obtain Rhode Island licensure (LCSW) within six (6) months of initial employment.

Must apply and successfully obtain LICSW and/or ACSW during appropriate time table. 

Must apply for and actively pursue credentialing for certification in substance abuse (LCDP).

Documentation of field placement in Human Service Agency and supervision by a Master's level clinician or documentation of employment in a clinical setting with weekly supervision by a Master's level supervisor.


Valid driver's license and use of car during normal working hours or other means of transportation in order to perform the major functions of the job.

Must maintain automobile liability insurance coverage for vehicle being used in accordance with Center requirements.

Obtain CPR training within 90 days of employment and maintain annually.

Knowledge and ability to supervise students in accordance with Center policies and procedures.


Knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and substance abuse.

Knowledge and ability to use different treatment modalities as needed such as crisis intervention family therapy and group skills.

Knowledge of community agencies for successful referrals and treatment planning.

Ability to organize time and schedule.

Interpersonal skills developed to a level which will allow the smooth cooperation at all levels within the organization.

Ability to successfully complete all required training and certifications

Oral and written communication skills including speech grammar spelling and legibility are at sufficient level to ensure effective and appropriate communication.

Ability to add subtract multiply and divide in all unites of measure using whole numbers common fractions and decimals either manually or by use of a calculator.


Uses and accesses information in client�s health information record or about a client only as necessary to actual duties and then only in accordance with access levels assigned to this position by Gateway Healthcare Inc. from time-to-time and in accordance with Gateway Healthcare Inc. policies rules and procedures as adopted by Gateway Healthcare Inc. from time-to-time.  

Comply with agency ethics and codes of conduct in all contacts with clients co-workers and the community

Observe all agency policies and procedures.


Must be able to appreciate the sensitive/private nature and legal status of information about individual clients obtained maintained or used by Gateway Healthcare Inc. and to not access use disclose or request such information about a client unless necessary to the performance of his/her job.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the main duties and responsibilities of this job. Other duties with different demands may also be assigned by the employee's supervisor. Gateway complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and analogous state statutes. Therefore to the extent required by law Gateway will make reasonable accommodations to allow qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions duties and responsibilities of their positions. Employees and applicants should discuss requests for reasonable accommodations with Human Resources at any time.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger handle or feel objects office equipment or controls and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk sit reach with hands and arms and climb. The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop kneel crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision distance vision peripheral vision depth perception and the abilities to adjust focus. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Gateway Healthcare Inc. USA:RI:Pawtucket


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 1


Union: Non-Union

Work Schedule:  Mon THRU Fri 8:30 A TO 7:00P