CAT Therapist - HBS

Job Locations US-FL-Daytona Beach
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Halifax Health is seeking a Community Action Team Therapist for Halifax Behavioral Services.


This individual provides integrates of quality therapeutic treatment with an array of social services for high-risk youth, and their families who have complex needs in various on and off-site settings. Works along-side other CAT team members to implement evidence-based services to youth that are at high-risk for out of home placements due to the severity of their mental health, social/familial issues, and/or involvement in the legal system.  Licensed therapists are responsible for completing face-to-face clinical impressions for unlicensed therapists, signing off on psychosocial assessments and treatment plans.  Licensed therapists also may be called upon to do Baker Act evaluations.


Job Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Behavioral Health Sciences, such as Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, Art Therapy or Marriage and Family Therapy; and Registered Intern status with the State of Florida is also required.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with children or adolescents with behavioral health needs.
  • Good computer skills and an aptitude to learn new computer systems and programs.
  • Clinical or professional licenses or certifications required for and employee to obtain this job:  License in mental health counseling, social work or marriage & family therapy under F.S. Chapter 491.
  • Experienced with solution focused interventions and knowledge of treatment planning utilizing a behavioral format.

  • Has training in one of the mental health professions and experience to assess, plan, develop, and coordinate services within a treatment plan and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illness under the clinical supervision of the CAT Team Leader.

  • Experience working with a diverse population of clients

  • Experience working in a clinical setting

  • Experience in Caseload Management, Assessments & Treatment Planning.

  • Must have good communication skills and be able to work independently. 

  • Must have valid Florida driver’s license, good driving record and must be willing to travel throughout Volusia and Flagler County.

  • Experience working with children, adolescents, adults and their and families and community supports, solution-focused/cognitive-behavioral/other brief therapy. 


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete all necessary intake paperwork, including psychosocial assessments, and initial treatment plans (if applicable).

  • Provide solution-focused (or other accepted brief therapy) clinical interventions in individual, group or family therapeutic activities.

  • Prepare accurate clinical and documentation and meet all required standards in quality, accuracy and timeliness.

  • Establish collaborative relationships with host site personnel and/or other community providers.

  • Acquire and maintain knowledge or directories of community resources.

  • Maintain all necessary training/CEU obligations keep up-to-date with best practices of therapeutic interventions.

  • Attend all required staff meetings, clinical staffing and host site events (if applicable).

  • Comply with all relevant ethical codes/standards of conduct.

  • Performs on-call duty for crisis intervention nights and weekends; available for consultation as necessary.

  • Perform other related job duties and assignments as required.

  • Adhere to the company's policies and procedures, safety guidelines, business ethics and presents a professional image and behavior at all times.

About Us

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, urgent care clinics, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, five pediatric medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit


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