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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Comcare
Job Title: Outpatient Services Therapist
Salary: $40145.59 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:


Usual working days/hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location of work:

1919 N Amidon | Wichita, KS

Job Objectives:
Provide professional services involving assessment, diagnosis, consultation and treatment of mental health disorders as described in the DSM 5.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide outpatient psychotherapy for adults including intake assessment, individual therapy, walk in individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention.
  • Provide outreach interventions by phone and in person.
  • Conduct face-to-face interviews with new clients to assess their needs for services and treatment planning.
  • Maintain documentation to include diagnosis, appropriate referral, licensure required information, history and family background, etc.
  • Ensure client records are complete with documentation to include progress notes, treatment plans, termination summaries, etc. Provide consultation to families, parole officers, and various agencies.
  • Assist with crisis assessment and intervention as needed.
  • Confer with staff and discuss cases, share information, attend and participate in outpatient staff meetings for clinical discussions and staff planning.
  • Performs other related work as required.
  • May be asked to provide supervision of student interns or clinical supervision to other agency staff members.

Job Standards:

  • Must be an individual who meets the criteria for an approved qualified mental health professional (QMHP).
  • Two years of experience in a clinical setting and clinical licensure in social work preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time management and multi-tasking required. Competency in using a personal computer is preferred.
  • Possess demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or severe emotional disturbance, and the ability to react effectively in a wide variety of human service situations.
  • Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards.
  • Must document interactions in an electronic medical record.
  • Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and have the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Must maintain a Kansas driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance at all times.
  • Ability to cope with psychotic episodes of adults and children.
  • Knowledge of community services and benefit programs.
  • Ability to develop and maintain rapport with patients, the general public and all levels of staff.
  • Ability to keep client documentation current.
  • Must possess the awareness and judgment to intervene appropriately when dealing with escalating emotional situations.
  • Possess the ability to negotiate several flights of stairs at a time and move effectively in varied settings throughout the community.
  • Possess the mobility and judgment to execute personal protective measures.
  • Able to calmly and effectively deal with agitated individuals or high risk situations.
  • Demonstrate autonomous critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate good professional judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to handle competing urgent priorities.
  • Possess basic or intermediate computer skills: able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record.

Testing/Screening Requested:

  • Background Checks to include KBI & DCF
  • Driver’s license check
  • Pre-employment urine drug screen


  • Computer, complex electronic medical record, Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel, fax machine, copy machine.

Work Environment: 
Office based with occasional work in the community.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20003149

Open Date: 7/13/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 8/13/2017 11:59:59 PM