Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA)

Position: 22-436-8093

Job Summary: Integral Care's Expanded Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (EMCOT) serves individuals in psychiatric crisis. Travis County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Austin Police Department (APD), and Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO), as well as other law enforcement agencies can request EMCOT through the 911 call center for real-time co-response for psychiatric crises. EMCOT connects individuals to treatment appropriate for psychiatric crises, diverting them from emergency rooms and jails. This improves health outcomes and ensures first responders can return to what they do best- responding to medical emergencies and public safety issues.

EMCOT also receives referrals from Central Booking Counseling Staff and Travis County Correctional Complex (TCCC) to connect individuals post-release to services in order to prevent future engagement with the criminal justice system.

The position:

  • This position serves as the jail liaison with individuals currently at Travis County Correctional Complex (TCCC) and/or Central Booking.
  • The EMCOT jail liaison works in collaboration with jail counseling staff at TCCC and/or Central Booking to provide crisis screenings and assessments to individuals that are up for release in order to assist with re-entry to mental health services and/or crisis stabilization.
  • Assist with jail diversions at Central Booking, prior to the individual being booked.
  • Additional duties:

While not working in the jail setting, the clinician will support clinical operations of the unit, including providing community-based crisis assessments, interventions, and brief follow-up.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Flexible, detail oriented, a team player, effective communication skills, calm under pressure, and a growth mindset.
  • Previous crisis assessment experience is strongly preferred.

Experience:

Preferred: 

  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred. 

Education: 

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field.

License:

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
  • Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA), LPC, LCSW, Licensed Psychologist, or LMFT.

Hours: work days: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM, 9:00AM - 5:00PM or four 10hour shifts

Salary: $62,306 - $79,433 anually.

Position is eligible for differential pay.

  • Second Shift: $3.25 
  • Third Shift: $4.25
  • Weekend Shift: $5.00

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis County residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Sign-on incentive: Integral Care looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

LPHA Keywords: Mental Health Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, Behavioral Health Therapist, Psychotherapist, Senior Clinician, Licensed Clinician, Clinical Mental Health Professional, Program Therapist, LPHA, Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts, Licensed Practitioner, Therapist, Counselor