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Licensed Mental Health Therapist 1

Date Posted:  May 22, 2024
Requisition ID:  444263

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46218


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About Neurodiagnostic Institute:


The Neurodiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center (NDI) is located on the Community Hospital East campus in Indianapolis delivering advanced evaluations and treatments for patients with psychiatric illness. 
Together the NDI and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) offer a modern, healing atmosphere for all Hoosiers. 





Salary Statement

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $53,222.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Evaluates cases to identify therapeutic treatment and service needs, for patients who may have experienced trauma or are impacted by severe mental illness.
  • Initiates multidisciplinary team responses to ensure positive outcomes and safety for the patient. 
  • Provides education and collaboration with other professionals to assess patient needs, plan and implement clinical treatment interventions, and make treatment and placement recommendations.
  • Recommends options and solutions to address the needs of the patient to ensure clinical recommendations are fulfilled.
  • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic alliance with the patient and family/caregivers by facilitating family therapy as needed, with focus on resolving barriers to patient progress and community support connections in discharge planning.
  • Develops and maintains processes related to collaboration with patients referred to the state hospital, acute hospitals, and intensive residential placements.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or educational programs.
  • May provide individual or group therapy to patients to decrease problematic symptoms and enhance treatment outcomes.
  • May consult with agency field staff and attorneys regarding the assessment and therapeutic treatment of patients. 
  • May address legal issues, assist in hearings and/or provide testimony as required by Court.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have: 

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health or related field from an accredited University.
  • Active Indiana licensure through the Professional Licensing Agency (PLA) as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Associate Mental Health Counselor (LMHC-A), or an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-A).


  • Clinical work experience with children, adults and/or families required.
  • Experience providing crisis management, including time sensitive, solution focused treatment.
  • Knowledge of the principles of mental health and/or social work, state and federal laws, policies and regulations related to the administration of therapeutic services.
  • Knowledge of the characteristics and social aspects of mental and emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the scope and activities of local and private health and welfare agencies and community organizations.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based counseling and/or psychotherapeutic interventions.
  • Ability to respond supportively and empathetically to individuals struggling with mental illness and unsafe behaviors from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to obtain accurate social data, to record such data systematically and to write clear, accurate and concise reports with realistic and meaningful recommendations.
  • Ability to make independent clinical judgments.
  • Ability to evaluate client treatment needs and collaborate with community-based and residential staff to develop an effective course of action.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to transportation.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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