Lead Therapist

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Job Code: X56-181
Department: Mental & Behavioral Health
Location: TN - Knoxville
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Masters Degree

Job Description:


Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service?  Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth?   If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for Pathways!

The primary objective of Tennessee Health Link is to coordinate health care services for TennCare members with the highest behavioral health needs.

Through better coordinated behavioral and physical health services, the Health Link program is meant to produce improved member outcomes, greater provider accountability and flexibility when it comes to the delivery of appropriate care for each individual, and improved cost control for the state. Health Link providers are encouraged to ensure the best care setting for each member, offer expanded access to care, improve treatment adherence, and reduce hospital admissions. In addition, the program is built to encourage the integration of physical and behavioral health, as well as, mental health recovery, giving every member a chance to reach his or her full potential for living a rewarding and increasingly independent life in the community.

Health Link providers commit to providing comprehensive care management, care coordination, referrals to social supports, member and family support, transitional care, health promotion, and population health management. Participating providers receive training and technical assistance, quarterly reports with actionable data, and access to the care coordination tool. These providers are compensated with financial support in the form of activity payments and an opportunity for an annual outcome payment based on quality and efficiency performance.

What is Tennessee Health Link? Tennessee Health Link is a team of professionals associated with a mental health clinic or other behavioral health provider who provides whole-person, patientcentered, coordinated care for an assigned panel of members with behavioral health conditions.  Members who would benefit from Health Link will be identified based on diagnosis, health care utilization patterns, or functional need.  They will be identified through a combination of claims analysis and provider referral.  Health Link professionals will use various care coordination and patient engagement techniques to help members manage their healthcare across the domains of behavioral and physical health, including:  Comprehensive care management (e.g., creating care coordination and treatment plans)  Care coordination (e.g., proactive outreach and follow up with primary care and behavioral health providers)  Health promotion (e.g., educating the patient and his/her family on independent living skills)  Transitional care (e.g., participating in the development of discharge plans)  Patient and family support (e.g., supporting adherence to behavioral and physical health treatment)  Referral to social supports (e.g., facilitating access to community supports including scheduling and follow through).

Camelot Care Centers, Inc. has partnered with Tennessee Health Link (THL) and is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as the Lead Therapist, under the supervision of a Program Director or Assistant Program Director, provides Camelot-approved therapeutic interventions, case coordination and/or resource linkage to clients and other involved parties (i.e. family, DCS, Court personnel, non-relative supports, etc.) to effect identified needed changes within the individual or family. Essential duties and responsibilities include: assessing clients on intake as needed; completing clinical documentation within established time frames; attending weekly Treatment Team meetings and making presentations on each assigned client; working with the team to create, personalize, and update all Treatment Plans and other necessary documentation, and assuring that plans are consistent with Camelot policy, state licensing regulations, and COA accreditation requirements; serving as a liaison with other professionals and agencies involved in the client’s care; assuring integrity and excellence by completing peer audits as assigned; rectifying all chart audit deficits within the allotted time frame; completing all on-call duties; contributing to the Performance Improvement Cycle, including the collection and use of data to continuously improve client and program services; and supporting fellow team members to ensure the best outcomes for our clients and families.



  • Master's degree in a Human Service discipline from an accredited four-year college/university with 2 years’ experience working with children/adolescents in a therapeutic environment
  • On track for licensure
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work flexible hours consistent with program needs
  • A licensed driver with automobile insurance in good standing and access to reliable transportation at all times
  • Sensitive to other cultures and socioeconomic levels


Pathways by Molina is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers the following total rewards package:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account
  • Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
  • 401 K with employer contribution (100% for the first 4% contributed)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (buy stock at a 15% discount)
  • Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements
  • Opportunities for advancement!  As we grow, you grow with us!


Pathways by Molina is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

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