Careers at Aspire

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

  • Follow Aspire policies, protocols and procedures (“P, P&P’s”), including the Code of Ethics and Employee Handbook 
  • Observe the proper chain of command by reporting to your direct supervisor or the Program Director (Assistant Program Director as necessary), as it relates to their respective scope of responsibilities 
  • Maintain professional relationships with clients based on mutual trust and respect and in accordance with the provisions of Aspire's and Professional Code of Ethics, Principles of Person-Centered care, and Patient Bill of Rights 
  • Be present at the clinic during scheduled working hours, especially as it relates to the critical opening, closing and break times (have no more than 2 instances of undocumented call outs, no shows, or late arrivals)
  • Adhere to Aspire’s vision and mission statement, in addition to, it’s values 

Therapist Duties

  • During IOP hours-Provide 2 group sessions, monitor safety and wellbeing of clients, supervise daily activities
  • Provide family therapy as needed
  • Development and implementation of program material and curriculum 
  • Coordinate care with patients’ outside providers to ensure continuity of care
  • Create individualized weekly schedules for each patient based on need
  • Conduct and write intakes of new patients to the program as needed 
  • Assess patients’ progress and need for higher level of care or discharge
  • Chart progress of patients appropriately, including writing treatment plans, progress notes, assessments, coordination of care, and discharge/ transition paperwork 
  • Provide information about program to potential referral sources
  • Manage staff working within program
  • Participate in professional development activities 
  • Provide insurance utilization team with updates
  • Ensure the process for reviewing credentials remains active and up to date
  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment and ensure the records are kept in accordance with Aspire’s record maintenance policies. Have at least an 80% chart accuracy
  • Have no more than 2 client grievances per year
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment documentation while adhering to Aspire’s quality assurance practices. Have no more than 3 overdue items in each of the following categories: treatment plans, OMS surveys, and chart audits
  • Have at least an 80% engagement rate with clients
  • Have at least a 70% retention rate with clients
  • Have at least an 80% show rate for all scheduled appointments
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and diagnostic interviews
  • Act as client advocates in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
  • Develop and implement treatment plans with the client based on their goals, needs, and strengths
  • Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans
  • Coordinate care with families, doctors, probation officers, police, schools and other interested parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process
  • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as needed
  • Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to comply with changes in clients' status
  • Have less than 2 adverse HR related outcomes or employee grievances 
  • Learn about new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with social service agencies
  • Prepare and discuss client discharge and assist with referring for additional services when necessary 
  • Gather information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy
  • Work in conjunction with medical staff in monitoring clients’ medications
  • Attend weekly staff and clinical supervision meetings
  • Participate in team building activities and social events
  • Maintain professional boundaries with clients and staff. Have at least an 80% positive staff feedback score on the teamwork survey
  • Adhere to Aspire’s vision and mission statement, in addition to, it’s values 
  • Have no more than 2 instances of undocumented call outs, no shows, or late arrivals


o Possess a minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Active license in the state of Maryland (LGPC, LCPC, LGSW, LCSW-C)

o Possess the following skills: 

o Excellent social skills, professional demeanor, and leadership 

o Excellent organization and time management

o Excellent result & detail orientation 

o Excellent follow-up and follow-through 

o Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Valid Maryland driver’s license and vehicle, or reliable transportation arrangements
  • Ability to work in a professional, confidential, and collaborative capacity
  • Sensitivity to cultural, religious, racial, disability and gender issues
  • Knowledge of state and federal confidentiality
  • Sensitivity to cultural, religious, racial, disability and gender issues
  • Knowledge and use of different communication and learning styles
  • Knowledge of available therapies and service providers
  • Knowledge of empowerment and self-advocacy techniques
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
  • Knowledge of strength based modalities and evidence based practices 


Hourly rate varies with position, education, experience, and level of licensure.  See “Staff Handbook” for information on benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, vacation, sick leave and holiday schedules.  

Aspire Wellness Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity. 

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