TITLE: Therapist (Residential Behavioral Health) LSW, LISW, or LISW-S with LICDC
DEPARTMENT: Clinical Services
REPORTS TO: Clinical Director/Supervisor
Summary of Position:
Carrington is in need of a full-time or part-time therapist to work with children/adolescents and their families in a residential treatment facility. The therapist will work with clients or groups of clients to promote optimum mental health and overall well-being. Provides a supportive, nurturing environment which encourages clients to express and share their feelings leading them to develop insight into themselves. No traveling required. Must be available some evenings and weekends.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Facilitate initial procedures for admission, including completion of required intake forms and releases.
- Complete assessments on all client/families applying eligibility and diagnostic criteria to determine client appropriateness for treatment in various modalities.
- Facilitate individual, group and family counseling, facilitates client and family groups and programs, and facilitates other groups as assigned.
- Develop specific treatment goals in collaboration with client, client’s guardian, and client’s treatment providers.
- Identify and evaluate client’s strengths, limitations, problems and needs and includes these in client ISP (individual service plan).
- Collaborate with treatment team to develop, implement and modify the ISP (individual service plan) as required.
- Participate in treatment team to provide updates on client progress in group, individual and family counseling.
- Complete treatment plans and all required documentation; submit as required.
- Provide case management/community psychiatric supportive treatment (CPST).
- Meet productivity requirements.
- Provide crisis intervention with clients as needed.
- Provide a variety of counseling services to address the specific needs of population served. Skilled in working with client with multiple issues: trauma, addiction, mental health, grief and loss, etc.
- Utilize evidence-based treatment to ensure effective service delivery based on client’s clinical issues/needs.
- Provide information and guidance on utilization of community resources, initiates and follows up on referrals as needed.
- Chart results of assessment and treatment planning; writes reports, progress notes, discharge summaries and other client-related information in support of client’s progress in treatment in a timely manner
- Participate actively in supervision process to ensure comprehensive, quality care for clients.
- Participate in professional development by attending workshops, seminars and classes in job related areas.
- Comply with all federal, state and funding regulatory requirements.
- Performing other related activities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)
- Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social work preferred.
- At least one year of full time equivalent paid or volunteer experience required in direct provision of care to children.
- At least 2 years of additional work experience that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties listed on the job description preferably, in a residential setting.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community, both internally and externally
- Strong organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
- Must have and exercise good personal and professional boundaries at all times
- Strong decision-making skills, demonstrating sound judgment
- Possession of a valid motor vehicle license and willingness to operate motor vehicles in the course of employment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee may deal with youth who are confused, disoriented, and may be hostile and aggressive. The position may involve restraining youth. The setting may involve exposure to communicable diseases.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will posses the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
Job Type: Full-time or Part-time