The Children's Mobile Intervention Service (CMIS) Intervention Specialist provides evidence-based, trauma-informed clinical treatment and support services to a maximum of five persons/families served at a time in at least two languages, preferably English and Spanish. The Intervention Specialist engages the family in identifying strengths and developing the Resiliency Plan. The Intervention Specialist focuses on empowering the family to communicate their needs, their perception of the concerns they need assistance with, identifying known strategies that have worked in the past, and expanding supports and skills to cope independently going forward. The Intervention Strategist supports the persons served/families in understanding recommended ongoing treatment services and joining with those services prior to discharge from the CMIS program.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor’s degree in a clinical human services field, such as psychology, child development, or other clinically related degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a mental health discipline, such as clinical psychology, mental health counseling, clinical social work, or other clinically related discipline. The degree must have prepared the student for provision of clinical services via a practicum and internship experience provided in a clinical setting with children and adolescents, with on-site supervision. Online degrees without direct clinical supervision will not be accepted. The degree must have prepared the student for clinical licensure throughout the completion of the Master’s degree program.
A minimum of two-year’s post-Master’s experience providing clinical services to children and adolescents is required. Additional training in trauma-informed care is required. Training and experience providing at least one model of evidence-based treatment is required. Must have completed training in Crisis Stabilization and De-escalation. Active Clinical Licensure in Pennsylvania is preferred but not required: as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (with clinical social work degree), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (with experience treating children/adolescents), or Licensed Psychologist, is required.