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TPC- Multisystematic Therapist

Care New England Providence, RI
  • Posted: 29 days ago
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This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week. The hours are as follows:

Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with an half an hour for lunch. This position also requires some evening hours.

SUMMARY

Provide community based treatment for youth and family with complex clinical, social and educational problems. Over a period of 3 - 5 months, services are delivered in homes, neighborhoods, schools and communities. Emphasis is on promoting behavioral change in the youth’s natural environment. Family interventions seek to promote the parent’s capacity to monitor and discipline the adolescent. Initial family sessions identify the strengths and weaknesses of the youth, his family, peers, school, and other factors. Problems throughout the family are explicitly identified for change, and the strengths of each system are used to facilitate such change.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

-Perform a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of assigned consumers.

-Provide individual, group, and family mental health and/or substance abuse therapy.

-Perform and record mental status examination.

-Collect pertinent data from appropriate collateral sources in accordance with confidentiality guidelines.

-Treat consumers with respect.

-Mediate and resolve family problems and remain in a calm and professional manner during crisis or emergency situations.

-Apply knowledge of Psychiatric Diagnosis (DSM IV).

-Assess clinical emergencies, including suicide and danger to others.

-Maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries and relations with clients in accordance with Center policy and legal requirements.

-Develop and present, verbally and in writing, a clear clinical formulation based on behavioral data and relevant theory while incorporating psychosocial and family issues.

-Use psychiatric consultation and intervention when clinically appropriate.

-Use knowledge to decide appropriate levels of care in order to refer to various points in the continuum of care.

-Develop and implement a plan of care with ongoing consumer input.

-Apply knowledge of psychopathology and primary methodologies of psychotherapy.

-Identify specific therapeutic interventions appropriate for specific problems.

-Provide psychotherapy and group therapy, both short and long term.

-Demonstrate awareness and skill in addressing areas related to diversity.

-Identify psychiatric disorders in parents/caretakers of clients and incorporate the necessary theory and treatment techniques into the work with the client system.

-Recommend program terminations and coordinate in accordance with Center and referral source policies.

-Ensure collection of urine samples and complete related paperwork as required by contract.

Transport consumers in own vehicle or Center van to planned activities and appointments.
-Drive carefully and abide by traffic rules.
-Ensure that seat belts are worn by all traveling in Center or employee owned vehicles.

Complete recordkeeping in accordance with Health Information Services (HIS) and other Center requirements within required time frames and abide by Center confidentiality policy.
-Complete daily activity logs.
-Complete progress notes with appropriate format.
-Develop and implement a plan of care with ongoing consumer input.
-Complete a clear, specific, behaviorally oriented treatment plan as required, with consumer signature.
-Monitor confidentiality in accordance with Center policy and legal requirements.
-Complete required reports and evaluations (MHPRR checklist, Psyco-social form).
-Follow required office procedures in a cooperative manner.
-Initiate and process incident reports as per Center guidelines.
-Adhere to Infection Control protocols.

Maintain cooperative relationships with other employees, consumers and the public.
-Communicate effectively with staff, representatives of other agencies and the public.
-Work in cooperation with co-workers and supervisory staff.
-Deal with co-workers regarding problems in a constructive manner.
-Accept and use direction and supervision.
-Benefit from constructive criticism.

Attend trainings and conferences.
-Provide feedback to staff on the content of educational programs attended.
-Attend mandatory inservice trainings and other trainings required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Must demonstrate:

-Knowledge about human development for children, ages 12-21, including the ability to identify developmental delays.

-Skill in evaluation and clinical treatment with children, ages 12-21, and their families, with serious emotional disturbance and behavior disorders.

-Basic knowledge about psychiatric medication and is aware of significant side effects.

-Must possess theoretical knowledge and application of various treatment modes/modalities including: family systems, social ecological, behavioral therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic and functional) family therapies.

-Must be able to adapt treatment techniques in a flexibly manner to meet client/family needs.

-Knowledge of social skills assessment and intervention.

OCCASIONAL DUTIES:
-Serve on appropriate Center committees.

-Carry on call phone and respond to calls on a rotating basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

A Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) or related field, plus two (2) years of work experience in social work or clinical treatment. LICSW/ LMFT/ LMHC preferred.

Must have experience with community based work and/or severely emotionally disturbed adolescents. Experience with implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peer, school) is preferred.


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Bilingual Spanish preferred. Ability to read and interpret documents such as policy and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before team members and other employees and have the capacity to work with other community agencies.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have valid driver's license and insured auto.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be able to work flexible hours.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel objects, or controls; talk or hear; and smell. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EOE/F/M/Vet/Disabled 

Care New England

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Providence, RI
USA

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