This is an exciting opportunity to serve the children and adolescents of the River Region as part of a passionate and dedicated interdisciplinary team. Glenwood Montgomery provides many services under one roof including mental health counseling, assessment and diagnosis, speech therapy, and applied behavior analysis. Many of the children and adolescents seen in the clinic come for more than one of these services, which allows service providers the opportunity to collaborate on treatment to improve outcomes.
As a Therapist and Psychological Technician, you would have the opportunity to provide treatment and assessment services within this interdisciplinary framework. When providing assessment services, you will work with our licensed psychologist to conduct and score assessments, write reports, and direct families to local resources where they can seek help or treatment. When providing treatment, you will conduct counseling sessions in the clinic, either 1:1 with the main beneficiary or as a group with their family present. The specifics of this position are listed below:
Minimum Education: Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
Minimum Work Experience: 2 years preferred experience providing services to pre-school age, school age children, and adolescents
Priority will be given to applicants who are trained and competent in administering the following tests:
- Stanford Benet
Applicants who are trained and certified in the ADOS will be given top priority. Please indicate on your resume what, if any, tests you are trained in and feel comfortable administering.
Required Licenses/Certifications: LPC or Licensed Psychological Technician preferred, but if not, must meet the educational and experience requirements of the Alabama Medicaid Agency
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- Demonstrate compatibility with Glenwood’s mission and values.
- Demonstrate emotional maturity.
- Knowledge of individual and group behavior, with special emphasis on mental health issues of children and adolescents.
- Knowledge of assessment/evaluation of clients to determine the needs of clients as well as the needs of the family related to the identified client issues.
- Knowledge of the principles and methods of counseling/psychotherapy.
- Knowledge of the continuum of mental health services and other community resources available to children and adolescents with mental health issues.
- Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to counseling and mental health services, and ability to operate within established legal and ethical boundaries
- Basic knowledge of medications used to treat psychiatric/mental disorders, including desired effects, side effects, and issues related to medication adherence.
- Ability to make clear and pertinent statements orally and in writing.
- Basic computer literacy and ability to use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Experience using an electronic healthcare record is preferred
Job Type: Full-time