SUMMARY OF POSITION:
A Therapist III is responsible for providing ongoing and direct therapeutic services to individuals and families using a multi-systemic approach. This position reports directly to and requires weekly supervision from the Clinical Director.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent computer skills; ability to work in a team as well as independently; excellent time management skills; ability to work non-traditional hours; excellent organizational skills; and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
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, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide direct clinical treatment to individuals, couples, families, and groups using a variety of modalities. Services are provided in the office, with home visitation and community meetings offered when clinically appropriate.
2. Maintain an active caseload of no less than 20 clientsin one or more of the following programs: DCFS, Sliding-fee Scale, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Medicaid, DUI, CountyCare and other Medicaid MCO’s, Restorative Justice, and Violence Prevention.
2. Actively participate in weekly team meetings, systemic case presentations and in-person group supervision.
3. Conduct intake appointments, client orientation, and mental health assessments for the initiation of services of new clients.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of case management needs and the ability to facilitate linkages/referrals. This requires a knowledge of federal, state, and local resources of various agencies providing services in the community.
5. Provide advocacy for clients and maintain communication with providers including, but not limited to DCFS, court personnel, schools, medical providers, etc.
6. Prepare clinical documentation and paperwork, such as a client genogram, timeline, mental health assessment, additional assessment/evaluation tools, daily progress notes, treatment plans, transfer and closing summaries, weekly caseload lists, monthly statistical reports, etc.
7. Participate in agency and community meetings, such as all staff meetings, TR4IM general and committee meetings, required funder meetings, and other meetings as assigned by supervisor or Clinical Director.
8. Maintain ongoing communication regarding treatment process with supervisor or Clinical Director.
9. Provide team/peer/intern leadership as assigned, not limited to clinical supervision.
10. Strongly encouraged to attend continuous workshops and trainings for professional development.
11. Become cross-trained in various agency wide programs and functions to be deployed as assigned; assignments can be intermittent or continuous.
12. Perform other duties as assigned by Clinical Director.
1. Education: A master's degree in social work, psychology, or related field.
2. Experience: Two year minimum experience in alcohol and drug counseling, children and
adolescent counseling, and/or marriage and family therapy. Supervision of staff and/or
interns a plus. Current status as rostered Child-Parent Psychotherapy a plus. Knowledge of working in an urban community is required.
3. Licensure: LCSW (required).
4. Language: Bilingual (English and Spanish) required.