A Therapist for the Community Action Team (CAT) provides clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. It is a self-contained team that provides comprehensive, intensive, community-based treatment to families with children and youth at risk of out of home placement due to mental health disorders. This advanced professional position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. A CAT Therapist is expected to be an advocate for clients and interact with clients in a manner that reflects cultural sensitivity. Their purpose is to not only provide clinical treatment, but also help assure the clients rights are protected, report any abuse and/or neglect as mandated by law.
Work experience must include work with population to be served. Unlicensed professional with Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field and over 5 years of experience with population preferred.
Must have a current Florida Driver’s License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements.
In order to qualify as a Center Driver, the candidate must at least 21 years of age and have an active Florida Driver’s license. Motor Vehicle Record will be reviewed for eligibility. No more than 3 moving violations and/or accidents within the past 3 years and no major violations during the past 5 years. Drivers over 65 years old must provide a current doctor’s note stating they have no driving limitations.
- Perform clinical assessments to determine diagnosis, level of care, and treatment plan in coordination with the Team.
- Provide therapy services to assigned clients and/or family members in accordance with Center guidelines and procedures, and best practice standards for profession.
- Follow the appropriate evidence-based model as provided.
- Provide crisis intervention services for clients as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee’s Competency Checklist. The following are general and apply to all positions with this title.