Philadelphia Autism Center for Excellence (PACE)
Location: Philadelphia, PA
The Mobile Therapist (MT) provides intensive psychotherapy services to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. MT serves as a psychotherapist on a treatment team providing service in the community (primarily in homes), while working to avert the need for referral to a higher level of care. They are responsible for implementing a family systems perspective and intervention skills involving both the child and adult caregivers in treatment.
· A licensed mental health clinician, including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPC), and/or licensed clinical social workers (LCSW). If not licensed as defined above, must meet criteria for all items below:
· Master's Degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Marriage and Family therapy
· Experience and training working with children and families with autism
· At least one (1) year verified post-Masters experience providing psychotherapy/counseling to children.
· Documented clinical supervision by a licensed clinical psychologist.
· Must have current State clearances for Child Abuse, Criminal background and medical clearance for contagious diseases.
· MT must provide strategic solutions in order to resolve underlying conflict and potential barriers to treatment.
· Additionally, it may be important to provide psychoeducation on the specific symptoms, strengths, and needs of children with autism.
· MT is required to complete progress notes as a means to maintain the electronic medical record for the child, in compliance with state and federal standards.