Therapist will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide professional level counseling to residents and their families under the direction of the Clinical Director. As a member of the treatment team, he/she is responsible to provide a broad range of treatment services including individual, group, and family therapy, crisis intervention as well as completing assessments and reports. Work closely with guardians, families, and referral sources to provide quality care to those served.
qualifications and Requirements:
• Knowledge of child and adolescent development and experience in residential treatment for adolescents, and substance abuse and/or sexual abuse/offender treatment certification preferred.
• Knowledge of theories and techniques of counseling.
• Understand the range of treatment services provided by the center.
• Licensed as a Professional Counselor or Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arkansas.
• WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to clients who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and sexually explicit phrases, make insulting remarks or threats regarding appearance, age, sex, or race, and exhibit defiance, dishonesty, and assaultive or self-destructive behaviors. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, and may be subject to occasional local travel as required by facility needs. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Job hazards encountered include exposure to body fluids, bodily injury, electrical shock, mechanical failure, exposure to toxic chemical, radioactive chemicals, physical/mental stress, and irregular hours. Patient verbal or physical assault is possible. • MENTAL REQUIREMENT: Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations. Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic. Must be flexible and able to complete multi-tasks without overwhelming frustration.