Promotes a common philosophical foundation for the clinical treatment and resident care at the inpatient level of care that promotes respect and dignity for the resident and the family. The person employed in this position shall have the responsibility for psychotherapy and counseling services of all assigned residents in the treatment program. Develops, updates and implements of treatment plans (if applicable) for children and/or families in accordance with MHDD Licensure standards, DCS contractual guidelines and/or accreditation standards. Completes Registration/Intake Assessments, Discharge Summaries, and Treatment Plan Updates. Provides a minimum of one individual therapy session per week with all residents on their caseload. Conducts a minimum of 4 group sessions per week. Coordinate and monitor the psychotropic medication regimen of residents on caseload. Ensuring that DCS behavior management and psychotropic medication guidelines are met. Maintains casework documentation and progress notes. Serves as liaison between DCS and schools. Provides therapeutic support to children regarding educational goals, anger control, grief issues, separation issues, and other personal/family issues. Provides crisis intervention services. Provides transportation of children. Develops foster/adoptive homes studies. Facilitates group process during volunteer activities. Provides continuous communication with residents prior to and following medical appointments. Access and broker community support services for residents in an effort to improve their quality of life. Monitor reports of family involvement of residents in their caseload and report in a clinically appropriate method the reunification process and feasibility of other placement opportunities. Monitor reports of Day/Overnight passes and compliance with home rules/respectable behavior being upheld. Attends and participates in treatment team meetings and child and family team meetings. Attends, participates and facilitates trainings in order to meet agency’s policies, MHDD Licensure rules, DCS contractual standards and/or accreditation guidelines. Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements: Communication skills required to interact with residents and staff. Ability to drive a vehicle to attend meetings, transport residents and conduct home studies/visits. Walking is required to perform essential functions. Therapists must have the ability to write progress notes/reports and utilize a computer keyboard. Working Conditions: Therapists work in a normal office setting, except when attending outside meetings, transporting residents and visiting homes. Therapists must have the ability to handle assigned caseload. Therapists must have the ability to remain calm under stressful conditions.
Minimum Requirements: An individual with a master’s degree who is on a licensure track and under the supervision of a licensed practitioner is acceptable as a therapist. The therapist (clinical service provider) must be appropriately licensed or certified or have a master’s degree, Ed.D., Ed.S., or Ph.D. in the behavioral sciences. One to Five years of pertinent experience is desired. A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required for employment.
About Youth Dimensions, Inc:
Youth Dimensions, Inc. is an organization dedicated to delivering comprehensive therapeutic services to children and adolescents. We commit to rebuilding the lives of youth and their families to help them become productive citizens.