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Therapist- Graduate Level Professional

Company: Blair Family Solutions
Location: Altoona
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Sign-On- Bonus $5000 with a minimum of 5 week PTO plus paid holidaysSupervision hours towards obtaining license available.Job Title:Graduate Level Professional/Mobile TherapistDescription of ServicesThe Graduate Level Professional/Mobile Therapist will be responsible for providing and supervising mental health treatment and crisis intervention for children and families through the Clinical Home model. This position also includes providing intensive case management service to children and families, and providing consultation and training to supervisees as well as teachers and school personnel to support the overall mental health goals of the child's treatment plan.Specific Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesClinical Responsibilities:Design and provide direct mental health and behavioral services and interventions. This will include psychosocial assessment, individual/group therapy, and crisis intervention to identified children and families within the school system as well as in the home and community.Develop a partnership and collaborative relationship with the parent/guardian of each client.Develop and complete individual treatment plans and monthly treatment plan reviews and updates.Participate in the collection of mental health information and child assessments and child outcomes for each client to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of the services provided.Provide in school group therapy and psychotherapy groups to clients and/or parents and family members as deemed appropriate.Develop individualized crisis plans for each client and work with treatment team to implement and monitor crisis plans. The crisis plans include de-escalation and clinical restraint planning that is clearly defined in partnership with the family.Monitor and participate in on-call crisis intervention triage as needed during evenings, nights, and weekends. Assist in debriefing of crisis situations to develop more effective plans for families served.Supervise bachelor-level staff and monitor the receipt of their services. Provide curriculum and materials for staff to work with clients.Supervise bachelor-level staff through group supervision. Review and sign off on all case records required and in compliance with all Federal and State regulations.Attend all trainings and workshops as required for professional development.Provide and/or supervise the delivery of Structural Family Therapy for children and families on a weekly basis.Coordinate and supervise behavioral health interventions/schedules of services for children in the school setting on a daily basis.Case Management Responsibilities:Provide intensive case management to children and families that include addressing needs that negatively impact the family's level of functioning.Participate as a member in Student Assistance Meetings to assess appropriate services for children referred to SAP program.Facilitate interagency meetings for newly identified children and facilitate review meetings for clients at least every six months.Participate in Individualized Educational Plans for clients as necessary.Work in collaboration with child's psychiatrist to access, monitor, and attend to psychiatric needs. This may include attending psychiatric appointments, and coordinating transportation.Monitor psychotropic medication within the scope of practice. Work with consulting psychiatrist to assist in the management of symptoms.Complete required reports to Child line and other agencies involved, as necessary.Work in collaboration with Program Director, Clinical Consultant, Administrative Staff, Quality Assurance Department, and the billing department to assist in the process of monitoring quality assurance and other protocols necessary to effectively manage programmatic aspects.Maintain high quality records sufficient to meet State and Federal clinical documentation requirements that include all funding sources.Consultation and Training Responsibilities:Facilitate client-centered case consultation with teachers and other school personnel.Provide consultation to teachers and other school personnel to address behavioral classroom management.Train program staff, teachers, and school personnel as necessary in treatment protocols and evidenced based interventions. Train program staff, teachers, and school personnel on clinical intervention strategies, treatment planning, and assist in monitoring and implementing strategies and treatment plans.Provide behavioral/mental health consultation, including the development of educational materials, to the program staff, teachers, school personnel, and other treatment providers through group training or to individual staff.Education RequirementsMaster's DegreeProfessional LicenseOther QualificationsAll necessary child abuse clearances (PA Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance, and Federal Criminal History Clearance)Valid driver's licenseAuto insuranceGeneral Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities RequiredCommunication Skills - Transmits information clearly, in writing and/or verbally; Clearly and consistently communicates with clients, supervisors, and familiesCustomer Service Skills - always puts the client firstProblem Solving Skills - Demonstrates sound judgement and decision-makingOrganizational Skills - uses an organized approach to job responsibilitiesActive Listening Skills - Consistently uses good active listening skillsProfessionalism - acts with professionalism and integrity in all work environmentsInitiative - takes initiative and is proactiveResponsive - attentive/responsive to needs of internal and/or external clientsPatience - able to maintain patience in all situationsConsistency - able to handle all situations and treat all people with consistencyAbility to work closely with othersAbility to manage time and meet frequent deadlinesAbility to maintain accurate paperworkAbility to analyze information and apply standard practicesAbility to work with interruptionsAbility to utilize creativity to problem solveAbility to follow and maintain confidentiality and safety policiesWorking ConditionsWork will be completed in a variety of conditions and settings, such as the client's home, school, or other social settingPhysical RequirementsConstantly Incurred (More than 75% of time on job) - ability to communicate orally and in writing, ability to hear conversations, ability to observe behavior, ability to analyze actions and behaviors, ability to sitFrequently Incurred (Between 25% - 75% of time on job) - ability to stand, ability to walk, ability to sit, ability to drive (in order to make home visits), ability use legs/arms to climb, ability to balance, ability to runOccasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job) - ability to lift, ability to work in hot (between 90-100 degrees) and cold (below 55 degrees) temperatures, exposure to intermittent noise above 85DB, exposure to chemicals (cleaning), the ability to restrain once officially trainedThis job description is intended to cover the information essential to understanding the scope of the job, and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed of representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Blair Family Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Blair Family Solutions, Altoona , Therapist- Graduate Level Professional, Other , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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