JOB TITLE: Therapist
REPORTS TO: Sr. Residential Director or Sr. Program Assistant
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Preferred; Master’s degree required with experience working with children.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide information for master calendar and track to ensure appointments that are scheduled are handled along with paperwork received and completed in accordance with regulatory compliance and follow up with the team on deficiencies.
- Create case notes daily for using format and provide a summary to the team three days prior to court.
- Counsels individuals or groups regarding psychological and/or emotional problems such as stress, substance abuse, or family situations. Develops and implements therapeutic treatment plan in a residential setting using the Navigating Self and Others Binder.
- Interviews children to obtain information concerning social history, treatment, and other pertinent information.
- Plans and administers therapeutic treatment, behavior modifications, and stress management therapy to assist children in developing/ displaying appropriate behaviors.
- Observes children to detect indications of abnormal physical or mental behavior.
- Reviews results of tests given by psychologists to evaluate the child’s needs. Changes method and degree of therapy when indicated by the child’s reactions/ needs.
- Discusses progress towards goals with children such as medication regiment, family relationships, education programs, social development, discharge plans or other behavioral problems.
- Consults with psychologist/ psychiatrist or other specialists concerning treatment plans and amends plans as required.
- Maintains regular contacts with other agencies/ professionals regarding client progress in the therapeutic treatment program though phone calls, letters, emails, and/or monthly reporting.
- Provides weekend therapeutic coverage as assigned.
- Immediately the following crisis completes and maintains individual and group counseling notes and documentation within 24 hours following the retreatment sessions.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with school administrative personnel and faculty, parents/guardians, and other involved social service agency personnel.
- Serve as the point of contact for correspondence with external parties relating to children’s case management.
- Manages relationships with residents, visitors, families, and staff responding by promptly to inquiry with tact and sensitivity. Demonstrates a courteous, cooperative and positive attitude, maintaining strict standards of confidentiality and professional conduct.
- Attendance at All Staff Training and Daily video meetings.
- Responsible for submission of the daily timesheet in Extend Reach.
- Administer Ansell-Casey Independent Life Skills Assessment tools to all eligible teens.
- Hosts Skills for Life sessions ensuring that follow through of lesson plan are reviewed with all children.
- Supports and follows all CFS policies and procedures, as well as complies with all applicable state regulations.
ChildFirst Services Inc. is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled