- Provides individual, group, and family therapy using best practice models of treatment.
- Coordinates schedules in multiple service locations to maximize direct care availability to meet the outpatient counseling needs of various school sites.
- Performs all Child and Family Outpatient Therapist duties at any and all sites in which the agency is affiliated.
- Performs intake assessments, completes initial treatment/service plans related to intake assessment and completes staffing/referral procedures as required by agency.
- Provides age and cultural appropriate psycho educational theme groups such as social skills, conflict resolution, problem solving, and identification of emotion.
- Participates as a therapist in the multidisciplinary treatment team meetings and facilitates treatment based upon client’s treatment plan and treatment team recommendations.
- Maintains accurate clinical documentation in clinical record to include daily contact/progress notes, treatment plans, treatment plan/clinical reviews and coordinated service interactions related to the individual’s treatment.
- Performs any Case management activities which ensure, expedite, as well as delineate services to assigned clients of this staff member as primary therapist. Case management activities include treatment team meetings/supervision; collateral interviews; meetings with other community agencies; schools; professionals and the CASSP system.
- Attends program meetings, division meetings, committee meetings, and training on an as needed basis determined by the Program Supervisor.
- Attends staff meetings on an as needed basis to address treatment issues to be coordinated with education staff and weekly supervisory sessions with Program Supervisor.
- Is responsible for completing consultation services with whom the agency establishes contracts for consultation services.
- Consultation services consist of classroom observation, and meeting with school personal, students, and/or parents to provide consultation, recommendations, and referrals in relation to the behavioral and mental health needs of students identified by the school.
- Performs any related duties as may be required or request by the Executive Director and/or his designee.
- Masters Degree in psychology, social work, or related field. Post graduate experience
- with children and adolescents preferred. Licensed/license eligible Mental Health Professional preferred.
- Ability to work with diverse population of children/adolescents, families and school personnel.
- Must be flexible, highly organize, and able to coordinate schedules in multiple service locations.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, collateral agencies, and school district personnel.
- Maintains ethical standards of the role of a Mental Health Clinician as based on the American Psychological and/or National Association of Social Workers Guidelines for professional standards and boundaries.
- Applicants must be available to work at least 80 percent of requested days.
- Act 33, Act 34, FBI Clearances.
LOCATION: Lawrence County Schools - Primary Assignment - unless otherwise specified for Outpatient Services