AltaPointe Health Systems

Therapist, West Mobile Academy (BayPointe)

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Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/19/2022 5:30 PM)
Job ID
2022-17250
# of Openings
2
AltaPointe Site
West Mobile Academy (BayPointe)
Category
Master Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
M-F 7:30-4pm

Overview

The West Mobile Academy is a classroom and day treatment program, housed at BayPointe Hospital, developed to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of severely emotionally disturbed students K-12 who are unable to maintain appropriate behaviors in a Mobile County Public School setting.  A child/adolescent must manifest a combination of at least three criteria whose severity could prevent treatment in a less restrictive environment. 

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Provides all administrative, clinical and consultative mental health services within one or more school settings
  • Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer
  • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM IV- TR diagnosis
  • Formulates appropriate treatment plan, based on CANS,  along with consumer and family/guardian, as indicated
  • Provides individual, group, family and play therapy mode, utilizing basic therapeutic models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan
  • Provides outreach services to consumers and their families according to their needs
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members, school personnel and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
  • Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning
  • Completes treatment plan reviews
  • Provides clinical supervision as directed
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent specific competencies
  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills
  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents appropriate, complete, and clinically comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Documents measurable and specific goals in the treatment plan
  • Documents in a clear and concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals addressed, services, and techniques used
  • Documents case disposition, case closings, follow-up and referrals
  • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs
  • Meets AltaPointe productivity standards(at least an average of 110 hours of billable services monthly)
  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
  • Adopts a team work approach with coworkers
  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs
  • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
  • Maintains current license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), if applicable, and attends regular workshops and in-services

Qualifications

Master’s degree in a mental health discipline.

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