Therapist, In-home

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1 week ago
Job ID
2017-6435
# of Openings
1
Children's Outpatient Services - Mobile
Category
Master Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
8am to 4:30pm

Overview

Children's Outpatient Services provides treatment for children and adolescents and their families and is intended to improve and maintain a child’s or an adolescent’s stability in the community. Treatment focuses on problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Services include individual, family and group therapy, medication evaluation and management, case management, in home intervention, case consultation and summer day treatment services. The type of treatment is highly variable and depends upon the individual’s existing symptoms and developmental level.

Responsibilities

The Therapist in AltaPointe’s In Home division provide effective clinical assessment, formulates appropriate treatment plan, and provides individual, group, play, and family therapy. They work in the community, providing outreach services to consumers and their family.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer
  • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM IV- TR diagnosis
  • Formulates appropriate treatment plan along with consumer and family/guardian, as indicated
  • Provides individual, group, family and play therapy, 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 FIND standards
  • Transports consumers to services on limited basis
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Effectively collaborates with staff members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
  • Evaluates and assists with consumer discharge planning
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of adolescent and adult specific competencies
  • Provides crisis intervention and management (with 24 hour availability)
  • Completes treatment plan reviews as required, if applicable
  • 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
  • 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
  • Is gentle and calm to consumers and families
  • 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-service

Qualifications

Master degree in a mental health discipline with relevant internships & practicums

Licensure (LPC, LICSW, LMFT) preferred. At least 1 year post Master's Degree experience working with children.

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