• Therapist

    Posted: 11/08/2019

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Children's Square USA is actively seeking an energetic, creative candidate to fill the role of Therapist. The Therapist will provide individual, family and/or group therapy to children ages 4 - 18 and their caregivers in both Outpatient and Residential Programs.

    The Therapist will maintain a caseload and may be asked to work as a team to provide consultation and workshops for staff and community members, provide on call services on a rotational basis, and be a resource to staff in working with youth in a therapeutic manner. 

    The successful candidate will hold a Master's Degree in Social Work or other related Mental Health or Human Services degree, a license in Iowa and/or Nebraska or provisional license to facilitate individual and family therapy.  


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Maintain direct service unit expectations consistent with that of a full time employee
    • The ideal candidate will be able to provide evidenced based treatment models in at least one of the following models, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), or Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
    • Take personal responsibility for insuring that trauma informed practices are implemented in all aspects of care.
    • Provide counseling and therapy services to individuals and families families, individuals, and couples in order to effect change for growth and healing.
    • Develop and facilitate therapeutic groups for specific problem areas.
    • Provide follow-up to re-engage clients who fail to appear for appointments or drop out of treatment.
    • Administer baseline and follow up outcome measures necessary for program standards
    • Design and deliver educational/therapeutic workshops, classes, or programs to meet identified needs of groups
    • Assist in the promotion of agency services, workshops, and classes.
    • Assume responsibility for building and maintaining a referral base and caseload.
    • Collaborate with other community professionals to provide maximum positive results with clients.
    • Provide consultation for churches, schools, organizations, and communities in areas related to behavioral health and family life.
    • Follow agency policies and procedures.
    • Provide on-call services on a rotational basis as required by program
    • Integrate cultural considerations within service delivery.
    • Develop a positive working relationship with area County Boards of Mental Health, probation, Diversion, state criminal justice system, and HHSS/DHS or other referring agencies.
    • Displays excellent communication skills.
    • Demonstrated the ability to write in a clear, concise and easily understood style.
    • Efficient verbal communicator. Able to explain thoughts and concepts in easily understood manner. Is able to communicate clearly using verbal skills.
    • Accurately communicates information to all the necessary parties in order to coordinate services to the client and/or family
    • Acts as a resource to give input to other professionals about the best course of action in difficult client situations.
    • Takes initiative to implement good practice and meet licensing and accreditation standards.
    • Assumes a leadership role in handling a crisis.
    • Assesses needs in crisis situations quickly, calmly, and accurately.
    • Interacts and collaborates professionally and cooperatively with other parts of the agency (i.e. Human Resources, Academic Center, Operations, etc.).
    • Conducts team meetings with other professionals as the need arises.
    • Maintains accurate, written clinical records of services provided per established agency/COA standards.
    • Timely completion of any provider enrollment forms and reports needed for third party payers or other outside entities.
    • Participates in peer review process as assigned by supervisor.
    • Collects client fees and ensure services have prior authorization
    • Ensures services provided are billable and coded properly.
    • Maintains documentation of supervision with clinical supervisor/supervising practitioner, when applicable.
    • Participates in regular supervision sessions for the purpose of reviewing cases, discussing treatment strategy, and monitoring client progress.
    • Continues personal and professional growth and development through reading, research, workshops, seminars and other strategies that will broaden knowledge on therapeutic approaches and techniques.
    • Keeps all client names, information and other Agency business confidential.
    • Ensures that all office and record security procedures are followed.
    • Reports to meetings, and training on time.
    • Actively participates in a constructive manner.
    • Follows agency procedures in use of leave time.
    • Represents themselves and the agency in a positive way.
    • Uses good telephone skills.
    • Uses direct communication.
    • Demonstrates good problem-solving/conflict resolution skills.
    • Works toward team and agency goals
    • Participates in agency required training.
    • Dresses appropriately for the activity being performed.
    • Regularly contacts parents, and referring workers at least twice each month.
    • Builds relationships with referring workers.
    • Demonstrates teamwork when collaborating with other professionals.
    • Builds contacts that facilitate appropriate referrals to other or additional services.
    • Receives positive responses from clients, caregivers, and referring entity on at least 90% of satisfaction surveys.
    • Other duties as directed by the supervisor
    • Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Is willing to take on additional responsibility in a positive manner.
    • Completes training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.
    • Identifies training appropriate to this position.
    • Takes responsibility for scheduling and attending appropriate training. (minimum of 40 hours per year)


    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Knowledge of the stages of growth and development.
    • Masters Degree in Social Work or other related Mental Health or Human Services.
    • Currently licensed or ability to gain license in Iowa and/or Nebraska to facilitate individual and family therapy. (Prefer licensed)
    • Experience working with trauma and attachment difficulties is required.
    • The ideal candidate will be trained and certified or certified ready in at least one of the following Evidenced Based Treatment Models, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), or Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
    • Must be able to demonstrate overall knowledge of families and youth, the child welfare system, family dynamics and the change process. Knowledge of counseling/therapy models and techniques, including the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy is essential.
    • Demonstrates ability to express concepts and ideas orally and in writing.
    • Possess a desire to grow, learn and change, and to serve as a role model for children in care, families, and other team members.
    • Demonstrates ability and willingness to travel and to utilize flexible scheduling is required
    • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills, strong listening skills, and the ability to establish relationships with a wide range of individuals.
    • Demonstrates ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
    • Requires valid driver’s license, own vehicle and automobile insurance that meet agency policy
    • Demonstrates ability to interact with clients and children with sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics in the service population.

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