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  • Outpatient Therapist - Council Bluffs

    Posted: 05/18/2021

    PURPOSE OF POSITION: 
     
    Provide trauma-informed therapeutic services to children ages 4-18 and their caregivers who are experiencing effects of trauma and attachment difficulties. 
     
    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    1. Service Delivery

    • 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, individuals, and couples in order to effect change for growth and healing.
    • (Establish and Lead) 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. 

    2. Communication

    • 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. 

    3. Leadership

    • 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 meeting 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. 

    4. Record Keeping

    • 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 supervision/supervising practitioner when applicable. 

    5. Professionalism

    • 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. 
    • Keep 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. 

    6. Networking

    • 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. 
    • 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), ParentChild 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 (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. 

    Position Type: Full-time,Part-time