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School Based Therapist

Company: Lincoln Behavioral Services
Location: Redford
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

The Child & Family Clinical Therapist provides individual or group therapy to mentally or emotionally disturbed child/adolescents and their families onsite and/or area schools K-12. This professional collaborates with psychiatric and allied team members in assessment, diagnosing, treatment planning and intervention. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:Reports to work on time as scheduled and at the location assigned.Assessments contain discussion of facts to allow for development of appropriate service plans.Demonstrate ability to provide mental status information in a comprehensive manner.Ensure assessments give a clear picture of the client's treatment needs, and provide the information necessary to develop an individualized service plan.Psychological/psychosocial interpretations are complete and accurate. Information provided is in accordance with DSM diagnostic criteria.Provides treatment planning and review through the person-centered planning process. Develops written individual service plans, addendums, reviews, and termination summaries within the agency-required timeframe.Practices Person Centered Planning principles.Service planning integrates assessments to provide meaningful and individual goals and objectives.Service reviews reflect the client's ongoing treatment needs and the development of additional necessary goals and objectives.Progress notes reflect growth and/or needs relative to goals and objectives in the treatment plan.The clinician completes documentation within 48 business hours of service delivery. Initial and ongoing assessments are comprehensive and completed within the agency-required timeframe. The therapist conducts individual, family, and/or group therapy. Collaborate with school administration, teachers, social workers etc., when provide school-based services. Follows building safety and emergency protocols for all work environments. The therapist provides effective crisis intervention. The clinical treatment recommendations are reflective of the client's identified problem areas.The therapist participates in clinical team meetings and coordinates team interventions.The therapist consults with other team members when appropriate and integrates their input as appropriate.Direct service time. The clinician maintains 85 monthly direct service hours. Completes all required trainings. COMPETENCIESCritical Thinking- Consistently identifies, gathers and applies relevant information to your work:Gathering informationApplying InformationAdaptabilityThe therapist comprehensively assesses client needs on multi-dimensional domains (behaviors, health, education, financial security, relationships, meaningful activities, quality of life, etc.). Based on client and family needs, the therapist applies interventions to decrease challenging behaviors and family discourse, improve communication and quality of life. The therapist will be able to identify what is under the surface and respectfully explore while maintaining unconditional positive regard. Equity Mindset-Understands and is committed to goals of equity, consistently centers equity in the organization's work and workplace:Awareness of equity issuesAbility to actively combat inequitiesThe therapist believes in the potential and resilience of all clients and seeks feedback on the therapy effectiveness and satisfaction from disparity-vulnerable individuals and families. The therapist is engaged in continuous learning and reflection of personal bias, assumptions and cultural awareness. Communication-Uses effective written and oral communication with internal staff, teams and community served; demonstrates empathy and listening:Communication approachInquiry and listeningCollaborationThe therapist demonstrates excellence in communication skills with individuals and their families through non-judgmental inquiry, respect, empathic and active listening and reflection. The therapist collaborates with colleagues and external entities utilizing clear and concise communication and professionalism. Ownership and Quality of Work- Effectively manages own work, and work of teams when relevant, ensuring delivery of high-quality work:Taking ownershipQuality of work productThe therapist efficiently manages caseload, consistently meets required timeframes and ensures the highest quality of service delivery and consumer satisfaction. Education AND ExperienceMasters degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related fields from an accredited college or university required. Required two years experience working with SED population (youth with identified serious emotional disturbance). Credentialing, LicensureLicensure with the State of Michigan (LARA) - LLMSW, LMSW, LLC, LPC or LLP. Employee is responsible for obtaining the required supervision for their respective licensure.Skills AND ABILITIESExcellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to establish professional working relationships with all staff. Appropriately articulates the view of the agency when networking in the community.Has knowledge of diverse interventions (e.g., individual, and family therapies). Has knowledge of serious emotional disturbances in youth and mental illness in adults as demonstrated in his or her ability to educate clients to gain insight into illness. Has the ability to triage effectively.Demonstrates professional and ethical behavior.Continues to demonstrate proficiency in his or her professional practice by attending regular case conferences, in-services, and workshops, and by reading professional literature.Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Compensation details: 46000-60000 Yearly SalaryPI47e1bb6b06ca-25660-34550726

Keywords: Lincoln Behavioral Services, Redford , School Based Therapist, Healthcare , Redford, Michigan

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