Licensed Child Therapist

JOB SUMMARY:                              

This position works as part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team within Solutions’ Outpatient Services and provides assessment and intervention services for children and adults with a wide range of mental health disorders. It conducts diagnostic assessments to determine mental health conditions and service needs. It provides evidence-based mental health treatment within the parameters of documented training and supervised work experience and internal or external referrals as needed.       

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must possess a master’s or doctoral degree and be a Licensed Psychologist, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Must be eligible for third party credentialing. Must pass a background check. This position requires excellent “people” skills, including sincerity, discretion, rapport, empathy, and Persistence in the face of resistance. It also requires the intellectual skills to be able to conceptualize cases and plan for effective treatment, including crisis management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Clinical responsibilities  include:

  • Provision of individual, group, or family psychotherapy to assigned clients, within competency areas
  • Conduct diagnostic assessments as assigned, collecting areas of information expected by third party payers
  • Ensure services provided are medically necessary and evidence-based
  • Develop an initial treatment plans at the onset of therapy; complete periodic treatment plan reviews in keeping with program standards
  • Coordination of care with other service providers, as appropriate
  • Case consultation as clinically indicated
  • Clinical supervision as assigned

Administrative responsibilities include:

  • Complete notes for services rendered in a timely manner, in keeping with policy and providing justification for diagnoses and treatment or service recommendations
  • Provide required information for billing to third party vendors (e.g., prior approval for managed care/insurance as needed)
  • Maintain professional licensure requirements, including continuing education
  • Participate in mandatory agency trainings, as scheduled
  • Attend Outpatient and administrative meetings as assigned
  • Attend scheduled case consultation meetings, in keeping with standards
  • Contribute to the development of agency policies and procedures as assigned
  • Complete time and expense sheets bi-weekly

Expected professional and team behavior includes:

  • Direct communication with colleagues
  • Displaying a positive attitude about the job and the agency
  • Resolving problems in a constructive manner
  • Marketing and development of clinical services within the agency
  • Representing the agency at all times in a positive light
  • Representing the field of mental health providers in a professional manner
  • Working in a positive and cooperative manner with others, providing clinical leadership and direction
  • Showing flexibility when situations change, and re-prioritizing work tasks when needed

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