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Temporary Therapist

Company: Rebekah Children's Services
Location: Gilroy
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionTherapist - TemporaryEducational ServicesGilroy, Exempt, Non-Union, Full Time Temporary position POSITION SUMMARYUnder the direction of the Clinical Program Manager, requires independent judgment in the application of established procedures, provides assessment, treatment plan development, individual/group/family therapy, case management, advocacy, and crisis intervention for students on school campuses. Provides mental health consultation to school personnel and parents as part of a multidisciplinary team. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties requires the ability to explain to/instruct others, persuade and negotiate with others, involving job-related matters generally of moderate to unusual complexity. TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITES AND DUTIES: GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains a critical function in supporting Agency program staff, providing clinical leadership to assure compliance with the individual treatment plan, and monitoring the child's progress in their treatment.· Provides formal consultation to Agency program staff on the implementation of each child’s treatment plan.· Completes all clinical documentation, develops and submits written reports in a timely manner per policy and procedures.· Maintains client charts in compliance with requirements of Phase II Medical Consolidation (Title 9, Chapter 11, Section 1810.440).· Demonstrates and promotes an understanding of the agency treatment philosophy, including Wraparound Values and Best Practices; supports the integration of services and approaches each child’s functioning from an individualized strength-based model that enables each child to make progress on their treatment goals.· Assists the Educational Service Clinical Program Manager in the ongoing assessment, evaluation, and development of clinical programs.· Provides on-going education and training to staff through feedback in team and individual client care meetings, on site observation, modeling and more formal in-service training.
    • Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the performance and quality improvement (PQI) of RCS programs and services. Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups. CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES· Assists Educational Services Clinical Program Manager, Admissions Manager, and individual program management staff with the intake process, including performing assessment, treatment plan development, individual/group/family therapy, case management, advocacy, and crisis intervention for students and families in SLS/PEI.· Develops, reviews, and updates the formal treatment plan for each client. Creates safety plans with clients and their caregivers when clinically indicated.· Conducts and maintains authority for all therapy; individual, group, child, family and day treatment.· Provides community outreach, behavioral health consultation, and psycho-education under the SLS/PEI guidelines· Works with K-12th grade population within the schools, on campus and interfaces with day to day school structure.· Attends required meetings to collaborate with schools, community and/or appropriate agencies.· Assist with recruiting and enroll families into the Educational Services Program.· Maintains on-going written and verbal communication with county workers and other referral sources, advocates, interns, and consumers.· Coordinates treatment direction and discharge plans with county placement workers and the Educational Services Program Director or Clinical Program Manager.· Develops and maintains positive interaction with referral sources and internal consumers.· Reviews agency program turnover logs for pertinent clinical data.· Maintains positive relationship with parents or caretakers as a valuable part of the treatment team.· Facilitates Support Team meetings, including quarterly review meetings and ongoing Child and Family Team meetings.· Develops and submits written reports, including:o Quarterly reportso Assessment and admission documentso Discharge summarieso Treatment documentationo Coordination and service planso Services rendered documents (SRD’s)· Maintains professional standards regarding clients’ rights.· Promotes cultural awareness and competence within the program and the Agency.· Maintains program adherence to confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting, duty to warn procedures, and all laws, regulations, ethics and policies that apply to program activities.· Maintains compliance with all applicable standards/requirements for Agency services, e.g., Title XXII, CSC, MH.· Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality services to children and their families as effectively and efficiently as possible.· Provides professional, active, and assertive leadership and collaboration in the implementation of strength-based services reflecting Best Practices. Supports the ongoing development of a strength-based systems philosophy based on Wraparound principles within the service and support components of the agency. Supports and provides active, assertive leadership in the ongoing development of a participatory, multi-disciplinary team methodology within the Agency.· Conducts and collaborates with others concerning modalities of treatment based on the client’s needs; individual, group, family, etc. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
      • MSW, MFT, Ph.D., or Psy.D. degree from an accredited university.· One year of full-time job experience in a setting working with children and families, preferred.· Experience in a children's mental health setting and/or school-based behavioral health setting emphasizing systems perspective is highly desirable.· Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish & English), preferred. LICENSE(S):· Current license in good standing from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Board of Psychology or reciprocal out-of-state licensing board· Valid California driver’s license and good DMV report (ability to be insured by our insurance carrier). KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
        • Advanced skills in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse/dependence services in a school setting, community based, and in-home settings.· Program/client base includes Gilroy, Morgan Hill Unified and Oak Grove School Districts.
          • Knowledge of principles, methods, and interventions skills in Brief Strategic Family, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family therapy systems, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma-focused modalities.
          • Knowledge of therapeutic crisis intervention (TCI), Assist and/or suicide assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication.
          • Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment and care of youth and their families.
          • Knowledge of principles of developmental psychology, including physical, mental, emotional maturation pattern, and special needs and problems of adolescents, basic learning, communication, interviewing, and counseling techniques.
          • Knowledge of Title XXII general licensing requirements, Title IX Mental Health regulations, American with Disabilities Act, LPS criteria, Chapter 26.5 criteria, SED classifications, HIPAA and the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:· Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:The following are required in day-to-day performance of the duties of this position:
            • Sitting, walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday).
            • Bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the workday).
            • Climbing and crawling are generally not required. Company DescriptionGilroy Chamber of Commerce 2017 Non-Profit of the Year!Rebekah Children's Services was established in 1897 as an orphanage until the 1950's. In the 1950's the services transitioned to meet the needs of the community and began accepting children with mental health treatment needs.We are dedicated to promoting the social, emotional and physical well being of the children and families. Our vision is to be the national leader in creating, shaping teaching and providing services that achieve positive, permanent outcomes for children and families.

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