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Wraparound Therapist

Company: Children's Bureau
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Therapist, as the Single Fixed Point of Responsibility, is in charge of the client's treatment during the course of their participation in the program. In conjunction with other disciplines, the Therapist assesses the client and family, develops the Client Coordination Care Plan, and actively provides therapeutic interventions to the client and family. Assures that progress toward the client's goals is maintained and revises the care plan as necessary. Coordinates the client's discharge with a transition plan towards use of the community for further care.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meets with client, family, staff, school personnel, and others involved with client to evaluate needs and services for the client
  • Performs evaluations and periodic re-evaluations of clients describing the level of psychosocial impairment, physical health problems, self-care potential, support network availability, adequacy of living arrangements, financial status, employment status and potential training or educational needs.
  • Receives training, utilizes, and completes required certification at least one Evidenced Based Practice, including but not limited to: therapeutic modality plus outcome measure data collection and data reporting.
  • Completes an Assessment and comprehensive, written Client Care Plan identifying and linking the treatment, services, activities, and assistance needed to accomplish a goal negotiated with this client, as well as their nature, frequency and duration.
  • Provides support and education to client and family members others to assist in their understanding of client's mental health condition, referring them to appropriate agencies when the facility does not provide the needed services.
  • Provides interventions for the client and family to improve client's behavioral outcomes as indicated on the Client Care Plan.
  • Monitors, supports and assists the client in developing or maintaining skills needed to achieve the Client Care Plan, including medical, educational, socialization, rehabilitation and other social services.
  • Intervenes by telephone or in person with the client in an emergency crisis to provide support and assistance in problem resolution.
  • Provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy services for clients.
  • Interacts with clients and staff as needed in the coordination of services.
  • Interacts on behalf of the client with family, friends, legal guardian, and significant others to initiate and maintain supportive networks.
  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Director or his/her designee as needed.
  • Maintains 65% billable service delivery (26/wk)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Experience

  • Two (2) years direct service experience with severely emotionally disturbed clients in an inpatient or outpatient health care setting (internship and/or practicum time may be substituted).
  • One (1) year case management experience preferred
  • Bilingual English / Spanish Preferred

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification

  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, childcare counseling, education or development from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Valid California driver's license
  • Licensure as either Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Clinical Social Worker, or Registered Psychologist in active status with State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology. Active status with respective board needs to remain active and in good standing at all times. It is the employees responsibility to keep license active. Employment is contingent upon active license.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Bilingual Spanish language speaking, reading, writing preferred
  • Maintains confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clients
  • Maintains positive communication with all agency staff, clients and visitors
  • Exercises good judgement in performance of duties and responsibilities
  • Supports existing agency policies, principles and mission.
  • Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed children, other staff, physicians and the public.
  • Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment.
  • Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly assess the mental status and psychosocial needs of severely emotionally disturbed children.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of community services and county agencies.
  • Knowledge of DCFS reporting mandates and limits of confidentiality
  • Ability to write professional/clinical reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Must be able to function independently and be able to seek guidance when necessary to assist in working with children and families.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and web browsers effectively.
  • Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V).
  • Good knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions and models emphasizing empirically validated interventions
  • Knowledge of child/adolescent development.
  • Must meet documentation standards of completing all documentation per DMH and CB policy within 24 hours from date of service.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and talk or hear. Fine motor skills such as typing, the use of a computer mouse and telephone handset is required. Employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to sit, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Acknowledgements: Employee signature below constitutes employee's understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.

Diversity is a core value at Children's Bureau and in the Mental Health department. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff, and people leaders. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Children's Bureau practices Trauma Informed Care principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes resilience and healing of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Keywords: Children's Bureau, Lancaster , Wraparound Therapist, Other , Lancaster, California

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