Primary Therapist

Lignum, VA
May 15, 2018
May 29, 2018
Full Time
Primary TherapistWe offer our employees fulfilling careers, free meals & casual dress on a beautiful campus!Position Summary:Conducts individual, group and family therapy with residents assigned to personal caseload. Provides the appropriate application of all clinical interventions, treatment programming and clinical care for assigned cases. Conducts initial assessments, treatment planning, ongoing case management, discharge planning and aftercare development on cases assigned. Documents treatment interventions and results in medical record on a timely basis. Assist with the appropriate and ongoing training of direct care staff working with assigned team(s). Participates in the multi-disciplinary case conference meetings and coordinates ongoing treatment on assigned teams. Attends to resident, families, and referral source concerns as well as providing timely reports on treatment obstacles and progress. Essential Responsibilities:Responsible for all primary therapist duties and responsibilities for a caseload of seven (7) residents on assigned treatment team and two additional group therapy sessions.Specific clinical responsibilities for each case assigned including but not limited to the following:Initial treatment assessments and formulations (psychosocial assessments; interviews with patient, parents and significant others to obtain data on the patient's personal, social, developmental, and emotional history; timely completion of the ITP and MTP, etc.).Therapy delivery (individual, family and group therapy weekly).Case Management (treatment interventions, therapeutic visits, case coordination with other disciplines, etc.).Communication with clients (Referral sources, parents/guardians, school officials, etc.).Timeliness of all necessary documentation (session progress notes, contact calls, monthly summaries, discharge summaries, special notes, orders, etc.).Participation in the implementation of all clinical aspects of the Alice C. Tyler Village milieu program.Complete all necessary documentation in medical record, including monthly summaries, discharge summaries, therapy session notes, special notes and contact calls in a timely thorough and professional manner.Facilitate weekly group therapy sessions for assigned treatment groups.Attend weekly supervision to discuss case conceptualization, to review treatment goals, to discuss problems or obstacles to progress, to exchange ideas for intervention strategies, to provide clinical training, and to assist with difficult or problem families/cases.Attend multi-disciplinary case conference meetings on assigned team to review cottage dynamics and planning, review treatment coordination of treatment interventions for team/individuals, review and approve therapeutic visits and conduct scheduled master treatment plan reviews on assigned cases.Be responsive and insure that residents, families, and/or referral sources are helped with problems arising over the course of the resident s treatment stay at the Alice C. Tyler Village.Provide regular progress reports and timely notification of problems that arise to referral source(s) on assigned cases as well as soliciting their assistance when needed.Assist with clinical certifications and reviews for re-certifications with payer sources for the ongoing funding of treatment of each assigned patient.Assist with assigned families when necessary in initiating court proceedings necessary for continuation of treatment for the patient.Assist the Resident Program Manager in the clinical training and therapeutic skill development of Direct Care Workers including clinical training on theory, diagnoses, intervention strategies and interactive styles/patterns.Consistently exercise sound, independent judgment and adequate emotional stability in evaluating situations and making decisions despite the pressures of deadlines or the occurrence of unexpected stressful events.Participate on committees and in professional meetings and staffings as necessary for the overall development and function of the program.Assures consistency in dealing in a tactful and harmonious fashion with staff, residents, and the public and to adhere to and follow all policies and procedures as designated and defined by the Executive Director of the Village.Minimum Requirements:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Master s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field.Must be licensed by the State of Virginia as an LCSW, LMFT or LPC orlicense eligible working toward licensure (our Clinical Director is willing to provide free supervision hours, during your shift).Minimum of two (2) years experience inpatient, outpatient, and/or mental health care in the area of child and/or adolescent treatment along with a thorough knowledge of emotionally disturbed children and adolescents;Strong clinical skills in intervention techniques of individual, group and family therapy in working with patients and their families. A working knowledge of educational, psychological, family and social work systems as related to special education and behavior treatment.About ChildhelpCEO and Co-Founder SaraO Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD , operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www. childhelp. org. About Childhelp Alice C. Tyler VillageThroughout the breadth of 270-acres of naturally lush and inviting land in Lignum, Virginia, the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village (the Village) has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1993. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 67 children ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old. The residents live in small cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs. The children who make their home at the village are referred to this place of healing by various judicial authorities and child welfare offices after the Department of Social Services takes custody of them. They arrive experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations. For many of these children, the Village and its multidisciplinary team (MDT) are their last hope in avoiding placement at a juvenile correctional facility.It takes a whole village to raise a child. A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child s specific needs. While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp s MDT under the direction of a staff psychiatrist. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, occupational, and speech therapy. The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves.Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer