Reports to: Care Team Coordinator
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Last date reviewed: 10/26/2020
Position Summary: To provide psychotherapy treatment services and case management including assessment, treatment planning and implementation to assigned clients within the WV program offerings ensuring overall programmatic and fiduciary responsibilities that are congruent with the Board of Child Care’s purpose, philosophy, standard operating policies and procedures and performance goals utilizing the framework of the agency’s selected evidence based and approved treatment models
· Complete admission service needs assessments that include participation by child/youth, parents/guardians in the identification of strengths, service needs and discharge plans as well as comprehensive treatment plans to target specific treatment goals and objectives for each assigned child/youth.
· Provide effective case management to assigned cases which includes but is not limited to: acting as a liaison with internal and external sources; serving as the interdisciplinary team leader; developing, monitoring and reviewing Individual Treatment Plans/discharge plans on a regular basis but at least every 90 days; working as part of a team to determine discharge plans.
· Serve as a liaison between assigned youth and Department of Health and Human Resource workers, probation officers and attorneys.
· Evaluate assigned child’s/youth’s/family’s progress towards goal attainment on a designated basis in line with individual treatment and discharge plan goals.
· Maintain effective working relationships with families, children/youth, colleagues, consultants and community agencies.
· Complete required documentation and reports within the defined time lines and/or as requested and ensure that case records meet documentation standards. This includes, but is not limited to: completion of comprehensive master treatment plan within 30 days of admission, completion of narrative summaries on assigned case load on a monthly basis, completion of written treatment plan reviews every 90 days or as needed, documentation of all contacts made regarding caseload, Individual/Group/Family Therapy notes, WV CANS, completion of the West Virginia Child Care Association’s “Initial Assessment for Children and Youth in Out of Home Care” form within ten days of admission.
· Provide supportive counseling to residents on an as-needed basis.
· Provide Targeted Case Management to residents on an as-needed basis.
· Provide individual therapy to residents on caseload as needed based on the determination of the clinician and/or treatment team.
· Provide group therapy to residents weekly based on cottage assignment and need.
· Provide specialty group therapy services and trainings as needed regarding specific topics (e.g. anger management, conflict resolution, and self-injury).
· Provide family therapy as determined by the clinician and/or treatment team.
· Identify supervision and/or professional training needs to supervisor as they arise.
· Work with unit supervisor to provide training to direct care staff related to the integrated treatment model.
· Provide consultation to care team within an assigned unit Collaborating with the unit supervisor to ensure maintenance of an effective treatment milieu in assigned unit.
To provide clinical consultation and recommendations within the WV admissions review process.
· Accountability for Others
• Accurate Listening
• Attitude toward Honesty
• Balanced Decision Making
• Commitment to the Job
• Consistency and Reliability
• Enjoyment of the Job
• Handling Stress
• Human Awareness
• Internal Self Control
• Meeting Standards
• Personal Accountability
• Relating to Others
• Frequent Interaction with Others
• Frequent Change
Provides clinical consultation to Treatment Support Specialists, Educational Support Specialists, Unit Supervisors, and Case Managers
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
In the nature of being at a residential living environment there may be times you experience conditions in which challenging behavior can be exhibited from our youth to include but not limited to, physical agitation, physical violence and/or emotion outburst.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position regularly requires flexible work hours to include evenings, weekends, and on-call rotation. With prior approval from a Care Team Coordinator or Program Director, Therapists are eligible for flex schedule. This position is classified as a non-essential staff member for campus emergencies including severe weather.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area travel may be expected.
Required Education and Experience
· Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university.
· Current LGSW West Virginia State License or WV Provisional Professional Counseling License (to be obtained within 6 months of employment).
· Minimum of one (1) year in providing direct social work services to children/youth and families
Preferred Education and Experience
· Current LICSW West Virginia State License or LPC West Virginia State License
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
· Client file maintenance
· Computer literacy
· Ability to effectively express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
· Able to assess strengths and level of functioning of children and families and determine necessary service needs and treatment strategies using sound, objective decision making
· Able to engage children and families in a positive therapeutic alliance
· Able to work cooperatively with others in a treatment team.
· CPR/First Aid
· Valid Driver’s License with the ability to operate Agency Vehicle
· Federal and State Fingerprinting Background Checks
· Drug screening (Pre-Employment and Random)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.