Job Descriptions:

Outpatient Therapist-

REPORTS TO: Clinical Director, Medical Director, and HR Director

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provide and document therapeutic services within the scope of practice and qualification as a Mental Health Professional or Mental Health Worker including accurate psycho-social and diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, and individual and family counseling according to best practice standards or generally accepted industry practices.

  • Maintain clinical record of therapeutic encounters, i.e. daily progress notes, intake, treatment plans/reviews, discharge plan, communication log, follow up letters etc.

  • Ensure that daily progress notes are completed the same day as the scheduled patient appointment, so that timely billing for services may occur

  • Participate in treatment team and staff meetings as required

  • Provide case management and consultation with other service providers as needed with timely and accurate documentation of any referrals or communication with outside providers

  • Provide and document appropriate discharge planning, aftercare planning, and referrals to all clients and document appropriately and obtain required patient signatures

  • Maintain a client registry and do prompt follow up for any clients with unplanned termination or service lapses, i.e. > 30 days from last scheduled visit

  • Provide accurate availability to front office for scheduling purposes

  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled or otherwise obtain relevant administrative information and updates. Note: It is the staff’s responsibility to be aware of all policies and procedures, including updates and revisions, as they are made available

  • Maintain and abide by all supervisory agreements either internal or external to the organization as required and in addition to those required for professional licensure and/or certification.

  • Review and abide by all relevant policies and procedures per staff handbook and published updates or memorandums

  • Provide critical incident reporting and mandated [child abuse] reporting as required by law to clinical director as appropriate within 24 hours of incident or incident notification

 

 

*This list is non-exhaustive and is meant only to guide you in adequate daily performance. Additional responsibilities may be added without prior notice and/or as dictated by procedural, policy changes, or performance improvement processes

School-Based Therapist-

REPORTS TO: School-Based Supervisor, Clinical Director, and HR Director

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provide and document therapeutic services within the scope of practice and qualification as a mental health professional or mental health worker.

    • This includes at minimum: psycho-social and diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, and individual and/or family counseling with application of best practice techniques and/or generally accepted industry standards of practice

  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical record of therapeutic encounters, i.e. daily progress notes, intake, treatment plans/reviews, discharge plan, communication log, follow up letters etc.

  • Ensure that daily progress notes are completed the same day as the scheduled patient appointment, so that timely billing for services may occur

  • Participate in treatment team and school-based meetings as needed

  • Provide and document appropriate discharge planning, aftercare planning, and referrals to all clients

  • Provide accurate availability to school-based supervisor for scheduling purposes

  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled or otherwise obtain relevant administrative information and updates. **It is the staff’s responsibility to be aware of all policies and procedures, including updates and revisions, as they are made available within the organization

  • Attend weekly clinical supervision with School-Based Supervisor or Clinical Director

  • Review and abide by all relevant policies and procedures per staff handbook and published updates or memorandums

  • Provide critical incident reporting to clinical director as appropriate within 24 hours of incident or incident notification

  • Provide mandated reporting on all children who may be victims of abuse or neglect

 

*This list is non-exhaustive and is meant only to guide you in adequate daily performance. Additional responsibilities may be added without prior notice and/or as dictated by procedural, policy changes, or performance improvement processes

Behavior Specialist Consultant-

Minimum Staff Qualifications

A. Licensed Doctoral Level Psychologist

B. Licensed Clinical Psychologist

C. Licensed Mental Health Professional

D. Possess a Graduate Mental Health Degree with training in the field of behavior modification or supervised by a licensed doctoral level psychology licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

E. Act 33/34 Clearances

F. FBI clearances

 

Behavior Specialist Consultants will report directly to the program director.  The BSC will be partially responsible for supervising TSS actions, interventions and documentation. The BSC will be responsible for creating and updating treatment plans, organizing activities with clients, updating other treatment team members of progress, documenting client progress and maintaining parts of the client record.  BSC’s will provide one-on-one interventions with the client as well as collaborate with other individuals on the treatment team.  The BSC will always assume the lead when assigned to a case.  Services will vary according to the individualized needs of the child and family. Specific responsibilities will include:

 

  • Designs and directs the implementation of an individualized treatment plan and behavior modification plans which are individualized to meet the needs of each child, adolescent and family.

  • Provide expertise in behavioral health management techniques.

  • Provide direct contact with child and family, consults with every service system provider that each child and family is involved with.  Continues to monitor progression and adjusts individual treatment plans as needed.

  • In some cases of stabilization or on-going treatment of the child, specific expertise in behavioral management protocols is needed that the mobile therapist and therapeutic support staff cannot provide.  Under such circumstances, and following agreement by child, family, and mental health professionals on the treatment team, a behavioral specialist consultant can be engaged as part of the treatment team if the service is included in the treatment plan.

  • The behavioral specialist consultant, in collaboration with other members of the treatment team, designs and directs the implementation of a behavior modification intervention plan which is individualized to each child or adolescent and to family needs.  The behavioral specialist consultant identifies behavioral goals and intervention techniques, and recommends non-aversive behavioral change methods.  Members of the treatment team and family provide the service directly to the child and/or family in the home, school, day care, emergency room, or other community program or setting.

  • The behavioral specialist typically serves as consultant to, and as requested by, the mobile therapist within the treatment team.  While maintaining some direct contact with the child and family, the behavior specialist consultant primarily provides assessment, program design and monitoring rather than direct therapy.  The behavioral specialist consultant is expected to participate in Inter-Agency Service Planning Team Meetings.  When questions or conflict around behavioral paradigms arise in other systems, such as the school, the behavioral specialist consultant may participate in special child-centered, family-focused meetings along with the therapist.

Therapeutic Support Staff-

Minimum Staff Qualifications:

 

A. Persons with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, criminal justice, or similar human service field, with no previous work experience.

B. Persons with a Bachelor’s Degree in any other field, with the equivalent of at least one year of full-time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents.

C. Licensed registered nurses, with the equivalent of at least one year of full time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents.

D. Persons with an Associate’s Degree, or sixty credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree, with the equivalent of at least three years of full- time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents.

E. Licensed practical nurses, with the equivalent of at least three years of full time paid work experience in a job that involved direct contact with children or adolescents.

F. ACT 33 and 34 Clearances.

 

The Therapeutic Staff Support personal will report directly to the program director.  The TSS will be responsible for following treatment plans, organizing activities with clients, updating other treatment team members of progress, documenting client progress and maintaining parts of the client record.  TSS will provide one-on-one interventions to the client when the behavior would require a more restrictive treatment or educational setting.  Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain an accurate copy of the client’s record.

  • Provide the prescribed amount of client hours face to face in the home, school and community settings.

  • Develop a relationship with the client family and provide modeling and educational information to them in regards to the treatment that is being completed and as agreed upon by the treatment team.

  • Keep treatment team members up to date verbally as well as by documentation

  • Complete daily progress reports addressing specific interventions that the TSS is utilizing.

  • Follow the treatment plan and assure that the goals and objectives are addressed with therapeutic interventions.

  • Identify client needs and promote client strengths.

  • Be conscious of client’s background history, medical problems, medications, disabilities and any other underlying need.

  • As a mandated reported report any suspected abuse to the director.

  • Promote the involvement of community activities and professionals.

  • Focus on natural community supports and least restrictive environment.

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and attend necessary trainings.

  • Participate in Interagency Service Planning Team Meetings when instructed to do so.

  • Report emergency or critical incidents to the director immediately.

  • Follow directives of the director, Mobile Therapist and Behavior Specialist Consultant

  • Perform all duties in a timely fashion.

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