On behalf of an Akron area non-profit, the OhioMeansJobs|Summit County is seeking a Licensed Intensive School-Based Therapist:
Under supervisory direction, assesses, diagnoses, counsels, and provides psycho-therapeutic treatment, rehabilitation, and care coordination for behaviorally and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents as it is medically necessary; provides educational and consultation services to other staff, school staff; and performs related duties as required. Must be Licensed in the State of Ohio to provide mental health services (PC, LSW, MFT, PCC, LISW).
Essential Functions and Duties:
- Interviews potential clients to assess the need for direct mental health treatment of
- mental and emotional disorders or referral elsewhere; provides comprehensive medically necessary and psycho-therapeutic services for individuals or members of a family to assist them in achieving productive social adjustments, reducing the impact of disabling disorders, and facilitating their achievement of living, vocational, recreational, and interpersonal goals through the modalities of individual, family, group counseling and through collateral/significant other contacts.
- Diagnostically assess, formulate and complete the client's Treatment Plan inclusive of diagnosis, goals, and appropriate signatures within 30 days or the first 2 sessions from initial client contact, whichever is shorter. All Treatment Plan updates must be completed within the OHMAS rule time-frame.
- Completes and submits into the clients ICR all professional documentation no later than 48 hours from all client contact. Compensation is conditional upon the timely completion of all professional documentation as stated in Agency Policy and Procedures.
- Shares and receives appropriate information with the teachers, guidance counselors and administrative staff to assist in a collaborative effort with clients in the assigned buildings. Release of information forms must be signed by the parent/ guardian prior to exchanging confidential information.
- Educates clients and their families regarding their diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and therapeutic process.
- Work cooperatively with teachers, guidance counselors, and administrative staff within their assigned buildings including, but not limited to, relaying appropriate information to and from school facilities, assessing needs of additional staff, and coordinating services within the building.
- Identifies, recommends, networks and/or utilizes community resources to facilitate the highest possible mental health functioning of all assigned clients. Involvement in home visits may be necessary to assure continuity of clinical care.
- Adhere to the agency's personnel policies and procedures, OHMAS, COA, Medicaid and Insurance standards, and fulfill documentation and reporting requirements. Workers will be responsible to submit completed clinical documents into the Electronic Health Record to be processed into the Individualized Client Records.
- Participates in quality assurance and program evaluation studies.
- Attend and participate in scheduled or required training, staff meetings, peer review, workshops and supervision.
- Maintain at least their current or the minimum required Ohio licensure status as a qualified OHMAS service provider. All CEU certificates obtained during employment with PCS must be copied for entry into their personnel file.
Minimum Master's Degree from an accredited University or College in the field of Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or Social Work.
- Licensed in the State of Ohio to provide mental health services (PC, LSW, MFT, PCC,LISW)
- Demonstrated experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families individually and in group modality.
- Ability to reasonably problem solve complex and possible crisis mental health client problems.
- Ability to develop and write clear, concise documents involving client outcome reporting requirements.
- Effective time management and interview skills.
- Acceptance and dedication toward the Mission of Pastoral Counseling Service.
- Possession of a valid Ohio driver's license.
Skills, knowledge and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, counseling, and psycho-therapeutic treatment of marriage, family, and child relationship dysfunctions;
- methods of developing and implementing a treatment plan;
- current trends in the field of mental health; laws and regulations applicable to mental health;
- Ability to perform effective counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with clients' families, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and coworkers;
- relate professionally with persons with mental disorders;
- identify and utilize community resources;
- advise and train other mental health staff;
- prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports.