Therapist

· Washington, District of Columbia
Employment Type Full Time/ Part Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Position Title:  Therapist


Reports To:  Clinical Director


Services Pertaining to Position: Mental Health Rehabilitation


Purpose: To coordinate and provide treatment support necessary to aid children/adolescent groups and their support structure.  The Therapist will participate in activities of the organization such as individual and family evaluations, individual and family assessments, crisis intervention, and provide 24 hours a day, 7 days per week support to consumer base.


POSITION RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Ensure compliance with all LIFE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES policies and procedures, as well as local, state, and federal regulations. 
  • Provide therapeutic, rehabilitative and group therapy services to children/adolescents
  • Sign orders for service for appropriate Mental Health Rehabilitation as in scope of the practice
  • Document consumer progress via progress notes
  • Document (prepare service notes) for all billable time
  • Must be able to carry a minimum caseload of 10 consumers
  • Complete documentation that meets elements of complete psychological assessments or diagnostic assessments for enhanced services
  • Conduct, at a minimum, one face-to-face interview with the recipient and their family/significant others during an initial assessment and reassessments. Provide DSM-IV (or its successor) diagnoses, Axes I-V.
  • Develop, sign and date the initial assessment and reassessment.
  • Able to demonstrate skills in mediation, facilitation, advocacy and resolving systematic concerns and sometimes under stressful conditions
  • Notify the staff psychiatrist of any significant change in a recipient’s physical or mental status.
  • Conducts family, individual therapy and treatment plans as appropriate
  • Complete a minimum of (20) hours of training specific to the required components of the Mental Health Rehabilitation including crisis response within the first 90 days of employment
  • Participate, when assigned, in “first responder” crisis response on a 24/7/365 basis to consumers experiencing a crisis
  • Assist in defining program goals and objectives; assist in establishing methods and strategies of accomplishing program goals
  • Maintain a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style and teamwork
  • Other duties as assigned

 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or other clinical based discipline
  • Minimum of one year post-graduate experience is required
  • Must be able to pass a satisfactory background check, drug test, and child abuse registry
  • Ability to successfully complete service-specific training courses
  • Proficient in clinical theories and their practical application
  • Computer literate; experience with MS Word and Excel

 

PREFERRED QUALITIES:


  • Licensed (or licensed eligible)
  • Successful applicant will be well organized, have excellent time management skills and be able to work well both independently and with a team
  • Have a valid drivers’ license, reliable transportation and insurance

 

 

This staff member is expected to demonstrate commitment, competence, people skills and adaptability.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of all personnel so assigned.  LES reserves the right to amend and/or make changes to this job description as needed.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Employment Type
    Full Time/ Part Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced