Job Title: Residential Therapist
Department: Residential Services
Qualifications: Must have a Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology and working towards licensure by the State of Indiana as a LMHC, LCSW, or HSPP. Professional licensure preferred. Depending on the assignment, additional experience and specialized credentialing and/or licensing may be required in the areas of Substance Abuse or Sexually Maladaptive behavior. One year residential/social service experience is preferred.
Reports to: Residential Clinical Program Director
Job Summary: Provide treatment oversight and direction including matters related to assessment and treatment planning/review for residential youths for up to two cottages. Complete clinical assessments and direct clinical services for assigned youth. Assist with staff development activities related to mental health diagnoses and treatment provision within the framework of Trauma-Focused CBT. The RT must demonstrate sensitivity to the service population religious, cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
Primary Performance Factors
- Complete individual, group and family therapy per treatment plans and as scheduled
- Provide crisis response for residential program
- Complete Clinical Services Assessments to provide provisional DSM diagnoses for clients
- Complete Clinical Services Treatment Plans
- Complete Clinical Services prior authorizations for services
- Complete Service Note Documentation
- Complete Critical Incident Reports when necessary
- Assist with residential program development research, planning and implementation
- Participate with staff development activities relating to mental health diagnoses and treatment provision
- Provide input into Case Manager performance evaluations (when applicable)
- Consumer Relations
- Communicate with DCS Caseworkers, County Probation Officers, Judges, and parents as needed and when requested
- Participate in Child and Family Team meetings as requested by DCS or Probation
- Participate in Court Reviews as requested by DCS Caseworkers, County Probation Officers or Judges
* Living on campus is optional and dependent upon the needs of the therapist and organization.
* Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but flexibility may be needed to meet changing needs of the organization
* Clinical on call as scheduled by supervisor.
* Must attend work regularly and be on time.
* Must be able to work with residents' medical problems, including exposure to bodily fluids.
Physical Demands of Position
* Must be able to actively participate in the physical restraint of students who are in crisis (expected to meet the requirements of MindSet restrictive interventions).
* Must be able to handle the stress of intervening in crisis situations, handling medical emergencies, and making decisions quickly.
* Must be able to do significant walking.