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Residential Therapist for Youth Clients

Company: Summitview Child & Family Services, INC.
Location: Placerville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Summitview Child & Family Services, INC. provides residential treatment services for at-risk youth ages 6-19 who are living with the affects of trauma. Our program is inclusive of LGBTQ youth and non-minor dependents, with one home specializing in treatment for youth who have been commercially or sexually exploited and trafficked.We could not do the work we do without our staff and we know that. We offer competitive salary, benefit options, eleven paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick time.This is an amazing opportunity for an associate or licensed therapist / social worker with a sincere passion for working with youth clients. .This position is located in Placerville, CA located right off U.S. Hwy 50.STATEMENT OF THE JOB:Under the direct supervision of the Residential Clinical Manager, the Residential Therapist is responsible for establishing and implementing quality clinical treatment for seriously traumatized and emotionally disturbed children admitted to our Short-Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP).RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate each client's progress and adjust the clinical services as necessary.
  • Develop appropriate documentation for each individual session in a timely manner ensuring at least 20 hours of billable services are achieved each week.
  • Collaborate closely with other staff to implement treatment plans.
  • Provide individual, group and family therapy sessions.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate collateral contacts with community agencies as clinically indicated.
  • Help develop and provide trainings for residential staff as necessary.
  • Prepare written quarterly treatment reviews for each client.
  • Maintain paperwork in accordance with regulations and auditing and billing requirements in all client charts.
  • Assist the Residential Clinical Manager as needed with intakes/assessments.
  • Assures that all clients' paperwork, as it pertains to mental health services, are up to date and accurate in Electronic Health Record system including facilitating ongoing therapy audits in cooperation with the Senior Director of Clinical Programs.
  • Other reasonable tasks as assigned.JOB EXPECTATIONS:
    • Adheres to all policies and procedures of Summitview Child & Family Services, Inc. including, but not limited to, confidentiality and appropriate boundaries with clients.
    • Follows agency policy for crisis intervention and management skills.
    • Attends scheduled in-service training programs.
    • Attends weekly team meetings as applicable.
    • Demonstrates adherence to policies and procedures involving Privacy Practices (HIPAA compliance)
    • Practices good judgement and takes initiative.
    • Works cooperatively with others in a team-oriented manner.
    • Completes assigned program operational tasks in accordance with supervisory directives.
    • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Sensitivity to the service population?s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
    • Must participate in Performance Quality Improvement and Risk Prevention.
    • Provides and practices trauma-informed care services and modalities with actively using empathy and understanding in treatment of individuals or other tasks assigned.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
      • Must possess a valid, unrestricted California Driver's License; personal automobile liability insurance; and a driving record acceptable to Summitview's insurance carrier.
      • Must attend in-house first aid and CPR training within 30 days following employment (if not currently certified).
      • Must be willing to complete a personal background investigation conducted by the State of California; and must meet community care licensing standards for professional employment.
      • Must follow all procedures and protocols to ensure client and employee safety and health to support Summitview?s work as an essential service.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required:
        • To talk or hear.
        • To stand, walk, and sit.QUALIFICATIONS:
          • Completion of a clinical program with a Masters or Ph.D. degree in a field of behavioral science from an accredited university.
          • Experience with seriously emotionally disturbed children or adolescents.
          • Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other Evidence Based Practices preferred.
          • Clinical licensure or an Associate seeking licensure for Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
          • Registration with assigned BBS # and with an AMFT # or ACSW#.
          • Two years? previous experience in a clinical position preferred.OTHER:
            • Employment is at-will.
            • This is a full-time exempt position.
            • Work hours may require flexibility depending on the needs of the client, but expectation is 40 hrs. per week.

Keywords: Summitview Child & Family Services, INC., Sacramento , Residential Therapist for Youth Clients, Healthcare , Placerville, California

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