Mental Health Therpist II - CS (In-Home Intervention) Autauga

Autauga, Alabama
03-27-2019
Autauga County
51,831.00 
34,063.00 
Full time
1st Shift

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

TITLE:                                  Mental Health Therapist II - CS (In Home Intervention)/Autauga

 

CLASSIFICATION:             Mental Health Therapist II

 

SALARY RANGE:              $34,063.00 - $51,831.00

 

SUPERVISOR:                     Director, Designated Children’s Programs

 

DEFINITION:

 

This position involves providing direct in-home intervention for severely emotionally/behaviorally disturbed children and their families. This employee will be a member of a team which will have a maximum caseload of four to six families for up to twelve weeks for each family. The team will provide ten to twenty hours of weekly direct services to each family. The primary mission of the intervention is to reduce a crisis situation, institute a therapeutic process and prevent out of home placement of the child.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

 

Responsible for assessing and implementing treatment programs for severely emotionally/behaviorally disturbed children and their families.

 

Responsible for providing direct in-home therapy to four to six families for a twelve – twenty  week period. This includes individual and family therapy.

 

Responsible for documenting the clinical charts to include intakes and all therapy sessions.

 

Facilitate in-home therapy sessions and implement the treatment program without direct supervision.

 

Must work closely with Department of Human Resources, Family Court and other agencies in the selection and treatment provided to children and their families during the in-home intervention.

 

Provide transportation to children and families when appropriate.

 

Perform other duties that are assigned by the supervisor.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Knowledge of the special needs and behavioral characteristics of severely emotionally/behaviorally disturbed children and their families.

 

Knowledge of psychotherapy principles and techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION (Continued)

Mental Health Therapist II - CS (In Home Intervention)

 

Knowledge of psychotropic medications to include their use and their side effects.

 

Ability to perform individual and family therapy to include behavior modification, RET, EPSDT, parental education and problem solving skills.

 

Ability to provide leadership to the in-home counselor and assist in his/her clinical skills.

 

Ability to interact and communicate effectively with other professionals and other agencies.

 

Ability to organize and manage one's own activities with a minimum of direct supervision.

 

Ability to work flexible hours due to the special needs of children and their families.

 

Participate on a rotating 24-hour on-call roster.

 

Ability to quickly establish rapport with clients.

 

Participate in all required Child and Adolescent In-Home Team training.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Master's Degree in Social Work or  Counseling, and at least one year of applicable experience.  Must be licensed or license eligible.  If license eligible, must have LGSW or ALC credentials within three months of hire date. Degree and experience must meet requirements of Medicaid for approved Medicaid Provider Status.

 

Must hold a Driver's License valid in Alabama and maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the Authority's insurance carrier. Must maintain liability coverage on personal vehicles.

 

Must hold and maintain a current Red Cross First Aid, CPI and CPR Certificates. 

 

Revised December 2017