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Child and Family In-Home Therapist
Child and Family In-Home Therapist
The Children’s Place seeks a Child and Family In-Home Therapist to provide effective treatment for children and families to strengthen relationships and increase appropriate coping mechanisms with positive behavioral responses. This is a fulltime position, Mondays through Fridays.
The successful candidate will have these Educational qualifications:
· Master’s degree in social work or related field with two years of experience.
· Licensure or proven eligibility for clinical licensure in the state of Missouri.
In addition, the successful candidate will have these capabilities:
· Ability to use computer technology, including MS Office and proprietary programs related to our children and families.
· General knowledge of the signs and symptoms of child abuse and/or neglect
· Knowledge of the role of a mandated reporter
· Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality regarding records, clients and sensitive data
· Interpersonal style that is conducive to executing a multidisciplinary team approach
· Knowledge of client needs/issues (e.g. abuse, neglect, trauma, protective services)
· Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with child development (specifically ages 0-8)
· Physical ability to lift and hold children without restriction
· Familiar with community resources, collaboration and initiatives that will enhance The Children’s Place
· Ability to communicate directly and effectively with clients, staff, supervisor, teammates and other professionals
· Ability to work and travel within the community without restriction
· Post-graduate knowledge and experience in child abuse/neglect treatment.
· Ability to engage and work effectively with diverse staff, clients, and collateral’s.
· Working knowledge of DSM and able to diagnose accurately.
· Ability to assess client and family’s strengths and weaknesses, and develop appropriate treatment plans.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintain a caseload to provide billable client services comprised of therapy, assessments, and trainings. Fulltime In Home Therapists will bill a minimum of 14 hours per week.
Provide therapy to clients in the field (in home); services include individual, family therapy, psycho-education and group work.
Demonstrate competency using different modalities of therapy. This may include, PCIT, TF-CBT, play therapy, EMDR, Theraplay ® and other best practice treatments.
Provide case management with internal staff and collateral agencies for each case.
Develop timely, quality assessments and treatment plans for each client and/or family.
Utilize and able to interpret standardized test scores to formulate assessments and treatment plans
Demonstrate professional court testimony when subpoenaed.
Coordinate the services provided by various members of the TCP treatment team, e.g., psychiatrist, psychologist, parent aide, teachers, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists and others.
Make appropriate referrals to community agencies on behalf of family served.
Other duties will be required/requested for effective job performance.
This is not a contract for employment but an outline of essential functions and expectations.
IV. Professional Development / Community Outreach
Within first 14 days of employment, complete 10 hour TF-CBT web site training.
Demonstrate ability to identify appropriate clients for TF-CBT intervention. Utilize appropriate assessment tools in initial, ongoing assessment and at discharge. After completing 10 hour mandatory training, therapist’s knowledge will be evaluated throughout the year during supervision and review of paperwork.
Attend agency and community based trainings to meet minimum credentialing requirements. These hours should include but not be limited to topics of play therapy, trauma, treating sexual/physical abuse, divorce, grief and loss and ethics.
Provide community based trainings as an outreach to the general population.
Consult with community agencies/individuals regarding child abuse/neglect issues as appropriate.
Since 1977, The Children’s Place has provided therapeutic care and services to children and families affected by abuse, neglect, and trauma. The Children's Place is an equal opportunity employer that makes employment decisions regarding individuals and employees on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran or other status protected by law.