Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor
Less than 5 years experience •
The Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor is responsible for providing a wide range of therapeutic services to a caseload of 3-6 clients under the supervision of the Clinical Program Coordinator and TDT Site Coordinator. The Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor is responsible for addressing the daily needs of their client caseload, and the clients' school/workplace needs.
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field and at least one year of experience providing mental health services to children or adolescents. Must be a QMHP-C.
1-4 years' experience working with children or adolescents (see above corresponding education requirements for specific minimum experience needed). Experience working with individuals with mental illness or intellectual/developmental disabilities will be considered in lieu of previous experience working with children or adolescents. Clinical experience working with children or adolescents highly preferred. Experience working in behavioral programs, counseling, and/or skills training highly preferred.
- Provide case management and service coordination to clients, their families, and support teams (including their schools and workplaces) as needed.
- Provide individual, group, and family counseling to all clients on caseload.
- Provide crisis intervention to clients as needed.
- Coordinate closely with other staff and community partners to ensure the appropriateness of treatment modalities and services being provided.
- Serve as clinical liaison to referral sources and parents regarding progress and needs; to include attendance of FAPT meetings and court hearings as necessary.
- Maintain high quality documentation of all case work, completed in a timely manner, and consistent with outlined program policies and licensure requirements.
- Create and develop individualized service plans, quarterly service plans, and monthly progress report reviews and report to community funding sources.
- Exercise sound judgment in proposing changes to treatment plans.
- Write and submit daily progress notes in accordance with program policies.
- Provide monthly progress reports as needed.
- Develop and implement plans for discharge.
TRAINING AND SUPERVISION
- Provide ongoing communication to the Clinical Program Coordinator on the status of client caseload (including working with the Clinical Program Coordinator on client consultation as needed).
- Lead/participate in staff training and/or seminar presentations as requested.
- Participate in scheduled staff meetings.
- Participate in clinical team meetings as applicable.
- Participate in regular supervision with the Clinical Program Coordinator.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to stakeholders.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Verification of QMHP-C status, current driver's license, safe automobile, and current and sufficient auto insurance. Tuberculosis test/screening.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Phone-related tasks require the ability to hear and speak.
- Working with clients includes having the abilities to safely and effectively perform both physical and non-physical de-escalation in accordance with requirements set forth in Crisis Wave Training (a synopsis of said requirements can be provided at applicants' request).
- Client direct care regularly requires the ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste or smell, and may require to lifting or moving up to 10 pounds.
- Transporting clients and participating in client activities requires operating a motor vehicle for up to 1-2 hours at a time, eyesight in compliance with Department of Motor Vehicle requirements for operating a motor vehicle.
- Copying, filing, and other record keeping duties require the ability to stand, sit, and move from one position to another easily.
- Computer work requires the ability to input data from a keyboard quickly and efficiently (use of fingers/ability to feel).
- Close computer work requires clear vision as well as ability to adjust focus when returning to other tasks.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties require working in office environment with moderate noise level, including computers, printers, ringing phones, copy equipment.