This is a professional position that provides therapeutic services to children and adolescents and their families as needed. Services provided include conducting assessments, making diagnoses, developing treatment plans, providing individual and family therapy, monitoring of progress, and documenting services delivered. Additionally, this position will be involved in collaboration and consultation with other community human service agencies and schools. Home Based services is an intensive service program that typically takes place in the family home or in other community-based locations.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):
- Under the direction of the program supervisor, provide individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, family collateral contacts, coordination of care and case management services to assigned clients and their families.
- Conduct comprehensive, quality assessments of both children and families.
- Reach an appropriate diagnosis for each client, and will develop comprehensive, quality individualized/family treatment plans based on Person Centered Planning Practices.
- Maintain agency paperwork and clinical record documentation, i.e., annual assessments, person centered plans, status reports, progress notes, and vouchers, in a timely and accurate fashion.
- Based on professional training, may be asked to provide services such as psychological testing, clinical supervision, community education classes or interagency presentations.
- Participate actively in staff development activities including training’s provided by the Department of Community Health, and those trainings that promote skill development related to the position responsibilities.
- Work cooperatively with all community agencies and other providers to promote provision of quality, community based services.
- Participate in Utilization Review, other quality assurance programs, and in periodic evaluation of performance and outcomes of service delivery.
- Comply with mandatory reporting requirements in situations of suspected child abuse or neglect.
- Provide crisis coverage during business hours for families receiving Home Based Services. Participates in after hours “on call” on a scheduled basis.
- Advise supervisor regarding schedule and whereabouts daily.
MINIMUM & EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor from an accredited university, or a Degree in Nursing.
- One year experience in the provision of direct therapeutic services to children and families preferred.
LICENSING or CERTIFICATIONS:
- Must have licensure with the State of Michigan as a fully licensed professional: Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or Psychologist preferred.
- Limited Licensed Masters Social Worker, Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, or Masters Limited Psychologist considered.
- Must maintain licensure.