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Youth and Family Therapist - Social Services

Company: Choices
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

The System of Care Therapist is responsible for providing evidence-based therapy services to youth at risk for out-of-home placement and their families. Services are primarily community-based, and participating youth are involved in multiple child-serving systems (e.g., child welfare, special education and/or juvenile justice.) The Therapist facilitates regular therapy sessions and monitors client progress from the point of intake/referral, through treatment, to discharge and aftercare. The Therapist also works with the Wraparound Team as facilitated by the Care Coordinator to implement the Individualized Service Plan for each identified client/family through offering options for additional services, education, and support. The Therapist coordinates the flow of clinical information across agencies and providers while protecting the confidentiality of individuals served.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesCan articulate the mission, vision and values of Choices, the practice of evidence-based interventions and therapeutic services compliant with Medicaid regulations for enrolled individuals.Facilitates evidence-based interventions through individual, family, and group therapy sessions, clinically assesses and re-assesses individuals as required, and participates as an active team member in the Wraparound process for each family enrolled in Wraparound.Provides participating youth and family members with counseling to meet underlying needs and support, increase, or restore capacity for self-sufficiency.Maintains population-specific competencies to ensure effective delivery of services to youth and families.Provides screening, assessment, treatment planning, evidence-based therapeutic intervention, re-assessment, discharge/aftercare planning and referrals as needed.Completes client documentation in accordance with Medicaid, state, federal, and DCS contract requirements.Completes client documentation within established timelines.Provides crisis intervention as required and follow-up clinical assessment with client(s) involved to determine need for appropriate clinical course of action.Attends Child/Family/Team meetings and Treatment Plan Reviews and documents outcomes as needed.Meets regularly with supervisor or designee for clinical supervision and seeks further supervision when appropriate and necessary.Self-monitors billing and productivity levels and gives feedback to supervisor regarding workflow and/or billing concerns.Communicates timely with the Clinical Supervisor, Care Coordinator, and other members of the clinical team to coordinate services to youth and families.Maintains appropriate boundaries with youth and families receiving services.Willingly completes other duties as assigned to advance the mission of Choices.QualificationsMaster's Degree in social work, psychology, or a related human service field required, with at least two years of full-time experience providing direct mental health counseling and/or case management services preferred. Mississippi license strongly preferred (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Psychologist).Maintains active clinical license, as applicable, per respective professional license board.Maintains active certification in specialized areas of practice and selected evidence-based treatment modalities.Demonstrated skills in assessment tools, therapy with youth and families, crisis intervention, team building and development.Strong communication and writing skills. Bi-lingual skills (Spanish) a plus.Highly organized, and effectively manages multiple priorities simultaneously.Professionally articulate in communicating (oral and written) system development, change and outcomes.Demonstrated professionalism working in teams with internal colleagues and external audiences both in person and through various electronic media.Enthusiastic about advancing system change within the community.Must possess a valid driver's license in state of residence and auto insurance.Salary Range 42-46,000Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, VisionEmployer Paid Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability401k MatchTuition ReimbursementPaid Parental LeaveGenerous PTO planEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Choices, Hattiesburg , Youth and Family Therapist - Social Services, Healthcare , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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