TPC-Clinical Therapist - Child & Family EOS

Department: TPC-CF Enhanced Outpatient Svcs Site.
Operating Unit The Providence Center
Location: Providence, RI
Job ID: 8689
Job Status: Full Time
Shift: Days
End Date: na

To provide community based therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families. *Due to COVID-19 precautions at this time community based services are limited. Currently conducting telehealth visits. 

Responsibilities:

Perform a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of assigned consumers.

Apply knowledge of Psychiatric Diagnosis (DSM IV).

Assess clinical emergencies, including suicide and danger to others.

Collect pertinent data from appropriate collateral sources in accordance with confidentiality guidelines.

Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Center policy and legal requirements.

Develop and present, verbally and in writing, a clear clinical formulation based on behavioral data and relevant theory while incorporating psychosocial and family issues.

Use psychiatric consultation and intervention when clinically appropriate.

Use knowledge to decide appropriate levels of care in order to refer to various points in the continuum of care.

Demonstrate awareness and skill in addressing areas related to diversity.

Provide individual, group, and family mental health and/or substance abuse therapy.

Develop and implement a plan of care with ongoing consumer input.

Assess clinical emergencies, including suicide and danger to others.

Develop and present, verbally and in writing, a clear clinical formulation based on behavioral data and relevant theory while incorporating psychosocial and family issues.

Identify specific therapeutic interventions appropriate for specific problems.

Provide psychotherapy, both short and long term.

Use psychiatric consultation and intervention when clinically appropriate.

Use knowledge to decide appropriate levels of care in order to refer to various points in the continuum of care.

Demonstrate awareness and skill in addressing areas related to diversity.

Collaborate with other providers, agencies, and individuals in the consumers' network of care.

Communicate with various local agencies and individuals, as well as with Center staff.

Perform record keeping in accordance with Health Information Services and other Center requirements.

Complete daily activity logs.

Complete progress notes with appropriate format.

Develop and implement a plan of care with ongoing consumer input.

Complete a clear, specific, behaviorally oriented treatment plan as required with consumer signature.

Complete required reports and evaluations.

Follow required office procedures in a cooperative manner.

Attend trainings, case presentations and conferences.

Provide feedback to staff on the content of educational programs attended.

Attend mandatory in-service trainings and other trainings required for renewal of licensure.

Maintain cooperative relationships with Center staff, consumers, community agencies and the public.

Communicate with various local agencies and other departments or teams at The Center.

Work in cooperation with co-workers and supervisory staff.

Perform in a calm, professional manner in all job related situations.

Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements:

Master degree in Social Work (MSW) or related field and relevant clinical experience with children and/or adolescents and their families.  LICSW/ LMFT/ LMHC preferred, as well as training/ experience in substance abuse treatment.

Must have experience with community based work and/or severely emotionally disturbed adolescents.  LCDP preferred.

Insured auto and valid driver's license.

Knowledge about human development for children, ages 5-18, including the ability to identify developmental delays.

Skill in evaluation and clinical treatment with children, ages 5-18, and their families, with serious emotional disturbance and behavior disorders.

Must possess theoretical knowledge about various treatment modes/modalities and be able to adapt treatment techniques in a flexibly manner to meet client/family needs.

Basic knowledge about psychiatric medication and is aware of significant side effects.

Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with consumers, community agencies and Center employees.

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Physical Demands: 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: 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.