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Therapist - CORE Services (Part-time)

Company: Bethany Christian Services
Location: Athens
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Therapist - CORE Services (Part-time)

Requisition #: req4807

Location: Athens, GA

Hours: Part-time (20 hours/week)

Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

As a CORE Family Therapist, you will be primarily responsible for providing therapeutic counseling as defined by DBHDD guidelines. This individual will serve families in alignment with the goals of the program: to improve the individual child's and/or adolescent's ability to self-recognize and self-manage behavioral health issues, as well as the parent's and/or responsible caregivers' capacity to care to care for their children; and provide therapeutic services directed toward the restoration, development, enhancement, or maintenance of functioning of the identified client and/or family unit.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide in-home and school-based clinical treatment/therapeutic counseling, data collection and reporting, assessment and treatment planning in a thorough and timely manner
  • Conduct therapeutic counseling services in a variety of settings convenient to the child and family including foster home, parental home, school, or community
  • Develop goals and treatment objectives for clients
  • Complete thorough biopsychosocial assessment of clients at intake and schedule reassessment, as needed
  • Comply with service definition and guidelines outlined in the DBHDD Provider manual for therapeutic services
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts
  • Keep up-to-date and accurate client progress notes for all clinical and counseling related activities and submit weekly production reports to supervisor in a timely manner in accordance with contract requirement, agency expectations, and program policy
  • Effectively utilize appropriate systems for data gathering, submission, and tracking client services rendered in accordance with time-bound expectations based on contract requirements, agency expectations, and program policy
  • Attend court hearings and proceedings, panel reviews, Individual Service Plan (ISP) meetings, Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings, and family team meetings in accordance with request from third parties regarding clients
  • Deliver client centered services and/or interventions with ongoing evaluations to meet changing needs and abilities, such as referrals to alternative services as needed
  • Conduct weekly sessions with clients and families or as outlined in the therapeutic treatment plan
  • Establish and maintain referral and community resources
  • Meet pre-defined and stipulated billable hours of minimum hour requirements per week as defined by supervisor and program expectations
  • Facilitate flexible appointment times outside of regular business hours, and work nontraditional hours in the community, as needed
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisor to consult on cases, to review case plan and direction, and to evaluate client participation and progress
  • Keep abreast of community resources and refer families for support, as needed;
  • Participate in on-call system as dictated by program needs
  • Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements related to social services
  • Stay up-to-date on treatment modalities and complete trainings as required by funding sources, by attending conferences, seminars and journal reading
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field of study from an accredited college
  • At least one (1) year of prior experience in child and family services focused on neglect, trauma, and abuse, strongly preferred
  • Must have a broad knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methodology of social work as acquired through a Master's level degree
  • Active professional licensure (LMSW, LAPC, LAMFT, or full licensure) in the state of the work location
  • Previous working knowledge of child development and mental health diagnoses with experience in the mental health and/or substance abuse field and population
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and families from diverse cultures with sensitivity to cultural differences and norms
  • Demonstrated ability with providing excellent clinical, therapeutic, and crisis intervention skills, a plus
  • Knowledge of state, community and agency resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capacity to engage, respect, and serve a wide range of clients with a nonjudgmental attitude, while empowering the clients served
  • Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate customer service
  • Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality
  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions
  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries.

We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic. We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.

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Keywords: Bethany Christian Services, Athens , Therapist - CORE Services (Part-time), Other , Athens, Georgia

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