Sr Clinical Therapist

Summary:
Provides intensive community-based clinical and crisis intervention services to seriously emotionally and/or behaviorally disturbed children and their families by performing the duties that follow.

 

Responsibilities:
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide intensive clinical and crisis intervention services to children at imminent risk of hospitalization and their families. Includes but is not limited to:



Individual psychotherapy family therapy group therapy psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health evaluations.



Face-to-face contact with children and their families in their own homes or communities as prescribed in the Individual Treatment Plan.



Coordination of services through documented meetings documented telephone conversations and correspondence.



Complete assessment and treatment plan in accordance with CFTO standards.



Provide emergency evaluations to children and adolescents at imminent risk of psychiatric hospitalization provide crisis intervention services to children at imminent risk of hospitalization in an attempt to stabilize client within the home or community in order to deter hospitalization within a timely manner including documentation of interventions alternatives considered and response of client/client family and supporting agencies.



Must maintain a minimum of 23 hours of direct care productivity per week.



Provide coordinate and monitor treatment services for all assigned CFTO cases. Includes but is not limited to:

Face-to-face and telephone contact with client documented in progress notes following established procedures as prescribed in the Individual Treatment Plan.

Provision and coordination of care prescribed in the Treatment Plan through documented contact and implementation of assigned activities



When providing clinical services arrives and/or participates on time as scheduled. Is alert and responsive to client issues and behaviors. Modifies treatment planning to meet client needs and changes in situation. Documents with client if possible treatment implementation and related issues in progress notes and/or treatment plan review documents.



Completing assessment assignments within time requirements specified by procedures. Scheduling/attending treatment planning meetings with staff and other individuals specified in procedures. Completing assessment treatment plan and review documents according to standards. Provide case presentations of client�s assessment at CFTOS treatment meetings.



Provide psycho-educational services to children and their families based on modality frequency participant and location specifications prescribed in the Individual Treatment Plan. Services will include provision of information regarding mental illness alcohol and substance abuse effective parenting behavior management etc.



Identify family needs that can be supported within CFTOS or CASSP and initiate the CASSP review process.



Serve as liaison with Bradley Hospital Butler Hospital and other inpatient units as assigned. Liaison activity will include maintaining and documenting contact with client/client family inpatient unit staff and other individuals designated in the Treatment Plan and assisting with Discharge Planning.



Case record tasks will be performed following agency procedures including updating of client database reviewing outside correspondence and following client confidentiality and client rights procedures.



Provide on-call coverage as assigned. Responds to on-call requests within 10 minutes of receiving page or telephone request responds in person when required within 60 minutes and completes reporting and documentation requirements as specified in procedures.



Function as liaison and client advocate with community agencies. This includes but is not limited to:

Attending community agency meetings on time.

Reporting issues raised at liaison and community meetings to supervisor.

Presenting agency policy and procedure statements as required at liaison and community agency meetings and makes other arrangements with other agencies to provide services for identified clients as specified in client Treatment Plans.



Participation in committees as designated by supervisor attending meetings on time and actively participating in both discussions and assignments.



Participation in other inter-agency meetings and trainings as designated by supervisor attending meetings and trainings on time and actively participating in both discussions and assignments.



Provide public education services as assigned.



Prepare and attend supervision appointments as scheduled and follow through on assignments and instructions from supervisor.



May supervise student interns as assigned.



May supervise other clinicians working towards credentialing in same discipline.



Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or needed.

 

Other information:
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Master�s Degree in social work or a related mental health field as approved by DCYF contract.



Must be a qualified Medicaid practitioner as per DCYF regulation.



Experience working with emotionally disturbed children or other relevant experience desirable.



NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Valid driver�s license.



Insured automobile and required liability insurance.



Knowledge of child and adolescent development and family systems issues.



Knowledge of community resources.



Advocacy and teaching skills.



JOB KNOWLEDGE SKILL AND ABILITY:

Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with clients family members supervisor other agency staff community professionals and other members of the community.



Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from professionals managers family and the general public.



Ability to successfully complete all required training and certifications



Oral and written communication skills including speech grammar spelling and legibility are at sufficient level to ensure effective and appropriate communication.



Ability to add subtract multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers common fractions and decimals either manually or by use of a calculator.



ETHICS:

Uses and accesses information in client�s health information record or about a client only as necessary to actual duties and then only in accordance with access levels assigned to this position by Gateway Healthcare Inc. from time-to-time and in accordance with Gateway Healthcare Inc. policies rules and procedures as adopted by Gateway Healthcare Inc. from time-to-time.



Comply with agency ethics and codes of conduct in all contacts with clients co-workers and the community



Observe all agency policies and procedures.



INTERPERSONAL FACTORS:

Must be able to appreciate the sensitive/private nature and legal status of information about individual clients obtained maintained or used by Gateway Healthcare Inc. and to not access use disclose or request such information about a client unless necessary to the performance of his/her job.



PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the main duties and responsibilities of this job. Other duties with different demands may also be assigned by the employee's supervisor. Gateway complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and analogous state statutes. Therefore to the extent required by law Gateway will make reasonable accommodations to allow qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions duties and responsibilities of their positions. Employees and applicants should discuss requests for reasonable accommodations with Human Resources at any time.



While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger handle or feel objects office equipment or controls and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk sit reach with hands and arms and climb. The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop kneel crouch or crawl; 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 peripheral vision depth perception and the abilities to adjust focus. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.



The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Gateway Healthcare Inc. USA:RI:Pawtucket

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union