Promotes the well being of children in the family preservation services program, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing family preservation servicesPerforms the following duties directly.
IiNature and scope of responsibilities include the following.
Manages a caseload of children and families in the family preservation program tier 1.
Coordinates providing services to the child/family.
Determines the services to be provided to the client and develops the case and plans.
Accomplishes initial and on-going assessments; individual, group and family counseling; and other professional services in accordance with best practices and coa standards.
Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing reintegration services/support.
Conducts and coordinates assessments.
Ensures program requirements are met and adhered to.
Receives and accepts client referrals assigned within time requirements.
Works with client to effectively implement intervention strategies.
Delivers therapy interventions in the client’s natural environment (home, school, community, etc.) or as established in treatment plan.
Identifies barriers to the successful engagement of key participants and implements strategies to overcome these barriers.
Provides direct therapeutic intervention, when required.
Ensures the accuracy, content and completeness of client case records.
Conducts case planning conferences at required intervals.
Facilitates family preservation through training, family assessment, consultations, home visits, etc.
Provides 24 hour, on-call support to the clients servedProvides crisis intervention, when required.
Supports the after care specialist in ensuring follow-on support services are accomplished for the child/family.
Compiles monthly statistical data and reports and forwards to appropriate agencies.
Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.
Coordinates with behavioral health and other agency staff, and staff from external public and private agencies, on the delivery of services to children and families.
Demonstrate skills in separation and loss issues for the child in care, family systems, conflict resolution and mediation.
Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.
Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.
Develops, promotes and practices teamwork in all activities.
Other duties as assigned.
No direct supervisory responsibilities.
IiiEducation, experience and ot
IiiEducation, experience and other qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorilyThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability requiredReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or experience:
Masters degree in human services field from an accredited university required with a minimum of two years experience working with youth/families experiencing developmental, emotional and/or behavioral difficultiesBsrb licensure is required.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documentsAbility to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, care providers or regulatory agenciesAbility to effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inferenceAbility to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situationsFamiliarity with computers and their capabilities.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusionsAbility to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
Certification, licenses, registrations:
Bsrb licensure is required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this jobReasonable 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 talk, hear, stand, sit and walkThe employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance; and stoop or kneelThe employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license therefore.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this jobReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Promotes the well being of children in the family preservation services program.
Participates in staff meetings and training and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing family preservation services.
Family Preservation Therapist- McPherson, KS
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