Families First of Palm Beach County
Therapist - Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
School District Co-located Mental Health Professional/Community Therapist
SUPERVISED BY: Program Supervisor
CLASSIFICATION: Salaried – Nonexempt
Under appropriate supervision, management and monitoring will provide effective therapeutic services to students attending a school under the Palm Beach County School District (PBCSD) and their parents/caretakers inside the school setting. BHS staff works as an integral team member with the school district, the families and providers in a wrap-around concept of care.
- Master’s Degree in one of the following: Required
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Mental Health Counseling
- Social Work
- Registered Intern with a MSW, MHC or MFT degree with license secured within two years of becoming employed with Families First of PBC.
- Preferred experience to include three years’ in a clinical setting with children/students and families.
- Specific knowledge of child development, attachment theory and psychosocial development.
- Knowledge of dynamics of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and substance abuse.
- Experience working in a school setting preferred
- Experience in home visitation services preferred
- Knowledge of mental health diagnoses
- Knowledge of psychotherapeutic approaches and current evidence-based relational therapeutic approaches
- Comprehensive and strong clinical foundation in human development and systemic approaches
- Knowledge of and sensitivity to service populations cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
- Capacity to work as a team member in a family driven wrap around concept of care
- Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed
- Ability to provide confidential services in a school and/or the family’s home or at a community location preferred by the family
- Ability to be racial and culturally sensitive to all populations
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Contact referrals in the required time frame set forth by the PBCSD.
- Build rapport with school district personnel, determine students’ needs and complete an initial bio-psychosocial.
- Maintain on-going communication with the referral source and any other partners participating in the child and family’s treatment and care.
- Complete the assessment, initial diagnosis, treatment plan, and treatment plan reviews, and reports for schools and court as requested or required.
- Make appropriate referrals as agreed upon with the child and family.
- Maintain agency confidentiality procedures and NASW Code of Ethics.
- Maintain appropriate documentation and complete invoicing information as required by the BHS; complete all required documentation in the agency’s electronic health record (EHR), or medical record on clinical documentation.
- Work closely with the child and family as well as providers within the BHS system of care.
- Works under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director or Program Supervisor, requiring a sign-off on all bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment plan and progress notes.
- Ensure that the following are done according to program policies and procedures within indicated time frames:
- A bio-psychosocial assessment.
- A family driven plan of care and progress notes.
- Therapeutic treatment plan updates and all notes.
- Carry a caseload of 18-20 students in a local school
- Participate in all operational and program development meetings with BHS.
- Ability to take direction given by Program Supervisor or Clinical Director.
- Comprehensive and strong clinical foundation in child and family development
- Strong assessment skills
- Strong problem solving skills
- Strong relationship building techniques
- Clarity of role and function in professional relationship
- Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently
- Time management skills
- Effective communication and people skills
- Ability to perform critical thinking techniques
- Ability to work as a member of a team
- Computer knowledge
- Meet reporting deadlines
Please fax resume to 561.881.3827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org