Delivers psychosocial therapy services to patients and families to resolve emotional, behavioral, or interpersonal problems; directs and provides case management services. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform the primary functions.
Supports and implements program philosophy.
Maintains high quality documentation of all therapy services consistent with facility policies.
Completes all required documentation in a timely fashion and meets all deadlines as established by facility policies and procedures.
Maintains the highest professional ethical standards and all legal requirements and promptly informs Clinical Services Director of any observed violations in others.
Assesses patients' needs regularly and assists in the developing and updating of the Master Treatment Plan.
Makes progress reports to, and contacts with, each referral agency representative and with each significant other as required.
Makes telephone calls as appropriate to families, guardians, and relevant third parties to give and get information concerning assigned patients, according to guidelines.
Works closely with other personnel to ensure that each treatment modality is appropriate for the patient.
Plans for and/or assists other departments in the discharge, aftercare planning and aftercare follow up of assigned patients.
Provides individual and family therapy to assigned patients and their families consistent with established techniques, methods and theories of the relevant professional literature.
Provides group therapy to assigned patients consistent with established techniques and methods of the relevant professional literature.
Exercises sound judgment in making therapeutic decisions concerning assigned cases.
Prepares written progress reports as required by facility policies.
Ensure positive relationships with referral sources and families.
Demonstrates the ability to conduct risk assessments regarding the following: danger to self (suicide/self-injurious behaviors/self-care); danger to others (potential for aggression, including physical assault, homicide, other); elopement; sexual predation/acting out; other behaviors that place the patient or others in danger.