Provides therapy to the youth and their families per treatment plan directive (individual, group and family).
Performs 24 hours mental health status examines including diagnosis and bio-psycho/social history.
Develops treatment plan in coordination with the client, client family, placement agency and other identified professionals.
Documents all services provided and submits other written reports as requested.
Gains personal acquaintance with the clients, maximized at critical periods such as their daily arising, meals in the late afternoon, at transition times, at special activities and on weekends.
Facilitates morning goals group and conducts group.
Participates in weekly treatment team meeting. Participation is defined as giving and receiving feedback on clients.
Spends time in the general milieu providing support to the primary counselors (PC), youth service workers and nursing staff.
Engages in therapeutic activities with youth.
Participates in the discharge planning of process.
Works with Director of Clinical Services to initiate preparation of all youth’s treatment plans.
Participates in Performance Improvement and Utilization Review (UR).
Serves as an adult role model, attends chapel and fosters the spiritual life of client..
Communicates with all staff members and shares critical information concerning each youth.
Reports unusual incidents through appropriate Risk Management, clinical and safety channels.
The therapist will be expected to be on call.
Capable of providing emergency transportation.
Implements Saint Francis Community Services, SFCS, and policies and follows directives as required. Follows and adhere to all pertinent Saint Francis Community Services, SFCS, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), rules, personnel policies and procedures; related accreditation and licensure standards; and federal, state and local rules, statutes, regulations, and all contractual terms.
Ensures clients’ rights are protected.
Is knowledgeable of and follows all safety procedures.