Clinician/ Therapist- Part Time. Fee For Service
Community Council for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Part-time, Contract

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GENERAL OVERVIEW OF KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide individual therapy to children and their families utilizing various therapeutic modalities. Assess psychological needs of assigned clients. Develops, oversees the implementation and monitors behavior programs of assigned clients. Serves as a member of the clients Interdisciplinary Team. Instructs staff in the implementation of individual behavior programs. Provides intensive therapeutic services to children in assigned settings. Collaborates with other members of the treatment team, designs and directs the implementation of a behavior modification intervention plan, which is individualized to each client and their family. ESSENTIAL & CORE FUNCTIONS: 1. Conducts required psychological assessments for assigned clients. Documents assessment in accordance with Community Council and regulatory agency standards. 2. Coordinates the collection, summarization and analysis of data related to individual behavior programs. 3. Develops, monitors, and revises client behavior or plan of support programs designed to meet the needs of assigned clients. 4. Develop and write treatment plans based upon the result of psychological evaluation diagnosis, the GAF score and recommendations. Ensure all necessary signatures are obtained for all required documentation (i.e. parent signatures). 5. Participates as a member of assigned clients Interdisciplinary Team. Provides written documentation of assigned individual's progress in accordance with Community Council and regulatory standards as required. 6. Provides instruction to staff in the implementation of individual behavior programs. Observes on-site implementation of behavior programs to ensure that individuals' needs are being met. 7. Respond accordingly to cases of an emergency nature. Notify appropriate personnel. Provide necessary interventions to assist clients in development of age appropriate behavioral skills. 8. Create and implement behavioral intervention plans which include positive behavioral reinforcement, emotional support, and time structuring activities, time out strategies, crisis intervention techniques, and other strategies as needed. 9. Conduct periodic reviews of client plans as needed. Ensure appropriate levels of medically necessary services are provided. Complete initial assessments for clients CBE. 10. Actively participates in staff meetings. In accordance with Community Council and licensure requirements, attends in-service training to achieve, maintain and enhance professional competence. Interacts professionally with the clients, co-workers, families and/or community members. 11. Adheres to policies and procedures of Community Council. 12. Performs all duties independently. May be required to report to alternate sites as assigned. 13. Performs related duties, special assignments and projects as required by Community Council management. 14. Ability to work with all levels of directors, supervisors, colleagues, staff, and consumers in an effective and positive manner. 15. Ensures excellent customer service delivery within the Program/Department WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PREREQUISITES & QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION: 1. Masters Degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as: Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, and Marriage and Family therapy, for example. The Masters Degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and the provision of mental health services (i.e., individual, group and family therapy, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapy, crisis counseling, assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum). Other courses may count as determined by a review of the transcript/syllabi.2. In order for a degree to count as a mental health degree, the degree must contain at least (12) credit hours in core behavioral health coursework as defined above. No more than three (3) of these twelve (12) credit hours can be derived from a supervised clinical mental health practicum experience (teaching/education/other non-clinical practicum experiences will not count). Courses such as statistics, program and policy development, and program administration, will not be counted as behavioral health courses because they do not include instruction in the direct provision of mental health services. If coursework is part of a medical degree, there must be clear evidence that the course was directly related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders rather than medical conditions. Appropriate medical degrees/training will include substantial training in mental health disorders; medical degrees that are behavioral health-related usually include a residency in psychiatry.3. At least two (2) years verified experience in the mental health field. Familiarity with a variety of clinical modalities, including individual, group, and family therapies plus frameworks such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and structural family therapy a plus.COMPETENCIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS1. Organizational Commitment and Awareness: Knowledge of Community Councils mission and commitment to helping. Demonstrates own commitment to helping and sharing knowledge with others. Capable of and willing to transfer such knowledge to promote the mission and growth of the organization.2. Teamwork: Understands own role on the team and accepts responsibility for team results. Places team's interest ahead of own interests; ensures cooperation within own area and across Community Council. Demonstrates the acceptance of diversity of others.3. Flexible: Able to work with all age groups. Able to adapt to location changes.4. Responsibility: Takes responsibility for outcomes and results. Adheres to agreed-upon time schedule or plan and identifies the resources required to successfully attain goals. Determines appropriate approach to complete tasks or assignments and is persistent in working toward desired outcomes.5. Creativity: Seeks improved systems to accomplish business goals and objectives. Specifically evaluates and implements best practices in the maintenance of tracking ongoing staff employment requirements. Adds value to the organization by taking prudent risks and is willing to act on new ideas and trends.6. Communication: Ensures that others understand the message. Speaks, writes, and listens effectively. Appropriately persuades influences and negotiates. Shares information concisely and timely.7. Problem Solving: Identifies problems in a timely manner and proactively when the opportunity exists. Works effectively with team members when problems require interaction with multiple team members. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternatives and solutions.8. Financial Acumen: Understands the associated costs in own area of responsibility. Looks for ways to more effectively use Community Councils limited resources.9. Customer Service: Understands internal and external customers; addresses and anticipates their needs in a professional and timely manner. Advocates superior customer service and responds to changing customer needs. Measures customer satisfaction and responds to changing customer needs by being responsive to the needs of internal and external customers. Interacts professionally with the individuals, co-workers, families and/or community members.10. Basic Technology Skills: Improves operations and communications through administrate and technical skills in general areas applicable to the current technological environment, which reduces the need for supportive specialist. Demonstrates ability to effectively utilize current software programs and e-mail system applicable to your role.11. Data Systems Management: Enters, evaluates, and or audits data while protecting the integrity of employee and organizational information.12. Service Delivery: Services will be provided in such a manner that they tend to quality issues, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, outcomes, confidentiality, the implementation of best practices, and innovative methods of services delivery.13. Team Leadership: Trains and develops team, demonstrates effective conflict resolution skills and directs team in a fair and supportive manner, consistently implements corrective action and/or development plans when necessary, documents and follows up on status/progress of corrective action and/or development plans, meets deadlines, adheres to and applies human resources policies, procedures, and best practices, procures recruitment of staff and insures retention of staff.14. Safety/Risk Management: this competency refers to the skills, knowledge and ability of the employee to ensure that our environment is a safe one, complying with industry standards (i.e. OSHA, DPH, etc.) In addition, this domain addresses the ability to implement proactive measures to identify, intervene, and manage risks that potentially impact the safety of our environment.15. Fiscal Management: Demonstrates and manages sound budgetary practices. The practices will be performed in such a manner that they attend to quality issues, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, outcomes and corrective actions, and incorporate Best Practices' and innovative methods of budget management..PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.