New Visions for Families Therapist I - Full-Time (Casa Grande)
Easter Seals Blake Foundation - Casa Grande, AZ

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New Visions for Families Program

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:

THERAPIST I

JOB CODE:

THE I

CLASSIFICATION:

SALARY EXEMPT

DIVISION:

CFS

CREATED/UPDATED:

09/2012

JOB SUMMARY: As an unlicensed therapist the Therapist I provides behavioral health assessment, diagnosis, and therapy to children (aged birth to eight years) and their families or caregivers under the direct supervision of a licensed clinical supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTES & FUNCTIONS:
  • Utilizing evidence-based practice, determine appropriate therapeutic modality for each client (e.g., Parent-Child Relationship Therapy, Play-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, etc.)
  • Provide appropriate therapy to clients
  • Regularly evaluate the progress of therapy and incorporate changes as indicated
  • Fully document all therapeutic interventions
  • Administer, score, and interpret appropriate standardized assessment instruments for children
  • Utilize additional non-standardized assessment techniques (e.g. interview and observation)
  • Produce assessment reports that address bio-psycho-social issues and include an analysis and synthesis of all information gathered during the assessment process as well as recommendations for treatment.
  • Utilize DC 0-3R to provide diagnoses or diagnostic impressions for children aged birth to three
  • Utilize DSM-IV TR to provide diagnoses or diagnostic impressions for young children
  • Produce Progress Reports as required
  • Participate as a member of interdisciplinary teams with members of clients’ families and other professionals to facilitate meeting the identified goals for clients
  • Attend and participate in required staff meetings and trainings
  • Provide testimony in court, as required
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English
  • Knowledge of Child-Parent Psychotherapy
  • Knowledge of Family Systems Theory, Developmental Theory, Ecological Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Social Learning Theory and the impact of trauma when working with children and families
  • Knowledge of Adult and Early Childhood Mental Health principles, methods, procedures, and standards
  • Knowledge of infant, toddler, and child development
  • Knowledge of principles of family-centered services, including utilization of natural supports
  • Knowledge of community and state resources
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and differences, especially those specific to the southwesternUnited States, particularly in terms of implications for appropriate service delivery
  • Ability to utilize appropriate crisis intervention techniques
  • Understanding of the impact of substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental illness on families, parenting, and relationships; and the ability to utilize that understanding to influence therapeutic approach
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people from various socio-economic and educational backgrounds
  • Ability to assess and provide treatment in a variety of settings, including but not limited to office or home settings
  • Ability to complete job responsibilities autonomously without daily oversight
  • Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel overnight for occasional work-related functions
EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION / LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
  • Experience working with young children and their families preferred
  • Provide and Maintain ValidArizonaDrivers License, Registration & Insurance
  • Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at all times
  • Current CPR and First Aide Certification
OTHER GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Personal vehicle in safe/operable condition for work related appointments
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Get up and down from the floor when providing therapy with infants, toddlers, children and families
  • Stoop, bend, walk, reach, run, jump, jog
  • Move up and down from floor
  • Move up and down from 12-14” chairs
  • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Push and Pull with 25 pounds force
  • Move quickly around people and/or objects
  • Step up and down
To Apply:

1) Submit online application located on the job opportunities page of this website OR

2) Email Resume and Cover letter being sure to include POSITION and LOCATION your are applying for in the Subject Header to hr@blake.easterseals.com . NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Easter Seals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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