Position Code: MHCOUN
FLSA Status: Exempt
AMIkids is a non-profit dedicated to helping troubled youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids’ mission is to protect the public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.
General Description of Duties
The Licensed Mental Health Therapist is responsible for the development, implementation and general oversight of assigned treatment services, including assessments related to treatment needs, treatment plans, and treatment and intervention referrals. Treatment service may or may not include case management services. This position provides group, individual, family and crisis counseling services to youth and their families affiliated with the institute. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist oversees work performed by institute staff (where applicable) such as the Lead Clinical Staff, Behavior Modification Specialist, Interns and may or may not supervise Case Management Staff.
Essential Job Functions as they relate to Core Competencies
§ Monitors and ensures compliance with quality assurance, Medicaid, Unified Approach and any other related standards as they relate to treatment.
§ Provides group, individual, family and crisis counseling services to students and their families.
§ Leads and implements psycho-educational, delinquency prevention, and treatment groups (e.g. ART, Skillstreaming, CYT, SS, etc.).
§ Develops and implements treatment and supervision plans (e.g. ITP, TPR, and ITP-RE).
§ Prepares daily, monthly and required reports (e.g. head count, discharge, progress, DJJ 180-day etc.).
§ Supervises youth medication administration and maintains required documentation.
§ Reviews placement and case treatment files and maintains accurate records according to quality assurance, UA, Medicaid and any other applicable standards.
§ Provides referrals for needed clinical services not provided by the institute and maintains report updates from out-service agencies.
§ Schedules student group sessions, on-site and off-site doctor’s visits for youth and also schedules motivational activities such as field trips and community service opportunities for youth.
§ Maintains student data in the Student Information System (SIS).
§ Communicates and maintains contact with student families/guardians and probation officers concerning student progress.
§ Leads and supervises treatment team meetings, large group activities, family meetings, service plan meetings, and administrative meetings related to treatment.
§ Attends all required training/professional development events and maintains all appropriate certifications and licenses.
§ Oversees substance abuse/mental health services for students and their families
§ Oversees cases and ensures standardization of case management services (if applicable).
§ Monitors and complies with state auditing standards.
§ Develops partnerships with and maintains contacts with key individuals of state job services, the youth services department, local school systems and service providers in the district.
§ Educates and trains institute managers on mental health services.
§ Administer First Aid and CPR during emergencies in accordance with the American Red Cross Standards.
§ Performs related duties for which the incumbent is qualified as necessary.
AMIkids Values for Our Leaders
§ Demonstrates loyalty to the mission, values and goals of the organization.
§ Embraces key aspects of an effective family environment; warmth, discipline and empowerment.
§ Exhibits integrity in all school activities and interactions with people.
§ Embraces diversity facilitating positive and productive interactions between staff and students.
§ Leads a goal oriented lifestyle by actively creating, modifying and achieving a written set of goals.
§ Strives for excellence in all tasks and projects.
§ Generates productive enthusiasm in a variety of settings.
§ Demonstrates creativity in problem solving.
§ Engages in practices that model safety.
§ Displays honesty in all professional and social communications and in all administrative tasks.
§ Shows a commitment to dedication by providing excellent service towards individual kids and families.
Work is typically performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors. Some tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to outdoor elements, e.g., heat, humidity, inclement weather. Some may involve working in and around moving vehicles and associated vehicle/equipment areas, where heightened awareness to surroundings and observance of established safety precautions is essential in avoidance of injury or accidents. Due to the nature and location of the work environment, incumbent must possess a tolerance and ability for working with adjudicated youths.
AMIkids - 2 years ago