Therapist II- Community Based Family Services
Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland - Parma, OH

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Shift: not applicable

Experience Level: 1-3 Years

Education: Master's Degree
This position will be located within the Community Based Family Services (CBFS) Program of Catholic Charities. CBFS services are provided primarily in the homes of our clients and community settings throughout Cuyahoga County.

Basic Function:
Provide specialized mental health or alcohol and other drug services including Mental Health Assessment, Chemical Dependency or Dual Diagnosis Assessment, Behavioral Health Counseling and Therapy Services, or other chemical dependency treatment services, Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment or case management, Consultation, or Prevention to clients related to their specific Individual Service Plan (ISP) defined needs or related to priorities established.

Responsibilities:
Under direction, ensure that the activities of this position and relevant programs are consistent with the mission, vision and values of the Secretariat for Catholic Charities Health and Human Services and Catholic Charities Services Corporation.
Within scope of practice, implement site/corporation approved treatment practices, procedures or interventions.
Conduct a diagnostic or needs assessment on referred clients.
Consultation services may be provided according to priorities established to produce the greatest benefit in meeting the mental health and/or alcohol and other drug service needs of the community.
Plan, implement and evaluate services with the participation of persons served and their families.
Develop, maintain and monitor assigned clients' ISP; review assigned clients' progress in treatment and may communicate with other qualified mental health or alcohol and other drug providers, child care, administrative, educational staff and referring agency staff regarding the progress of assigned clients.
Provide individual and group services as described above. May develop other therapeutic activities.
Provide referrals to other services as required or necessary.
Assist and support clients served in crisis situations.
Assist parent(s) of clients in strengthening communication skills; access appropriate physical and mental health care and chemical dependency resources as needed; access transportation needs; and provide opportunities to build social skills.
May monitor psychiatric symptoms of clients.
May develop behavior therapy plans as needed.
Monitor and follow up services accessed by client to determine if services meet the clients' needs and determine any further follow up activity.
Participate in quality improvement activities and service evaluation.
Provide training to direct care staff regarding the implementation of behavior therapy plans or specialized treatment

Requirements:
Combination of education and experience normally represented by a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related fields with 3-5 years of related experience.
Must have LSW/LPC. At CCS/Parmadale, must be at least 21 years of age at date of hire.
Must have knowledge and utilization of community resources depending on clients served.
Must be able to form good working and therapeutic relationships. >li
Must have competent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Must be able to effectively and productively work with people of very diverse economic, cultural and administrative backgrounds.
Must be knowledgeable and responsive to cultural diversity issues presented in the coordination of services.
Must have competent organizational skills, strong detail orientation and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must be able to work independently from general instructions.
Must have good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software.
If transporting clients, must have a valid Ohio Driver's License and a verified safe driving record with no greater than four (4) points and reliable means of transportation.
Must provide a copy of license.
If transporting clients, must provide proof of auto insurance including effective dates of coverage and maintain minimum liability insurance coverage of $100,000 per individual and $300,000 per occurrence for driving personal vehicle.
Final applicant is required to be fingerprinted to complete background check.

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