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Therapist II - Child and Family Center

Heartland Family Service Council Bluffs, IA
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Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.

SUMMARY  DESCRIPTION  OF  WORK

Professionals at this level are experienced and able to work with a minimum of supervision. High production standards are especially required at this level. The therapist assigned to this program is expected to have a high level of skill in child and adolescent assessment, treatment, and therapeutic family interventions; and to be familiar with evidence based practices (i.e. Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, etc.) as appropriate to this population.   

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, some evening work will be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • *Conduct a comprehensive pre-treatment assessment, including diagnostic impression and treatment recommendations; refers if other services are needed.
  • *Engages parents and families into the child's treatment and treatment planning
  • *Establishes a treatment plan, with client participation, which specifies treatment structure, outcomes, goals and objectives; within first two sessions.
  • *Provides counseling to individuals, children, couples and families in group or individual settings, within the framework of the treatment plan; monitors progress.
  • *Learn and provide specific treatment theories for children including PCIT, CPP, and
  • TF-CBT
  • *Handles cases involving adolescent and family issues of increasing complexity.
  • *Provides mental health crisis intervention as needed.
  • *Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • *Meets clinical requirements of third party payers (authorizations, reviews, documentation) and provides information necessary for prompt and accurate billing.
  • *Maintains relationships with referral sources.
  • *Coordinates care when provided by multiple practitioners.
  • *Completes all case documentation for clinical and billing purposes.
  • *Maintains clinical record, meeting established standards of timeliness and completeness.
  • *Is prompt and accurate in completing all required reports, statistics and other requirements.
  • Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.
  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • *Creates, maintains and shares as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • *Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency's ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • *Essential functions of this job is to be performed on company physical work site.
  • Performs other program related duties as assigned.

                                                                                                  *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION

   MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS    

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Two years or more experience with Child Welfare Services or Juvenile Services
  • LMHP/PLMHP
  • LADC/PLADC or substance abuse treatment experience preferred
  • Valid drivers license/ acceptable driving record

CORE COMPETENCIES

To excel an individual must demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

Safety

Employees are responsible for ensuring the physical and emotional safety for all clients, coworkers, volunteers, and guests of Heartland Family Service.  When applicable, employees must also offer reasonable accommodations to enhance feelings of safety and security.   Employees must also demonstrate a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, creating an environment where every client, employee and stakeholder can be authentic, valued and supported.

Trustworthiness

Employees are expected to establish rapport with others and cultivate a relationship based on mutual trust.  Employees must contribute to a culture of openness and transparency that is joined with honest communication.  Core to this value is accountability.  Employees must commit to the personal choice of rising above one's circumstances and demonstrating the ownership necessary for achieving desired results (See it, Own it, Solve it, and Do it).

Choice

Understanding motivation is internal and sustained change is only possible by choice, employees will offer options, within the constraints of individual capabilities, regulatory limitations, funding requirements, best practice models, etc., to clients, other employees, and external stakeholders.  Staff will use this sharing of power to increase engagement and create œbuy-in. 

Collaboration

In order to achieve high engagement from both clients and employees, all employees are expected to focus on creating a œshared relationship between all engaged in services.  Employees will rely on a collaborative problem solving and teamwork approach, prioritizing the goals of Heartland Family Service first, the goals of their program second and their personal goals as an individual contributor last. 

Empowerment

Employees will focus on each individual's strengths and build upon those strengths.  Clients and staff will be given the freedom and support, within the constraints of individual capabilities, regulatory limitations, funding requirements, best practice models, etc.,  needed to grow and develop while being held accountable for achieving agreed upon goals.  Successes and failures will be mined for learning in order to propel continued growth. 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

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.

 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 not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Qualifications

Education

Required

Masters or better in Social Work or related field.

Experience

Required

2 years: Experience with Child Welfare Services or Juvenile Services

Preferred

LADC/PLADC or substance abuse treatment experience

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

PLADC

LADC

PLMHP

LMHP

Job Details

Date Posted October 9, 2017
Date Closes December 8, 2017
Requisition 78f3099a-d73d-46bb-a2d7-8a60077bb749
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

This job offers the following benefits

  • Long-Term Disability
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental
  • Health Fair
  • Travel Stipends
  • Medical
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Holiday Party
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Vision
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Vacations
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Casual Dress
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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  • Long-Term Disability
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  • Dental
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