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Therapist I-Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

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

Intense therapeutic responsibilities begin at this level.  Educational requirements are very specific.  Decision-making skills and problem solving capabilities are critical.  Highly developed interpersonal skills and case management capabilities must be present.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • *While working with a caseload of the highest degree of difficulty, demonstrates advanced clinical skills in diagnosis, intervention, formulation and implementation of treatment plan with the client’s input.

  • *Maintains client clinical record with treatment plan, client progress and termination summary.

  • *As a member of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program is accountable for responsibilities, etc. described in attached job description for ACT Team Member.

  • 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, other Agency staff.

  • *Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.

  • 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.

  • *Essential functions of this job is to be performed on company physical work site. 

  • *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.

  • Performs other program related duties as assigned. 

                                                                                                                 *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related degree
  • LMHP required, LADC in addition is preferred
  • Valid drivers license/ acceptable driving record                                                                                                 

COMPETENCIES

Non-Judgmental 

Self-care- Practices good self-care; maintains effective emotional regulation and manages stress. 

Integrity-An authentic and honest therapist plays a key role in the client’s recovery. Often, a therapist will inadvertently become a role model for the client. That means the therapist should conduct their personal and professional lives with honesty and integrity.

Critical thinking- A therapist needs to have the ability to see beyond the surface of the clients issues. 

Continuous learning- stay updated on the latest research and treatment plans to help clients in the best way possible. 

Active listening 

Organization and Time-Management Strategies-Responsible for keeping track of paperwork, fees for clients. 

Communication -Exhibits clear and concise verbal and written communications; communicates honestly and directly. 

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.

Job Details

Date Posted October 20, 2018
Date Closes December 19, 2018
Requisition THERA01763
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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