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Children's Therapy Outpatient and Community Therapist
Job Code:22-542-001
Campus/Location:Evans Campus
FT/PT Status:Exempt
Work Hours:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Job Responsibilities:
Provide therapy services for a diverse population of children and adolescents with either mental health or substance abuse related diagnoses utilizing best practice and evidence based modalities.  This may include children, families and adult services. While this position operates from the Children’s Therapy Unit, that unit is a sub-division of Outpatient Therapy Services and this position will also be required to assess and serve adults during times the staff is not engaged in providing direct services to children. Services are office and community based, and may also be provided out of various locations underneath the outpatient therapy program or by tele-health. Services provided will be a variety of outpatient therapy services as well as Therapeutic Behavioral Onsite Services (TBOS). 

1. Effectively provide a variety of skilled mental health treatment assessment and intervention services using a broad variety of treatment modalities, such as individual and family therapy, problem solving skills, normalization activities, parenting strategies, conflict resolution strategies, and behavior management plans for children and adolescents, including more complex patients requiring more intensive services (TBOS).
2. Capably provide assessment services to a variety of populations including all ages and presenting problems and diagnoses. 
3. Reliably function as a member of Children’s Therapy Services; carry a caseload including complex cases, provide 130 units of service monthly (90 F2F), develop treatment plans; participate in case reviews and assist in program planning and development. Caseload may vary over time but will be divided between TBOS community based services and outpatient services.
4. Routinely provide consultation and education; engage in community forums; serve as liaison with the school and other community agencies; promote community awareness, acceptance and participation in the Children’s Therapy Services program and other SalusCare programs.  Must be able to perform duties in a variety of locations and settings.
5. Successfully participate in intake, screening and referral process; conduct psycho-social assessments and related clinical intake evaluations, including behavioral, substance abuse and developmental assessment; assess client needs and develop related treatment plans based on DSM diagnostic standards. Communicate online with Insurance HMO’s to get authorization for treatment.
6. Regularly perform some case management functions as follows; convening case planning meetings with appropriate staff of other SalusCare components to plan and coordinate needed services, attending case staffings as appropriate, and facilitating the linking process to other needed services in the school and community.
7. Effectually assist other clinicians in providing mental health related services; provide specialized in-service training, and act as a technical resource to the community.
8. Dependably provide services in the community where the child is living, working, or participating in educational activities (TBOS) or in the office or by tele-health via the currently agency approved platform.
9. Consistently adheres to all agency policies and procedures related to outpatient and community based service delivery and tele-health services.
10. Reliably complete appropriate referrals to other providers for patients with disorders that are contraindicated for tele-services. 
11. Drives independently into the community, the homes and schools of clients to provide the TBOS therapy.
12. Provide support in facilitating psychiatric services and Baker Act procedures as appropriate.
13. Accurately completes paperwork in accordance with SalusCare agency policies and procedures, contract agencies, DCF, CARF, 65D 30 standards and monitoring groups.

14. Complete a variety of required records; attain and maintain competency with the company electronic health record and accurately complete program documentation within the required time frames to ensure compliance with contracts and billing time frame.
15. Routinely demonstrates good attendance and reliability by doing the following: consistently reports to work on time; reliable work performance; no abuse of leave/PTO policy; adequately plans leave and makes every effort to cover responsibilities in exigencies and coordinates training/workshops/meetings with supervisor as necessary.  
16. Maintain compliance with staff development training as per SalusCare and Department of Children & Families
17. Regularly attend staff meetings, clinical supervision, and multi-disciplinary inter-agency meetings as required.
18. Routinely demonstrates a sound understanding of and commitment to complying with CARF standards for the TBOS and Outpatient programs.  
19. Consistently displays cultural competence and sensitivity and ensures services provided incorporate client-specific cultural values.
20. Complete other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Job Qualifications:
Master’s level practitioner must have a master’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, or a related human services field with one of the following: Two years of professional experience in providing services to persons with behavioral health disorders or current supervision under a licensed clinician. Practitioners must have training and experience in infant, toddler, and early childhood development and the observation and assessment of young children as well knowledge of latency age and adolescent development and assessment. Good assessment and therapeutic skills for all life stages required. Good understanding of family systems theory and treatment approach.  Knowledge of Co-occurring disorders and substance use required. Computer skills in Windows operating systems required (see comments section for more). Valid Florida Driver’s License required.