Therapist for Residential Treatment Center

at Upbring

Canyon Lake, TX

Posted on Feb. 13, 2017

Full Time

• Great Pay
• Excellent Benefits

The Therapist, also known as a Clinician is a member of the program clinical team. The Therapist provides individual, group, and family therapy, conducts assessments and works in collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment teams to develop treatment plans and conduct utilization reviews. The Therapist is primarily responsible for the therapeutic needs and continuum of the clinical care for the residents in accordance to Agency policies and procedures, licensing standards, and federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

• Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field
• 3 years’ relevant experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Bilingual in English and Spanish (based on service area and service population)

Employee Benefits: Upbring offers a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:
• Health insurance
• Dental insurance
• Vision insurance
• $30,000 Life insurance and AD&D
• Voluntary Life insurance for self, spouse and child
• Long-Term Disability insurance
• Short-Term Disability insurance
• Competitive salary, vacation, sick leave and holiday package
• 403(b) retirement plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Employee Assistance Program

• Complete a comprehensive psychological assessment to initiate ongoing behavioral health counseling for residents/children; complete the intake, admission, and assessment of new residents/children
• Establish goals/treatment through a collaborative process with the resident/child utilizing advanced counseling skills, including evidence-based practices and screening (assessments); create and update treatment plans, including resident treatment goals and activity formulation
• Complete assessments at the point of intake, throughout the treatment process, and at discharge to ensure residents treatment plans are meeting established goals and objectives
• Complete and update resident case files with treatment plans, progress, behavior issues, and other related information regarding the residents’ behavior outcomes
• Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate individual, family and group therapy sessions to address residents’ emotional, mental, and social well-being and as outlined in the treatment plan
• Comply with HIPPA privacy regulations and maintain confidentiality at all times
• Prepare for periodic treatment review meetings by completing progress reports and updated treatment plans
• Provide complex crisis intervention and stabilization to residents/children who are in psychological distress
• Regularly monitor the emotional, mental, and social well-being of residents and provide or arrange for services as deemed appropriate
• Utilize positive child management techniques, including verbal re-direction, de-escalation, and physical containment when handling behavioral issues and crises with residents
• Provide Clinical Director and other members of the clinical team with resident progress and treatment needs
• Coordinate and complete discharge or placement services
• Update resident records/files with behavior issues, concerns, incidents, and progress in a timely manner and in compliance with Agency and licensing standards and federal and state regulatory requirements
• Provide emergency crisis intervention and on-call clinical services when needed
• Other duties or special projects as assigned

Upbring, the new Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a 135 year-old nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of serving vulnerable people across Texas. Its mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. Upbring serves more than 30,000 people annually and provides innovative programs and services for children including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment and community services.

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