LCSW / LPC – Home Based
POSITION SUMMARY: Provide intensive in-home family therapy, including a range of interventions, family therapy, crisis intervention, and case management. Responsibilities also include developing treatment plans and related documentation and collaboration with community partners.
LCSW – $26.17/hr. – $31.41/hr.
LPC/LMFT – $24.64/hr. – $29.58/hr.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provide intensive family therapy and crisis intervention in the home and in the community.
- Research, create, and maintain connections to services and resources to minimize out of home placement and hospitalization.
- Develop short-term treatment plans; continually monitor treatment progress, and coordinate transitions to other services.
- Stabilize acute conditions, family supports, and environments to allow the child to benefit from other levels of care.
- Take responsibility for crises, including on-call duties, with own consumers and weekly rotating on-call duties for other homebased clinicians' consumers.
- With supervision, learn and implement "best practices" among in-home family treatment models, e.g. Brief Strategic Family Therapy.
- Working with psychiatrists, nurses, and other professionals, help coordinate medication/medicinal needs of consumers with medical resources.
- Transport consumers
- Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with Corporation standards.
- Participate in team/MHCD meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
- Perform 27-10 (M-1) "mental health hold" evaluations.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Master's Degree in psychology, social work, or other related human services degree, Must be licensed as an LCSW, LPC or LMFT by the State of Colorado.
EXPERIENCE: Knowledge, experience, and skill in clinical modalities used in family therapy. Experience with cross-agency collaboration, treating aggression, family conflict, parental depression/mental health issues, and trauma.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Knowledge and methods of psychotherapy.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Ability to assess and react to crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
- Familiarity with the DSM V and diagnostic techniques.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently, flexibility in dealing with emerging situations, and occasional on-call hours which may be required.
- Must have valid CO driver license and good driving record.
- Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.
WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours. Local driving required.
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