Residential Child Therapist

Caritas Family Solutions Belleville , IL 62221

Posted 1 week ago

Caritas invests in its employees from day one:

  • Tuition assistance up to $3000 per year

  • Upon hire - 15 Paid Time-Off days, 12 Holidays, 9 Extended Illness days

  • Medical, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and short-term disability options

  • Agency paid life insurance up to $50K based on salary

  • Voluntary Supplemental Life for Employee, Spouse, and Child(ren)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), free counseling and consultation supportive services

The Residential Child Therapist assists the youth in transitioning back to a less restrictive environment, such as return to home or specialized foster care. This is achieved by setting aggregating information regarding a resident and implementing an Individual Treatment Plan. The Child Therapist will provide behavioral assessments and clinical counseling services to clientele of St. John Bosco Children's Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review referral documentation, interview notes and other material to complete agency, Medicaid and DCFS Documentation within required timelines. Ensure that an IM+CANS and quarterly reviews are completed as required.

  • Create an Individual Treatment Plan for every resident and submit updates as required by the State's Transition Protocol Requirements.

  • Continuously gather data from the resident through group or individual sessions and integrate any information of relevance in to the treatment plan and the IM+CANS.

  • Complete all paperwork as required by the Medicaid contract, the State's Transition Protocol Requirements for clients in residential treatment facilities and the policies and procedures of SJBCC.

  • Provide individual, group, family and after-care therapy as needed to clients with focus on clients' ability to transition to a less restrictive environment. Collaborate with the Administrative and Program staff regarding the disposition of individual residents.

  • Recommend to the Director or designee, a professional clinical related opinion regarding any issues involving residents.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Minimum requirements include a MSW or a Master's degree in a related counseling program. Must have demonstrated experience and ability to work with children. Two years of experience in the application of varied therapeutic techniques and diagnostic and assessment skills. Clinical Licensure preferred. Able to qualify for QMHP under the Medicaid Mental Health Rule 132.55 of Illinois code.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write case notes that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Strong computer proficiencies are essential; must possess strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

Required to drive agency vehicles and transport clients. Should be able to meet the physical requirements necessary to complete TCI Training. On an as need basis, should be able to assist in manual restraint of clients and hands on interventions related to assisting in securing a child in a seclusion room.

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