- Qualification MSW
Masters level mental health professional, provider of intensive farmily oriented therapy services to children and adolescent, with serious mental health disorders or emotional disturbances and their families. Serves as primary clinician on treatment team providing service in the community, working to avert the need for referral to a higher level of care or to a more restrictive setting. Treatment typically takes place in or near the family home, to maximize the involvement of resources in the natural environment.
A Mental Health Professional uses a family systems perspective and intervention skills to involve both child clients and their adult caregivers in treatment. A Mental Health Professional collaborates with any other treatment providers to assure an integrated approach to treatment is developed. Mental Health Professional services range from assessing and building a shared understanding of the needs and strengths of the family system to individual and family treatment, oriented toward resolving underlying conflicts and building functional skills.
Responsible for the provision of individual and family therapy in the home, school, or community setting. Responsible for collaborating with family, other team members and ancillary providers to develop a comprehensive and integrated treatment plan. Responsible for implementing the family therapy plan in collaboration with team members. Responsible for crisis planning and clinical availability to address crisis situations. Responsible for attending clinical evaluations, team meetings and interagency meetings.
MSW with at least two years of clinical experience in a child or adolescent behavioral health setting. Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate understanding of cultural competence.