Day Treatment & Family Focused Group Support Therapist

Provide daily in-group support by both floating between classrooms and programs as needed and scheduling coverage for both the pre-school and elementary Day Treatment and Family Focused Classrooms. As Group Support this individual will also play a primary role planning themes and organizing materials and will assist supervisors in ensuring groups enrollment are full and classrooms have adequate staffing and therapy materials.  Additionally, this position may also provide coverage for family/medical leaves.  This includes group coverage, and may include providing family and individual therapy, individual skills, care coordination and assessment services for children in the Day Treatment Program and their families as needed.

Responsibilities

Group Therapy – Clinicians will be required to provide group therapy, including the following:

  • Work with therapists to ensure each group has adequate coverage
  • Complete weekly group plans for the following week and send to program supervisor for approval. Review, discuss, and plan therapeutic interventions and group activities with therapists each week.
  • Provide a safe and welcoming physical group therapy environment by ensuring the room, toys, books, and furniture in are in good condition, interesting, clean, and represents the diverse cultural and developmental needs of the clients. Prepare the rooms, order supplies, and maintain the group therapy space.
  • May conduct Diagnostic Assessments, treatment plans, and discharge summaries as needed.
  • Work with co-therapists to provide and lead scheduled group services
  • Plan and implement therapeutic activities based on the child’s individual treatment plan goals and objectives, developmental needs, and therapeutic group themes
  • Lead a group environment that demonstrates consistency, respectful communication, safety, predictability, clear limits, and encouragement
  • Intervene respectfully, safely, and directly to maintain the children’s physical and emotional safety and use therapeutic approaches to help prevent aggressive, destructive, and harmful behavior
  • Ability to use and apply therapeutic methods learned through the Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) which includes verbal de-escalation and therapeutic holds
  • Care coordination, including collaboration with psychiatrists and other professionals working with the child
  • Work with co-therapists, program supervisors, and program support to maintain enrollment of 6 children and a daily attendance of 5 children in the group setting
  • Provide fill in support to cover group settings for co-therapists when needed

Individual Therapy – Clinicians may be expected to provide individual therapy to clients, including:

  • Conduct Diagnostic Assessments, implement an individualized treatment plan based on the diagnosis, and complete discharge plans.
  • Care coordination, including collaboration with psychiatrists and other professionals working with the child
  • Provide individual skills/therapy services in the client’s home, school, and other community programs based on the objectives and needs identified in the client’s treatment plan

Family Therapy – Clinicians may be expected to provide family therapy with the client’s family, including:

  • Conduct Diagnostic Assessments, implement an individualized treatment plan based on the diagnosis
  • Care coordination, including collaboration with psychiatrists and other professionals working with the child
  • Provide skills/therapy to the family members in the client’s home based on the objectives and needs identified in the client’s treatment plan

Documentation  – Clinicians will be expected to maintain required documentation as specified in our Clinical Policy Manual, including:

  • Diagnostic assessments, Treatment plans, Daily progress notes, Discharge summaries, Satisfaction surveys
  • Document frequency and types of interventions used in group therapy
  • Complete CASIIs/ECSIIs and work with parents to complete the parent SDQ or other identified instruments at intake
  • Timely response of communications from the program director, the supervisor, or program support to ensure clear communication throughout the program

All clinicians are to ensure Minnesota and HIPAA data privacy requirements are followed.

Supervision and Professional Development  – Clinicians are expected to:

  • Attend weekly supervision and case consultation, present case information and formulation, and identify questions for consultation and supervision.
  • May provide clinical and administrative supervision for interns as assigned by the program supervisor based on licensure and experience, and assist with providing training, feedback, and learning experiences for the program interns.
  • Maintain required CEUs including first aid, CPR certification, and CPI certification

 

Qualifications

Must have a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other human service field and must maintain or be working towards independent licensure. Licensure as LICSW, LP, LPCC, or LMFT strongly preferred. If candidate has a Master’s in Social Work, valid licensure as an LGSW is required. 1-2 years of experience working with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families and providing therapeutic groups for children is required. The position requires flexibility, resourcefulness, and demonstrated cultural responsiveness when working with diverse populations, specifically those impacted by systemic inequality. Must have vehicle in operating condition, a valid driver’s license, and car insurance.

Washburn Center for Children is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

What we value:

Cultural Responsiveness and continually evolving is essential to achieving our mission.   Our aspirational aim is to advance equity and work toward building a multi-cultural workplace community that balances culturally responsive practice and collaboration with internal self-awareness and reflection.

This requires a commitment, by each and every employee, to increasing awareness of our own cultural beliefs, values and biases, a commitment to self-reflection and individual growth, and an intentional commitment to actively integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our organizational cultural at Washburn Center.    The on-going practice of learning, development and action is guided by our core values:

  • We embody compassion
  • We practice resilience and hold hope
  • We build a multicultural community
  • We transform and grow