Mobile Therapist – BHRS (Wraparound) Program – Philadephia/Chester

Northern Children’s Services is seeking a Mobile Therapist Consultants to work in our Wraparound Departments.  Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager of the Program, the Mobile Therapist provides intensive psychotherapy services to a child and family in settings other than a provider agency or office. Settings include the child’s home, in particular. Other potential settings include the school, the church, the community center, a neighbor’s or extended family member’s home, and other community settings. Services provided by a mobile therapist vary according to the individualized needs of a child and family and always includes the child as a participant in his/her own treatment as well as parent and other caretakers as members of the treatment team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Is available for crisis intervention and collaborates with child, family and other involved professionals to develop a crisis plan that can include behavioral contracts with the child and lists of community and therapeutic resources.
  • Maintains contact with other members of the treatment team and assists in the implementation of the treatment plan. Helps develop daily routines, which will enhance the treatment approach indicated in the treatment plan.
  • Documents collateral contacts with family and other entities involved with client treatment in his/her progress notes.
  • Creates Initial Treatment Plan, and reviews and updates the Treatment Plan as necessary at least every 4 months of treatment.
  • Provides child-centered, family-focused individual and family psychotherapy as appropriate, which addresses the defined problem areas in the treatment plan and is strength-based.
  • Ensures that services provided to the child and family are unified and that there is continuity of care.
  • Coordinates the overall clinical direction of treatment and determines, with the family and other involved professionals, any other necessary family or child support services (i.e., medication, psychological testing, community supports) and how they can be obtained by the family.
  • Assesses strengths and therapeutic needs of child and family by using active listening, asking questions, and an exchange of information.

Employment Requirements:

  • The Mobile Therapist may be a licensed mental health clinician including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPC), and or licensed social workers (LCSW).
  • The Mobile Therapist may also be unlicensed.  However the Mobile Therapist will have a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a mental health discipline such as Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing and Marriage and Family/Therapy.
  • Required Clearances: Up to date Valid Child Abuse, Criminal History and FBI Clearance.

Experience:

  • At least one (1) year post-master experience providing psychotherapy/counseling to children.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Applicants are needed. Not required.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.  All interested candidates should email cover letter, resume and Master level transcripts to Safa Shakir; HR Recruiter at hrjobs@northernchildren.org.

Northern Children’s Services is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to diversity.  Northern Children’s Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, class, disability, religion, sexual orientation or national origin.

 

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