Adolescent Skills Development TherapistApply Now Job ID 19000BY7
Adolescent Skills Development Therapist
Primary Location: United States-NJ-NJMt. Laurel
Function:Behavioral/Mental Health Professional
HAVE A PASSION FOR HELPING YOUTH THROUGH COUNSELING?
As a Adolescent Counselor Licensed Therapist (LSW or LAC) you will provide individual therapy sessions to youth in home settings. You will work with a multidisciplinary team to assess each child’s needs, increase the child’s sense of well-being via the provision of psychotherapy. The goal is to aid children in self-regulation, improve progress across domains and assist the whole family in improving their relationship toward the goal of reunification. You will employ a range of techniques utilizing experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and assessment. Training and clinical supervision provided.
Conduct psycho-social assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues for treatment by interviewing the child and family (if applicable), and transcribing or dictating relevant information for client records
Provide individual, family and/or group therapies using various treatment modalities
- Develop individualized treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team to include but may not be limited to: The Department of Children and Families, District Family Safety/Community Based Care Provider, Juvenile Justice Counselor (if applicable), and child targeted case manager (if one is assigned)
- Work with members of the interdisciplinary team to coordinate other treatment initiatives including school performance, permanency, and reunification planning. Develops and coordinates discharge plan based on treatment, indicating all relevant aftercare needs and plans
- Access to community resources that would be beneficial to client aftercare needs
- Attend regular treatment team staffing and level of care meetings
- Conduct educational groups for clients, families and foster parents
- Provide documentation of foster parent educational in-services to adhere to foster parent licensing standards, assuring that the skills needed for treatment plan in the home environment are learned
- Prepare and train the child’s biological or legal parents to resume care of their child when reunification is the goal (if applicable to the population being served)
- Maintain current, legible and adequate medical record documentation in client’s chart. Assures that all required client documentation is in their chart, including any foster parent and/or outside agency documentation pertaining to the client
- Conduct regularly scheduled face-to-face meetings with client and caretaker in order to monitor the child’s progress and discuss treatment strategies and services. Attend regular staff meetings, clinical meeting and one-on-one sessions with direct supervisor to process current status of cases.Perform other related duties and activities as required.
- Clinical Supervision offered
Homes are located through out Southern New Jersey. Flexibility to work with potential new hires to find homes close to their own home.
What we require of you:
- Master’s degree in Human Services or related field required
- Three years experience working with youth
- Flexible schedule to work evenings
- LSW or LAC required
- Valid Driver's license in good standing
What we offer you:
- A rewarding work environment with some of the best co-workers you could ask for
- A chance to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis
- Full compensation/benefits package including 401(k) with company matching
- Paid Time Off & Holiday pay
- Full and Part time schedules available
- An opportunity to build lasting relationships with your co-workers and the people we serve
- Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
- Employee discounts
- A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same as the next
- Free training, career development, and advancement opportunities
Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services in more than 36 states to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.
We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded with a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. With ~30,000 employees serving ~30,000 people in 36 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Our organization is driven by the power of relationships. As an organization of people serving people, positive and productive relationships are vital to the work we do.