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Position Title:  

Therapist

Agency:  
Board of Child Care
Job Location:  
Date Posted:  

MARTINSBURG, WV
12/13/2012

Job Level:  
Specialist
Job Category:  
Social Work - Child Welfare
Job Status:  
Fulltime Salaried
Salary Range:  

Not Specified

Job Description:  

BOARD OF CHILD CARE

POSITION: Therapist

CATEGORY OF EMPLOYMENT: Salaried/Exempt

POSITION RESPONSIBLE TO: Clinical Director


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Complete admission service needs assessments that include participation by child/youth, parents/guardians in the identification of strengths, service needs and discharge plans as well as comprehensive treatment plans to target specific treatment goals and objectives for each assigned child/youth.
2. Provide effective case management to assigned cases which includes but is not limited to: acting as a liaison with internal and external sources; serving as the interdisciplinary team leader; developing, monitoring and reviewing Individual Treatment Plans/discharge plans on a regular basis but at least every 90 days; working as part of a team to determine discharge plans.
3. Serve as a liaison between assigned youth and Department of Health and Human Resource workers, probation officers and attorneys.
4. Evaluate assigned child’s/youth’s/family’s progress towards goal attainment on a designated basis in line with individual treatment and discharge plan goals.
5. Maintain effective working relationships with families, children/youth, colleagues, consultants and community agencies.
6. Complete required documentation and reports within the defined time lines and/or as requested and ensure that case records meet documentation standards. This includes, but is not limited to: completion of comprehensive master treatment plan within 30 days of admission, completion of narrative summaries on assigned case load on a monthly basis, completion of written treatment plan reviews every 90 days or as needed, documentation of all contacts made regarding caseload, completion of the West Virginia Child Care Association’s “Initial Assessment for Children and Youth in Out of Home Care” form within five days of admission.
7. Provide supportive counseling to residents on an as-needed basis.
8. Provide a minimum of one hour of individual therapy per week to each resident or as needed based on the determination of the clinician and/or treatment team.
9. Provide a minimum of one hour of group therapy per week to each resident based on cottage assignment.
10. Provide specialty group therapy services and trainings as needed regarding specific topics (e.g. anger management, conflict resolution, and self-injury).
11. Provide family therapy as determined by the clinician and/or treatment team.
12. Identify supervision and/or professional training needs to Clinical Director as they arise.
13. Perform other duties, as requested, to achieve agency goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Maintenance of a valid West Virginia social work license; maintenance of a valid state issued driver’s license and ongoing safe driving record; transportation of clients to community based meetings; flexible work hours to include some evenings and weekends as scheduled for on-call rotation; client file maintenance; computer literacy; ability to effectively express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; able to assess strengths and level of functioning of children and families and determine necessary service needs and treatment strategies using sound, objective decision making; able to engage children and families in a positive therapeutic alliance; able to work cooperatively with others in a treatment team.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.
2. Current LGSW West Virginia State License – LCSW-C-preferred
3. Minimum of one (1) year in providing direct social work services to children/youth and families


Resumé Required:  
Yes
Cover Letter Required:  
Yes
Application Required:  

Yes

Contact Name/Address:  

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jcolumbia@boardofchildcare.org

Contact (Phone):  

Contact (Fax):  

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