The Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO) is seeking a Children’s Residential Therapist for its residential campus to work with young female residents (approximate ages: 7-13). This Full Time position includes counseling individuals, couples and families, facilitating groups, and providing clients with services to meet their needs.
The Clinical Team is the lead of the treatment component of each resident's stay. This includes, but is not limited to: TLC curriculum, sensory integration work, parts work, trauma themes, post-traumatic growth and resiliency, systems theory, family programming mental health assessments, outcomes, inventories and data collection, individual and group therapy, individual and group CPST activities, and overall treatment coordination within CRC and each client's community of origin. Treatment programming is to occur within a trauma sensitive and informed culture.
Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent strongly preferred; Ohio clinical licensure (LSW, LISW, LPCC, LPC) required; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: It is the responsibility of each employee to be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ and to adhere to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith. Further, each employee is responsible for dealing with others with a Christ-like attitude and for demonstrating behaviors reflecting CCHO's core values.
Additional essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
- Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about individuals, couples, and families through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources, to appraise their interests, aptitudes, abilities and personality characteristics, to provide appropriate therapeutic interventions in the client(s) best interest.
- Facilitates group session, individual sessions and family sessions.
- Assists individuals to understand and overcome past trauma and find hope and insight into their present and future dreams and goals.
- Provide well written documentation on all clients to include the minimum of mental health assessments, individual service plans, discharge summaries, progress notes and recommendations when necessary within 30 days of intake/discharge.
- Provide 20 hours of direct client contact per week, turning in the required progress notes no later than the following Monday at 5:00 pm.
- In collaboration with the quality mental health specialist, aids clients in making and carrying out all objectives in accordance with level expectations and treatment plan.
- Develops and maintains appropriate records on clients.
- Attends 10/20 day service planning meetings and other meetings as required to support and give input in the client's best interest.
- Participates in various assigned committees.
- Participate in the Administrative on call rotation.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent strongly preferred; Licensure (LSW, LISW, LPCC, LPC) required; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedure, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable to drive agency fleet.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to run (up to quarter mile) walk, sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, the employee may need to place a residential client in a restraint for the safety of the client, the employee and others.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and outside whether conditions. The noise in the environment is usually moderate.
Applicants must be 21 and have valid driver's license and reliable transportation. References, background checks and drug screenings will be completed on all potential candidates. EOE.