Licensed Clinical Therapist

Job Title:                    Licensed Clinical Therapist PDF

Department:             Hope Rising

Reports To:                Treatment Director

FLSA Status:               Exempt

SUMMARY

Responsible for providing individual, and group therapy to youth and possibly their families, as needed. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report any/all suspecting abuse or neglect to the Administrator on duty and the DFPS hotline at www.txabusehotline.org or 1-800-252-5400.
  • Provides consultation, instruction and direction to other staff, children in care and referral agencies.
  • Interviews children in care to assess functioning to develop resident’s initial needs and individual treatment plan.
  • Identifies and develops treatment recommendation for children in care.
  • Assists in the development of the Initial Services Plan that meets child’s needs and complements services provided by other treatment team members.
  • Provides direct clinical services to children in care to include but not limited to individual, group and, as needed, family therapy.
  • Completes written documentation of ongoing treatment of children.
  • Assists in the development of aftercare plans.
  • Participates in in-service training of staff
  • Participate in the training, deployment and review of personal restraints.
  • Personal restraints may only be used as a last resort, when all other de-escalation and behavior intervention techniques have been exhausted and fail, and the child is an imminent danger to self or others.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  N/A

Qualifications: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Prefer experience in trust based relational intervention. 

Need to have 1-3 years’ experience in trauma informed care.

Prefer 3-5 years’ experience with at-risk children and youth. 

Experience in working with human trafficked victims is a plus.

Education, Licensure and/or Experience:

The Therapist must be licensed to provide therapy in the State of Texas, possess a Master’s Degree in a human services field including nine credits in graduate level courses that focus on family and individuals.

Other Requirements:

Valid driver’s license, appropriate insurance and reliable car.

Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.

Must submit to pass random drug tests during employment.

Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state.

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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an 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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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