LifeWorks NW Child and Family Therapist, On Call in Gladstone, Oregon

Child and Family Therapist, On Call

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  • Gladstone, OR, USA

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  • Mental Health - Master's degree

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LifeWorks NW's Child and Family Outpatient Services provide therapy, mental health assessments and treatment planning, medication management, skills training and consultation.

PURPOSE:Assesses and diagnoses children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems in an outpatient setting. Provides appropriate treatment and/or consultation with families, care providers, and community partners about treatment options.

This particular position will partner with The Boys and Girls Club of Clackamas County to offer on-site therapy services at community locations and schools throughout Clackamas County.DAYS/HOURS: This is an on-call position working various days and hours. This position can work up to five days a week, between the hours of 2:00pm - 7:00pm during weekdays.

PAY:$19.67 - $21.39 per hour. Additional pay for Spanish fluency.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meets performance standards for productivity, documentation (including progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and authorization requests) proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices, quality of care (including engagement and retention), and teamwork.

  • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.

  • Performs client evaluations including; initial intake interviews, formulating diagnoses, and identifying appropriate treatment services. Notifies client and significant other(s) of diagnoses and initial recommendations. Completes written narrative of the evaluation and obtains necessary releases within specified timeline standards.

  • Collects supplementary information needed to assist client such as medical records or school reports.

  • Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing clients individually, in families, or in groups to assess their situations, capabilities, and problems. Determines what services are required to meet their needs.

  • Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior.

  • Analyzes data such as interview notes, test results, and reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature of clients' problems.

  • Develops therapeutic treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs. Treatment plans will be based upon clinical experience and knowledge, and will have measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and will specify type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. Treatment plans will client driven and follow-ups will be completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.

  • Conducts individual, family and group therapy sessions based on current evidenced based practices.

  • Responsible for case management.

  • Maintains awareness of community resources and provides referral services to clients and families.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses. Modifies plans and diagnoses as necessary. Uses program outcome measures as assigned.

  • Maintains chart notes, obtains pertinent records from other treatment, and tracks client involvement, follow-through, and progress in treatment activities. Documents and maintains client records to ensure compliance with agency and confidentiality guidelines. Completes documentation in electronic health record system.

  • Identifies cases involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting student development and determines whether clients should be counseled or referred to other specialists.

  • Addresses legal issues such as child abuse and discipline. Assists with hearings and provides testimony.

  • Acts as client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

  • Completes critical incident reports when indicated within 24 hours of a critical incident.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or a mental health related field (QMHP) required.

  • More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to children, adolescents and families.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within the scope of their training.

  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.

  • Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software required, including electronic health record system.

JOB CODE/NUMBER: CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST ON CALL/847668

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.www.lifeworksnw.org Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09