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Community-Based Therapist

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by Community Care Network

Lorain, OH 44052
Health Care
Immediate Start
$40k - $40k Annual

Under direction, the Community-Based Therapist provides and/or coordinates therapeutic and related services to assigned families aimed at addressing their mental health and support needs. Interprets and represents the Home, School and/or Outpatient-Based Therapy program and services to the community.

Job Type: Full-time


Education, Training, and/or Experience:

  • A Master's degree in Social Work or related field;

  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in counseling, social work, and/or in providing therapeutic support services to children and families; or

  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Licensed by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), or a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Must have and maintain a valid Ohio Driver's License, personal vehicle, appropriate driving record and appropriate insurance coverage at all times (as required by agency policy and/or insurance carriers).

  • Successful completion of all required pre-hire tests and proof of current TB test upon hire


  • Provides clinical and support services to assigned families and other caregivers

  • Obtains information on referred families; contacts families within applicable timeframe

  • Determines course of treatment

  • Assesses level of functioning, dynamics, structure, strengths, growth areas and needs

  • Conducts diagnostic assessments

  • Develops and implements treatment goals/plans to address needs, utilizing appropriate treatment scales/assessment tools

  • Evaluates effectiveness of treatment plan and services

  • Coordinates services including pharmacologic behavior management

  • Anticipates schedule changes and no-shows

  • Assists with providing, linking and/or coordinating community support services:

  • Completes intake paperwork and forwards, as required

  • Accesses appropriate community resources and assists with crisis management and referrals

  • Coordinates the use of facilities and resources to provide structured group therapy, as needed

  • Transports clients to and from appointments, as necessary

  • Consults regularly with supervisor regarding case-load size, appointment schedule and required productivity levels

  • Completes appropriate clinical documentation following established completion guidelines and delivers to supervisor within applicable timeframe

  • Completes progress notes and corresponding billing sheets within established timeframe.

  • Assists and/or facilitates the treatment and support efforts of others involved in a case, as appropriate to the family's treatment goals

  • Meets productivity guidelines for the following services:

  • Diagnostic assessments

  • Family and individual counseling

  • CPST work

  • Case management services (as applicable)

  • Designs and implements goal-directed groups that address:

    • Practical living skills

    • Social skills

    • Problem-solving skills

    • Anger-management and conflict resolution

    • Self-esteem building

  • Assists with serving as a community resource for schools, local agencies and others interested in the program

Other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals to perform the essential duties.

Reference: 597719289

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