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Clinical / Family Therapist

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 by Aurora Plains Academy

Plankinton, SD 57368
Health Care
Immediate Start
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Are you ready for a new rewarding career and a $1,000 hiring bonus? Then now is the time to join the staff at Aurora Plains Academy!!! We are currently seeking qualified, caring individuals to have a positive impact on the well-being of area youth.

Primary Objective:

Ensure a quality therapeutic program through a multi-disciplinary treatment team approach.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to make and document sound clinical judgment regarding the care and treatment of all youth.
  • Develop and conduct specialized group therapy sessions for a cross-section of youth in addressing current and specific treatment needs.
  • Provide weekly individual therapy for each resident assigned.
  • Provide group therapy for the youth of the assigned unit(s) up to five times weekly.
  • Assess and provide family therapy as prescribed in the Individual Treatment Plan.
  • Appropriately identify the need to and request assistance program solving/supervision regarding clinical issues with youth.
  • Through the multi-disciplinary team approach, develop and implement Individual Treatment Plans for each assigned resident in a timely manner and in conjunction with the referring agency, parent/guardian, and child.
  • Coordinate the treatment process of each assigned resident through effective communication with all service areas.
  • Active involvement in the development and implementation of each resident's Individualized Education Plan.
  • Act as a liaison and maintain professional relationships with placing agencies and families of youth. Identify with each agency and family the frequency is to be no less than twice-monthly basis, and often weekly.
  • Provide quality services to placing agencies by maintaining effective verbal and written communication with the identified frequency and, additionally, in the event of special occasions.
  • Conduct clinical staffing and treatment plan reviews on at least a quarterly basis for each resident assigned.
  • Minimum of one hour per week of face-to-face clinical supervision. This supervision includes a review of documentation (Staffing reports, individual treatment plans, discharge summaries, and progress notes), review and discussion of active cases, direct observation of treatment, and adherence to job description expectations. The primary focus of clinical supervision is to ensure that each resident has an individualized treatment plan and is receiving quality care.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Complete paperwork assignments on time.
  • Chart therapy contact (group, individual, and family therapy, and occasional case management contact) daily.
  • Provide supervision of youth during, before, and after individual therapy, and in other settings to contribute to the therapeutic milieu.
  • Ensures continued training appropriate to the needs of the population served.
  • Have a working knowledge of and implement all expectations pertinent to resident care from entities such as South Dakota Licensure Ch. 67.
  • Be a team member and develop positive and professional relationships with all staff.
  • Demonstrates and practices the use of abuse risk management strategies and peer to peer abuse prevention to help maintain a safe environment.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Must have a Master's Degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or other behavioral science.
  • Must hold current licensure or certification if such is available in the staff member's applicable field of practice.
  • May not have on record a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect.

Aurora Plains Academy does offer relocation assistance for this position.

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Argus Leader. Keywords: Clinical Therapist, Location: Plankinton, SD - 57368

Reference: 744994136