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Dayton Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Therapist in Dayton, Ohio

Facility:The Hope CenterDepartment:PsychologySchedule:Full timeHours:40Job Details:The Behavioral Health Therapist (BHT) provides intensive behavioral health services including diagnostic assessments, individual, group and family-based psychotherapy, and crisis intervention as needed. Responsible for collaborating with patients and families in developing an individualized treatment plan that will specifically address identified areas of concern. Responsible for assisting patients and their families in understanding ways to effectively manage symptoms and behaviors attributed to the identified behavioral health diagnosis (es). Assists families in effectively addressing complex personal and environmental difficulties which interfere with effective social functioning. Responsible for the delivery of clinical services which are available to the patient, the patient’s family, and other persons significant to the patient. Is able to work independently, is well organized, and identifies opportunities to work collaboratively with other units/departments within the hospital. Participates as a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary team and community agencies. Provides education/ consultation to health care professionals and the community regarding the impact of psychosocial factors. The BHT demonstrates and models Dayton Children’s values through effective interaction with patients, families, and treatment team members while providing excellent care.

Department Specific Job Details:

Provides direct mental health services and consultation to children within the primary medical clinic (Hope Center) based on physician referral. Provides consultation to other health care professionals in the hospital and community as indicated regarding mental health aspects of children’s behavior, and collaborates with multi-disciplinary team. Provides in-service and outreach education on mental health issues. Educates the patient and family/significant others to improve patient health outcomes and appropriately involves patients and family/significant others in care and care decisions. Recognizes and advocates for each patient being an individual with unique health care needs and provides considerate, respectful care affirming the patient's right to make decisions regarding his/her care.

Education Requirements:

Masters: Counseling (Required), Masters: Social Work

Certification/License Requirements:

LISW-S Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision - Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, LPCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board

At Dayton Children's we believe that each moment counts with our patients, families and with each other.

We are moving at a fast pace and are looking for the right talent for our team at Dayton Children's. We want people who embody our values and want to become a part of the Dayton Children's difference. If this is you, apply today!

Our values:

  • Safety--We make safety our first priority.

  • Compassion--We deliver compassionate, family-centered care to all we serve.

  • Ownership--We are the pediatric care experts and act knowing that every patient, visitor and the hospital is our collective responsibility.

  • Collaboration--We work collaboratively to care for children, their families and each other.

  • Innovation--We continuously innovate to make Dayton Children's even better today and into the future.

  • Equity -- We strive for an environment in which all feel welcomed, valued and fairly treated in order to reach their full potential.

Dayton Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity and will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of age, color, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or transgender status.