Oconomowoc Residential Programs Therapist in Lafayette, Indiana
SUPERVISION: Is responsible to and evaluated by the Treatment Director. Monitors and supervises implementation of clinical areas of treatment by direct care staff on the assigned unit treatment team(s).
POSITION PHILOSOPHY: Functions as a treatment team leader with Clinical Services, behavior management and treatment, and counseling expertise. Functions as an extension of the Clinical Services Director. Is responsible for developing, coordinating and monitoring behavior treatment programs and clinical treatment of students per assigned caseload and assigned team. Provides clinical services for students per assigned caseload. Also develops and facilitates therapeutic groups (e.g., Social skills, anger management groups, etc.). He/She will provide training to Unit Treatment Teams related to behavioral interventions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS LISTED BUT NOT LIMITED TO: Clinical Services Expectations 1. Keeps current on daily events within the Agency by reading communication logs, daily reports, and records, paying particular attention to those affecting residents on assigned caseload. 2. Develops and implements staff training related to behavior management, behavior control, and behavior treatment strategies. 3. Assists in supervising students on his/her caseload or assigned team when needed. 4. Protects resident rights and represents interests of residents in overall agency matters. Treats students with dignity and respect. 5. Reports and participates in investigating any suspected student abuse, whether physical, sexual, or mental/ psychological. 6. Successfully completes the orientation period (usually four months) with Treatment Director. 7. Assists in orienting new employees to Clinical Services and/or specific treatment material related to residents per Treatment Director's assignments. 8. Knows, implements, and assists staff in implementing emergency evacuation procedures. 9. Maintains visibility and accessibility in the daily program. 10. Ensures that proper supervision and coverage of the students is secured prior to asking any personnel to remove themselves from coverage responsibilities for any reason. 11. Manage the formal supervision of all Clinical Services employees seeking licensure through mentoring, academic supervision and support and acting as sign off for all required licensure hours.
Fiscal/Business Responsibilities 1. Submits requests for supplies, materials, and equipment to Clinical Services Director. 2. Submits requests for reimbursement to Clinical Services Director.
Admission and Discharge 1. Coordinates admission and discharge of students per assigned caseload, working with the Treatment Director, Clinical Services Director, Admissions Director and other essential team members. a. Initiates and coordinates referrals to other agencies. b. Exchanges necessary information and uses Release of Information forms. 2. Ensures that unit staff have preliminary information on new student before admission. 3. Establishes communication with referring agents and parents for new student within the first week of admission. 4. Reviews completed intake forms with student and/or parent/guardian per CCI and/or PSF licensing. 5. Reviews with student and/or parent/guardian policies for students related to visits, contact, belongings, etc. 6. Provides aftercare and follow-up services as appropriate per Treatment Director.
Treatment Team Expectations 1. Acts as Treatment Team leader to ensure continuity and consistency in the treatment philosophy of T.C. Harris. 2. Completes agenda and conducts Treatment Team meetings, leading discussions regarding program planning and treatment.
Ensures accurate minutes are taken. 3. Along with the Case Coordinator, establishes specialized treatment systems for the unit as appropriate and submits for approval to the Clinical Services Director and Human Rights Committee. 4. Assists with staff training for the assigned Treatment Team regarding behavioral and clinical issues and adequate information to implement clinical treatment for students.
Treatment Planning and Coordination 1. Coordinates, monitors, and provides observations and assessments of students. 2. Works with the Case Coordinator to develop, write, and/or evaluate unit routine/schedule and unit behavioral systems. 3. Writes Individual Treatment Plans for all residents on their caseload and reviews and dates these as required. 4. Writes and submits proposed Behavioral Intervention Plans to the Treatment Director, Human Rights Committee and student’s guardian. 5. Works with appropriate individuals on the Treatment Team to develop, implement, and evaluate individualized Behavioral Intervention Plans which are proactive and therapeutic. 6. Develops overall behavioral approaches that are applicable, practical, and effective. 7. Continuously monitors and revises (as necessary) all phases of treatment programs per Individual Treatment Plans and Behavioral Intervention Plans. 8. Maintains and reports data on each student. 9. Discusses medications, medical treatments, and health of students and related treatment plan with Psychiatrist, Health Services Director, and Treatment Director. 10. Consults weekly with Treatment Director regarding clinical treatment of students, job responsibilities, and concerns. 11. Implements Agency-approved behavior management plans and strategies for students in crisis. 12. Is on call for crisis behavior management with students.
Therapeutic Groups Develops and facilitates therapeutic groups that discuss and/or train students in identified skill areas (e.g., social skills, anger management strategies, relaxation techniques, etc.) as applicable.
Individual Therapy Provides individual therapy to all students assigned to caseload. Therapy sessions will be held each week for one hour. Sessions will be documented in therapy notes to be audited by the Clinical Services Director and/or Treatment Director(s).
Staffing’s/Reports 1. Prepares and presents, all TTR meetings for caseload. 2. Prepares and presents Clinical Services Report, including Individual Treatment Review at all TTR meetings for caseload. 3. Collects all reports, collates, and submits to the Clinical Services Director by the day after the TTR. 4. Schedules Discharge / Transition meetings as appropriate and prepares written Discharge Summary for submission to Treatment Director no later than 10 days after discharge. 5. Writes monthly, and bi-annual reports other reports on designated students per caseload. All reports are to be submitted as directed by the Treatment Director.
Resident Contact 1. Provides appropriate sex education for each student at his/her level of understanding. 2. Ensures that appropriate religious training for each student is obtained as requested by student, parent/ guardian. 3. Provides family therapy for families of students per caseload as needed and court ordered.
Family Involvement 1. Discusses family involvement and home visits with each student. 2. Contacts family at least twice monthly by telephone to update them. 3. Offers to teach all interested members basic child management skills. 4. Encourages family involvement at T.C. Harris for therapy. 5. Refers to other community resources when appropriate.
Community Involvement 1. Informs referring agents of TTR dates, treatment plans, progress, special events, medication changes, and/or concerns and contacts them at least once per month. 2. Arranges for and supervises meetings between non-family and non-Agency persons, and the students (legal agents, etc.). 3. Attends county case reviews and court hearings as directed by the Treatment Director per caseload when requested by court. 4. Conducts tours of the facility at the request of the Treatment Director or Director of Admissions.
Interdepartmental Responsibilities 1. Consults with the Program Director, Building Coordinator, and Case Coordinator as needed to ensure implementation of treatment plans per caseload. 2. Consults with the Health Services Director and Health Services staff to coordinate treatment plans and health needs for students per caseload. 3. Consults with the Education Director and Education staff to coordinate treatment plans and education per caseload. a. Meets as needed with each student's Teacher for planning and program coordination of treatment. b. Meets as needed with each student's Occupational and/or Speech Therapist for planning and program coordination of treatment. 4. Consults with the Maintenance Supervisor and appropriate staff to coordinate treatment programs with laundry/housekeeping/maintenance needs for students per caseload.
Staff Interaction 1. Provides the Treatment Director with information and recommendations regarding staff training needs and need for increased support. 2. Provides direct and immediate feedback and pursues follow-up dialogue with both students and staff involved in crisis intervention. 3. Inservices staff in approaches used for Individualized Behavioral Intervention Plans.
Professional Growth 1. Reads at least one professional book each six months. 2. Attends at least one major professional conference each year. 3. Reads at least one professional journal monthly. 4. Attends and actively participates in relevant inservice training as designated by the Treatment Director. 5. Completes Agency inservice and training programs as directed by the Treatment Director.
Documentation 1. Develops and coordinates Behavior Data Sheets to accompany BIP when appropriate. 2. Identifies behaviors for each resident and develops definitions. 3. Completes Behavioral Intervention Plan Summaries and creates formats and graphs through the use of ICMS to facilitate accurate data interpretation. 4. Records all data regarding assigned student programs in a professional and timely fashion. 5. Completes Incident and Accident Reports per procedures. 6. Completes data compilation, reporting, and communication systems as defined by the Treatment Director. 7. Completes individual and family therapy progress notes according to T.C. Harris Clinical Services procedures and timelines.
Overall Professional Expectations 1. Works scheduled hours; reports to work on time. 2. Accepts caseload/team assignments as determined by the needs of the organization and the Treatment Director. 3. Submits requests for changes in specific work schedule based on caseload needs and responsibilities to the Treatment Director for approval. 4. Follows policies and procedures regarding use of benefit time and demonstrates a good attendance record. 5. Submits an accurately completed timecard and Payroll Information Form as appropriate to the Treatment Director. 6. Functions within legal, licensing, Agency, and professional standards in maintaining a therapeutic environment for the treatment. 7. Observes, supports, and remains positive regarding all Company policies and procedures; observes expectations outlined in the Employee Handbook. 8. Maintains confidentiality of any information related to the students. 9. Maintains confidentiality of any information related to staff. 10. Coordinates and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and staff in other departments. 11. Acts as a role model and sets an appropriate example for students, staff, and the community. Presents himself/herself in a professional manner at all times. 12. Takes necessary action to ensure that the physical environment of the facility is healthy, safe, and organized. 13. Supports and complies with the organization’s mission statement. 14. Reports current issues and concerns to the Treatment Director. 15. Successfully completes training in Handle With Care; demonstrates appropriate verbal de-escalation and behavioral management techniques.
- Attends department meetings, in-services, and other meetings as scheduled. 17. Maintains current training and knowledge in all fire and disaster procedures. 18. Demonstrates good decision making and problem solving. 19. Consistently demonstrates a mature, disciplined, and tactful approach to completing work duties. 20. Demonstrates tact and courtesy during contact and communication with others. 21. Uses Agency forms per policies and assists staff in their use. 22. Follows chain of command as appropriate. 23. Accepts and acts appropriately upon constructive criticism and feedback. 24. Implements Agency and legal standards and policies when driving an Agency vehicle and/or transporting students. 25. Works extra hours/shifts as necessary.
A. Physical Requirements: 1. Must be able to implement agency-approved physical intervention techniques as trained by T.C. Harris with the ability to manage students up to 150 pounds frequently and in excess of 200 pounds occasionally. 2. Bending, twisting, reaching, lifting, walking, standing, running, squatting, and bilateral manual dexterity to perform as described above. This requires you to be able to go from a standing, knelling or crouching position into a sitting position without assistance while possibly restraining a student. 3. Ability to supervise, monitor and effectively communicate with students in a variety of communication styles and abilities. 4. Ability to stay awake during assigned shifts.
B. Mental Requirements: 1. Ability to use good judgment, make quick decisions in the moment, and use good problem-solving skills. 2. Ability to stay alert during working hours. 3. Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, students, guardians, case managers and other external contacts both verbally and in writing. 4. Ability to understand written and oral direction and to read, write, and understand English. 5. Ability to accurately and legibly complete all required documentation. 6. Ability to maintain self-composure and self-control while managing students’ aggressive behavior and in chaotic and tense situations. 7. Ability and willingness to implement approved de-escalation and intervention techniques as trained by the company. 8. Requires the ability to accompany, participate with and supervise students on community outings to zoos, parks, swimming pools, trampoline park, etc..
C. Working/Environmental Conditions: 1. Fast pace and may sometimes be noisy or distracting. 2. Some work areas are not air-conditioned. While you are primarily indoors in temperature-controlled spaces, occasionally work is performed outdoors. 3. Students' behavior can be offensive or obtrusive and may require physical intervention.
D. Machines, Equipment, and Tools Which May Be Used: 1. Home electronics-type equipment (television, VCR, stereo, etc.) 2. Phone 3. Walkie-talkie 4. Copy machine 5. Gait belt or other similar medical equipment (including digital blood pressure cuff & thermometer 6. Motor vehicle 7. Bathroom equipment (shower, toilet, hairdryer etc.) 8. Computer (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)
E. Exposures: 1. Risk of exposure to blood or other body fluids 2. You will have available PPE and protocols in place to protect yourself, other staff and students. Training will also be provided on these standard precautions. 3. No reasonably anticipated exposure to hazardous equipment, assorted chemicals, gases, vapors, or other pollutants but cleaning chemicals are available upon request.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling from an accredited college or university. Requires a working knowledge of child welfare services; experience working with children and/or adolescents; course work in psychological assessment and counseling approaches.
Shift: 1st and 2nd
External Company Name: TC Harris
External Company URL: https://careers.mypathcompanies.com
Street: 3700 Rome Drive