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AltaPointe Health Systems Therapist, Children's Outpatient in Mobile, Alabama

Children's Outpatient Services provides treatment for children and adolescents and their families and is intended to improve and maintain a child’s or an adolescent’s stability in the community. Treatment focuses on problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Services include individual, family and group therapy, medication evaluation and management, case management, in home intervention, case consultation and summer day treatment services. The type of treatment is highly variable and depends upon the individual’s existing symptoms and developmental level.

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer

  • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM IV- TR diagnosis

  • Formulates appropriate treatment plan, based on CANS, along with consumer and family/guardian, as indicated

  • Provides individual, group, family and play therapy mode, utilizing basic therapeutic models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan

  • Provides outreach services to consumers and their families according to their needs

  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation

  • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services

  • Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning

  • Completes treatment plan reviews

  • Provides clinical supervision as directed

  • Adheres to professional code of ethics

  • Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent specific competencies

  • Completes treatment plan reviews as required, if applicable

  • Provides clinical supervision as directed

Supervision and Consultation:

  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed

  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement

  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills

Clinical Record Keeping:

  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy

  • Documents appropriate, complete, and clinically comprehensive mental health assessments

  • Documents measurable and specific goals in the treatment plan

  • Documents in a clear and concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals addressed, services, and techniques used

  • Documents case disposition, case closings, follow-up and referrals

  • Documents legibly

Case Load Management:

  • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs

  • Meets AltaPointe productivity standards

Knowledge in adult, child/adolescent specialities, outlined below, to be attained within (6) six months of employment:

  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in child and adolescent population

  • Knowledge of growth and development as related to all intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of consumers

  • Knowledge of developmental disabilities and mental retardation in the child/adolescent population

  • Knowledge of principles of play therapy

  • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers, as well as, to non-violent crisis intervention practices

  • Knowledge of family dynamic and parenting issues

  • Knowledge of effects and treatment of physical/sexual/emotional abuse and neglect issues

  • Knowledge of community resources as applied to the child/adolescent

  • Knowledge of cultural diversity

  • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to child and adolescent population

Master Degree in a Mental Health Discipline (Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy)

ID: 2021-13825

Shift/Hours (ex: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30): 8:00am -4:30pm, Monday- Friday

External Company Name: AltaPointe Health Systems

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