Child Saving Institute Inc Prevention Services Therapist in Omaha, Nebraska
Essential Job Duties:
Initiative to research and find various client resources. Therapy will emphasize treatment of trauma, including trauma related to domestic violence.
Manage caseloads and meet minimum direct service expectations.
Serve as a team member and collaborate with the team to ensure clients and families are receiving quality care.
Complete paperwork, including progress notes, reports, assessments, service plans and discharge summaries on a timely basis according to agency and licensing standards.
Effectively engage clients in treatment plans that result in positive outcomes.
Effectively utilize evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
Maintain flexibility in scheduling to meet the demands of clients and referral sources.
Collaborate with community partners to meet client needs.
Complete service and billing documentation on a timely basis according to program standards.
Participate in consultation and supervision sessions as required.
Collect statistics and implement Continual Quality Improvement procedures as required.
Maintain flexibility with regard to work schedule; evening and weekend work is required.
Drive to and from home and community-based appointments.
Provide community parties with education on parent/child relationships , trauma, domestic violence, abuse/neglect, intervention techniques, and other related topics.
Complete training necessary for position and for professional growth.
Facilitate a team atmosphere by working in partnership with other agency staff and by promoting a positive working environment.
Represent the agency and programs in a positive manner to clients, community organizations and the public, in general.
Complete other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Job Requirements: To be able to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.
Minimum of Provisional Licensure as a Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP).
At least two years Human Services experience working with children, adolescents, and/or families.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Eligibility for participation in Medicaid and private insurance provider panels.
Strong direct service professional skills, including:
Client-centered, strength-based therapy services,
Commitment to empowering others to achieve healthy problem-solving skills,
Demonstration of a belief in a person’s ability to change and grow,
Understanding and maintenance of clear professional boundaries, with sensitivity to the vulnerabilities of those served,
Ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other service providers,
Ability to provide excellent customer service to clients, families, co-workers, colleagues, and community stakeholders and,
Commitment to follow the ethics of the profession and comply with all laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures that govern therapeutic practice.
Required knowledge of:
Family and individual counseling, and
The process of advocating for families and children.
Preferred knowledge of the child welfare system.
Preferred knowledge of evidence-based practices including:
Parent Child Interaction Therapy,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Circle of Security, and
Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Understanding of and sensitivity to the varying backgrounds and personal perspectives of others.
Ability to speak effectively before groups.
Ability to analyze and make recommendations regarding individual cases and to apply larger, systemic issues.
Ability to make independent decisions and act accordingly, and, when appropriate, to seek the counsel of a supervisor or consultant.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret forms, documents, evaluations and procedure manuals.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to respond to inquiries and possible complaints from clients and other providers.
General mathematical skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, computation of ratios, etc.
Own transportation that meets agency vehicle inspection requirements.
Valid driver’s license with no more than 3 points.
Proof of insurance that meets agency requirements.
Majority of work is in combination of office and community-based environments. Additional work may be performed in a variety of settings to meet client needs.
Hours/schedule will vary and will include evening and weekend hours.