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Academic & Behavioral Clinic, Inc

   Academic & Behavioral Clinic, Inc

Open Positions

Clinician
Mental Health Advocate

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Position Description

Position Title: Clinician

Reports to: In-Home Therapy Coordinator and Support and Stabilization Director

Summary Description: ABaC’s In-Home Therapy Program (IHT) is a comprehensive clinically focused program for families in which there is a member under 21 experiencing acute psychiatric, emotional, mental, or behavioral distress. It is a structured, strength based program designed to meet the behavioral health needs of youth referred to the program. The program treats the youth’s behavioral needs, including improving the family’s ability to provide effective support for the youth to promote his/her healthy functioning within the family.

The service is delivered by a team consisting of a master’s level Clinician and a bachelor’s level Mental Health Associate. The team offers a combination of medically necessary In-Home therapy and Therapeutic Training and Support. The team develops a treatment plan and uses established psychotherapeutic techniques and intensive family therapy, works with the entire family, or a subset of the family, to implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques to: enhance problem-solving, limit setting, risk management/safety planning, communication, building skills to strengthen the family, advance therapeutic goals, or improve ineffective patterns of interaction; identify and utilize community resources; develop and maintain natural supports for the youth and parent/caregiver(s) in order to promote sustainability of treatment gains.

Duties Include:
• The clinician will use established psychotherapeutic techniques and intensive family therapy in working with referred clients.
• Comprehensive home-based, behavioral health assessment inclusive of CANS and ABaC required measures.
• Development and implementation of youth and family-centered treatment plan in collaboration with the youth, parent/guardian/caregiver(s), and with required consent, in consultation with other providers
• Work with entire family or a subset to implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques enhance problem-solving, limit setting, risk management/safety planning, communication, building skills to strengthen the family, advance therapeutic goals, or improve ineffective patterns of interaction.
• Assist family to identify and utilize community resources and develop and maintain natural supports for the youth and parent/caregiver(s) in order to promote sustainability of treatment gains.
• Develop and implement treatment plans
• 24/7 cell phone availability
• follows all policies and procedures of the Academic & Behavioral Clinic relating to all components of In-Home Therapy (IHT) services.
• The IHT services are offered in the youth’s home and/or community.
• Writing accurate and timely progress notes carefully documenting any and all contacts.
• Collaboration with formal and informal supports of clients in IHT program.
• Attend wrap-around meetings, staff meetings, and weekly 2 hour training seminar
• Attend weekly supervision with licensed clinician.
• Follow-up on service and program inquiries
• Participate in clinic quality improvement projects and initiatives.
• Adheres to the principals of wrap around and systems of care.
• Ensuring fidelity to the wrap around model of care.

Qualifications:

• Masters degree in a behavioral health discipline.
• Licensed preferred
• Experience working with children and adolescents.
• Strong writing capabilities, ability to work independently, and manage stress effectively.
• Must have experience in, and commitment to challenges unique to Black people and communities of color.
• Commitment to providing culturally competent services.

 

 

 

Position Title: Mental Health Associate

Reports to: In-Home Therapy Coordinator and Support and Stabilization Director

Summary Description: ABaC’s In-Home Therapy Program (IHT) is a comprehensive clinically focused program for families in which there is a member under 21 experiencing acute psychiatric, emotional, mental, or behavioral distress. It is a structured, strength based program designed to meet the behavioral health needs of youth referred to the program. The program treats the youth’s behavioral needs, including improving the family’s ability to provide effective support for the youth to promote his/her healthy functioning within the family.

The service is delivered by a team consisting of a master’s level Clinician and a bachelor’s level Mental Health Associate. The team offers a combination of medically necessary In-Home therapy and Therapeutic Training and Support. The team develops a treatment plan and uses established psychotherapeutic techniques and intensive family therapy, works with the entire family, or a subset of the family, to implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques to: enhance problem-solving, limit setting, risk management/safety planning, communication, building skills to strengthen the family, advance therapeutic goals, or improve ineffective patterns of interaction; identify and utilize community resources; develop and maintain natural supports for the youth and parent/caregiver(s) in order to promote sustainability of treatment gains. The MHA works under the guidance of a clinician and the supervision of a licensed clinician.

Duties Include:
• The MHA will assist the clinician in implementing the therapeutic objectives of the treatment plan which is designed to address the youth’s mental health, behavioral, and emotional needs.
• Teaching the youth to understand, direct, interpret, manage, and control feelings and emotional responses to situations and to assist the family to address the youth’s emotional and mental health needs..
• Implementation of youth and family-centered treatment plan in collaboration with the youth, parent/guardian/caregiver(s), and with required consent, in consultation with other providers
• Work with entire family or a subset to implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques enhance problem-solving, limit setting, risk management/safety planning, communication, building skills to strengthen the family, advance therapeutic goals, or improve ineffective patterns of interaction.
• Assist family to identify and utilize community resources and develop and maintain natural supports for the youth and parent/caregiver(s) in order to promote sustainability of treatment gains.
• 24/7 cell phone availability
• Follows all policies and procedures of the Academic & Behavioral Clinic relating to all components of In-Home Therapy (IHT) services.
• The IHT services are offered in the youth’s home and/or community.
• Writing accurate and timely progress notes carefully documenting any and all contacts.
• Collaboration with formal and informal supports of clients in IHT program.
• Attend wrap-around meetings, staff meetings, and weekly 2 hour training seminar
• Attend weekly supervision with licensed clinician.
• Follow-up on service and program inquiries
• Participate in clinic quality improvement projects and initiatives.
• Adheres to the principals of wrap around and systems of care.
• Ensuring fidelity to the wrap around model of care.

Qualifications:
• AA degree in a human services profession (social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, Education, Human Development, etc.)
• Experience working with children and adolescents.
• Strong writing capabilities, ability to work independently, and manage stress effectively.
• Must have experience in, and commitment to challenges unique to Black people and communities of color.
• Commitment to providing culturally competent services.
Highly Desirable Qualifications:
• BA/MA in a human services or behavioral health profession.
• Experience working with SED children and adolescents
• Knowledge of child development models, DSM-IV diagnoses, crisis intervention and behavioral management techniques