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Unlicensed Therapist

Company: LSS
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details Description The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized works within an external organization's prescribed method of treatment, that requires specific in-house and external training, work protocol, processes and reporting, based on contract requirements. The position will typically require intensive in-home therapy with the client and families. The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized performs clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized works closely with the client and family, if applicable, to develop an appropriate treatment plan designed to move the client toward the desired change. The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized works collaboratively with a peer supervision team, with oversight from the Clinical Supervisors, to monitor the course of treatment. The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized reports to the Program Supervisor or Manager.This role will be may work non-traditional hours based on contract requirements and method of treatment.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.* May provide individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy services to clients in an office, school, out-of-home setting and/or home setting.* Conduct formal assessment of client needs using clinical interview, objective diagnostic tools, and input from collateral contacts.* Develop treatment plans collaboratively with clients and provide agreed upon and necessary therapeutic services in keeping with strength-based, evidence-based best practice standards.* Maintain detailed clinical records and make recommendations concerning case disposition.* Complete agency-required and billing-related phone calls, email, and paperwork work in a professional and timely manner.* Adhere to high ethical, professional, and legal standards such as WI State Statutes, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Counsel on Accreditation, American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and National Association of Social Workers.* Actively participate in clinical supervision meetings as required to meet best practice and licensure standards.* Attend staff meetings and participate in training and quality improvement activities as required.* Work a flexible weekly schedule that includes some evening and/or weekend hours for client appointments. Unlicensed Therapist work directly with Program Supervisor or Manager to set expectations for scheduling clients. Unlicensed Therapist determines own schedule based on client need.* May serve as a representative of the agency to interested individuals, professionals, and community groups.* May administer specialized programs within a community or the agency.* May participate in program, business unit, or agency marketing efforts.* May participate in speaking engagements of behalf of program, business unit, or agency.* Travel to various locations for meetings, trainings, or to perform clinical responsibilities as needed. Travel will vary depending on case load.* Is responsible to continue actively working towards licensure in assigned field within a determined time period as determined with clinical supervisor. Unlicensed Therapist is responsible for obtaining weekly supervision while working towards licensure if not provided directly by the LSS program.* Performs other duties as requiredFCT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS :* Works under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director - FCT Supervisor as well as external FCT Foundation Consultant.* This role will be expected to work on average, 40+ hours/week on a full time schedule and willing to work non-traditional hours.* Work a flexible weekly schedule that may includes frequent evening and/or weekend hours for client appointments, based on client availability * Works within the evidenced-based framework of FCT and the four phase of treatment-Joining and Assessment, Restructuring, Valuing Change, and Generalization.* Provides direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with FCT principles and practices for assigned cases and meets fidelity requirements for treatment intensity (5 hours per week per family). * Provides clinical/peer support to FCT team and attends FCT weekly team meetings.* Conducts FCT joining and assessment activities with the referred individual and their family members, review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and working with the family on family identified goals.* Engages primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.* Implements conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention, outcome review, and strategy revision procedure using the FCT process.* Maintains clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback.* Collaborates with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout FCT treatment.* Carries a caseload of 3 to 5 clients* Significant travel to various locations for meetings, trainings, or to perform clinical responsibilities as needed. Travel will vary depending on case load.* Committed to adhering to the FCT principles and model, as well as completing the necessary trainings and assignments to achieve certification as a FCT Clinician within 12-18 months of hire.* Trained in behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and pragmatic family therapies* Provides direct care or face-to-face contact with youth, family and other systems involved with the family (e.g., probation, child welfare, school, employer, etc.)* Maintains phone contacts with the family and other systems* Maintains clinical documentation, which includes fidelity documentation that must be completed for every client to guide clinical planning, LSS documentation due to clinic status, documentation required for M.A. and/or CCS billing, and in some cases documentation requested by the referral source* Participates in supervision and consultation (this occurs for a minimum of 2.5 hours/week)* Participates in FCT-specific training, as well as agency trainings* Demonstrates flexibility to allow for specific time spent on each responsibility varies depending on intensity of client need during a given week, therapist need for additional supervision, geography, etc.* Participates in FCT trainings throughout the calendar year* Participates in all additional agency-specific trainings (e.g., HIPAA, cultural competency, etc.).* Participates in a team with weekly supervision and consultation* Participates in a rotating on-call system that has been established by the teamWorking for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan includes: * LSS paid liability insurance* Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance* Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care* Mileage reimbursement* Clinical--Supervision* Some Continuing Education* Flexible Scheduling* Team Mentoring* Paid Time Off* Ability to Contribute to 403BQualifications 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. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements . Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related program is required. Practicum experience, through your degree program, related to services LSS provides is required. Eligibility for training license by meeting criteria set for by WI Department of Safety and Professional Services. Some positions may require Substance Abuse Certification as well. In addition: * Knowledge of state regulations pertaining to clinical practice, including dual relationships and mandatory reporting.* Knowledge of behavioral health diagnosis and evidence-based treatments.* Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral health conditions.* Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected mental health and behavioral conditions.* Ability to respond to brief patient contacts, including via telephone and teleconferencing.* Ability to design effective psycho-education and group curricula and lead effective classes and groups.* Ability to work effectively in a team, interfacing with clients, primary care providers, collaterals, and colleagues, as well as administrative and support staff.* Ability to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations, making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner.* Ability to effectively represent company interests in the community and maintain effective working relationships among colleagues, public, private, and professional groups.* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.* High level of comfort in working with primary care medical providers using a consultative style.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS * The incumbent of this position must have or be eligible to receive state licensure "in training" as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Counselor as applicable. * The incumbent of this position must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.* Must be fully certified in FCT within twelve months of their initial hire via the official FCT certification program, Wheels of Change--. Certification is granted through the Family Centered Treatment Foundation (FCT Foundation) when staff passes and show competence in required components.TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 50%, depending on program needs. Some overnight travel may be required.LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.#CBQualifications Skills Behaviors : Motivations : Education Required Master Degree or better in Counseling.Master Degree or better in Marriage & Family Therapy.Preferred Master Degree or better in Psychology.Master Degree or better in Social Work.Experience Licenses & Certifications Required Driver's LicenseLic. Mar. & Fam Ther ITPreferred Adv Clinical Social WkrLic. Prof Counselor ITEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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