Job Description:

 

EOE DFWP MFVD Smoke Free Workplace
Position is located in Sebring, Florida, Salary 5k

Licensed Therapists • Needed to act as Behavioral Health Consultant to the Child Protective Services Investigative team in Hardee and Highlands County. Therapist will be co-located in Sebring, Florida with the Investigative staff to provide consultation and collaboration for the purpose of assisting families that have been identified to possible require safety management services.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinical Direct Services

  • Establish and maintain effective rapport with clients and maintains high satisfaction rate with clients and families served.
  • Work with Clients referred directly from the Child Protective Services Departments' investigative staff.
  • Support the investigative staff in understanding the effects of the mental health and/or substance abuse on the parent or caregiver.
  • Will assist in the field or for an in office consultation during pre or post commencement when there is an open investigation with an identified mental health or substance abuse need.
  • Collaborate with the investigative staff and other necessary members of the service center to assist in ensuring child and family safety.
  • Assist in identifying needs and services for at-risk families expeditiously and prescriptively.
  • Will partner with the investigative staff to provide consultation to assist in identifying danger threats, adult functioning, parental protective capacities, (diminished or present), and safety management services.
  • Will have knowledge of and will work with community mental health and substance abuse providers.
  • Will work collaboratively with community service providers and the Managing Entity to develop contacts, facilitate referrals, and assist Investigative staff with engaging clients in recommended services.
  • Responsible for providing support to Investigators in mitigating MH/SA issues/crisis prior to or in conjunction with the safety plan conference.
  • Prepare, complete and distribute for month end preparation of utilization management reports according to deadlines
  • Participate in legal multi-disciplinary and any other staffing that will assist in the investigative staff with the above mention tasks
  • 13. Establish and maintain effective rapport with clients and maintains high satisfaction rate with clients and families served.
  • Must document all case notes in Florida Safe Families Network (FSFN), and the electronic health record
  • Completes all required clinical paperwork within required timeframe of 24 hours.
  • 16. Be familiar with the Florida Child Welfare Practice Model.
  • 17. Provides clinical interventions, utilizing flexibility in approach, maintenance of appropriate boundaries, and sound psychotherapeutic principles.
  • Adhere to Organization policies, professional/ethical standards and legal requirements regarding clinical practice.
  • Visit or work at sites outside the office as needed or required for service provision (including home or school) and provide own safe transportation to such locations.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency in service provision including recognition of any unique aspects of persons served.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field required.
  • Licensed as LCSW, LMHC or LMFT required.
  • Minimum of 5 years' previous experience in behavioral health field required. Working knowledge of child welfare preferred.
  • Must have excellent computer, communication, writing and organizational skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Have sufficient clinical knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence based treatments
  • CAP preferred
  • Due to nature of job individuals who speak, read and write English and Spanish is a plus.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field required.
  • Licensed as LCSW, LMHC or LMFT required.
  • Minimum of 5 years' previous experience in behavioral health field required. Working knowledge of child welfare preferred.
  • Must have excellent computer, communication, writing and organizational skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Have sufficient clinical knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence based treatments
  • CAP preferred

We offer and excellent benefit package to include Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, 403 b retirement and Paid Time Off.

Minimum Education: Master's Degree

 

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