• In Home Therapy Clinician - FIRST

    Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/17/2018 11:50 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1058
    # of Openings
    10
    Category
    Clinicians & Therapists
    City
    Brockton
    State/Province
    Massachusetts
    Postal Code
    02301
  • Overview

    Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!

     

    Our In-Home therapy Clinicians at BAMSI provide services within the community to people of all ages, mainly youth who are experiencing personal difficulties in their lives due to psychiatric and/or emotional symptoms arising from current or past stressors, life crises, problems in school, developmental issues, mental illness, adjustment disorders or substance abuse.

    Family FIRST is a program to assist children and youth diagnosed with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and their families. Services are provided within the scope of the wraparound model, which includes family-driven services, formal and natural supports, and professionals in a team approach.

    In-Home therapy services is a structured, consistent, strength-based therapeutic relationship between a Clinician and the youth and family for the purpose of treating the youth's behavioral needs. Clinical services and assessments offer support to youth and families challenged by various emotional and physical stressors.

     


    Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a relevant field is required
    LICSW or LCSW preferred
    Experience with 3rd Party Billing Desired.
    Must have own means of transportation and a satisfactory driving record

     

    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

     

    We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Generous Time Off Package
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.

    Responsibilities

    General Statement of Duties:  The Mental Health Clinician provides support, coordination of services and advocacy to parents/caregivers enrolled in the Family First program.  The Mental Health Clinician ensures the youth’s and family’s voice is heard throughout the IAP process and facilitates the provision of creative, customized services and supports to youth and families that enhance their lives and lead to positive outcomes. 

     

    Responsibilities:

    1. Conduct a comprehensive, home-based assessment inclusive of the CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) at a location of the family’s choice.
    2. Identify and develop the appropriate members of the IAP Team.
    3. Develop and implement a youth and family-centered IAP in collaboration with the family and its identified team.
    4. Facilitate IAP meetings and therapeutic groups as needed and maintain at least weekly contact with the family, youth and other informal supports.
    5. Provide guidance and support to all team members as needed.
    6. Attend and actively participate in weekly individual supervision to review progress, identify risk factors, improve communication and foster professional growth.
    7. Refer and link youth and families to appropriate supports as identified in the IAP including but not limited to: medical, educational, social, therapeutic, family-centered services and resources.
    8. Assist the youth and family with strategies to navigate the mental health system and to identify and develop natural supports.
    9. Provide psycho-education, advocacy, support and access to transportation to youth and families as needed
    10. Monitor, review, and update the IAP to reflect the changing needs and progress of the youth and family.
    11. Maintain overall responsibility for the clinical integrity of service planning and delivery.
    12. Complete the CANS quarterly and at discharge for each youth enrolled.
    13. Participate in the rotation of the 24/7 on-call system and be available for telephone consultation to provide timely and effective crisis support services to youth and families and assist in effective intervention.
    14. Work with other BAMSI programs and the Mobile Crisis Intervention to provide coordinated and comprehensive crisis diversion and intervention services.
    15. Maintain records, reports, and documentation for families including authorizations, IAP, weekly progress notes, assessments and evaluation data.
    16. Conduct clinical practice in accordance with BAMSI policies and DMH regulations.
    17. Files 51As (Child Abuse and Neglect Report) with support from supervisor as required by law.
    18. Maintain regular and timely attendance, professional boundaries, quality clinical service and high professional standards at all times.
    19. Adhere to the agency’s policy regarding confidentiality, and execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards.
    20. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
    21. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in a related field a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with the target population.
    • Experience in navigating any of the child/family-serving systems and experience advocating for family members who are involved with behavioral health services.
    • Must be certified and experience administering the Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS).
    • Working knowledge of the wraparound process and systems of care principles required.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with service providers and administrators, to work independently and as part of a team, and to embrace the system of care principles and family systems
    • Must possess excellent care coordination, group facilitation, computer, time management and organizational skills.
    • Experience working with various state systems (i.e. DMH, DCF, DESE, DDS, and DYS).
    • Must be flexible and able to respond to families under stress and in crisis.
    • Broad understanding of DMH mandated regulations.
    • Strong administrative, organizational, computer, writing, detail-oriented and ability to flex work schedule to meet the needs of youth and families as necessary.
    • Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license.

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