This valued team member is responsible for the management of the therapeutic health services offered to the youth and families served by the facility with both generalized and specialized technical assistance and in-service training for Youth Services Specialists. All of our team members are expected to demonstrate behaviors and practices of cooperation.
· Complete internal psychological assessments under the supervision of the Clinical Psychologist
· Assist in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of protective and objective psychological tests
· Provide individual therapy in accordance with agreed upon treatment plans and/or on an emergent basis
· Provide group therapy
· Participate as a member of the clinical treatment team in recommending appropriate counseling strategies based on psychological assessments
· Oversee the clinical aspects of the Unit
· Prepare reports as required
· Maintain contact with outside agencies and families
· Complete required paperwork on a timely basis including intake forms, progress notes, treatment plans and discharge summaries
· Monitor standards of clinical treatment and make recommendations for improvements
· Provide updates to the Psychiatric staff
· Provide staff instructions and training to assist in the management of the therapeutic and behavioral concerns of the youth
· Review youth files on a random basis to ensure optimal youth care
· Attend ongoing training programs for continued skill development in current principles of treatment and to maintain required certifications/licensures by the appropriate body or credentialing organization
· Serve as an example to staff in establishing an effective working relationship with the court system, law enforcement, social services professionals, juveniles and their parents, guardians, friends and advocates
· Assume a leadership role for management back-up
The duties defined above summarize the basic responsibilities for this position and are not all-inclusive. At the discretion of the supervisor and based on the circumstances, verbal/written additions or deletions may be made.
w Improve youth health (physical and mental) related including but not limited to: psychiatric disorders, ADD, ADHD, PTSD, Grief & Loss, CBT, anger management and substance abuse
w Youth treatment knowledge modalities, medications prescribed and the PA Juvenile justice system
w Knowledge of HIPAA privacy regulations
w Demonstrated ability to lead individuals and groups internal and external to the organization demonstrating a positive attitude and competence level.
w Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, direct and persuade staff for effective and efficient resolution while maintaining the aptitude to seek alternate advice
w Ability to read, comprehend and interpret documents and forms in the English language. Ability to effectively speak and ask questions in English.
w Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages.
w Ability to solve complex issues while offering guidance to staff
w Ability to interpret complex materials and confidential information in verbal, written and scheduled forms
Applicant must have a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3 years experience in the social services field.