Full Time & Part Time opportunities available.
Position Location: Lancaster County or Dauphin County, PA
The Mobile Therapist (MT) provides intensive therapeutic services to child or adolescent and family in settings other than a provider agency or office. Therapy can include the child individually, nuclear family or subsets of family, as well as family and community and/or school resource so long as it remains related to the child or adolescent as the primary client. The child or adolescent is included as the active participant in his or her own treatment. Interventions provided will involve specific efforts to stabilize the child or adolescent; work with the family to guide and support their efforts in stabilizing the child or adolescent and promoting of appropriate behavior, as well as collaboration with other involved professionals and agencies in order to provide unified services and continuity of care to child and family. All therapeutic interventions will utilize a strengths-based approach, following assessing the strengths and therapeutic needs of the family through active listening and data collection. The services follow goals specifically delineated in the Treatment Plan and can include all forms of psychotherapy that are child-centered, family focused and strengths-based and non-aversive and respect the socio-cultural background of the client and family.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provision of intensive therapeutic services to child or adolescent and family in settings other than a provider agency or office, according to a written treatment plan.
- Collaboration with other treatment team members, and other involved professionals and agencies to provide unified services and continuity of care to child and family. Determination of family support services needs, natural supports, and professional support needs.
- Documentation of sessions/interventions with accuracy, including data collected about frequency and intensity of targeted behaviors, as per treatment plan.
- Collaboration with child and family and other involved professionals to develop daily routines during times of crisis and transition and a 24-hour crisis plan.
- Must possess or have ability to obtain Act 33 Clearance, Act 34 Clearance and FBI Clearance
- Be licensed in this Commonwealth as a psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist or clinical social worker or;
- Be licensed in this Commonwealth as a social worker or a behavior specialist and have a graduate degree that required a clinical or mental health direct service practicum from an accredited college or university or;
- Have a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience in providing mental health direct services to children, youth or young adults and a graduate degree with at least nine credits specific to clinical practice in psychology, social work or counseling from an accredited college or university accredited or;
- Completed a clinical or mental health direct service practicum and have a graduate degree with a least nine credits specific to clinical practice in psychology, social work, education, counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university.