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Therapist

The therapist will be responsible for providing clinical services to adolescents and their families. The therapist will be responsible for timely completion of diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, diagnostic logs, session logs, and discharge summaries. The therapist adheres to requirements and regulations as set forth by the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas State Board of Examiners per therapists’ licensure.

TheraPIST

Job Description

The Therapist will be responsible for providing counseling services to residents at The Refuge Ranch and their families on visits. The therapist will be responsible for timely completion of diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, diagnostic logs, progress notes, and discharge summaries. The therapist adheres to requirements and regulations as set forth by the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas State Board of Examiners per therapists’ licensure.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Complete diagnostic assessment on all youth assigned to determine treatment needs, as well as provide on-going assessment to determine when clinical goals have been achieved and new goals are needed.

  • Working with the psychiatrist, will develop and update treatment plans and diagnosis to ensure age-appropriate clinical interventions that are observable and measurable.

  • Document timelines/deadlines to ensure relevant clinical care as communicated with the Clinical Director and Treatment Team.

  • Ensure all clinical documents and admission paperwork is filed in the electronic medical record on time, complete with appropriate clinical content and filed in the correct section of the chart.

  • Participate in and contribute to all service planning as requested, including all treatment team meetings, trainings, supervision and other meetings as necessary to ensure quality care and services.

  • Acknowledge and protect youth confidentiality and use sound clinical judgment and boundaries at all times.

  • Provide support and crisis management services per clinical services protocol or as requested by Clinical Director.

  • Maintain professional licensure as a mental health provider in good standing based on licensing requirements.

  • Maintain all training requirements of licensure and of The Refuge for DMST.

  • Able to have a flexible work schedule and be available for on-call, phone rotation.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Physical Requirements, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a mental health field (i.e. social work, counseling, or psychology).

  • Must have a Texas professional license to provide counseling (LPC, LMFT, or LCSW only).

  • Three years of experience working with clients experiencing trauma, preferably youth.

  • Training in TF-CBT, EMDR TBRI, and DBT preferred.

  • Experience working with people involved in sex trafficking preferred.

  • Knowledge of the treatment issues concerning adolescents, adults, and families.

  • Love of working outdoors using animal therapy and/or expressive arts is preferred.

  • Must be self-motivated and possess good communication skills.

  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be 21 years of age with a valid/current driver’s license.

  • Must be able to pass drug test and criminal background check.

  • Must be physically able to use authorized Crisis Intervention techniques

    Job Type: Full-time     

 

Must look out for the safety and well being of the youth in care by reporting any issues of abuse or neglect suspected at any time to your immediate supervisor and to the DFPS Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee will be required to perform. The employee may be expected to perform other tasks, projects, and training as requested by his or her supervisor.


TO APPLY: please send resume and cover letter to info@therefugedmst.org

*Please answer the follow questions in your cover letter:

  • Do you have any of the following license LPC, LCSW or LMFT?

  • How many years of Treatment Planning experience do you have?

  • How many years of experience do you have with people involved in sex trafficking?

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?