The Intensive In-Home Therapist provides intensive in-home family therapy, parenting skills, supportive services and monitoring to families for one year following achievement of permanency.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned according to the qualification of staff and development of programs.
•To continue to build a child welfare system that is safe, secure, and stable; family centered; connected to the community; which relies on evidence-based practice necessary to support contract services in Kansas.
•Provide intensive in-home family therapy on a regularly scheduled basis.
•Develop, review, and evaluate treatment plans on a regular basis.
•Prepare therapeutic reports for court.
•Maintain accurate and timely client records, assessments, client diagnosis, and treatment plans.
•Serve as a liaison between clients and community services (school, work, community mental health professionals, medical, etc).
•Provide crisis intervention to families.
•Provide in-home services and monitor cases beyond release from custody.
•Document all contacts, attempts, and outcomes with client and families.
•Make contact with established support systems on a regularly scheduled basis.
•Periodically do formal case plans on cases when children have re-entered foster care.
•Required to be on call to families 24 hours a day.
•Provide case management services as necessary.
•Work hours will frequently include 'family hours,' after 5:00pm on week days and/or weekend hours.
•Attend court hearings as needed.
•Complete all case documentation and provide services to families according to aftercare guidelines.
•Attend required trainings.
•Document all contact with clients and collaterals; complete case activity logs and all related documentation; maintain client files.
•Complete all court orders as directed by the court.