This is Fee-for-Service position throughout Montgomery/Delaware County, PA.
Position Function:The Mobile Therapist provides child-centered, family-focused psychotherapy in a setting other than the therapist’s or agency’s office. The Mobile Therapist is also responsible for addressing defined problems, as specified in the treatment plan and utilizing strength-based approaches to treatment. The Mobile Therapist generally serves as the lead clinician and takes a leadership role in the development and implementation of the youth’s treatment plan.
- Master’s degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as: psychology, counseling, clinical social work, psychiatric nursing, and marriage and family The degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and the provision of mental health services, i.e. individual, group and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, crisis counseling, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum, etc.
- Maintain record keeping and documentation procedures, including Progress Notes, Quarterly Progress Summaries on assigned cases according to program policies, procedures and regulatory criteria;
- Participate in biweekly clinical supervision;
- Participate, upon request, with evaluations by external agencies;
Assessment and Planning Responsibilities:
- Attends the youth’s Interagency Service Planning Meeting;
- Participates in the development of the youth’s Wraparound treatment plan;
- Maintains regular contact with the Therapeutic Staff Support Clinician and/or Behavior Specialist Consultant and other members of the treatment team to provide and receive feedback on the youth’s performance;
- Provide emergency assessment and intervention when critical situations arise requiring such interventions, as assigned to the consulting psychiatrist/psychologist.
- Provide individual psychotherapy in the home, school, recreation center and/or other community setting in accordance with the youth’s treatment plan;
- Provide family therapy in the home and/or other community setting in accordance with the treatment plan developed by the treatment team;
- Implement components of behavior modification developed in conjunction with the treatment team, as appropriate;
- Provide skill teaching as outlined in the youth’s treatment plan;
- Provide crisis intervention services as needed;
Work Environment and Primary Work Locations:
- Family Home and Community
- Require travel between multiple sites.