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Therapist - Early Childhood Services

Company: Suncoast Center
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Minimum Qualifications:Education: Graduation from an accredited graduate school with a Master's degree in clinical social work, clinical psychology, mental health counseling, or related human service field. Licensure: Not required, registered intern pursuing licensure pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 491, Florida Statutes as a social worker, mental health counselor, or marriage and family therapist preferred.Experience: Minimum of one year of direct experience providing therapeutic interventions. Experience in crisis intervention, knowledge regarding the effects of violence on children, evidenced-based interventions, and a background in early childhood education/development is desirable.Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to complete a level II background screening and pre-employment drug test in compliance with Florida Law.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to provide official transcripts.Working Conditions: Must have valid Florida driver's license and a driving record that is acceptable to Suncoast Center; must meet minimum levels of personal automobile liability insurance; requires both indoor and outdoor work with outreach to off-site locations. Exposure to extreme heat and humidity during the summer months. The schedule may be irregular, based on client availability. Work is primarily off site in client family homes and community locations. Computer LiterateJob Duties:
    • Provide in-home therapeutic services to families with young children ages 0 to 6 years old that have had social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties at home or in their preschool setting.
    • Provides therapeutic services which are culturally competent, solution-focused, strengths-based, recovery-oriented, and co-occurring capable as they are needed by program families. Completes Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) 6-month checklist within first 6 months of employment.
    • Uses the ORS and SRS with all clients within 6 months of employment and enters the scores in the OpenFit electronic system.
    • Understand that using FIT measures will be part of an employee's performance evaluation. The scores on the ORS and SRS will not be monitored as part of the evaluation, only the use of the measures will be evaluated.
    • Provide in-home therapeutic services to Healthy Start clients (pregnant women or women with newborn babies) to address mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, etc.
    • Conduct bio-psychosocial or in-depth assessments on all new clients.
    • Review comprehensive assessment information, including the ASQ 3, ASQ SE, and other applicable assessment tools, prior to formulating treatment goals.
    • Formulate and maintain up-to-date treatment plans for each client.
    • Complete encounter forms and submit to the program manager for all clients referred by Healthy Start.
    • Attend case review and/or staff meetings as scheduled.
    • Provide clinical consultation to staff, clients, collaborative members, law enforcement, family court, and other community organizations.
    • Attend multi-disciplinary staffing for Early Childhood Services clients, when appropriate.
    • Completes all measures for measurable objectives as assigned by JWB in conformance with our contract.
    • Assists with quarterly and annual reports for the Agency and JWB.
    • Complete all documentation in accordance with agency standards.
    • Maintains a productivity level in accordance with agency standards.
    • Accomplish individual goals.
    • Other duties as assigned. Core Competencies:
      • The ability to function and operate as a team player, showing dignity and respect for all.
      • The ability to comply with all equal employment opportunities and ethical standards and regulations.
      • The ability to take direction in a respectful and productive manner from supervisors and managers.
      • The ability to work, as scheduled, in a timely fashion, and with an attitude oriented to service.
      • The ability to have cordial and professional relationships both within the organization and with vendors, clients, and third parties.
      • If appropriate, the ability to produce all appropriate paperwork and reports consistent with contractual, state, or federal standards, and to prepare and submit such paperwork on a timely basis.
      • The ability to understand and comply with Suncoast Center, Inc.'s policies and procedures.
      • The ability to render compassionate care and equal commitment to serve clients in need of healthcare assistance.

Keywords: Suncoast Center, St. Petersburg , Therapist - Early Childhood Services, Healthcare , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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