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Job Opening: Therapist

Posted: August 30, 2011

The Detroit Behavioral Institute - Capstone Academy has an immediate opening for a therapist position. The Capstone Academy is a secure residential treatment facility for juvenile delinquents (both male and female) with mental health issues.

Please apply to Pernell Ziglor, LMSW (Clinical Director) at fax (313) 202-6153 or email: pziglor@detroitcapstoneacademy.com

For job summary, qualifications and duties, please click "Read More"...

Detroit Capstone Academy
Title: Therapist
Reports to: Clinical Director

Job Summary:
The Therapist is responsible for providing direct therapeutic and casework services to residents at Capstone Academy. The Therapist works as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team providing clinical insight, direction and support.

Qualifications:
Education: Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in social work, counseling, psychology or a recognized related field from an accredited college or university.
Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc: State licensure as a Licensed Social Worker, Professional Counselor or Clinical Psychologist.

Job Duties:
•Facilitates group, family and individual therapy for all youth on their assigned caseload.
•Develops quality written individualized Treatment Plans (Initial, Updated and Release Plans), Court Reports and Discharge Summaries that accurately indicate the needs of the youth on their assigned caseload.
•Maintains contact with youth’s CMO/DHS workers and their parent/guardians keeping them updated on the youth’s individual progress, including their treatment goals.
•Maintains case supervision until case closure including aftercare services as determined by the court.
•Inputs all required documentation (progress notes, reports, etc.) into JAIS/JOLT within required timeframes.
•Receives daily reports from Youth Specialists on all youth progress and challenges.
•Provides 24 hours/7 days on-call availability to respond to client/program crises.
•Reviews all assessment information, including psychological and psychiatric evaluations for assigned residents completing any follow-up activities and recommendations.
•Schedules and facilitates monthly case conferences, providing clinical input and insight.
•Develops and delivers clinical training to Detroit Capstone Academy staff upon request.
•Represents Detroit Capstone Academy through the development and presentation of information to various provider agencies, Court and County representatives.
•Requests and participates in multi-disciplinary staffing of cases with extraordinary circumstances or which are not progressing according to the treatment plan.
•Assists in developing and maintaining community resource information.
•Completes all documentation according to Federal guidelines, Licensing rules, COA standards and contract standards as outlines in the DBI-CA Policy and Procedure Manual.
•Works closely with the Case Aides to coordinate family visits, phone calls, intake, etc. for the residents.
•Completes reintegration paperwork, if appropriate.
•Coordinates care with any medical or mental health professional and/or community service agency personnel providing treatment to the client.
•Assures that all charts for his/her clients are complete and maintained in proper order.
•Attends all weekly clinical meetings.
•Continues with professional education and development and attains all CEU’s required by the licensing board of his/her respective discipline.
•Participates in regular supervision with Clinical Director.
•Participates in staff meetings, trainings, and agency activities.
•Serves as an advocate for youth to ensure that program and contract requirements are met.
•Responsible to work some non-traditional hours (i.e. evenings and weekends) as needed.
•To maintain a professional and ethical code of behavior.
•Performs all other duties as assigned.

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