Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: MASTR-THERA-H-11-2018-01
Job Title: Therapist
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $21 - $23

Therapist

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Description/Job Summary

Therapist –

LSW, LCSW, LPC (in your respective state) is REQUIRED 

Description/Job Summary

This is a temporary position with dates of employment beginning 11/12/18 and ending 1/4/19 – this is a potential for this opportunity to begin a full time position

The primary function of the therapist is to complete intake evaluations and see children and families for individual and group psychotherapy at Mastery Charter Schools, Inc. The therapist also develops treatment plans, monitors treatment progress, collects and monitors outcomes, data and collaborates with other team members. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Conduct individual psychotherapy / family therapy with school age youth (K-12 grade), their caregivers and other family members
    • Complete all intake paperwork   before beginning treatment, meet with parents/guardians (when applicable) and clients to explain documents
    • Conduct initial assessment of children through review of background information , interviewing of client and caregivers (when applicable), through client observations in school setting and through the interpretation of data from structured tools 
    • Complete and file all required paperwork (e.g., progress notes, treatment plans, etc.) in a timely manner (within one week of session). Maintain all client charts in good standing
    • Complete audit of client charts and fix any concerns identified in these audits in a timely manner
    • Keep separate records of all client contacts, including individual and group therapy contacts, classroom observations and assessments. Keep records (in client’s chart) of all non-face-to-face contacts and attempted contacts. On a weekly basis a spreadsheet record of client contacts to Unit Director or identified supervisor
    • Create client treatment plans within two weeks of starting services and update each treatment plan every three months
    • Complete appropriate discharge paperwork and aftercare plans upon discharge of clients from program
    • Assess client’s for psychiatry needs and make appropriate referral for psych services (when applicable)
    • Accompany to psych appointment (when applicable)
  • Conduct group psychotherapy with children / adolescents
    • Groups to be based on empirically supported group therapy protocols. Conduct skills (non-therapy) groups as needed
    • Work with Mastery staff members, especially the Assistant Principal of Specialized Services (APSS) and Social workers or clinical /SPED team to determine appropriate referrals for individual and group therapy
      • Attend meetings with school (staff as needed)
      • Collaborate closely with school administrator and staff
      • Consult with other mental health providers and/or other professionals as needed to ensure continuity of care
      • Complete incident reports in case of significant events
      • Attend individual / group supervisor with assigned supervisor
 
Job Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in human services or related field
  • Direct clinical experience working with youth
  • LSW, LCSW,  LPC - required
  • Candidates working in NJ must have
    • A Master’s Degree in the field of Social Work
    • Or
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in human services or related field and  possess their NJ School Social Worker or School Counselor Certification

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.
 
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.