Resources for Human Development is seeking to hire a full time Clinician to ensure a continuous therapeutic environment that targets and focuses on positive identity development for consumers with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or mental health diagnosis residing in the community. The Clinician provides therapy to individuals within the program and participates on their multidisciplinary team. The Clinician works with the PA IDD team with respect to the RHD values and Everyday Lives principles within a trauma informed enviroment.
Coordinate and complete initial risk and needs assessments for potential consumers and ongoing assessments as indicated. Cooperate and communicate with inter-disciplinary team members to ensure all components of consumers’ program work in partnership. Provide regular clinical updates on each consumer. Guide the consumer in the development of safety plans. Provide individual, group and family therapy as indicated. Train staff in ongoing consumer needs and effective implementation of the individualized treatment plan. Provide emergency consultation in crisis situations. Maintain open communication with all internal and external team members. Perform site visits on regular basis. Inform staff about best practices and implementation with regard to risk management. Attend scheduled trainings as required or assigned. Attend and participate in Individual Service Plan meetings. Provide training regarding best practices related diagnosis, community residential supports, community integration and treatment goals as appropriate for each consumer. Complete all documentation as required in a timely manner. Complete formal therapy notes, for groups, individual and family sessions within one week of the session and maintain consumer files.
3 years post-graduate work experience in a social service setting.
Prior work experience with the IDD population is preferred.
Must have a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling or Clinical Social Work or related field from an accredited college or university.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form.
Ability to support and implement RHD values and beliefs.
Ability to speak frankly, honestly, and appropriately about sex and sexual matters.
Ability to engage clients and staff in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions.
Ability to think holistically and creatively.
Strong organizational, clinical, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to think strategically and tactically.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Acceptable criminal background clearance per Agency policy.
RHD's IDD Division provides community based Residential Services, Day Services and Supported Employment Service for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or mental health diagnosis.
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.