Mental Health Practitioners - Children's Therapeutic Support Services

PART-TIME | $18.00 - $23.00/hour |Children's Skills Worker: Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? Are you looking to work for an employee friendly agency with flexible hours? Family Service Rochester is seeking part-time positions to provide skills based training to youth, families, &/or groups within Children's Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS) in Goodhue, Dodge, Steele, and Waseca Counties. These services are designed to support a child in learning skills needed to improve their daily functioning and are provided in homes or the community. Typical hours are non-traditional, including some evenings. Position requires a bachelor's degree in social work (or related field) and 2000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to youth, OR a master's degree in social work (or related field). Must possess effective communication skills with clients and colleagues, computer literacy, a valid driver's license, dependable transportation, acceptable driving record based on agency driver's eligibility requirements, acceptable criminal background check based on agency and Department of Human Services guidelines. Ability to speak Spanish or another language a plus.

To be considered a formal applicant, a completed application is necessary and a cover letter and resume is suggested. You may apply on-line or in person. An application may be filed from our website below or mailed to Family Service Rochester, 4600 18th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN 55901. EOE

Position Purpose:

This position exists to provide skills based training to youth, families, &/or groups within Children's Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS). CTSS services are designed to improve a child's daily functioning to a developmentally appropriate level and are provided within homes and/or the community. Also, providing CTSS mental health services as assigned and when the employee is qualified as a clinical trainee by the State of Minnesota standards.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

CTSS Skills Training

  1. Provide CTSS skills training to youth as directed/documented in youth's treatment plan, always using positive behavior reinforcement.
  2. Provide skills training to the youth's family that supports skills needed to enhance the youth's skill development and to help the youth use the skills and develop or maintain a home environment that supports the youth's ongoing use of the skills, as directed/documented in youth's treatment plan.
  3. Provide/co-facilitate group skills training to multiple recipients who, because of the nature of their emotional, behavioral, or social dysfunction, can derive mutual benefit from interaction in a group setting, as directed/documented in youth's treatment plan.
  4. Provide/co-facilitate multi-family group directed toward meeting the identified treatment needs of each recipient as indicated in the youth's treatment plan.
  5. Collaborate with referral source and other service providers involved with the family system when appropriate.
  6. Complete related documentation in the electronic health record as required by agency and third-party payers.
  7. Complete other related documentation as required by funders.
  8. Comply with professional ethics and standards.

CTSS Mental Health Services

  1. Provide strength-based, intensive (depending on client program) mental health services to families, couples, individuals, and children utilizing the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy complemented with Solution Focused Therapy.
  2. Conduct client diagnostic assessments (including outcome related) and develop a CTSS treatment plan based on the evaluation.

Other duties and responsibilities:

  1. Attend supervisory sessions including clinical consults and individual supervision, and other meetings as directed.
  2. Work a schedule that is responsive to client and staff availability, which will include evening hours on a regular basis, and some weekends.
  3. If licensed, maintain professional licensure, meeting training requirements.
  4. Remain current with best practice standards and related research.
  5. All other duties as assigned by the Clinical Program Supervisor.

Supervisory responsibilities:

There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Training and Experience:

Master's degree in one of the mental health disciplines, or is a graduate student in one of the mental health disciplines, or holds a bachelor's degree in a behavioral science/related field and has at least 2000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to recipients with mental illness, or is fluent in the non-English language of the cultural group to which at least 50% of the practioners recipients.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of family systems and advanced principles of social work practice is required. Possess the ability to work effectively with all client and professional populations. Ability to work within a team environment, and effectively communicate with colleagues, co-workers, clients, and referral sources. Must possess computer literacy preferably in Microsoft Office.

Special Requirements:

Must have a valid driver's license and dependable transportation to use for work purposes. Willingness and ability to work additional time if needed to meet crises and deadlines.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to regularly talk, hear, sit, and perform keystrokes to enter data entry with reasonable speed to ensure work is completed. Requires physical ability to routinely handle normal office materials and tools including frequently filing, lifting and reaching; ability to move throughout office areas and clients' private homes to complete work assignments.

Work environment:

Regular exposure to normal office and private home environments. Occasional exposure to home environments that include smoking and pets. Ability to drive in inclement weather.

To be considered a formal applicant, a completed application is necessary and a cover letter and resume is suggested. You may apply on-line or in person. An application may be filed from our website www.familyservicerochester.org or mailed to Family Service Rochester, 4600 18th Ave NW; Rochester, MN 55901. EOE.

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