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Therapist (LMSW)

Department: Clinical & Family Support Services
Location: Kansas City, MO

Summary of Position

Provides direct social work services to include psychotherapy and case management services with voluntary, nonvoluntary consumers requesting individual, children, couples, family, and/or group services. Able to work with related community resources and joint projects.


 

Essential Job Results

Effective Relationships:

Interprets agency policy and services to consumers, other agencies and community groups as required.  May work with community groups around unmet and special needs and may carry a special community assignment relevant to agency program.

Responsible for sustaining and follow up contact with assigned consumers, ensuring continuum of quality consumer service.

Contributes to the program’s effectiveness by responding same day to requests for information relative to case assignment or agency function.

Meets scheduled appointments prepared and on time.

Clinical Objectives:

Assists individuals, groups and families through the counseling relationship, using a combination of clinical mental health and human development principles, methods, diagnostic procedures, treatment plans, and other psychotherapeutic techniques, to develop an understanding of personal problems, to define goals, and to plan action reflecting the client's interests, abilities, aptitudes and mental health needs.  Will utilize the DSM in diagnosis, assessment and recommendations.  May administer and interpret assessment and outcome tools throughout the diagnostic and treatment process and provide guidance to individuals or groups.

Maintains professional licensure in Missouri and/or Kansas based on assigned location and service delivery.

As assigned, performs group work duties that may include facilitating or co-facilitating groups on parenting, anger management, or other identified content area that is a need for client population that is served.

Accepts increasing responsibility commensurate with level of skill and experience.  Should demonstrate an increasing ability to function independently. 

Supports the program's overall goals and objectives; represents The Family Conservancy and the mental health profession in a positive and professional manner.

As needed, provides case management support to client's to support achievement of meeting treatment goals.

Accepts and responds to assigned 24 Hour Call responsibilities.

Helps maintain effective program functioning by meeting with supervisor a minimum of once weekly unless supervisor sets a more frequent schedule or a more frequent level is required for licensure.

Maintains a consistent level of work production according to agency quantitative standards for this classification.

Reporting:

Prepares documentation such as grant reports, client and collateral correspondence that is accurate, timely, and meets agency standards.

Prepares accurate, timely work documentation including completing consumer assessments within two sessions or one month weeks of first meeting, documenting each session with a session note completed at time of session, case closing will occur within 45-days of last contact.

Performance & Quality Improvement (PQI):

Contributes to the agency’s effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations, recommending options and courses of action and implementing directives.

As part of our Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) process, attends assigned meetings and contributes in a meaningful way.

Strategic Planning:

Supports The Family Conservancy’s Strategic Plan and ensures accountability through successful implementation of assigned objectives where applicable.

Confidentiality:

Maintains confidentiality of all agency information, consumer nonpublic personal information (NPI) and personal health information (PHI), as well as records directly or indirectly identifying any person currently or formerly receiving services from The Family Conservancy.

Mission:

Carries out The Family Conservancy’s Mission: Helping Children and Families achieve a lifetime of success.

Ensures agency and program visibility by representing the agency at appropriate community events, seminars, or workshops as assigned.

Other:

Effectively utilize agency technology to accomplish tasks. (Microsoft Office Suite; Google Mail, Calendar, and Drive; program specific software; printers/fax/scanners/phone).

Maintains professional standards and technical knowledge by annual attendance at educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, informs staff and colleagues of the results of these activities.

Attends diversity training yearly.  Application of knowledge will demonstrate awareness of the wide spectrum of socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and personal lifestyles/cultures found within the service populations.  Employees are expected to apply knowledge gained from diversity training and to act in a sensitive, nondiscriminatory, professional manner. 

Accepts, uses supervision, direction, consultation to maximize available resources in the completion of work duties.

Additional responsibilities will be assigned as needed to maintain and improve effective functioning of the department and to advance the mission of the organization.

All job responsibilities will be carried out under the direction of agency policies and procedures.


 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Master's degree in Social Work required.

Appropriate state (Kansas/Missouri) master's level licensure (LMSW) required.

 

Individual must:

• Possess knowledge of parenting practices and experience in providing individual, couples and family therapy.

• Comply with direct service hour expectation.

• Understand and respond to compliance and accreditation issues.

• Possess knowledge of treatment strategies in the areas of child behavior management and family crisis intervention.  Experience working with children and families with special needs. 

• Possess written and verbal communication skills required to interact with mental health and health professionals, vendors, and agencies in a professional manner, developing rapport and enhancing business relationships.

• Possess working knowledge of community resources.

• Possess ability to work with families in a supportive manner throughout the diagnostic and referral processes.

• Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel.

• Prepare hand written and typed reports, perform basic business statistical calculations and draw correct inferences from data.

• Develop and implement programs and policies; exercise good judgment in developing and following policies and procedures and in conducting agency business.

• Develop rapport with consumers including children and their parents.

• Present information to groups and individuals.

• Lead and collaborate with a diverse group of staff; serve as a positive role model and team player.

• Present information to groups and individuals through verbal and written formats.

• Speak, read, write and hear English to communicate with community members, clients, co-workers and others.

• Travel to all parts of the facility and throughout the service delivery community.

• Respond to agency’s needs when not at the facility.

• Maintain successful clearance on Criminal, Sex Offender, Medical, and Missouri and Kansas Child Abuse/Neglect Background Screenings.

• As a direct service provider, must be free from tuberculosis, as documented by TB test.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Prior relevant, working experience with Early Childhood Mental Health preferred.

Prior experience with Domestic Violence services and treatment preferred.

Prior training in Conscious Discipline Parenting Approach preferred.

Prior training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) preferred.

Prior training in Play Therapy preferred.

Bilingual fluency in written and oral English/Spanish preferred


 

Reporting Relationships and Principal Contacts

Reports to the Clinical Program Manager or the designated Supervisor.  Principal contacts include other agency staff, voluntary and nonvoluntary consumers, collateral’s related to health, school, legal, and business systems, along with other social service agencies.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

None

 

Americans with Disability Specifications

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move materials that may weigh up to 40 pounds.

 

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Position requires off-site work; individual must have access to transportation. Travel throughout the facility, metropolitan area and counties within the service delivery area is required.

• Employment is contingent upon successful clearance of Criminal, Kansas & Missouri Child/Elder Abuse and Neglect, and Sex Offender background investigations.

• Some evening work will be required.

• Occasional weekend work may be necessary.

• Use of hand and fingers involved in work which is preformed through the extensive use of computer systems, email, phone and fax machines, and typewriters.

• Must have manual dexterity and experience to perform handwritten paperwork, recordkeeping, and filing.

• Must operate various input/output devices including keyboard and computer “mouse”.

• As an employee providing direct services, must be free from tuberculosis. 

 

The Family Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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