At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.
Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.
If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Heartland Family Service provides a continuum of care for at-risk youth. We understand the importance of building rapport with this population and it is more likely that youth will participate in ongoing treatment if they have a positive working relationship with their therapist. Our agency offers continued mental health treatment by the same therapist despite level of care when deemed appropriate by the therapist, Clinical Supervisor, youth and youth’s family. The levels of care would include detention-based and shelter crisis intervention/stabilization, mental health and substance use outpatient services and in-home therapy.
Professionals at this level are experienced and able to work with a minimum amount of supervision. High production standards are especially required at this level. The therapist assigned to this program is expected to have a moderate level of skill in adolescent assessment, treatment and therapeutic family interventions, and to be familiar with evidence based practices as appropriate to this population.
The therapist may be assigned to tasks such as the following, depending on program needs: crisis availability for their location, documentation review and compliance, clinical program change projects, monitoring of program fidelity, QI reports, or other tasks. Assignments may entail a wide knowledge base, decision-making, problem solving and the ability to be flexible with scheduling. The ability to work with a wide range of employees and clients is necessary for this position. The therapist must be detail oriented, organized and able to meet deadlines. Organized, constructive, and team oriented problem solving ability is critical. This position is part-time, 20 hours and includes services at both locations. One evening is required.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30am through 5:00pm, may include one evening a week
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
*DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
(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 to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
(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).
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Employees working in a residential environment will be required to participate in the Crisis Intervention program and be trained. Individuals will need to have physical ability to demonstrate and participate in physical intervention technique.