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 high level of skill in adolescent assessment, treatment and therapeutic family interventions, and to be familiar with evidence based practices as appropriate to this population. Training in supervision and management is encouraged.
The therapist who is given duties at a lead therapist level is recognized for their clinical expertise. This is an opportunity to gain experience in clinical and program leadership. Lead Therapists 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. They may be assigned to provide orientation of new staff, licensure supervision, or supervision of interns. In programs with a small number of clinical staff, (usually, fewer than three) a Lead Therapist may be assigned to provide on site clinical supervision. 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 lead therapist must be detail oriented, organized and able to meet deadlines. Organized, constructive, and team oriented problem solving ability is critical.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m., may include one evening per week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
*DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Self-care- Practices good self-care; maintains effective emotional regulation and manages stress.
Integrity-An authentic and honest therapist plays a key role in the client’s recovery. Often, a therapist will inadvertently become a role model for the client. That means the therapist should conduct their personal and professional lives with honesty and integrity.
Critical thinking- A therapist needs to have the ability to see beyond the surface of the clients issues.
Continuous learning- stay updated on the latest research and treatment plans to help clients in the best way possible.
Organization and Time-Management Strategies-Responsible for keeping track of paperwork, fees for clients.
Communication -Exhibits clear and concise verbal and written communications; communicates honestly and directly.
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.