Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services has served the complex needs of at-risk youth with emotional and behavioral problems and their families throughout Southern California for nearly 70 years.
Currently, Ettie Lee is seeking a Residential Therapist for its Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP).
The Residential Therapist will work with Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) youth placed in a 24/7 residential setting by Children and Family Services (CFS)/Probation. If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of youth, families and the community, this position may be right for you.
DUTIES AND STANDARDS
1. Assessment and Treatment Planning
• Conduct clinical assessments to determine medical necessity for mental health services for each client.
• Formulate and prepare all clinical/functional assessments, treatment plans, discharge and permanency/aftercare recommendations, in a manner that is focused on each client’s treatment needs and is culturally sensitive to the children and families served.
• Develop, implement and monitor family involvement plan.
• Monitor treatment for psychiatric conditions.
2. Treatment Services--Throughout all treatment activities, assist each client to:
• Maintain or obtain a permanent stable family living situation;
• Reduce functional impairments to allow him/her to reside in the least restrictive setting possible;
• Develop age appropriate independent living skills;
• Develop long-term supportive adult relationships; and
• Thrive at home, in school and in the community
3. Case Coordination
• Work towards the facilitation of the Child and Family Team as assessed by the team.
• Provide treatment leadership and direction to each client’s treatment team members regarding the treatment needs and effective interventions.
• Collaborate with treatment team, i.e., Foster Care Social Worker/Foster Parent/Senior Child Care Worker and client’s parents/legal guardians (as appropriate) on a regular basis to discuss the needs of each child’s treatment progress, home, school and daily living issues, including family contact and visitation.
• Provide Treatment Team staff with direction regarding interventions to address special needs of each client immediately following entry to treatment and throughout the duration of the treatment episode, i.e., family involvement, medications and possible side effects, behavioral management needs, co-occurring disorders, suicide, self-harm, runaway or other risks, etc.
4. Client File Management
• Maintain complete, timely, and accurate clinical records by documenting all services and communications provided for clients in accordance professional standards, and agency protocols and timeframes.
• Recognize and maintain documentation as a professional legal document that clearly and accurately presents the assessment and treatment planning process, the services provided and the client’s progress in an effort to promote continuity of care for the client.
o Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy or related human services field from an accredited college required.
o MFT, LCSW or MFT Intern with CA BBS registration required.
o Minimum one year of full time paid experience in the delivery of case services to children in residential placement and their families preferred.