Under general supervision and in collaboration with other professionals, aides in the development of individual Comprehensive Plans of Care (CPOCs). Processes and submits various reports on clients as scheduled to appropriate departments. Attends required meetings and trainings. Completes competency-based training of direct care professionals and ensure maintenance of treatment interventions. Notifies appropriate agencies of suspected abuse, neglect and or violation of client’s rights. Reports to Clinical Administrator.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Promotes a person-centered approach to treatment:
Works with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to establish an environment supportive of treatment and education across all settings of care
Respects the personal goals of individuals served with ultimate goal of improving quality of life for the individual served and his/her care providers
Identifies behaviors that block the person from achieving his/her desired goals
Develops programs that derive from the individual’s strengths
Provides therapeutic and counseling programs and services for assigned individuals that may include individual, group and family sessions
Uses a positive intervention model that minimizes physical intervention
Ensures that a functional assessment is completed for each individual served
Conducts assessments in a variety of settings, to include the group home, school and/or community
Familiarizes oneself with and utilizes indirect and direct assessment tools to measure behavior
Identifies and writes behavioral goals and objectives based on the function of the behavior(s) targeted
Makes treatment recommendations according to assessment results; responsible for initial completion and maintenance of CPOC document
Completes IEP behavior plan summary and functional assessment summary
Assists case manager as needed in writing justification for intensive/increased service
Attends medication reviews with individual and ensures completion of forms and assessments requested by the psychiatrist
Attends treatment team and/or multidisciplinary team meetings regularly (representing feedback from the supervising Clinician if needed), as well as behavior plan data in CPOC
Evaluates and documents client progress and program effectiveness:
Supervises the collection of progress data as it is recommended within the treatment plan
Monitors progress of individual related to plan via graphing and analysis of data
Communicates all goal mastery or regression to multi-disciplinary team
Makes adjustments to behavioral goals and objectives as needed
Documents, summarizes and reports on progress data at least monthly
Creates and updates treatment and discharge plans on a routine basis
Participates in monthly treatment plan review meetings with all treatment team members
Prepares and submits treatment plan progress reports every 4 weeks
On an individual client basis, provide initial and ongoing training to staff assigned to deliver treatment effectively and consistently
Treatment plan procedures
Treatment session expectations
Data collection and graphing techniques
Family and related service provider training
Supports staff development:
Teaches positive behavior support strategies that can be universally applied
Provides insight on how we each influence the people around us with our own behaviors
Teaches/trains staff on the principles of behavior
Teaches appropriate and efficient methods of data collection
Teaches alternative strategies to avoid the use of physical interventions
Teaches/trains staff on the need for environmental modifications
Teaches/trains staff on prevention techniques
Teaches/trains staff on antecedents and consequences strategies
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides clinical supervision and direction to therapist interns and unlicensed therapists
Maintains open communication and provides information and interpretations to parents, guardians and other human service agencies regarding individual progress, needs and treatment.
Conducts fidelity checks for assigned group homes and classrooms
Serves as advocate for individuals
Performs all duties in a timely manner and meets specific deadlines
Responds to crises; implements intervention strategies as needed; documents and reports all incidents in accordance with policies and procedures
Participates in clinical “on-call” rotation
Creates materials for individual therapy sessions, clinic sessions, and group sessions; provides therapeutic items needed for group homes or classrooms.
Attends conferences and workshops to keep abreast of professional trends, developments and techniques
Performs other work as assigned
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a master's degree in counseling, social work, or psychology. Prefer clinical experience providing counseling services and direct therapy.
Requires licensure as LCSW or LPC in the state of VA or be license eligible.
Requires valid driver's license.
Grafton IHN is an equal opportunity employer and tobacco free campus.
Internal Number: PC-WINC 190909
About Grafton Integrated Health Network
Grafton Integrated Health Network is a multi-state behavioral health care organization serving children, adolescents, and adults with complex behavioral health challenges.
With 60 years of clinical experience and data in behavioral health and intellectual disabilities, Grafton is uniquely qualified to deliver improved outcomes. We often take – and, based on clearly defined indicators, are successful with – the most challenging clients, many of whom have a co-occurring diagnosis.
Grafton collaborates with communities, families and other health care organizations to provide the best possible care and achieve better outcomes.