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Therapist - Residential Services

Company: OhioGuidestone
Location: Berea
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Where New Paths Begin

Recovery is possible with OhioGuidestone. A leader in the field of behavioral health with a history dating back to 1864, we address the needs of the whole person, helping them reset their paths, reclaim their autonomy and restore their purpose. OhioGuidestone connects individuals with the resources needed to achieve lifelong success, providing community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care and more.

Be the Difference! Be the Solution! Be Where New Paths Begin!

Our Residential Treatment Center is seeking a passionate and empathic therapist to serve Children with diverse mental health diagnoses. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in providing individual and family counseling in a residential setting. This candidate will also have the opportunity to facilitate groups.

This role is a full-time Therapist position whose duty is providing direct support to a facility's residents. Their goal will be to develop a therapeutic relationship with each client by providing individual, group or family therapy and be available for clinical consultation and crisis intervention as needed.


Individual Therapy Services

* Provides intensive, individualized psychotherapy.
* Supports residents to address social-emotional goals through a trauma informed lens.
* Implements a variety of creative interventions to meet the residents' therapeutic needs.

Family Therapy Services

* Engages families in therapy.
* Develops goals with each family to strengthen family dynamics.
* Helps families establish routines and experiences that supports reunification and/or transition.
* Provide psychoeducation, as necessary.

Group Therapy Services

* Lead or co-facilitate day treatment groups that facilitate coping strategies and relationship building with other residents.
* Develop creative group curriculum and programing to meet the presenting needs of the residents.

Other Essential Functions

* Maintain consistent communication with parents and external providers and help manage daily logistics of the resident.
* Maintains ongoing frequent contact with agency case manager assigned or with client's parents if case manager is not assigned to keep all parties updated on progress. Provides minor CPST function if case manager is not assigned.
* Assumes a strong advocacy role for clients and makes recommendations for clinical and support services needed upon discharge.
* Complete and maintain treatment plans, progress notes, communication logs, and other required paperwork within required timeframes.
* Communicate with direct supervisor around problem solving issues and reflect on clinical work.
* Actively participate with clinical, medical, and operational teams to support the therapeutic needs of the residents.
* Collaborate with educators to understand and support resident's social-emotional needs within the academic environment.
* Assumes a leadership role in the interpretation and support of agency policies.
* Meets and sustains the OhioGuidestone designated productivity standard. Maintains minimum productivity level face to face contacts based on hours worked.
* Participates in agency and community meetings.
* Attends conferences and workshops to maintain professional competence. Provides in-service training as requested.
* May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.
* Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
* Exhibits positivity, flexibility, and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.
* Demonstrates positive leadership, promote a team-based work environment, and present the Agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.
* Must adhere to all Our Promise Values and Guiding Principles.

Required Skills/Abilities:

* Ability to physically restrain clients whose ages, heights and weights vary up to 300 lbs.
* Ability to correctly utilize PAARR and PAARR physical techniques when necessary.
* Ability to maintain active status in all required certifications and trainings as required by the agency.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
* Ability to interact verbally with coworkers and representative from outside agencies.
* Demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak clearly and accurately in the English language at a professional level.
* Function as a reliable and dependable staff member.
* Experience and competence in a variety of therapeutic modalities.
* Ability to model a strong clinical perspective for staff and external partners.
* Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office

Performance/Physical Requirements;

* Work is performed primarily in an office environment within the Residential Treatment Center at various locations within the agency.
* Work consists of walking, bending, stooping, ascending/descending stairs, and remaining in a stationary position 50% of the time.
* Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written; ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner to individuals at all levels.
* Organizational skills and attention to detail.
* Works flexible hours and is available for crisis management by phone which will include both evenings and weekends.


* Minimum educational level is a master's degree in social work or related training in psychology or counseling with an Ohio LSW or LPC licensure.
* Trauma informed clinical experience.
* 3 years of experience post. LISW or LPCC is preferred.
* Clinical experience with SED children required.
* Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License with a safe driving record and valid insurance.
* Ability to take and pass a physical exam, tuberculosis test and drug screening.
* Employment is contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.

At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings. Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V IND1

Keywords: OhioGuidestone, Cleveland , Therapist - Residential Services, Other , Berea, Ohio

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