General Statement of Duties:

To be responsible for the provision of highly technical and complex diagnostic and treatment services to children of all ages who are experiencing a wide variety of presenting problems, and to their families. The duties also include responsibility for planning, under the supervision of the Child & Adolescent Clinical Supervisor, for the development of new or expanded services to that population.

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Distinguishing Features of Work:

This person assumes a major responsibility for the delivery of direct services, both diagnostic and therapeutic, to children, adolescents and their families, utilizing a broad range of treatment modalities. The responsibilities include education/consultation services to community agencies and other Board staff as needed, particularly in the area of child mental health and child and family therapies. The position requires a high level of expertise in the area of child/family diagnosis, treatment, and case management; a knowledge of and adherence to basic ethics and confidentiality appropriate for a helping relationship; the ability to problem solve and work cooperatively and effectively with Board staff from a number of different disability backgrounds and with staff from other community agencies that provide services to children.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides treatment planning, direct counseling to children and families, and case management to  children and their families with mental health and/or substance use disorders;

Provides crisis intervention and support consistent with the scope and practice of an outpatient therapist to children and their families;

Completes documentation same day per agency policy and procedures;

Participates in consultation and coordination meetings to assure effective and efficient delivery of services clients and their families;

Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and clients based on courtesy, compassion and respect:

Maintains timely and confidential client records with progress notes, individual service plans, and written reports in accordance with Departmental and Board guidelines;

Complies with human rights regulations, agency licensure requirements, confidentiality statutes, third party regulations, and professional code of ethic;

Makes effective use of available technology, including computers, e-mail, and voice mail in order to enhance customer service;

Is responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with Board objectives, policies, and procedures.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of a wide range of diagnostic, evaluative and psychotherapeutic techniques and treatment modalities for children adolescents and families; advanced skills in delivering psychotherapy services to children of all ages and to their families; thorough understanding of the dynamics of child abuse and advanced skills in intervention tion with this population; knowledge and adherence to basic ethics appropriate for a helping profession; ability to provide effective consultation, education and training services related to children and their families; ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others; ability to speak and write concisely and effectively; demonstrated good judgment.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in human services. Professional licensure is required. Staff member is responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to Human Resources office

Other Information:

Equipment: Telephone, copy machine, PC, word processing software, Credible software

Work Environment: General office environment with normal lighting, temperature, air quality, ventilation, and noise levels.

 Work Location: 1241 N Main St, Harrisonburg

 Work Hazards: Standard hazards associated with rehabilitation programs.

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