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In-Home Therapist-$1,000 Sign-on Bonus!

Provide In-Home Therapy (IHT) services in homes or other community locations to youth and families. The In-Home Therapy team provides strength-based services to youth under 21 years old who have social, emotional and behavioral needs and to the youths' families.

Responsibilities
Complete, in a timely manner, comprehensive home- based behavioral health assessments inclusive of the age-appropriate version of the Massachusetts CANS that occurs in the youth's home or another location of their choice.
• Obtain initial insurance authorization and subsequent authorizations, utilize unit tracking tool in order to accurately monitor units.
• Develop a treatment plan in collaboration with the family; develop collaterals that prioritize needs and set related goals as indicated by assessments; revise and update plan as intervention proceeds.
• Collaborate with the TT & S in implementing the treatment plan to assist youth and family in achieving the goals of the plan.
• Plan and conduct, with TT & S, family and/or individual meetings (as needed) in support of goals, with clear purpose and maximum possible flexibility, including times or places for meetings.
• Provide or arrange for transportation for client to appointments; arrange for, crisis/respite services if needed.
• Develop and frequently review risk management/ safety plan in collaboration with youth and the parent/caretaker.
• Provide intensive family therapy that may include working with the entire family, or a subset of the family, to implement focused, structural, strategic or behavioral techniques or evidence based interventions to enhance problem solving, limit setting, risk management/safety planning, communication, and skill building to strengthen the family, and to advance therapeutic goals or improve ineffective patterns of interactions.
• Develop initial and ongoing team work with family members, formal providers, natural supports, and others who can support sustainable progress.
• Participate in weekly individual and team supervision.
• Maintains paperwork and electronic records in a timely manner - in accordance with IHT guidelines and performance specifications.
• Organize, and/ or attend meetings and appointments in various locations.
• Identify community resources and develop natural supports for youth and parents/ caregivers to support and sustain achievements of the youth, in regard to their service plans.
• Ensure specialist consultations, evaluations and referrals are requested as needed,
• Provide or secure support and crisis/ emergency interventions for the youth/ family.
• Collaborate with other necessary individuals/ service providers that are working with the family.
• Attend all treatment meetings that occur in regard to clients on the In Home Therapist's case list
• Meet clinical on call responsibilities.
• Provide closure and aftercare plan for each family/ client.
• Provide services later in the day and as needed on weekends to meet the needs of clients' school schedules and appointments.

Qualifications
• Master's Degree in Human Services from an accredited university.
• Experience and training in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families
• Good communication skills.
• Good problem solving skills.
• Ability to work positively with colleagues, clients, family members and others.
• Ability to develop risk management/ safety plans.
• Ability to do CANS assessments or to learn how to do them.
• Valid driver's license, good driving record and access to a reliable vehicle that is insured for liability at the minimum level required by Children's Friend policy.

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