Community Services Clinical Therapist

Website The Methodist Home of KY, Inc.

Non-Profit Independent Living Program for youth ages 17-21

Change a life, every single day.  The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) is seeking passionate, mission driven individuals interested in life-changing work. Our goal is to help our clients find healing and build a brighter future through professional therapeutic interventions. We believe every child is a person of worth, entitled to God’s gift of wholeness of life.

Are you a person with a passion to care for youth, encourage hope and advance their healing?  If you say “Yes,” we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about joining our team of mission driven women and men providing direct care services and supervision for youth to ensure their healing in our Residential Treatment and Independent Living programs.

We embrace the philosophy of the Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni and seeks staff who embody these characteristics of Humble, Hungry and Smart.

KyUMH will provide you with . . .

·       Full pay while you train and learn about our youth counseling (advocacy, care) programs

·       Employee Assistance Program

·       Affordable benefits for full time – health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement and more

·       A regular schedule that will help you plan your life and meet your needs

·       Opportunities in the greater Lexington or Owensboro area for gaining and expanding your professional skills.

KyUMH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KyUMH is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Summary of Function

The Clinical Therapist’s primary responsibility is to provide community-based clinical behavioral health services to youth ages 12-21 and their families. Applicants must be willing to participate in a multidisciplinary team approach with community partners and be willing to travel within the identified service areas. The Clinical Therapist provides services to clients in the most normative environment possible, which includes but is not limited to home-based, office-based, school-based, and community-based service provision.  In collaboration with a treatment team, provide services including but not limited to crisis intervention and risk assessment; treatment planning and on-going assessment; client education; individual, family, group and collateral therapy and referral and advocacy. The Clinical Therapist provides appropriate clinical services according to an individualized comprehensive treatment plan in compliance with all applicable directives, including but not limited to all current and thereafter amended federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations required under this position. The Clinical Therapist is also required to meet agency and regulatory bodies’ policies regarding documentation and best practice standards.  Caseloads may include diverse populations with a variety of clinical needs. The Clinical Therapist is a positive team player that promotes a culture of inclusion and participation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Clinician must demonstrate the ability to support the Methodist Home’s mission and vision which states: “We serve Christ by providing for the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of children and families” as evidenced by compliance with all organizational policies, procedures, regulations, and standards.
Maintain contact with the Director of Community-Based Programs on a weekly basis (by phone and/or personal contact).
Attend all agency and program meetings including but not limited to, quarterly all-staff meetings, weekly treatment team meetings, monthly individual supervision, etc. Frequency of meetings is subject to Supervisor and agency discretion.
Use evidenced-based screening and assessment tools appropriate for mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders to determine appropriateness of level of care.
Diagnosis of mental health and substance use disorders as identified by standard diagnostic criteria found in the most current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Provide individual and family therapy; facilitate psychoeducation and therapy groups.
Deliver evidenced based counseling that provides effective and medically necessary treatment of mental and behavioral conditions in individuals and families.
Assess and integrate historical, psychosocial and medical information into a client’s individualized treatment.
Monitor the need for continuation of services and/or change in level of intensity of services.
Clinician must maintain weekly productivity expectation as set forth by the Director of Community-Based Programs.
Assist with 24/7 crisis rotation/on-call services as described in agency’s policies and procedures.
Using a strengths-based approach, work collaboratively with clients in the decision-making and development of their treatment plan and goals.
Collaborate with referral sources, mentors, family, and others involved in clients’ treatment plan as needed.
Work with the Clinical Team to provide efficient delivery of services to clients.
Work with Targeted Case Managers to address barriers impacting clients’ treatment.
Work cooperatively with legal entities on clients’ behalf as appropriate.
Deliver services primarily in community-based setting or where necessary to meet client needs.
Manage situations involving client risk and provide clinical crisis services to de-escalate crisis situations and promote stability.
Maintain up-to-date clinical records in agency’s EMR system.
Consult with Director of Community-Based Programs, Targeted Case Managers, and other agency Clinical Directors, as needed.
Participate in all assigned meetings, staff development, and training as required.
Assist with supervision and teaching of the agency’s interns and volunteers, as needed.
Transport clients to maintain family contact, court dates, family sessions as necessary and feasible.
All other duties as assigned by the Director of Community-Based Programs.

Salary Range:  $40,000.00 to $46,000.00 dependent upon licensure status

Educational and Professional Requirements

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, or Social Work with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a behavioral health setting.
Must possess a current Professional License as required by Kentucky professional boards (LPCA, LPCC, CSW, LCSW, MFTA, LMFT, etc.) *some positions will require independent licensure at hire.
If applicant possesses an associate’s license, then they must have a contractual agreement for supervision. This agreement must be forwarded to HR for placement in their file.
Clinician is responsible for maintaining current knowledge of discipline-specific requirements of their licensing board.
Ensure appropriate and timely renewal of licensure and certification.
Maintain eligibility for independent licensure, as applicable.
Job Specifications

Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of current auto insurance.
Valid certification in CPR and First Aid (can be provided upon hire).
Must submit to required background checks and pre-employment drug screening.
Effective communication skills including proper use of agency communication systems.
Strong interpersonal and engagement skills.
Demonstrates professional maturity and respect for others.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Strong clinical documentation knowledge and skills required.
Strong computer skills; experience using EMR system preferred.
Ability to support the agency’s mission and philosophy, and demonstrate respect for cultural diversity and team-centric harmony.

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