Position Title: Mobile Therapist
Assignment: Provider 50 Services
Department: Special Education
Labor Relationship: Contracted
Date Originated: 02/27/98
Date Revised: 02/27/98
Position Definition: The person filling this position will provide insight into family dynamics, and provide support and assistance in the development of adaptive skills in order for the child or adolescent to take a more positive role in the family.
Relationship: The Mobile Therapist shall be directly responsible to the Supervisor, Mental Health Services.
- A Master’s Degree in Mental Health Services
- A minimum of one year experience in a CASSP system (Children and Youth Services, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Special Education, or Drug and Alcohol working with children)
- The Mobile Therapist will have been specifically trained in working in individual and family therapy models and Mental Health issues.
- Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training and certification
- Strong communication and collaboration skills.
- Ability to evaluate, counsel, and work with students, parents, and staff.
- Ability to adhere to mandated timelines and providing services to students and families.
- Due to itinerant nature of position, must have a valid driver’s license.
- Ability to drive.
- Ability to physically restrain.
Authority: The Mobile Therapist will have the authority to perform all functions listed below in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Functions/Duties/Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function/duty/responsibility at acceptable standards. In accordance with both state and/or federal law, reasonable accommodations will be considered upon employee request.
- Review and provide assessment of the child and ensure medical necessity for the child’s involvement in the service.
- Provide insight into family dynamics.
- Provide support and assistance in the development of adaptive skills in order for the child to take a more positive role in the family.
- Provide child centered, family focused, individual, and family psychotherapy.
- Conduct sessions with the child or adolescent, family, school, and community.
- Develop a 24-hour crisis plan.
- Collaborate with the Behavioral Specialist Consultant and Therapeutic Staff Support Worker to monitor effectiveness of treatment plans.
- Participate in interagency service and planning meetings to ensure consistency in all treatment settings.
- Complete appropriate paper work and documentation as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor of Mental Health Services.