- Provides direct service to children, adolescents, and families
- Identifies and intervenes with the needs of abused and neglected children and adults.
- Completes intake and assessment, providing complete and accurate information necessary for treatment and billing.
- Designs and implements treatment plans that promote healthy attachment, self-regulation, independence, impulse-control, decision-making skills, and social responsibility/empathy
- Works collaboratively with other team members who are supporting the clients including but not limited to: education, care managers, behavioral assistants, clinicians, physicians, etc.
- Provides telephone counseling for emergencies both during office hours and outside of office hours for clients.
- Attends monthly staff meetings
- Must possess a master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field
- Must hold valid, current NJ license (LCSW, LPC, LSW, LMFT, LAC)
- Two or more years experience in counseling children
- Three or more years experience in mental health
- Experience in providing treatment to individuals with serious emotional problems.
- Ability to effectively use DSM V
- Must possess a driver’s license and access to reliable transportation (vehicle must be documented by the agency to be insured and registered)
- Ability to make sound clinical judgments and to follow and give complex directions
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Special consideration given to candidates who:
- Have an understanding of child development, as well as individual and family functioning.
- Have experience in providing child abuse treatment.
- Have background and experience in expressive/art therapy, and/or play therapy (filial, theraplay, child-centered, PCIT, MIM relationship assessment, DIR Floortime, TFCBT, PCRT, ACT, Ecosystemic)
- Are bilingual
All positions also require the following skills:
- Good computer skills; familiarity with smartphone applications
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team member.
- Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as assessments and procedure manuals.
- Must consent to and pass a criminal background check.
- Must comply with all HIPAA (confidentiality) laws as it relates to Protected Health Information.
- Must be reliable, punctual, organized, and a self-starter.
- Must be creative, enthusiastic, and a team player.