To address the mental and behavioral health needs of adolescent clients in residential treatment. Be a
point person for the client and family to contact regarding all aspects of the treatment.
- Provides counseling services for, up to, 12 adolescent clients. Oversee clinical hours
individual, family, and group therapy.
- Plan and hold weekly clinical and specialty groups.
- Completes a thorough psychological assessment and bio‐psycho‐social history upon client’s
admission to outpatient treatment.
- Identifies problematic behavioral, communication, and relationship patterns.
- Collaborates with the family and/or individual family members to develop plans to
manage and respond to issues; assists clients with replacing unhealthy or dysfunctional
behaviors with healthy choices.
- Acts as a liaison between parents, client, school, home staff, clergy, and other parties
the treatment of the client by ensuring confidential, consistent, and effective communication
regarding the client’s progress and needs.
- Facilitates weekly individual, family, and group therapy sessions to assist client
change process and prepare for discharge to lower level of care.
- Participates in weekly treatment team meetings to ensure clinical needs of all clients
- Assists clients in developing new or strengthened communication skills and methods.
- Diagnoses and applies appropriate treatments for psychological disorders.
- Collaborates with clients to develop post‐treatment activity plans.
- Refers clients to specialists for further treatment as appropriate.
- Develops and maintains accurate records regarding case progress, evaluations, and
- Drafts and submits necessary paperwork to insurance companies.
- Maintains compliance with ethical codes and standards.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Openness to working within an agency where spirituality is a primary focus of treatment.
- Flexibility regarding assignments and extracurricular opportunities with clients.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills.
- Compassionate and empathetic with a strong ability to establish and build trust.
- Excellent listening skills.
- Ability to remain calm and reassuring in tense situations and to de‐escalate arguments.
- Thorough understanding of human behavior, various behavioral and affective disorders,
diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of these disorders.
- Organizational skills required to manage complex, deadline‐driven paperwork including
and insurance claims.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Thorough understanding of applicable ethical codes and standards.
Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in in Social Work, Psychology, Professional Counseling or related field
- Current state license in Counseling/Therapy.
- Prolonged periods sitting, listening, and observing or working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
- Regular reliable attendance.
- Must be able to preform work at West Ridge Academy’s main office.
Candidates can apply on our website: www.westridgeacademy.org
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