Department: Intensive Outpatient Program
The Masters Prepared Therapist (LCSW, LMSW, LPC, Social Worker, Counselor) provides direct clinical services - assessment, interventions, treatment planning and discharge planning, as well as providing individual, family, and/or group therapy to further patient/family/group progress in treatment according to the Joint Commission, Federal and State Regulations, Oceans’ Mission, policies and procedures and PI standards.
Master’s degree, at a minimum for a Social worker (CSW), LMSW, LCSW, LPC, Counselor, or Psychologist. 0 to 1 year post-graduate experience in clinical practice. Must have completed at least two semesters of internship--one of which must have been with a specific mentally ill population: Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatrics. An internship within chemical dependency field is also acceptable. (Any population which is assigned will be based on a mentorship training system if no experience has been had with that population.)
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age--related disability--related needs of the patients served on assignment. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient population served. Must be able to assess and interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s needs and provide the appropriate care, including age related care/disability/cultural sensitivity related care to adolescent, chronically mentally ill, adult, geriatric, chemically dependent, and dually diagnosed patient populations. Must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of mental illness and chemical dependency and the family dynamics which accompany them. Must have basic knowledge of chronic mental illness. Must have in-depth knowledge of clinical therapy modalities. Must have excellent communication and group/process skills as related to age specific patient needs. Must be able to demonstrate assessment, intervention, treatment and d/c planning skills. Must be able to pass the general age/disability post test. Must be versatile, flexible, and able to perform in stressful situations. Must have good time and organizational skills. Must be capable of coordinating multi-faceted workload. Must be able to work with an array of mental/physical disabled persons.
Shall be able to maintain CEU requirements to renew licensure, CPI and CPR certifications and complete other educational requests as assigned and/or needed to increase skill level.