Behavioral Health Therapist
Heartspring Pediatric Services is seeking a high energy, ambitious, Behavior Health Therapist with a passion for working with children and families experiencing a diagnosis of autism and other developmental disabilities.
The Behavioral Health Therapist in Pediatric Services is responsible for providing individual intake assessments and therapy for children and their families who are experiencing behavioral, emotional and psychosocial impairments, including behavioral and mental disorders. The Behavioral Health Therapist will also coordinate with other professionals in Pediatric Services to provide a coordinated and comprehensive approach to families in need of services.
- Complete diagnostic interview on children and families experiencing behavioral difficulties, interpersonal interactions and life management issues; communicate with family in order to obtain necessary background information, presenting problems, and any other information that would contribute to a complete and accurate assessment of the child’s abilities.
- Use evidence-based practices to plan and determine the most appropriate intervention tool(s) with input from family and implement the interventions during therapy sessions.
- Involve parents/guardians/adult care providers in treatment process, including implementation of recommendations in the home/family environment.
- Effectively communicate to child and family the therapy plan, home program and resources to ensure consist and effective services.
- Collaborate and refer children to Heartspring and/or outside professionals in other disciplines when appropriate.Communicate with previous therapy providers when appropriate.
- Formulate appropriate goals and objectives per individual child and family needs.
- Report intervention progress in an accurate, timely, and sensitive manner.
- Document all therapy sessions in the Electronic Medical Record in a timely manner.
- Participate in training and supervision of clinical education programs for practicum students when needed.
- Meet expected billable hours per month to promote and support program viability and sustainability.
- Follow KSBSRB and discipline code of ethics and all Heartspring policies and procedures.
- Prompt and regular attendance is required for this position.
- Maintain positive attitude and effective communication skills with other members of Pediatric Services, Heartspring staff and families.
- Read and respond to email daily to promote effective communication.
- Promote teamwork, positive work place environment, demonstrate leadership, initiative and support good customer service internally and externally.
- Participate in professional organizations, attend seminars, conferences or workshops and remain current with literature and technology related to the field of marriage and family therapy.
- Participate and encourage ideas to enhance new client enrollments.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
- Master degree and clinical licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy (LCMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC), Master Level Psychologist (LCP) or Master Licensed Social Worker (LSCSW) from an accredited university program.
- Current Kansas license.
- Must maintain current clinical licensure with state of Kansas.
- Knowledge of current theory and practice related to interventions for children with behavioral difficulties.
- Must maintain NPI certification (annual).
- Must maintain CPR certification.
Heartspring offers a generous benefit package including two weeks paid vacation, sick leave, insurance, and retirement plans. Benefits for licensed positions also include liability insurance, continuing education, licensure and professional dues.