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Clinician in Philadelphia, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary
The Mainstay Clinician provides therapy to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or mental health diagnosis that have problematic sexual behaviors. The program clinician works with the Mainstay team to ensure a continuous therapeutic environment that target and focuses on risk reduction. The Clinician conducts their work with respect to the Mainstay mission and RHD values.
Essential Duties and Functions

  • Coordinate and complete initial risk and needs assessments for potential consumers
  • Cooperate and communicate with inter-disciplinary team members to ensure all components of consumers' program work in partnership
  • Work in compliance with RHD, unit, and probation/parole policies and procedures to develop individualized treatment plans and implement feedback for each consumer supported
  • Participate in quarterly Mainstay safety protocol review meeting
  • Provide regular clinical updates on each consumer
  • Guide the consumer in the development of safety plans
  • Provide weekly individual, group and family therapy as indicated
  • Train staff in ongoing consumer needs and effective implementation of the individualized treatment plan
  • Provide emergency consultation in crisis situations
  • Maintain open communication with all team members including DCIQ, the Division, and other team members
  • Perform site visits on regular basis
  • Incorporate, as appropriate, the concept of recovery
  • Inform staff about best practices and implementation with regard to risk management and recovery
  • Attend scheduled trainings as required or assigned
  • Attend and participate in Individual Service Plan meetings
  • Conduct assessments on an ongoing basis to assess consumers level of risk and need and communicate results and indications to all members of the team
  • Provide training regarding best practices related to risk reduction and risk management as appropriate for each consumer
  • Complete a brief contact note for all meaningful contact with consumers, including therapy sessions, and communicate this note to all members of the Mainstay team within 24 hours of the meaningful contact
  • Complete formal therapy notes, for groups, individual and family sessions within one week of the session and maintain consumer files
  • Support consumers through the registration process as applicable
  • Conduct functional behavioral assessment for each individual supported as per service definition
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive behavioral support plan,  train and model for staff on plan implementation
  • Coordinate the collect of data and analyze the data to support individuals served in obtaining goals
  • Work with clients on behavioral interventions and document appropriately
  • Represent the Mainstay program in a professional manner at all times
  • All other miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned
  • Minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a human service field or related experience
  • Prior work experience (minimum of three years) working directly with individuals with problematic sexual behaviors
  • Prior experience (minimum of three years) working directly with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health issues
  • Completed training on functional behavioral assessment and positive behavioral supports (preferred)
  • Knowledge of and compliance with the PA 6400 Regulations and IDS Guidelines
  • Knowledge of professional standards of practice (ATSA) and all applicable laws
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form
  • Ability to support and implement RHD and Mainstay values and beliefs
  • Ability to speak frankly, honestly, and appropriately about sex and sexual matters
  • Ability to engage clients and staff in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions
  • Strong organizational, clinical, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to utilize and navigate Microsoft programs and applications
Reporting Relationships
  • Direct Supervisors: Unit Director and DCIQ Clinical Team. 
Ancillary Support to: Assistant Director of Resource Coordination, Assistant Directors of Residential, Fiscal Administrative Assistants, Site Supervisors, Program Specialists, Regulatory Training Coordinator, Lead Therapeutic Residential Specialists, and Therapeutic Residential Specialists

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.