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Intensive Home Based Therapist

Hours

40 hours per week

Position Summary

Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT) Counselors provide a comprehensive service to youth and their families that integrates community psychiatric supportive service, mental health assessment, crisis response, behavioral health counseling and therapy, and other social services with the goal of preventing out-of-home placement or transition back home for youth with severe emotional disturbance. IHBT services are intensive and typically last 3-6 months in duration. IHBT services are provided in the home, school, or community settings with the goal of addressing the mental health functioning of the youth involved in the program. IHBT services are provided at times that are convenient and appropriate for the youth involved in services, which may include evening and weekend hours.

Education

Master’s Degree in social work or clinical counseling with licensure as an LISW, LSW, PC, or PCC in the State of Ohio.  Licensure as a LCDC II, LCDC III, or LICDC in the State of Ohio.  Clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, and substance use disorders. If no chemical dependency licensure, applicant must be willing to apply for and attain CDCA licensure within one year.

Experience

5-7 years assessment and counseling experience in a community behavioral health setting.  Experience in working with the severely mentally disabled youth population in outpatient or in-home settings as well as experience with crisis services preferred. 

Qualifications

IHBT Counselors must demonstrate strong skills in applying counseling theory and technique as well as assessing mental and emotional disorders. They shall have the skills to develop appropriate treatment plans based upon needs presented by the consumer.  IHBT Counselors shall have a working knowledge of community resources to which they can connect consumers in support of needs not addressed in counseling sessions.  They must have the ability to manage and track many tasks simultaneously as well as demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, collaboration, mediation, patience, and organization. IHBT Counselors shall be open to the individuality of others and able to establish professional rapport. Demonstration of strong oral and writing skills is critical to the role.  They must be able to effectively manage a caseload of consumers and strive to produce positive outcomes for those they serve. Must have the ability to provide therapeutic interventions to youth and families in the client’s home or other natural environment. Must possess an Ohio Driver’s license, have access to a car and be willing to transport clients.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel). Must be proficient in the use of electronic health records.

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