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MYPAC Therapist - Gulfport, MS

Company: Mississippi Children's Home Services
Location: Gulfport
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Founded in 1912 as an adoption agency, Canopy Children's Solutions is Mississippi's most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children's behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions. Canopy employs a diverse group of mission-driven individuals committed to honoring the voice of Mississippi children and families. Being an integral part of the Canopy team involves committing to the Core Values that drive our organization forward:The voice of our children and families always comes firstRelationships matter and our differences make us strongerWe take great joy in service to othersOur families and our communities deserve our very bestCanopy has been designated a Great Place to Work for the third consecutive year, and is one of only seven companies in Mississippi to qualify for this certification in . Canopy's employees are charged with building a healthy work culture within their teams, that focus on trust, and the collective goal of helping kids thrive and families to overcome extraordinary challenges.MYPAC Therapist - Position OverviewThe MYPAC therapist is charged with the delivery of all mental health services (e.g., individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, substance abuse treatment, etc.).The therapist completes all required clinical assessments.The therapist is responsible for the clinical oversight and clinical interventions related to the crisis management plan, the individualized service plan and Wrap-Around Meetings in coordination with the Primary Service Coordinator.The therapist is responsible for providing targeted clinical interventions based on the identified youth's needs through the various assessments and plans.The therapist completes required assessments and case documentation for each individual in a timely manner and within program requirements.Job Responsibilities:Works in collaboration with the MYPAC Wraparound Facilitator to address client's mental health service needs. Conducts admission evaluations and develops the Preliminary Action Plan within 24 hours of admission to MYPAC.Completes programmatic assessments as assigned within designated timeframes and uses feedback from the assessments to plan for clinical interventions with client. Completes initial clinical goals, objectives and interventions for the Individual Service Plan within fourteen days of admission in coordination with the youth, family, and Wraparound Facilitator.Co-facilitates the initial Child and Family Team meeting with the Wraparound Facilitator within fourteen days of admission and ongoing monthly meetings thereafter or as needed.Completes monthly ISP Reviews, monitors and documents progress toward treatment goals. Implements clinical treatment interventions based on the ISP and individualized needs of the child/family.Conducts individual therapy sessions at least once a week, family therapy sessions at least twice a month and medication monitoring at least twice a month in the home but more frequently as needed (based on assessed needs) and documents all sessions in Evolv. Attends all scheduled psychological evaluations, psychiatric reviews and medication management telemed appointments with youth, family and the staff psychiatrist or nurse practitioner.Works collaboratively with youth, family and staff psychiatrist to modify clinical interventions, treatment plan goals/objectives, medications and other services as needed in the event of severe behavior regression or adverse medication side effects. Attends clinical staffing with the staff psychiatrist or nurse practitioner at least once a month/as needed. Provides and coordinates clinical services that are youth focused and builds on the family and community strengths. Works in a team context with the Wraparound Facilitator, family members, community agencies, and stakeholders across family serving systems. Carries out quality assurance activities as assigned such as auditing case files. Prepares and completes program reports as required for compliance. Attends weekly staff meetings and/or supervisions as well as facilitate monthly case staffings with psychiatrist. Utilizes and accepts clinical supervision to provide quality mental health services.Is familiar with all emergency procedures. Is responsible for sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the organization/program service population. Continuously work with the youth, family and Wraparound Facilitator in the development and coordination of a discharge/aftercare plan beginning at admission and at least 10 days prior to discharge from MYPAC. Provide around the clock support for the child/family through on-call services. Provides transportation when necessary. Other related duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Valid and current mental health Certification (PCMHT or CMHT) and/or license (LPC, LCSW, LMSW, LMFT, LMFTA) within 30 days of employment.Master's Degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related behavioral health field required. Must have at least two (2) years clinical experience working with children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and families with complex needs in a similar or more restrictive placement environment.Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Mississippi driver license, a good driving record, proof of legally appropriate auto liability insurance, and must be willing to use personal vehicle for organization business.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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