Responsible for providing therapy to residents and their families. Provides services as a member of the inter-disciplinary treatment team, coordinating with the Attending Psychiatrist and other team members. Consistently demonstrates Timberline Knolls’ values of uncompromising care, relentless compassion, and unconditional joyful spirit.
**This position is primarily days shifts with the possibility of some evenings. You will be required to work ONE weekend day, either Saturday or Sunday.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES •Conducts an initial assessment and establishes treatment goals for identified residents. •Conducts initial family history/assessment and establishes family treatment goals. •Provides individual psychotherapy two times each week, and family therapy one time each week to an assigned caseload of residents. •Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to ensure team treatment and a therapeutic milieu. •Establishes therapeutic relationships with assigned residents to facilitate the treatment process. •Provides effective communication during the shift through activity such as: ?Participates in report and utilizes information to provide quality care; ?Communicates milieu and resident issues to the treatment team members during the shift and problem solves effectively; ?Ensures compliance with confidentiality of resident information. •Takes lead as chief author, with the medical and nursing staffs, in writing the treatment plan of for the implementation of care according to residential program policies and procedures. •Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures and ensures that daily clinical notes document the resident’s progress in meeting their treatment goals. •Supports the nursing staff and behavioral health specialists identifying the precursors of potential crisis and unsafe resident behavior, and intervenes to de-escalate residents utilizing the least restrictive means of intervention. •Provides consultation to psycho-education groups to support the milieu treatment program. •Participates in community outreach and marketing activities for Timberline Knolls and promotes exceptional customer service throughout the program. •Ensures active resident and family participation in the treatment process. •Reviews resident and staff satisfaction surveys and customer complaints and the results of monitoring standards. Initiates corrective action as indicated and monitors identified quality improvements. •Ensures appropriate contact/communication is maintained with outpatient treatment teams, referral sources, and/or families as indicated and allowed by consent to ensure optimal care for residents.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS •Illinois Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Associate Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (ALMFT) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) (or license-eligible within one year) with behavioral health treatment experience in hospital, therapeutic day school and/or residential settings. •Demonstrated skill in 12-Step and Family Systems Recovery Models with Adolescent and Young Adult Women Clients. •Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of group behavior and dynamics; •Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of licensing and accreditation standards (Joint Commission, Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Code, DCFS) •Highly skilled in communicating ideas and instructions, verbally and in writing, clearly and concisely. •Completes initial orientation and annual competency requirements
ENVIRONMENT AND SCHEDULING
Work is performed on AM, PM and weekend shifts with consultation to overnight shifts and weekends. •Work is performed in the residential setting and activities or facilities in the community. •Duties involve contact with residents that may be threatening, aggressive, suicidal, and/or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is determined by education, licensure and experience. Minimum starting pay is $ 48,000
Internal Number: LICEN11893
About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Timberline Knolls is a residential treatment center located on 45 beautiful acres just outside of Chicago providing services to women with substance abuse, mood disorders, eating disorders and trauma. This is your chance to be a part of a nationally recognized woman’s residential treatment team.