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THERAPIST, JSO CERTIFIED
at The Geo Group
Facility: ABRAXAS OF OHIO
Compensation Base: 43000
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Now Hiring a Therapist, JSO Certified for our residential Juvenile Sex Offender Program in Shelby, OH.
Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services.
Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.
- This is a clinical service position providing a full range of behavioral healthcare services directed toward the therapeutic care and rehabilitation of adolescents with sexual offending and sexual abusing behaviors. Incumbent participates in the planning, organization and delivery of cross-disciplinary services, (i.e., assessment, treatment planning, counseling, specialized behavioral plans, safety plans, etc.) according to individual skills, abilities and scope of practice.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Major Activity: Completes Assessments.
- Administers and completes client screening and assessment tools: ERASOR, J-SOAP, and Psychosocial Assessment.
- Provides Diagnostic Assessments for clients, as assigned, and with the appropriate clinical
- Serves as a member of the treatment team regarding ongoing assessment of client needs and Coordinates with others.
- Maintains security and confidentiality of client information. Completes appropriate
Major Activity: Develops and Implements Treatment Plans.
- Reviews client record, including screening and assessments, progress notes, background information, etc. Uses the data that is gathered to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is individual for each client.
- Assesses residents to evaluate needs and specific requirements.
- Involves the client, family, staff and referral sources in the treatment planning process through the presentation and discussion of the Treatment Plan in the treatment planning conference. Revises, as needed.
- Works with external agency staff (probation officers, case workers) to understand case history and identify specific treatment needs. Coordinates the implementation of treatment related activities.
Major Activity: Performs Group, Individual and Family Therapy. May perform crisis intervention as needed
- Works and counsels with individual residents to effect and monitor treatment and progress.
- Utilizes group-counseling techniques to effectively monitor and enhance treatment progress.
Major Activity: Maintains necessary documentation.
- Ensures compliance with clinical programming.
- Enforces facility rules and standards of behavior.
- Maintains and completes required documentation prior to the end of the shift. To include: Communication Log, Incident Reports and Progress Notes.
- Prepares reports as required by Abraxas and external sources. To include: Assessment Reports, Progress Reports, Court Reports, Safety Plans, Discharge Summaries, etc.
- Maintains necessary documentation as it relates to individual and group therapy.
- This position does not provide supervision
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- At least 21 years of age.
- Experience in social work, crisis intervention, and counseling within the mental health arena, to include juvenile sex offender and sexual abusing behavior youth.
- Thorough knowledge of current health/mental health issues and problems , available community/clinical resources and best practice therapeutic intervention skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- A social worker licensed by the state of Ohio counselor, social worker and marriage & family therapist board and whose professional disclosure statement includes juvenile sex offender assessment and treatment; Bachelor’s degree in the social science field and at least two years of related experience;
- A professional counselor licensed by the state of Ohio counselor, social worker and marriage & family therapist board and whose professional disclosure statement includes juvenile sex offender assessment and treatment; Bachelor’s degree in the social science field and at least two years of related experience.