Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
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To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
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We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Full Time, Primarily Afternoons/Evenings
$2,000.00 sign-on bonus upon hire for a 2 year work commitment
Summary: The Mental Health Therapist applies graduate-level clinical counseling skills/social work to the psychosocial assessment of individuals, adolescents, families, and groups and provides graduate-level clinical social work/counseling interventions as appropriate to client needs in the context of the department.
The Mental Health Therapist will work in the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), a 24x7 intake center as a member of the PIRC team to triage and assess intake calls received from families and community referral sources and conduct assessments in the Emergency Department.
Responsibilities: 1.Triage and assess intake calls received from families and community referral sources. Conducts preliminary diagnostic assessment over the telephone to assess the need for services for children and adolescents seeking psychiatric and psychological services.
2.Apply crisis intervention skills when indicated, and determine formally the need for a referral to the Emergency Department or a more suitable community agency.
3.For Emergency Department (ED) referrals, conducts face-to-face comprehensive diagnostic assessment in the ED to maximize continuity of care with the family.
4.Communicates with team members regarding assessment, treatment and interdisciplinary care plan through patient rounds and documentation.
5.Collaborates with community and hospital resources to ensure follow-up is in place after discharge.
6.Develops and communicates individualized treatment plans for patients including psycho-social interventions, referrals to other services, and recommendations for follow-up.
7.Consults and collaborates with hospital and community professionals and programs in order to provide the most appropriate referral for clients and their families.
8.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
9.Other duties as required.
Technical Expertise 1.Clinical experience in child and adolescent diagnostic assessment is required.
2.Experience in delivering crisis intervention is highly preferred.
3.Strong listening and communication skills coupled with the ability to work well in an interdisciplinary setting as part of a highly active team.
4.Ability to establish rapport with patients, their families and other team members and work under time pressures is essential to this position.
5.Experience working with various levels within an organization is required.
6.Experience working in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) or similar software is required.
7.Experience working with an electronic medical record system (i.e. EPIC) or similar software is preferred.
Education and Experience 1.Education: Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from accredited Social Work academic program (Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education).
2.Education: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master's Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from an accredited program in Counseling (CACREP accredited).
3.Must be certified or become certified within six months from date of hire in Non-violence Crisis Intervention by the Crisis Training Institute or an equivalent program that addresses ways to de-escalate potentially violent incidents that may include physical interventions.
4.Years of relevant experience: Minimum three (3) years of relevant experience is preferred.
5.Years of supervisory experience: None.
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