Mental Health Therapist - Mahoning Valley Emergency Dept

Job Description:
New position for our Psychiatric Intake Response Team for the Mahoning Valley Emergency Department.
¬ This is a 20 hour per week, primarily evening position.
¬ ¬ Must plan to train in Akron for 2¬ - 3 months during the week (M-Fri).
¬ Mileage would be paid.
¬ ¬ Position
Conducts a preliminary diagnostic assessment to assess the need for children and adolescents seeking psychiatric and psychological services.
Applies crisis intervention skills when indicated, and determine formally the need for a referral to¬ a more suitable community agency.
Will conduct the face-to-face comprehensive diagnostic assessment in the Emergency Department in order to maximize continuity of care with the family.
Consults and collaborates with hospital and community professionals and programs in order to provide the most appropriate referral for the client and his/her family.
Provides competent social work clinical services to individuals, families, and community partners.
Develops and communicates an individualized treatment plan for patients including psycho-social interventions, referrals to other services, and recommendations for follow up.
Qualifications: Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with Master's degree in Social Work from accredited Social Work academic program (Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education)¬ OR ¬ a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with a Master's Degree in Community or Rehabilitation Counseling from an accredited program in Counseling (CACREP accredited) required.
Past clinical experience in child and adolescent diagnostic assessment required.
Experience in delivering crisis intervention highly preferred.
Must have strong listening and communication skills and the ability to work well in an interdisciplinary setting as part of a highly active team.
Ability to establish rapport and work under time pressure essential.
Computer skills are highly desirable.
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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