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Residential Therapist I (Full Time)

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Cranbury
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: How have you impacted someones life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jerseys premier healthcare system. The Residential Therapist I provides clinical and therapeutic services to East Mountain Youth Lodge residents and their families. Completes Joint Care Reviews and Strength and Needs assessments with all documentation in adherence to all standards.Responsibilties: A day in the life of a Residential Therapist I at HMH/Carrier Clinic includes: 1. Completes relevant social assessment.2. Provides individual, group and family therapy for residents of the East Mountain Youth Lodge.3. Acts as liaison to school therapists regarding coordination of clinical care.4. Works closely with Residential Counselors/Technicians to develop treatment goals and strategies for assigned residents.5. In conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor, writes treatment plans in accordance with licensing standards.6. Writes joint care reviews and strength and needs assessments according to requirements.7. Maintains up-to-date, accurate written record of all client and collateral contact.8. Works closely with residential psychiatrist to manage medication, obtains informed consent from client and parents, and ensures that all releases and clinical documentation is completed and in order.9. Arranges all family contact and furloughs and documents this weekly in communication/pass books.10. Attends staff meetings, reports on residents' treatment and educates staff to better deliver services to clients.11. Meets weekly for clinical supervision.12. Writes discharge summaries, letters, contracts and any other clinical documentation required.13. Develops a comprehensive after care recommendation.14. Works professionally and cooperatively with all hospital staff and programs.15. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of referral and support services.16. Maintains contact with sending districts, Child Study Teams, private therapists and agencies such as DCPP, CMO, probation courts, etc. Facilitates Managed Care Certification when necessary.17. Carries a pager one week in a rotation and is on-call for clinical guidance and coverage when necessary.18. Models the 5 C standards of behavior.19. Maintains standards of behavior as established in the Organizational Ethics and Codes of Conduct Policy20. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Meets or exceeds expectations of patients, hospital and staff members, in person or via the telephone in the course of performing assigned accountabilities.Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:1. Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling2. Minimum 2 years clinical field placement or relevant work experience with adolescents.3. Ability to perform psychosocial assessments and develop treatment plans.4. Knowledge of crisis intervention theory and its application in a variety of medical settings.5. Knowledge of psychopathology and differential diagnosis and treatment techniques. Licenses and Certifications Required:1. New Jersey Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or New Jersey Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC).2. AHA HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Certification, or completed within the first 90 days of employment. If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Trenton , Residential Therapist I (Full Time), Healthcare , Cranbury, New Jersey

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