Masters Level Therapist

Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States Full-time

This position is responsible for therapy and case management of their assigned units at BCC's Martinsburg campus residential program. This person is responsible for maintaining current client case loads and records according to Licensing and Regulation, BCC expectations, and best practices.

JOB LOCATION

  • Board of Child Care - Martinsburg Campus - 715 Brown Road, Martinsburg, WV
  • Some travel (mostly within WV) is required with this position (see below).  However, BCC will provide a vehicle to do so. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete admission service needs assessments that include participation by child/youth, parents/guardians in the identification of strengths, service needs and discharge plans as well as comprehensive treatment plans to target specific treatment goals and objectives for each assigned child/youth.
  • Provide effective case management to assigned cases which includes but is not limited to: acting as a liaison with internal and external sources; serving as the interdisciplinary team leader; developing, monitoring and reviewing Individual Treatment Plans/discharge plans on a regular basis but at least every 90 days; working as part of a team to determine discharge plans.
  • Serve as a liaison between assigned youth and Department of Health and Human Resource workers, probation officers and attorneys. 
  • Evaluate assigned child’s/youth’s/family’s progress towards goal attainment on a designated basis in line with individual treatment and discharge plan goals.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with families, children/youth, colleagues, consultants and community agencies. 
  • Complete required documentation and reports within the defined time lines and/or as requested and ensure that case records meet documentation standards. This includes, but is not limited to: completion of comprehensive master treatment plan within 30 days of admission, completion of narrative summaries on assigned case load on a monthly basis, completion of written treatment plan reviews every 90 days or as needed, documentation of all contacts made regarding caseload, completion of the West Virginia Child Care Association’s “Initial Assessment for Children and Youth in Out of Home Care” form within five days of admission.
  • Provide supportive counseling to residents on an as-needed basis.
  • Provide individual therapy to residents on caseload as needed based on the determination of the clinician and/or treatment team.
  • Provide group therapy to residents weekly based on cottage assignment and need.
  • Provide specialty group therapy services and trainings as needed regarding specific topics (e.g. anger management, conflict resolution, and self-injury).
  • Provide family therapy as determined by the clinician and/or treatment team.
  • Identify supervision and/or professional training needs to supervisor as they arise.
  • Perform other duties, as requested, to achieve agency goals.
  • Work with unit supervisor to provide training to direct care staff related to the integrated treatment model.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Maintenance of a valid West Virginia social work or counseling license; maintenance of a valid state issued driver’s license and ongoing safe driving record; transportation of clients to community based meetings; flexible work hours to include evenings and weekends, on-call rotation; client file maintenance; computer literacy; ability to effectively express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; able to assess strengths and level of functioning of children and families and determine necessary service needs and treatment strategies using sound, objective decision making; able to engage children and families in a positive therapeutic alliance; able to work cooperatively with others in a treatment team.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university.
  • Current LGSW West Virginia State License preferred but not required
  • Minimum of one (1) year in providing direct social work services to children/youth and families

To apply, please submit your resume (required) and cover letter (required) using the application buttons below. 

To view a summary of employee benefits and learn more about our company culture, visit www.boardofchildcare.org/careers.  

The Board of Child Care is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply for vacancies as appropriate.