Intercept Youth Services
  • Suffolk, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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Summary: The Therapeutic Day Treatment Specialist is responsible for providing a wide range of therapeutic services to a caseload of 3-6 clients under the supervision of the Clinical Program Coordinator and TDT Site Coordinator. The Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor is responsible for addressing the daily needs of their client caseload, and the clients' school/workplace needs.

Education: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field and at least one year of experience providing mental health services to children or adolescents. Must be a QMHP-C.

Experience : 1-4 years' experience working with children or adolescents (see above corresponding education requirements for specific minimum experience needed). Experience working with individuals with mental illness or intellectual/developmental disabilities will be considered in lieu of previous experience working with children or adolescents. Clinical experience working with children or adolescents highly preferred. Experience working in behavioral programs, counseling, and/or skills training highly preferred.



  • Provide case management and service coordination to clients, their families, and support teams (including their schools and workplaces) as needed.
  • Provide individual, group, and family services to all clients on caseload.
  • Provide crisis intervention to clients as needed.
  • Coordinate closely with other staff and community partners to ensure the appropriateness of treatment modalities and services being provided.
  • Serve as clinical liaison to referral sources and parents regarding progress and needs; to include attendance of FAPT meetings and court hearings as necessary.


  • Maintain high quality documentation of all case work, completed in a timely manner, and consistent with outlined program policies and licensure requirements.
  • Create and develop individualized service plans, quarterly service plans, and monthly progress report reviews and report to community funding sources.
  • Exercise sound judgment in proposing changes to treatment plans.
  • Write and submit daily progress notes in accordance with program policies.
  • Provide monthly progress reports as needed.
  • Develop and implement plans for discharge.


  • Provide ongoing communication to the Clinical Program Coordinator on the status of client caseload (including working with the Clinical Program Coordinator on client consultation as needed).
  • Lead/participate in staff training and/or seminar presentations as requested.
  • Participate in scheduled staff meetings.
  • Participate in clinical team meetings as applicable.
  • Participate in regular supervision with the Clinical Program Coordinator.


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