Intercept Youth Services
  • Stafford, VA, USA
  • Full Time

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Treatment Foster Care Clinician Full-Time/Exempt

Summary: Therapeutic Foster Care Clinician will provide direct counseling & treatment interventions to children and youth placed in a TFC Home and who are in psychiatric crisis and/or at risk of out of home placement. The TFC Clinician will provide counseling and therapeutic interventions aimed to stabilize the youth's placement and to improve his/her overall emotional and behavioral health.

Education: Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-C): A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field and at least one year clinical experience providing direct services to youth with a mental health diagnosis. Master's degree preferred. Licensed or License-eligible highly preferred.

Experience: 1-3 years' clinical experience providing direct services to youth with a mental health diagnosis.

Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

CLIENT SUPPORT Conduct counseling & treatment interventions for clients. Develop treatment plans based on recommended goals identified in clients' assessments. Provide intensive individual counseling, family counseling, psychoeducational support services, and behavioral support services to meet individual client needs. Interact with all clients in accordance with the Individual Service Plan and therapeutic process guidelines. Initiate and facilitate verbal de-escalation techniques and strategies to assist the client in maintaining self-control. Exercise client interventions via the least restrictive option to protect clients from harming self or others. Coordinate client services closely with staff in the TFC Department and other professionals involved in the youth's treatment or comprehensive service plan. Serve as liaison to referral sources and families regarding progress and needs (attending meetings, court hearings, etc.). Develop therapeutic relationships with clients that will encourage positive responses to treatment interventions. Provide 24-hour emergency client response as needed. Assess, evaluate and monitor the safety of clients and others at all times. Notify Supervisor of any significant client medical complaint(s), unusual events, accidents, medical problems, property damage or maintenance concern, etc. Administer first aid to clients in response to minor medical problems.

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