Website Wesley Family Services
If you’re a passionate Therapist looking to make a difference in the lives of children and their families, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Under the direction of the Clinical Manager – Autism and the Therapist II – Lead Wonder Kids, the Therapist II – Wonder Kids provides quality, therapeutic, behavioral health services to children in a site-based group setting, including assisting the Therapist II – Lead Wonder Kids with the completing a detailed assessment, creating and implementing an individualized treatment plan, and collaborating with other team members.
The position requires a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, with the ability to meet weekly scheduling demands. The position functions as the graduate level professional in Wonder Kids and provides training, supervision, and guidance to Behavioral Health Technicians (BHTs) within the program.
Education: Master’s degree in a human services field, preferred in psychology, social work, or counseling.
Experience: Minimum of 1 year of Autism Therapy experience.
Licenses, Certifications & Clearances:
· Behavior Specialist License (BSL) or other professional license (LPC, LCSW, LSW, LMFT) highly preferred
· Act 33/34 Clearances
· FBI Clearance
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
· Exhibits ethical business behavior and maintains confidentiality of information and compliance as required by WFS policy.
· Ability to exhibit cultural sensitivity and to contribute to a work environment where diversity is welcomed and supported.
· Knowledge of childhood mental health diagnoses and behavioral conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as the various treatment modalities for these.
· Ability to work non-traditional hours on a flexible schedule.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
· Assists with the completion of IBHS/WK assessments based on designed time frames or when clinically needed.
· Assists with the development of individualized treatment plans and monitors the implementation of the plans for each child/adolescent.
· Functions as a member of a team to conduct group therapeutic activities.
· Maintains progress notes, data analysis, data collection methods, and other required paperwork/reports for each consumer on caseload.
· Reports a child’s/adolescent’s progress at treatment team meetings, including an overview of data as it relates to progress in multiple life domains, specific symptoms, problems, needs, and plans for continued treatment.
· Provides clinical support, training, and mentoring to BHTs on how to implement interventions identified in the individual treatment plans.
· Performs Social Responsiveness Scale with clients.
· Adjusts planned activities or schedules, including own work schedule, to accommodate changes in group needs/size to maintain ratio.
· Utilizes a behavior analytic approach to influence behavioral changes and/or to improve group dynamic and receptiveness, including prompting learned behaviors, modeling appropriate social skills, re-directing problem behaviors, and instructing children in appropriate social behavior.
· Intervenes to de-escalate crises to ensure safety and maintenance of positive group dynamic. Remains alert to behavioral signals to avoid crises whenever possible.
· Assists in management of space, supplies, and resources as appropriate for site, including opening and closing the building and set up of rooms in preparation for group.
· Follows a flexible schedule to be available to clients, staff, and parents, including regular evenings and weekends.
· Attends any Department of Human Services (DHS) or private insurer’s mandatory trainings.
· Completes incident reports, as required, and follows mandated reporter guidelines for reporting suspected abuse.
· Receives monthly supervision from assigned Supervisor.
· Maintains a minimum of 15 billable hours in group, with rotation to allow for observation of all clients.
How to Apply: Complete the Wesley Family Services application at: wfspa.org/careers
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