Schedule: Full Time. 8:00am to 5:00pm. Monday-Friday. Some evenings and weekends to accommodate clients.
Location: Residential Treatment Center
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Under the general direction of the PRTF Director, or designee, will be responsible for providing psychotherapy to assigned youth and their families, which includes but is not limited to individual, group, and family therapy, generally using interventions based on cognitive-behavioral theory. This position leads assigned youths' multidisciplinary teams, completes initial assessment and develops a treatment plan for each youth, and assures appropriate discharge planning.
Completes an initial psycho-social history for each youth assigned within 14 days of admission, and documents all therapeutic interactions with youth, and their family/guardian on an ongoing basis following all program and hospital guidelines for documentation.
Serves as multidisciplinary team leader for youths assigned assuring the development and implementation of a comprehensive treatment plan for each youth within 14 days of admission, and that comprehensive reviews for each treatment plan take place within 30 days and are based on consensus of the treatment team consisting of professionals and family members concerned with youth's welfare and treatment.
Provides individual, group, and family therapy to youth's assigned generally using cognitive behavioral theory supported by the Psychoeducational Model. Works closely with the Supervising Practitioner to ensure appropriate interventions for youth.
Serves as a primary communicator between assigned youths' families/guardians and others involved with assigned youth's treatment. Works collaboratively and professionally with community agencies to promote public relations and facilitate successful transitions of assigned youth to alternate levels of care based on initial and ongoing discharge planning which is part of each youth's comprehensive treatment plan.
Responsible for notification of appropriate authorities when abuse or neglect, or other youth rights violations are suspected to have occurred, keeping the PRTF Director or designee and the Medical Director/Supervising Practitioner apprised as appropriate.
Develops goals and objectives designed to address drug and/or alcohol issues and conducts drug and alcohol assessments within the scope of their practice and credentials. Complies with applicable policies and procedures for a youth physical intervention (personal restraint) in the event of emergency safety situations.
Displays professionalism through willingness to act as a team member, consistently implementing and supporting the Psychoeducational Model of treatment including the ability to receive, implement and solicit feedback from others in a timely manner. Demonstrates effective communication with coworkers, supervisors, and consumers while taking responsibility for personal and professional development through attendance at mandatory staff meetings and training sessions. Models appropriate life skills behaviors including hygiene, grooming, dress, manners, and language.
Completes all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to appropriately resolve conflict in a crisis situation.
Ability to communicate concisely, and work well with diverse professional staff, youth, and co-workers.
Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality.
Ability to demonstrate ability to affect planned change in a positive manner.
Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
Master's degree in Counseling or Social Work.
Two years’ experience working with behavioral disordered youth and training in cognitive behavioral therapy, preferred.
Certified or eligible for certification by the State of Nebraska Department of Health as a licensed Mental Health Practitioner.
Certified or eligible for certification by the State Department of Health as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, preferred.
PEM training within 6 months of hire.
Must have valid driver’s license with good driving record.
Ability to work flexible schedule in order to reasonably accommodate the needs of families served.
Must receive CPR certification and training in nationally recognized personal restraint model obtained during Preservice.
About Boys Town National Research Hospital:
Since the opening of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, the hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. The hospital annually serves more than 44,000 children and families from across the United States. With 28 research labs and $7.1 million annually in extramural funding, the Boys Town National Research Hospital is dedicated to providing leading edge clinical care, pioneering translational research, and improving the lives of children and their families through applied technology and educational outreach programs.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our experts and advancement opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.
Internal Number: 5414
About Boys Town National Research Hospital
Since the opening of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, the hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. We have developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.
Today, the hospital offers a broad range of clinical services, including ear, nose and throat services at the Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute, general pediatric care with Boys Town Pediatrics, and orthopaedic, internal medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, allergy, asthma, pediatric pulmonology, behavioral health, audiological and ophthalmologic care.
The hospital has expanded to offer surgical and clinical services at two Omaha locations: 555 North 30th Street in Omaha and 14000 Hospital Road on the campus of Boys Town, Nebraska.
Boys Town National Research Hospital has assembled national leaders in research who are making important contributions in the areas of genetics, hearing, language, vision and speech disorders. Applying these findings with new technologies, distance learning and the exploration of ne...w research frontiers, the opportunities for new medical diagnoses, evaluation and treatment discoveries are endless.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Boys Town National Research Hospital is dedicated to providing leading edge clinical care, pioneering translational research and improving the lives of children and their families through applied technology and educational outreach programs. The hospital annually serves more than 40,000 children and families from across the United States.