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Therapist II (Licensed)

Under general supervision, plans and implements therapeutic and counseling services and programs for assigned Grafton students. Duties include assessing student cognitive, behavioral, social and emotional needs and developing therapeutic goals and objectives for the student's IEP. Develops and implements therapy plans, sessions and activities to meet identified goals and objectives. Reports to a Clinical Administrator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Provides therapeutic and counseling programs and services for assigned students; to include individual and group therapy sessions.

Conducts student assessments and evaluations to determine abilities and needs with regard to cognitive, behaviors, social and emotional development.

Develops therapeutic goals and objectives and treatment plan for each student based upon needs, and abilities. Writes therapeutic and behavioral goals and objectives for the student IEPs.

Develops therapy plans, activities and experiences which address the identified goals and objectives. Prepares materials for planned activities and therapy sessions.

Conducts individual and group therapy sessions. Implements activities and provides experiences which develop student cognitive, social and problem solving skills.

Collects and records behavioral and progress related data obtained from therapy sessions and other program activities. Evaluates students' achievements and progress pertaining to therapeutic and behavioral programs. Documents progress, accomplishments and behavioral developments in quarterly progress reports, discharge summaries and annual reviews.

Consults with supervisors, academic peers, and other Grafton staff relating to student treatment plans and needs. Ensures compatibility of instructional formats and management procedures for each student in concert with his treatment team and overall treatment needs. Provides behavioral consultation and guidance to other Grafton staff working with assigned students.

Serves as advocate for students; recommends, co-designs and helps to ensure implementation of student transition plans.

Reviews admissions packets and participates in pre-placement interviews.

Identifies and obtains necessary supplies and equipment.

Implements crisis intervention strategies as needed. Documents and reports all incidents in accordance with policies and procedures. Serves on-call therapist to respond to student crises.

Maintains open communications and provides information and interpretations to parents, guardians and other human services agencies regarding student progress, needs and treatment plans.

Participates in a variety of meetings and committees such as IEP meetings, staff meetings, etc.

Provides program related training to Grafton staff as requested.

Provides input and participates in policy and procedure designs.

Attends conferences and workshops to keep abreast of professional trends, developments and techniques.

Performs other work as assigned.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Requires a master's degree in counseling, social work or psychology; and 2 years of clinical experience providing counseling services and therapy; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires licensure as clinical social worker, professional counselor, marriage & family therapist, clinical psychologist, licensed professional counselor or licensed associate professional counselor (see below):

Clinical Social Worker ( CSW )

Professional Counselor ( PC )

Marriage & Family Therapist ( MFT )

Clinical Psychologist ( CP )

Licensed Professional Counselor ( LCSW )

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor ( LAPC )

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