Foster Care Clinician
The Clinician provides clinical services to the foster care program. Service areas include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as consultation with the foster care team on foster homes and their placements. Crisis management to help the foster care team preserve foster care placements is another crucial role.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides individual, family, and group therapy and ensures all required paperwork (enrollment, intake, treatment planning, case notes, etc.) are maintained.
- Provides crisis intervention/triage services to foster families.
- Engages in case consults and case planning with foster care staff, foster families, and other professionals to help prevent foster placement disruptions.
- Engages in clinical supervision on a regular basis and periodically participates in team meetings for case planning and support.
- Works closely with and supports Foster Care Case Managers through consultation, psychoeducation, and developing interventions. This also includes participating in external and internal meetings on a case where the Case Manager may need more clinical support.
- Assists foster parents and Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFSRM) staff in utilizing Trust Based Relational Intervention® skills and methodology or other evidence based practices that serve children from hard places.
- Coordinates with foster care teams about needed trainings for foster families and staff and helps coordinate with them to implement these.
- Complies with legal and court related requirements related to the program’s role, if applicable. Testify in court when requested by the county.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Broad knowledge of social work practice, human development, and clinical therapy experience needed.
- Knowledge and experience with the child welfare system preferred.
- Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
- Must reside in Colorado.
- Skills and sensitivity in working with children and families from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds with a variety of challenges.
- Possess a valid Colorado driver’s license and automobile liability insurance at the level of $100,000/300,000/100,000, with reliable and consistently available vehicle and ability to travel throughout the service area.
- Demonstrates commitment to the mission, values, and vision of Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in the social service or behavioral sciences field or related field. Licensed or licensed eligible preferred, or working towards licensure. Two or more years of clinical experience preferred.
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFSRM) is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees, their families, and members of our community against the coronavirus (COVID-19). This position requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a completed Reasonable Accommodation Request Form approved by Human Resources.To Apply: https://lfsrm.applicantpro.com/jobs/1994116.html