Therapist/Mental Health Clinician - Treasure Valley Youth & Family Therapy


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Position Description

The Idaho Youth Ranch is excitedly looking for a new Therapist to join our team. As an Outpatient Therapist you will be primarily responsible for the accurate and ethical diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders, focusing on individuals with a history of trauma and trauma-related diagnoses and disorders. You will be expected to adhere to all agency requirements for documentation and well as complete comprehensive diagnostic and other clinical assessments, treatment plans, updates, discharge plans, and engage in client-centered and collaborative care. In a typical work day, you will engage with clients in both individual and group work. You will utilize and document evidence-based interventions specific to client diagnosis to assist a client in reaching their identified treatment outcomes. Additionally, you will assist with company and community wide education surrounding trauma and trauma-informed care as needed, including offering continuing education opportunities to clinical team.

• Responsible to provide direct services to clients on assigned caseload of up to 32 weekly clinical sessions (i.e. assessments, counseling, planning, etc.)
• Completes Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessments, prepares individualized Treatment Plans, performs updates, completes notes, and other documentation as outlined by IYR standards and as clinically indicated
• Formulates and implements evidence-based, client driven treatment strategies for clients presenting condition and corresponding diagnosis
• Advocates for and supports all program/site employee’s adherence to the identified program model
• Ensures that treatment integrity is addressed and improved through monitoring, tracking and systematic supervision
• Works with team members to manage the upkeep of facility, equipment and other assets
• Works as a mentor to newer team members and interns
• Directs and provides crisis intervention services as needed
• Actively participates in Clinical Team meetings
• Actively participates in other scheduled meetings, trainings, and project work
• Completes other duties as assigned
• Available for on-call responsibilities shared among clinical team members. On call responsibilities may include in person and/or phone consultation 24 hours a day when scheduled to be on call. Crisis intervention, suicide screenings, risk assessments and other duties as assigned including clinical documentation of completed on call activities.

Must Haves
• Master’s degree (or higher) in a human services field (e.g., social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy) is required.
• Preference given to those with independent clinical licensure (LCSW, LCPC)
• Idaho State Licensure associated with the degree, or ability to obtain prior to hire.
• Experience providing counseling and/or crisis intervention services to families and adolescents
• Experience diagnosing and treating trauma-related diagnosis required
• Familiarity/experience documenting in client’s electronic medical record (such as BestNotes) preferred
• CANS certification preferred (or obtained within first 90 days of employment)
• An understanding of normative child, adolescent and teen development and the impact of trauma at different developmental stages required.
• Adherence to all ethical standards set forth by licensing board
• Strong computer skills
• Must hold current certifications in first aid, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), physical/non-physical crisis intervention, or complete the requirements for certification within 90 days of hire
• Must have a valid Idaho’s driver’s license or obtain one within 15 days of hire, as a condition of continued employment
• Must be at least 25 years of age

Physical Requirements
• Schedule is dependent on the needs and availability of the client. Work schedule may include late afternoon/evening/weekends times. Must be able to respond to crises at any time of the day or night during on-call rotation.
• May be required to attend an occasional organizational meeting or training sessions that requires overnight travel and that may last for several days
• May be required to provide clinical assessments in other IYR facilities
• Incumbent may sit for long periods of time in a temperature-controlled environment, some work may be in a residential facility
• Required to be available via cell phone
• Will participate in on-call rotation with clinical team

The Idaho Youth Ranch is one of the oldest non-profit agencies in the state of Idaho. We save, empower and prepare kids for promising futures.

The Idaho Youth Ranch has a competitive Total Compensation Package including: medical plan, dental, vision, retirement plan and other optional benefits. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, apply today.