Abraxas, a leader in the juvenile justice field, has openings for Therapist I at our Shelby, Ohio facility.
Abraxas’ primary business is in the field of corrections, education, rehabilitation and treatment for youth. We partner with federal, state, county and local government agencies to meet their service needs through quality and cost-efficient services and programs.
At Abraxas compensation isn’t the only reward for your talents. We also offer excellent benefit options designed to meet your health, financial, insurance, and personal needs. These benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 K, life insurance, disability insurance, etc. This is a clinical service position providing a full range of behavioral healthcare services directed toward the therapeutic care and rehabilitation of adolescents with mental health or substance abuse disorders. This includes youth with sexual offending and sexual abusing behaviors. Incumbent participates in the planning, organization and delivery of cross-disciplinary services, (i.e., assessment, treatment planning, counseling, specialized behavioral plans, safety plans, etc.) according to individual skills, abilities and scope of practice.
Major Activity: Completes Assessments.
Administers and completes client screening and assessment tools: ERASOR, J-SOAP, and Psychosocial Assessment.
Provides Diagnostic Assessments for clients, as assigned, and with the appropriate clinical supervision.
Serves as a member of the treatment team regarding ongoing assessment of client needs and recommendations. Coordinates with others.
Maintains security and confidentiality of client information. Completes appropriate documentation.
(2) Major Activity: Develops and Implements Treatment Plans.
Reviews client record, including screening and assessments, progress notes, background information, etc. Uses the data that is gathered to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is individual for each client.
Assesses residents to evaluate needs and specific requirements.
Involves the client, family, staff and referral sources in the treatment planning process through the presentation and discussion of the Treatment Plan in the treatment planning conference. Revises, as needed.
Works with external agency staff (probation officers, case workers) to understand case history and identify specific treatment needs. Coordinates the implementation of treatment related activities.
(3) Major Activity: Performs Group, Individual and Family Therapy. May perform crisis intervention as needed
Works and counsels with individual residents to effect and monitor treatment and progress.
Utilizes group-counseling techniques to effectively monitor and enhance treatment progress.
(4) Major Activity: Maintains necessary documentation.
Ensures compliance with clinical programming.
Enforces facility rules and standards of behavior.
Maintains and completes required documentation prior to the end of the shift. To include: Communication Log, Incident Reports and Progress Notes.
Prepares reports as required by Abraxas and external sources. To include: Assessment Reports, Progress Reports, Court Reports, Safety Plans, Discharge Summaries, etc.
Maintains necessary documentation as it relates to individual and group therapy.
At least 21 years of age.
Experience in social work, crisis intervention, and counseling within the substance abuse and mental health, to include juvenile sex offender and sexual abusing behavior youth.
Thorough knowledge of current health/mental health issues and problems , available community/clinical resources and best practice therapeutic intervention skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
A licensed social worker licensed by the state of Ohio counselor, social worker and marriage & family therapist board and whose professional disclosure statement includes juvenile sex offender assessment and treatment
Bachelors degree in the social science field and at least two years of related experience;
A professional counselor licensed by the state of Ohio counselor, social worker and marriage & family therapist board and whose professional disclosure statement includes juvenile sex offender assessment and treatment
Abraxas Youth and Family Services is an
About Geo Group
The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is a world leader of government outsourced services specializing in the delivery of correctional and detention management, medical and mental health rehabilitation services, family and youth services, and other diversified services to federal, state and local government agencies around the globe.
GEO's success around the world has been achieved by our highly-trained work force. We employ over 18,000 professionals within our facilities, regional, international, and corporate offices. Our highly skilled professionals manage approximately 80,000 beds at 116 correctional, detention and residential treatment facilities.
With operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; GEO offers a diversified array of turnkey services which include design, construction, financing, and operations. Our unique approach allows GEO to provide high-quality and cost-effective services with state-of-the-art designs, innovative programs and ground-breaking treatment approaches.
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