Lincoln Behavioral Services
Infant Mental Health Therapist
Child and Family Services
Child and Family Program Manager
Summary – Infant Mental Health Therapist will work with the parent, program staff and community resources to provide a continuum of services to infants and their families. This community based service will work to strengthen and preserve the parent infant relationship, assist in identifying needs, and provide therapeutic interventions as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include, but may not be limited to the following:
- Completes all required trainings.
- Reports to work on time as scheduled and at the location assigned.
- Responsible for transporting consumers to community appointments, clinic appointments, activities and other resources as identified in their person centered plan.
- Provide comprehensive assessments and facilitate person centered planning.
- Proficient in ASQ Administration.
- Therapist must become reliable DECA raters by attending the DECA training within the first 3 months of hire. Therapist cannot administer the DECA unless certified a reliable rater.
- Provide home-based therapeutic services.
- Practices Person Centered Planning principles.
- Treatment planning integrates assessments to provide meaningful and individual goals and objectives.
- Therapist completes necessary documentation in a timely manner.
- Assessments are completed in a timely and thorough manner. All assessments contain the documentation requested on the form.
- Progress notes are completed after each contact.
- Treatment plans and reviews are completed within established timeframes.
- Direct service time. The clinician maintains 80 direct service hours, unless job assignments given with supervisory approval require a variance to this expectation.
- Facilitate support groups as needed.
- Submit timely and accurate paperwork.
- Infant Mental Health (IMH) Therapists must become PECFAS certified within 3 months of hire. IMH Therapist must complete PECFAS quarterly.
- Provide client transportation as needed.
- Participate in individual and group supervision.
- Participate in ongoing professional development including but not limited to in-service training, peer review, external workshops and seminars.
- Attend all agency and department meetings as required.
- The clinician has no substantiated recipient rights violations filed against him or her.
- When appropriate, completes other assigned responsibilities in a reasonable established timeframe, with quality expectations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or other related human service field.
- Appropriate licensure with the State of Michigan.
- Obtain appropriate certification through the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health.
- Background in early childhood development or basic understanding of appropriate parent-infant dynamics.
- Preferred 2 years experience with direct clinical experience in providing therapeutic services to infants/toddlers and their families.
SKILLS AND ABILITITES
- Ability to demonstrate commitment, caring and respect for children and adults from diverse backgrounds that demonstrate a multiplicity of problems.
- Ability to work cooperatively and responsibly as a member of a team with colleagues, supervisors, and collateral contacts.
- Ability to develop treatment plans and coordinate needed services.
- Ability to role model appropriate child-handling techniques to parents.
- An understanding of professional practice, ethics, and HIPPA requirements
- Demonstrate positive communication both orally and written.
- Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner.
QUALIFICATIONS - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.
- Possession of a valid Michigan Driver's License with a good driving record.
- Access to a private vehicle for day-to-day job performance.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job description statement reflects general details necessary for the performance of the job and is not to be construed as being all-inclusive.
Lincoln Behavioral Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.