::The TFC Therapist provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, delivery and documentation of individual and family psychotherapy, group rehabilitation services, facilitation of behavioral changes, and discharge planning to meet the needs of assigned children placed in Therapeutic Foster Care (ages 3-18). Provides clinical guidance and education to foster parent specialists. Provides patient specific treatment, adhere to patient safety standards, assure patient rights, prevent/identify/report abuse, and oversee quality of individualized therapeutic interventions, achieves positive, sustainable outcomes with youth presenting serious clinical problems. Assists children and families in accessing resources in the community, facilitate children in achieving permanency, and represent the agency in a positive manner.
Performs position specific job functions within professional clinical standards. Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines and protocols within appropriate time frames. Conducts individual, family, and group sessions according to individualized treatment plans and in accordance with professional standards, and appropriate to the specific treatment needs of the patient. Interviews patients to assess and identify problems relating to mental health, family, school, employment, alcohol, drugs, and other sources using approved assessment instruments, social history, and consultation. Provides timely, accurate, and thorough documentation of patient behavior, treatment planning, individualized interventions and patient progress. Coordinates access to community resources, permanency plan and discharges and make appropriate recommendations relevant to transitions in treatment and discharge. Performs other duties as assigned.