Mental Health, Social Services, Therapist/Counselor
Provide in home, early childhood mental health assessment, treatment, screening, and community-based consultation services to children ages birth to five and their families. Utilize the Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) model to affect change within the child-parent relationship. The focus is on the emotional quality of the child-parent relationship with simultaneous attention to the individual contributions that each partner makes to the interaction. Provide both direct billable assessment and treatment services and non-billable screening, referral, care coordination. Participate in required trainings and professional development activities related to early childhood mental health including cultural competency training, and the DC:0-3 assessment training.
Clinical Treatment – Clinicians will provide services to educate and support families to become empowered to better self-advocate and navigate the various systems with more confidence and skill, as well as providing specialized direct services to children and their families, in their homes, schools, and communities to include the following services:
Conduct DC 0-3 diagnostics assessments Develop and implement a treatment plan with the family based on the diagnosis Implement Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) to strengthen the parent-child attachment relationship; address traumatic events/triggers; locate protective factors; promote hope; provide developmental guidance and provide emotional support. Care coordination, including collaboration with psychiatrists and other professionals working with the child and meeting regularly with co-group facilitators to share information regarding clients Create a discharge plan Clinicians may be asked to assist in the group therapy sessions for children in the program as needed.
Each clinician on the Family Focused Therapy team will be required to maintain monthly services consistent with budgeted client service expectations, on average 11 sessions per week.
Documentation – Clinicians will be expected to maintain required documentation as specified in our Clinical Policy Manual, including:
Diagnostics assessments Treatment plans for each client Daily progress notes Record keeping of all clinical activities and grant related services Outcome instruments and assessment tools, including but not limited to the DC 0-3 assessment, Preschool SDQ, PIR-GAS, and ECSII Discharge summaries Satisfaction surveys Timely response of communications from the program director, the supervisor, or program support to ensure clear communication throughout the program Maintain current, timely authorizations for all therapeutic services form Medical Assistance, commercial insurance, or Hennepin County All clinicians are to ensure Minnesota and HIPAA data privacy requirements are followed.
Supervision and Professional Development – Clinicians are expected to:
Attend weekly supervision and case consultation, present case information and formulation, and identify questions for consultation and supervision Receive training in CPP as needed Maintain required CEUs Qualifications
Washburn Center for Children is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Social Work, Psychology or other human service field. Independent licensure as LICSW, LPCC, LP, or LMFT required. Training in DC 0-5 Diagnostic Assessments required. Training in CPP desired. 1-2 years of experience treating children and their families required. Must have a valid driver’s license and current car insurance. Bilingual Spanish preferred.
Strong skills in children’s mental health diagnostic assessment and treatment are essential, as well as demonstrated knowledge of cultural diversity and the role of culture in the therapeutic process.
About Washburn Center for Children
With more than 135 years of experience in assisting high-risk children from ages birth to 18 in the Twin Cities area, Washburn Center for Children nurtures every child and family's well-being and full potential through transformative children's mental health care. Washburn Center for Children serves nearly 3,300 children and approximately 9,800 family members annually. Washburn’s three office locations – Brooklyn Park, Minnetonka and Minneapolis – serve the entire Twin Cities metro area. The nonprofit also offers in-home services and its school-based services serves the Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Minneapolis school districts.