Akron Children's Hospital Careers

Mental Health Therapist

Akron, Ohio
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST


Job Description

Shift Information: On Call

PRN/On-Call

2-4 Shifts/month

Weekends (8a-4p/3p-11p)

 

Position Description:

 

The Mental Health Therapist will work in the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), a 24/7 intake center, to triage and assess intake calls received from families and community referral sources. 

 

Duties Include:

  • Conduct a preliminary diagnostic assessment over the telephone to assess the need for services for children & adolescents seeking psychiatric & psychological services 
  • Apply crisis intervention skills when indicated, and determine the need for a referral to the Emergency Department or a more suitable community agency 
  • Conduct face-to-face comprehensive diagnostic assessments in the Emergency Department in order to maximize continuity of care with the family 
  • Consult & collaborate with hospital and community professionals and programs in order to provide the most appropriate referral for the client and his/her family 
  • Provide competent social work clinical services to individuals, families, and community partners
  • Develop and communicate an individualized treatment plan for patients including psycho-social interventions, referrals to other services, and recommendations for follow-up

Qualifications:

  •  LISW with Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program OR LPCC with a Master’s Degree in Community or Rehabilitation Counseling from an accredited program 
  • Past clinical experience in child & adolescent diagnostic assessment required 
  • Experience in delivering crisis intervention highly preferred 
  • Must have strong listening and communication skills, and the ability to work well in an interdisciplinary setting as part of a highly active team 
  • Ability to establish rapport and work under time pressure is essential 
  • Computer skills are highly desirable 
  • Must be certified OR become certified within six months of hire date in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention by the Crisis Training Institute, or an equivalent program that addresses ways to de-escalate potentially violent incidents that may include physical interventions 

Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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