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Deltek Talent Management - TFC Therapist - (20855)

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TFC Therapist - (20855)

Facility Name
Shadow Mountian Behavioral Health
TULSA, OK 74136 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Therapist
Job Description

::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.


Job Requirements


Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

Therapeutic interviewing methods and techniques; principles and practices related to assessment instruments; the principles and practices of clinical diagnostic activities and various modalities of psychotherapy, counseling, and abnormal psychology; crisis intervention techniques; and federal, state and local ordinances and policies regarding therapeutic issues.  Word processing and basic programs; drafting individualized treatment plans.  Accurately conveys patient behavior and status verbally and in writing.  Effective professional verbal and written skills for communicating patient status, and treatment needs to clients, families, professionals, and employees of the facility.  Able to verbally adapt spoken communication to meet needs of patient.  Maintains confidentiality.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, reports and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, care providers or regulatory agencies.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Maintains cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities.  Able to effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.  Maintains professional therapeutic relationships with staff, patients, families and visitors.  Proficiency in facilitating individual and family therapy sessions as well as group rehabilitation sessions.  Able to safely de-escalate aggressive patients.  Coordinates multiple tasks efficiently.


Education / Training:

Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, or related area of study from an accredited university.


Licensure / Certification:

Current Oklahoma licensure (LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LBP, LPC), eligible for licensure (under supervision); or licensed psychologist.

Current Oklahoma Driver’s License



Prefer one year experience in a mental heath treatment setting with children and adolescents.


Physical / General:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be at least 21 years of age.  Physical strength necessary to implement patient behavioral crisis intervention. Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending, stooping as required to assist in patient care. Able to sustain physical activity eight hours a day and remain on feet eight hours per day. Able to lift, carry, and lower up to 35 pounds using appropriate body mechanics. Able to push patients in wheel chairs up and down hills and pursue running patients. Hearing, vision, sensory, and emotional stability sufficient to perform essential job functions.  Able to deal with stressful situations and changing priorities. Works for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail.    Must have reliable transportation as the TFC Therapist position requires travel to foster homes and other places in the community as an essential component of the job; maintains updated driver’s license and liability insurance for business related functions involving the employees personal vehicle; maintains reliable attendance record and arrives in a timely manner.

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