Therapist Intern functions as a multidisciplinary team member while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients. Provides therapy services for children and adolescents in collaboration with the parents or guardians caring for them.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
PROVIDE SERVICES TO ONE OF THESE CLINICAL PROGRAMS;
Child & Family Therapy Outpatient Care Teams: These teams offer an intern the opportunity to perform individual and family therapy services to a variety of clients either in office or in the community; whichever seems most effective to meet the client’s needs. This may include individual and family therapy and consultation with other important people in the child’s life. Also available is a variety of skill-building and support groups designed to help our clients meet their goals.
Madrona Day Treatment - Madrona Day Treatment is a classroom on the KMHS campus that combines a supportive therapeutic environment with individualized academics to serve children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges who cannot be accommodated in their home schools. The goal of MDT is to help children develop the skills necessary to be successful at home, in school, and in their relationships with others
Collaborative Clinical Support Team- A school-based team that will provide behavioral health support to students, grades K-12. The intent is to provide intensive services to students, in the wake of Covid-19, to aid students and families in finding stabilization, recovery, and regaining hope. An intern would assist the team, which consists of a therapist, care coordinator, and parent partner, as they collaborate with the student, family, and school staff, to reach these goals.
- Be available and travel to serve the needs of the Kitsap community through office-based and outreach services.
- Provide effective and efficient clinical services, using best practice standards, including Trauma-Informed Care, to eligible children and families within a managed care environment.
- Be available and able to commit to at least 16 hours of work (20 hours preferred) per business week for a minimum time frame of 6 months.
- Complete and maintain all required appropriate clinical and administrative records in a timely manner, using Collaborative Documentation when appropriate.
- Provide outreach services, as clinically indicated, to clients and their parents/guardians.
- Conduct groups for target populations within identified service populations.
- Collaborate with schools, social service agencies, and other providers to ensure continuity and quality of care.
- Participate in the implementation of administrative and clinical policies of KMHS as appropriate.
- Function as a supportive member of the program team and participate constructively in problem-solving.
- Provide crisis intervention services when necessary.
- Actively participate in supervision and training via consultation, co-therapy, and live or videotaped sessions.
- In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.