Provide assessment and treatment services to individuals, families and groups, as well as facilitate partnership strategies with the community.
1. Provide assessments for evaluation and treatment planning.
a. Participate in the initial interview of resident pursuant to family history and provide a written assessment.
b. Recommend specialized treatment strategies.
c. Develop individual and group treatment plans in collaboration with treatment team.
d. Develop family therapy written assessment.
e. Participate in the development and periodic review of treatment plans.
2. Provide family and individual therapy services to residents and their families.
a. Develop strategies to engage family in the treatment process.
b. Provide individual and family therapy sessions.
c. Facilitate family related treatment and psycho-educational groups.
d. Assist in the evaluation of innovative trends in family issues treatment and develop appropriate uses within Nexus.
e. Educate family members in the understanding of the resident’s behavior and offense.
f. Develop treatment plans and regularly assess treatment progress with the client, client’s family and the clinical treatment team.
g. Actively participate in case conferences.
h. Teach parenting techniques that engage family members in the relapse prevention process.
i. Communicate and document all therapeutic interactions and communicate appropriate information to other treatment team members.
j. Be available on-call for consultation/treatment direction and/or decisions when appropriate.
3. Participate in client discharge.
a. Assess readiness for discharge in conjunction with other team members.
b. Coordinate with aftercare or re-entry services to ensure the most therapeutically appropriate discharge for clients is achieved.
c. Coordinate/communicate aftercare needs of client with family to ensure a smooth transition.
4. Communicate with legal systems, schools and social service agencies and provide court testimony when necessary.
5. Ensure compliance with governing agency and Nexus reporting requirements.
a. Complete paperwork and compile documentation required by Nexus and governing agencies.
b. Maintain the clinical record according to site policy.
c. Produce informal and formal reports for parents, social workers, courts, etc.
d. Review documentation from group living and classroom.
e. Participate in follow-up data.
6. Educate staff about family treatment integration theory and technique and its application to residents.
a. Conduct in-service training for staff on therapy techniques and application.
7. Participate in staff meetings, program clinical team meetings, therapy clinical supervision sessions and in-service as required by Nexus. Understand and support the Nexus philosophy and treatment modalities.
8. Ensure confidentiality regarding medical issues, background and treatment.
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