Washburn Center for Children has an opening for a full time Intensive In-Home Therapist. This position provides specialized service to children and families in their homes and community such as assessment, crisis intervention, therapy, and parent education using trauma informed practices.
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 diagnostic assessments
Develop and implement treatment plans, crisis intervention, and goal setting based on the diagnosis
Provide Individual and family therapy designed to improve the functioning of the child in daily and community living. Some solutions the clinician may provide could include the following:
Communication within the family
Problem solving skills
Home and family management
Ideas for leisure time and recreation for the client and the family
Navigating community resources that are available
Must be knowledgeable and confident providing therapy based on and teaching families and others within the treatment team about trauma informed practice
Provide parent education
Assist families in building essential skills required for growth and coping with traumatic experiences, which may include arranging and participating as necessary with families in recreation and social activities
Care coordination of social and other services designed to help the child and family gain access to all services providers and interdisciplinary services
Provide consultation with school, recreation, and other community programs to encourage the child’s successful participation
Create a discharge plan
All clinicians on the Intensive In-Home team will be required to maintain monthly services consistent with budgeted quota expectations, on average of 10 – 14 cases or 13 billable sessions monitored on a bi-weekly basis.
Documentation – Clinicians will be expected to maintain required documentation as specified in our Clinical Policy Manual, including:
Treatment plans for each client
Daily progress notes
Complete CASIIs, work with parents to complete the Parent SDQ, and work with clients to complete the GAIN-SS
Documentation of all case activities
Discharge or transfer summaries
Collaborate with the billing department to maintain current, timely authorizations for all therapeutic services from required insurance policies
Timely response of communications from the program director, the supervisor, or program support to ensure clear communication throughout the program
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 create and identify questions for consultation and supervision
Provide and receive support from other team members
Provide clinical and administrative supervision for interns as approved by the program assistant supervisors based on licensure and experience and assist with providing training, feedback, and learning experiences for program interns
Maintain required CEUs
Washburn Center for Children is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Must have a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other human service field and must maintain or be working towards independent licensure. Licensure as LICSW, LP, LPCC, or LMFT strongly preferred. A minimum of one year of experience with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families is required, with 3-5 years preferred. The position requires flexibility, resourcefulness, and demonstrated cultural responsiveness when working with diverse populations, specifically those impacted by systemic inequality. Must have vehicle in operating condition, a valid driver’s license, and car insurance.
Internal Number: 1171
About Washburn Center for Children
With more than 132 years of experience in assisting high-risk children in the Twin Cities area, Washburn Center for Children is a leader in helping children with social, emotional and behavioral problems and their families. As a community mental health center focused on children’s mental health, Washburn serves children from birth to age 18. In 2014, Washburn Center for Children served more than 2,700 children and approximately 8,100 family members. 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.