This co-ed adolescent group home provides comprehensive DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) services to youth, ages 13–19. The goal of DBT is to build a life worth living. This is done by focusing on changing behaviors, by teaching techniques to regulate intense emotions, tolerate distressing situations, and manage interpersonal situations.
The Clinician provides individual, family and group therapy, in addition to completing screening and assessments of youth served, coordinating and monitoring individual treatment plans (ITP’s), and coordinating care with the youth's treatment team. The Clinician will oversee DBT skills group training and will also be a member of the Bridge’s DBT Clinical Consultation Team. Other responsibilities include assisting with DBT trainings, providing crisis intervention, with occasional program on-call responsibilities. This position also allows for the opportunity to supervise an intern, when applicable. The ideal candidate is someone who is flexible, and has good teamwork, communication, and leadership skills.
Master’s degree with LICSW or LMHC required. Expertise in mental health treatment of seriously emotionally disturbed children/adolescents, young adults and their families, including knowledge of substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment. The position requires an ability to work effectively with many agencies, such as The Department of Children and Families, The Department of Mental Health, and the educational facilities. Must be flexible and available to work evening and weekend hours and have a reliable vehicle for home visits and providing transportation.