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Child Mental Health Therapist (Virtual)

Company: Akron Children's Hospital
Location: Sharon
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Full - Time: 40 Hours Per Week
1st Shift: 8am - 5pm
Monday - Friday
Location Mahoning Valley - Outpatient Services
$20,000 sign-on bonus with 2-year -commitment

The Mental Health Therapist II apply graduate-level counseling skills/social work as an independently licensed staff as stipulated by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The duties performed include the psychosocial assessment of individuals, adolescents, families, and groups and the provision of graduate-level clinical social work/counseling interventions as appropriate to client needs in the context of the department.


Communicates with staff regarding assessment, treatment/interventions and interdisciplinary care plan through documentation and meetings such as patient rounds.
# Provides case management for assigned patients that involves consultation and collaboration with hospital and community professionals and programs in order to provide the most appropriate and comprehensive care.
# Consistent use of evidence-based trauma and risk assessment tools and application of crisis intervention skills when indicated, and determine formally the need for a referral to the Emergency Department or more suitable community agency.
# Complete Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions in addition to other clinical evidence-based treatment modalities to assist patient and families in the completion of their individualized service plans.

PHP/IOP Add On:
- Use of CBT and DBT (Dialectical Based Therapy) intervention through individual, group, and family therapy, to support client in achieving therapeutic goals.

Works in a fast-paced environment conducting risk assessments and using crisis intervention skills as needed.
Triage and assess intake calls received from families and community referral sources. Conducts preliminary diagnostic assessment over telephone to assess the need for services for children and adolescents seeking psychiatric and psychological services.
Conducts comprehensive risk assessment either face to face in the ED or through telehealth to maximize continuity of care with the family.
Engages in consultation and collaboration with hospital and community professionals and programs in order to develop and communicate a crisis treatment plan for patients and families and provides recommendations for follow-up.
Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy intervention as well as other evidence-based practices, such as Motivational Interviewing.
Involve family in therapy sessions and provide behavior modification techniques as clinically indicated.


Experience working with electronic medical record software, such as EPIC, is preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Experience providing clinical services through telehealth is preferred.

Education: Master's Degree in Social Work or Clinical Mental/Behavioral Health Counseling is required.
Supervision endorsement from the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board preferred.
Must meet Akron Children's Hospital Medical Staff Credentialing/Privileging criteria.
Full Time

Keywords: Akron Children's Hospital, Youngstown , Child Mental Health Therapist (Virtual), Healthcare , Sharon, Ohio

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