Early Intervention Home Based Therapist, Full-Time

Position Reports To: EIP Coordinator

Supervision Exercised: None

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

Provide home-based Infant Mental Health Services to prevent immediate and long-term consequences of aberrant parenting and to strengthen the development of the infant within the context of family and community. Provide parent-infant psychotherapy related to parental attachment issues, grief, loss and previous trauma. Utilize consistent reportable procedures for assessing infants, parents and evaluating developmental progress.

Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required.

Please include your contact phone number and email address on your resume.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform clinical assessments to determine mental health needs of infants and families.
  • Develop and implement a service plan built upon family needs and strengths, including regular home visits to work with infant development and parenting issues.
  • Maintain required case documentation and record delivered services in an accurate and timely manner as required by regulating entities, third-party payers, and management.
  • Case manage to advocate for, link, and coordinate client needs with appropriate agency and community program involvement.
  • Assist families in the development of positive parent-child reciprocal interactions, attachment, and facilitate the enhancement of problem-solving skills, reduction of psychological, and environmental stress, and the development of social support systems.
  • Consult as necessary, with IPS Director and contractual psychiatrist for input into treatment issues.
  • Serve as member of program treatment team in staffing new referrals and ongoing cases.
  • Participate in ongoing staff training and development programs.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement efforts as defined by accrediting or regulating entities.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all agency programs and staff and with outside entities and staff.
  • Adhere to productivity expectations, as outlined by CHC.
  • Perform other duties as defined by Infant Parent Services Supervisor.

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

Education:

  • MA,MSW, IMH endorsement/waiver required.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years clinical experience with infants and families, and appropriate state license and IMH endorsement.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective therapeutic and working relationships with clients, other staff and community/agency representative.

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