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Residential Therapist in Pierceton, IN at Lifeline Youth & Family Services, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

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Job Description

General Statement of Responsibility:        

In this position, the Residential Therapist is responsible to provide assessments, treatment planning, individual, group, family, and parent counseling for their identified clients.  They are also responsible for taking part in Staff Meetings and Therapeutic Team meetings to aid in the overall treatment of the clients.    


  • To be responsible for and timeliness of all necessary assessments, plans, and notes for each resident (i.e. Initial Assessment, Initial Service Plans, Clinical Treatment Plans, Service Plans, CANS Assessments, etc.).
  • To provide individual, parent, family, group therapy to clients as deemed necessary.
  • To be on call for crisis assessments and to issue suicide watch precautions when necessary.
  • To ensure that resident counseling files are maintained to both state and Medicaid standards. 
  • To be an advocate for the resident and Lifeline when necessary in appearances in court, team meetings, case conferences, etc.  
  • To attend and give input into both House Staff Meetings and Therapeutic Team Meetings to aid in the effectiveness of treatment.
  • To maintain all documentation necessary for Medicaid (i.e. prior authorizations, etc.)
  • To establish friendly, professional relationships with residents, resident’s placing agencies, and parents.
  • To provide educational opportunities for staff in the form of staff trainings, etc. 


Job Requirements


  • Masters degree in social service field (with ability to get licensure)
  • Excellent counseling skills and the ability to help people deal with identified issues
  • Strong organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Exceptional verbal and nonverbal communication skills           
  • Excellent people skills