Diagnose and evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.
Reports directly to the Clinical Director.
§ Consult reference material such as textbooks, manuals, and journals in order to identify symptoms, to make diagnoses, and to develop approaches to treatment.
§ Counsel individuals and groups regarding behavior and/or to improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment.
§ Communicate with parents on a regular basis regarding the treatment of their child
§ Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity and duration of therapy.
§ Discuss the treatment of problems with clients.
§ Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, and then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.
§ Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues, and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records and reference materials.
§ Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational and vocational development and adjustment.
§ Observe clients in their setting, in group interactions, or in other contexts to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior or maladjustment.
§ Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing individuals and families and by reviewing records.
§ Provide occupational, educational, and other information to individuals so that they can make educational and vocational plans.
§ Work cooperatively with the other systems in a residential treatment facility, in the best
Desired Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
§ Experience working with adolescents in a treatment center milieu.
§ Must be able to emotionally and professionally handle highly-charged emotional situations.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
§ Preferred 3 years experience in direct service to children and adolescents, preferably as a clinician or comparable experience
§ Graduate degree in social work, clinical or educational psychology, psychiatry or other related field with a current Maine license in social work, psychology or psychiatry or eligibility for a Maine State License.