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Community Action Team - Therapist #2756 Leon County
Job Code:2019-305-004
Department:CAT Teams
FT/PT Status:Full Time Regular
Job Location:Leon County


The purpose of Community Action Team (CAT) therapeutic services is to provide home and community based behavior management and support services to youth and families at risk. The primary goal of the therapist is to develop specific behavior treatment plan that addresses the challenging behaviors of the youth in order to optimize the functioning of recipients who have complex needs by coordinating the provision of quality treatment and support services in the most efficient and effective manner. Services and service frequency should accurately reflect the individual needs, goals, and abilities of each recipient.

Provides individual, group, marital and family therapy in accordance with established and acceptable clinical protocols in accordance to identified service plan needs.

Maintains all required and appropriate documentation for clinical records and progress notes for assigned cases in accordance with Client Record Handbook specifications or Agency policies and procedures.

Conducts and documents Preliminary Assessments of children referred to SAFE Program in order to elicit information concerning presenting problem, demographic information, and medical history in accordance with Client Record Handbook specifications.

Completes and documents psychosocial histories and assessments for clients in accordance with Client Record Handbook specifications.

Completes and updates individualized Client Service Plans (CSPs) for assigned cases in accordance with Client Record Handbook specifications and unit procedures for applicable cases.

Requires working with physicians, case managers, and other therapists utilizing a treatment team approach.

Education and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, or related human services field and
  • Two (2) years of professional experience providing services to individuals experiencing severe emotional disturbance. 
  • Knowledge of substance abuse preferred.
  • Licensure preferred.
  • Knowledge of Axis II diagnosis preferred.
Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Rate of Pay: $16.00/hr

To be considered for employment, you will be required to undergo a criminal background check, employment references check, and drug screening. In addition you must have a current and valid driver's license with no more than 6 points. A 3 year driving record will also be required upon hire.