Staff Therapist - Pediatrics Diagnostic Center - 51967 | Washington University in St. Louis - Military Veterans

at Herc - Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

EOE Statement: Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Job Type/Schedule: This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.  Department Name/Job Location: This position is in the Pediatrics Diagnostic Center.  Clinical office located within the medical school complex.  Outpatient clinic suites located in St. Louis Children’s Hospital and The SPOT Youth Center. Essential Functions: POSITION SUMMARY: Position plans, organizes and implements social work services for patients and families served by Adolescent Medicine.  Position conducts mental health screenings/assessments, provides individual, partner and/or family therapy and crisis intervention counseling.  Initiates and facilitates referrals for outpatient and inpatient psychiatric, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.  Key staff to integrate behavioral and physical health issues for patients and their families.  This position serves youth and families with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity and comfort and expertise in cultural congruency will be important.  A positive youth development approach and shared youth decision-making are incorporated into all environments served.  This position may work in two places—at the SPOT the position may provide direct mental health services and in Adolescent Medicine the position will offer clinical social work expertise as well as mental health services. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct supportive services for patients and their families in Adolescent Medicine and the SPOT. Conducts psychosocial assessments, including documentation for patients. Prepares psychosocial reports and maintains necessary records. Helps patients secure needed follow up appointments and provides telephone follow-up. Facilitates needs assessments, referrals and community resources for patients/families.  These resources may include outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient treatment and inpatient treatment. Provides the following clinic based direct services to youth: Crisis intervention counseling. Short-term supportive counseling. On-going and/or referral therapy for those clients in need for longer-term therapy. Partner or Family Counseling. Participates in clinical and behavioral health staffing and be available at clinic as needed. Operates as part of the integrated Adolescent Medicine/ Project ARK/ SPOT Youth Center behavioral health team. Educates the community on youth-related mental health issues (as time permits). Participates in a multidisciplinary team and attends weekly team meetings. Verifies insurance coverage for patients and assists with insurance issues. Required Qualifications: Equivalent of a master’s degree in social work. AAMFT, ASLPC, LCSW, LPC, CPC or licensed psychologist. Salary Range: The hiring range for this position is $51,272 - $79,497 annually. Preferred Qualifications: Two years of mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment with youth. Pre-Employment Screening: All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits: This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: . Internal Applicant Instruction: This position is grade C11. Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.  If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.  To attach these documents, go to:  My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.