Qualified Professional | Jacksonville

Jacksonville, NC

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Qualified Professional in the Day Treatment Program setting, provides direct professional treatment services to the children and adolescents served by FACT. Individuals served in the DTP range in age from 8 to 18 years and exhibit significant mental illness/severe emotional disturbance as well as co-occurring developmental disabilities. He/she will plan and provide psychoeducational groups in both the Day Treatment and Residential Treatment settings to facilitate the development of skills necessary to allow the individual child or adolescent to transition to – and function appropriately in – their home, school, and community. The Qualified Professional will provide other “Q” services within the Day Treatment and Residential programs as needed and will serve as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The Qualified Professional in the Day Treatment Program setting, provides direct professional treatment services to the children and adolescents served by FACT. Individuals served in the DTP range in age from 8 to 18 years and exhibit significant mental illness/severe emotional disturbance as well as co-occurring developmental disabilities. He/she will plan and provide psychoeducational groups in both the Day Treatment and Residential Treatment settings to facilitate the development of skills necessary to allow the individual child or adolescent to transition to – and function appropriately in – their home, school, and community. The Qualified Professional will provide other “Q” services within the Day Treatment and Residential programs as needed and will serve as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field with two (2) years of full-time, post-bachelor’s degree experience with the client population; or,

• Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than human services with four (4) years of full-time, post-bachelor’s degree experience with the client population; or,

• Master’s Degree in a human service field with one (1) year of full-time, post-graduate degree experience with the client population.

Skills/Working Conditions

• Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.

• Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.

• Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.

• Position will be supervised by a Qualified Professional and follow a written supervision agreement that is updated on an annual basis.

• Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.

• Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.

• Possible exposure to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements

• Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.

• Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.

• Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, and other rotating assignments.

• Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, and community correspondence.

• Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.

• Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.

• Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.

• Have the ability to drive a van to transport clients.

• Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled