The clinician provides direct treatment and treatment oversight for pre-adolescent and adolescent juveniles with histories of sexually abusive or non-abusive sexually troubled behaviors and/or non-sexual problematic and disordered behaviors. Treatment includes individual, group, and family treatment, with specialized focus on the provision of treatment directed to sexually abusive or troubled sexual behavior, as well as the treatment of non-sexual behavioral disorders. The clinician works as part of a residentially-based treatment team, and will participate in an overall approach to treatment that combines the direct treatment work of the clinician with residential treatment. Clinicians must be prepared to work one evening (7-9 pm) each week, in order to provide direct or indirect treatment services or consultation for staff, to be determined by the Unit Director.
Assessment and evaluation of children and adolescents including psychosocial history and risk for re-offense or continued difficulties, including a focus on continued sexual risk for students with histories of sexually abusive or troubled sexual behavior.
Provide individual, group, and family therapy, with focus on sexual offense specific treatment focus for juveniles admitted due to sexually abusive or troubled sexual behavior.
Develop and use psychoeducational/cognitive behavioral materials and curricula in treatment, including workbooks, relapse prevention plans, cognitive distortions and thinking errors, and dysfunctional behavioral cycles.
Detect and assess psychiatric and/or behavioral co-morbid conditions, such as mood, behavioral, thought, and substance abuse disorders.
Provide and monitor treatment for co-morbid conditions.
Prepare reports, write progress notes, and maintain treatment records.
Doctorate or Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling psychology, psychiatric nursing, or other field providing advanced training in therapy or counseling. License eligible.
Experience working with sexually abusive youth and/or non-sexually troubled juveniles.