Crisis Stabilization Therapist

Role: Maintain caseload of 6-10 children/students providing culturally based, individualized service to severely emotionally disturbed children and families, in their home, schools and community.  Services may include assessment, crisis intervention, case management, therapy, parent education, and skills training.  Purpose is to reduce the crisis, improve or maintain children and families emotional or behavioral functioning and to reduce the risk of out-of-home placement, hospitalization, risk of maltreatment, or to assist a child transitioning back to the community following a hospitalization or residential placement.           


Clinical Treatment  – Clinicians will provide services to educate and support families to become empowered to better self-advocate and navigate the various systems with more confidence and skill, as well as the following services:

  • Provide specialized direct services to children and their families, in their homes, schools, and communities. This includes:
    • Conduct diagnostic assessments
    • Develop and implement treatment plans, crisis intervention, and goal setting based on the diagnosis
    • Provide Individual and family therapy designed to improve the functioning of the child in daily and community living
    • Provide parent education
    • Care coordination of social and other services designed to help the child and family gain access to all services providers and interdisciplinary services and to make further referrals as needed, including, but not limited to, the areas of volunteer services, advocacy, transportation, and legal services
    • Provide consultation with school, recreation, and other community programs to encourage the child’s successful participation
    • Must be knowledgeable and confident providing therapy and teaching families and others within the treatment team about trauma informed practice
    • Provide access to 24 hour on-call availability on a rotating basis
    • Create a discharge plan

 All clinicians on the Crisis Stabilization team will be required to maintain monthly services consistent with budgeted quota expectations, on average of 6 – 10 clients or 38-46 billable services monitored on a bi-weekly basis.

 Documentation – Clinicians will be expected to maintain required documentation as specified in our Clinical Policy Manual, including:

  • Diagnostics assessments
  • Treatment plans for each client
  • Daily progress notes
  • Complete CASIIs, work with parents to complete the Parent SDQ, and work with clients to complete the GAIN-SS
  • Documentation of all case activities
  • Discharge or transfer summaries
  • Collaborate with the billing department to maintain current, timely authorizations for all therapeutic services from required insurance policies
  • Timely response of communications from the program director, the supervisor, or program support to ensure clear communication throughout the program

All clinicians are to ensure Minnesota and HIPAA data privacy requirements are followed.

Supervision and Professional Development  – Clinicians are expected to:

  • Attend weekly supervision and case consultation, present case information, and create and identify questions for consultation and supervision
  • Provide and receive support from other team members
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision for interns as approved by the program assistant supervisors based on licensure and experience and assist with providing training, feedback, and learning experiences for program interns
  • Maintain required CEUs

Qualifications: Must have a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or other human service field and must maintain or be working towards independent licensure. Licensure as LICSW, LP, LPCC, or LMFT strongly preferred. A minimum of one year of experience with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families is required, with 3-5 years preferred. The position requires flexibility, resourcefulness, and demonstrated cultural responsiveness when working with diverse populations, specifically those impacted by systemic inequality. Must have vehicle in operating condition, a valid driver’s license, and car insurance. Spanish speaking preferred.

Washburn Center for Children is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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