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Juvenile Justice Therapist

Applewood Centers Inc

This is a Contract position in Miami, FL posted September 9, 2021.

Juvenile Justice Therapist It has been estimated that nearly 70% of children currently involved in the Juvenile Justice System experience psychological issues or distress.

Since January of 2016, Applewood has successfully been working within this setting and in 2020, 76% of the youth seen by Applewood mental health providers had improved behavioral and emotional symptomology during their stay within the facility.

Applewood Centers is currently seeking qualified mental health professionals to address this issue within the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.

As the Juvenile Justice Center Therapist, you will be tasked with identifying, assessing, and starting the treatment process with young men and women who are being held at the Detention Center.

You will be responsible for clinically assessing and diagnosing individuals referred for services as well as conducting brief counseling interventions with clients.

You will also be responsible for developing and making recommendations for continued services and treatment for clients identified once they are released.

As the Juvenile Justice Center Therapist, you will also assess clients who are experiencing acute mental health emergencies and work closely with DH staff and the psychiatrist and/or medical provider to ensure the youth are provided appropriate care and interventions.

Job Requirements: Valid Ohio Social Work or Counseling License.

A minimum of 2 years prior experience in the delivery of mental health services to children with complex needs is essential; as well as proven experience with clinical evaluation/assessment and crisis intervention.

Benefits: At Applewood Centers we pride ourselves in having a collaborative culture and team environment found throughout our programs.

Our Core Values help set the goals and expectations of our employees.

We value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive benefits including: A competitive salary Dental insurance Vision insurance Medical insurance Generous paid time off Domestic partner benefits 403(b) plan Life insurance Paid long-term disability Other benefits of working at Applewood Centers include: A friendly, professional and appreciated staff Working with a team committed to the well-being of others Career growth Staff recognition Year round free CEU trainings Northeast Ohio is a great place to live and work