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The Guidance Center $2K sign on Therapist- Intellectual and Dev Dis in Southgate, Michigan

As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives for more than 60 years. With 25 programs we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 23,000 people annually. Together we: Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate well-being.We have an exciting opportunity for a Therapist to join our team of talented professionals.As a Therapist in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Program, you will be responsible for the following:ulliAdminister evaluations of people receiving services to determine what services are medically necessary and provide written reports/liliProvide consultation to staff/guardians/families regarding people receiving therapeutic intervention at the agency, when appropriate./liliProvide direct counseling services to individuals and families/liliConduct staff in-services specific to people served to assigned direct care staff/liliWhen appropriate present information to the Behavior Treatment Committee for review and approval/liliParticipate in the development and implementation of treatment plans determined by the needs and desires of the person receiving services/liliObtain, analyze and evaluate significant data so as to develop service plans and construct programs utilizing a combination of treatment modalities and skills/liliProvide therapeutic support services to individuals and families/liliDevelop and maintain written records necessary for professional practice as defined in the policy and procedural manual/liliMust complete 24 hours of program and or position specific training on an annual basis/liliPerform other duties as assigned/li/ulTo qualify for this position, you will need the following:ulliMust possess a Masterrsquo;s degree in Social Work, Professional Counseling or Psychology from an accredited college or university./liliMust have and retain a valid LLMSW, LMSW, LLPC or LPC or TLLP or LLP with the State of Michigan and have at least (7) months experience working with persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including autism. LLMSW or LMSW preferred./liliCandidate must meet the criteria for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Profession (QIDP) and Childrenrsquo;s Mental Health Professional (CMHP) within four (4) months of hire which states that an appropriate candidate has one year experience in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families./liliGroup experience and home-based service experience are preferred./liliAdditional requirements include: a nonjudgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of individual families, the ability to engage and maintain clinical relationships with families, the ability to develop collaborative relationships with other providers, effective interpersonal communication skills, the ability to assess and intervene within complex family and community systems, and a willingness to be flexible, patient and creative./li/ul

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