|Department:||Childhelp Merv Griffin Village|
CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org.
About Childhelp Merv Griffin Village
The Childhelp Merv Griffin Village is located in Beaumont, California. Beaumont is 90-miles east of Los Angeles and 30-miles west of Palm Springs off Highway 10. Childhelp Merv Griffin Village has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1978. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 84 children ranging in age from 6 to 14 years old. The residents live in cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs. The children arrive at the Village experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations. For many of these children, the Village and its multidisciplinary team (MDT) are their last hope in avoiding placement at a juvenile correctional facility.
It takes a whole village to raise a child. A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp’s MDT. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, equine, wilderness, occupational, and speech therapy. The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves.
The position will develop timely, individualized, comprehensive Master Treatment Plans for all assigned cases in accordance with policies and procedures. Responsible for the individual, group, family therapy, and case management for the cases assigned to their care. Act as member of Treatment Team and oversees, with the Residential Coordinator and House Supervisors, all clinical services to be provided to the children. Communicates clearly in both written and verbal forms, completes required documentation in a timely accurate manner. The incumbent may be responsible for providing supervision for intern level staff
- In conjunction with the treatment team develops timely, individualized, comprehensive Master Treatment Plans for all cases assigned, in accordance with policies and procedures. Completes reviews of Master Treatment Plans on a regular basis Develops and maintains professional working relationships with all necessary community agenciesand services in order to fully implement the Treatment Plan. Access and coordinate all clinical services available in order to fully implement the Treatment Plan
- Communicates clearly and regularly in both written and oral forms to the treatment team regarding pertinent case material, special therapeutic needs, family relationships, etc.
- Provides advocacy and clinical insight on assigned cases in all staffing or meetings pertaining to each case; such as Treatment Planning meetings, IEP meetings, Administrative Case Reviews and Team Meetings.
- Completes timely documentation in the Clinical Record of all services rendered in accordance with policies and procedures
- Completes timely, comprehensive psychosocial assessments which provide pertinent clinical information and evaluation to the treatment team.
- Provides individual, family, group therapy and Parent Outreach services in accordance with each individualized treatment plan and as assigned by the Clinical Director.
- Conducts all assigned duties in a professional, ethical manner which protects the rights and dignity of all individuals assigned to their caseload.
- Responds to all community requests for information (Release of Information, court appearances, etc.) in a timely, professional and confidential manner.
- Provides consultation to the Intake Coordinator for evaluation of new placements and communicates discharges in a timely fashion.
- Actively creates and maintains discharge plans (commencing at the time of admission), that are reviewed and revised as needed to insure that the client is served in the least restrictive environment possible.
- Provides training and in-service education to other departments/employees as assigned by the Clinical Director.
- Provides on-going supervision of student interns under the direction of the Clinical Director, in accordance with policies and procedures.
- Completes or makes arrangements for the completion of assessment tools to assist in the diagnostic formulation of each resident assigned to caseload
- Conducts all duties and responsibilities in a professional and timely manner.
Provides routine and on-going consultation, education and oversight of the treatment team to insure proper implementation of each child’s individualized Treatment Plan.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work or a Master’s Degree in a related Mental Health field, and possess a State of California MFT or CSW license. Candidates will have a minimum of three years experience working with children and two years experience supervising staff.
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer