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Organization: Villa of Hope

Posting Start: 04/24/2024

Location: rochester

Job Title: Behavioral Health Therapist- Tuckahoe

Posting End: 05/06/2024

A Brief Job Description:

Behavioral Health Therapist (Tuckahoe)


JOB TITLE: Behavioral Health Therapist 

POSITION GRADE: 81 [ salary range: 27.47hr - 42.17hr commensurate with education and experience]

FSLA: Non Exempt 


SUPERVISOR: Sr. Director of Integrated Community Services



Under the general direction of the Sr. Director of Integrated Community Services, the Behavioral Health Therapist is responsible to provide treatment and therapy for each youth in residence and for their families. The Behavioral Health Therapist coordinates interdisciplinary treatment and completes documentation of all activities in a manner and timeframe consistent with Agency and Corporate Compliance standards. The Behavioral Health Therapist carries out all job responsibilities with fidelity and accountability to the Agency’s Mission, Vision, Values, Fundamental Guiding Principles, and Strategic Plan.



  • Provides crisis prevention and intervention for youth and families.
  • Coordinates the completion of each youth’s Individualized Crisis Support Plan (ICSP) within 72 hours of admission and facilitates its review/revision by treatment team members at every treatment meeting and/or as needed
  • Provides individual therapy at least weekly to youth in residence
  • Provides family therapy at least monthly to youth in residence and their family members
  • Develops written reports on treatment planning and progress for state and local agencies and/or criminal or family courts or makes plans for a designee to do so 
  • Demonstrates, promotes and practices cultural competency toward clients/staff through respect and understanding achieved through training and Agency cultural activities
  • Completes initial and ongoing assessments of each youth and family’s strengths, needs, and progress utilizing information from the youth and family as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members
  • Complete referrals for youth and/or families to receive specialized clinical treatment services (e.g., chemical dependency, sexual abuse) beyond the scope of practice of the therapist as needed and maintain collateral contact as appropriate, or makes plans for a designee to do so.
  • Completes progress/service delivery notes and all other required documentation in a manner and timeframe consistent with Agency and Corporate Compliance standards.
  • Complies with content and timeframe documentation requirements for external reporting specific to program licensing agency (OMH)
  • Collaborates and communicates with youth/families on an ongoing basis to maximize their leadership and involvement in the residential placement and all services therein
  • Provides group therapy/treatment to youth in residence and family members as needed
  • Arranges family time for youth and their families as part of the treatment process, obtains their feedback after every visit, and documents both or makes plans for a designee to do so
  • Provides transportation or coordinates transportation for youth & families when needed
  • Collaborates and coordinates case planning and progress internally through team meetings and individual contacts with other disciplines
  • Collaborates, coordinates, and leads the interdisciplinary treatment team and its process
  • Participates in residential clinical on-call system
  • Generates youth calendars on Outlook software and adds Counseling appointments
  • Represents the Agency in family and/or criminal court proceedings or makes plans for a designee to do so
  • Develops and maintains contact with community agencies and resources including Department of Social Services Foster Care, financial maintenance, child protective, school counseling, mental health, housing and employment agencies
  • Acts as advocate and liaison of client and family in securing other resources when appropriate. Coordinates internal and external communication of information regarding arrests of youth and/or other similar critical incidents when these occur
  • Collaborates with the Transition Coordinator to ensure service provision
  • The youth, family, and Agency are represented at internal and external CSE meetings
  • Youth and family natural supports are included on the interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Discharge planning assessments and documentation (e.g., rating scales, updated assessments, referral forms) are complete and submitted contemporaneously
  • Exercises full compliance with the Agency’s Code of Conduct, all Agency policies and procedures and Federal and State laws and regulations
  • Exercises full compliance with program policies and procedures
  • Fulfills all legal requirements as a Mandated Reporter under NYS law and professional ethical standards



Education: Master's degree in human service required, Licensure required or eligible: LMSW, LMHC, LCAT, LMFT.  CASAC or CASAC-T preferred, LCSW a plus!


Experience:   Experience working with youth and families with SED preferred.


Skills: Strong interpersonal skills with youth, families, staff, and stakeholders. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to balance competing demands on time and resources. Ability to form, lead, and participate effectively on teams. Creative problem solving, commitment to quality improvement and ability to utilize Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Must possess valid NYS Driver’s License and ownership/use of an automobile.


Physical Demands: Ability to sit, walk, stand, walk up and down stairs regularly.



Leading Self

  • Character and Courage (Integrity and Trust)-
    • Do the right thing, because it is the right thing, even when no one is looking.   Truth to Power.
  • Customer Focus
    • Build positive relationships through communication and collaborative problem solving.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Justice and Equity
    • Believe in the dignity and humanity of all people to reach their full potential.

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