Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Welcome to our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)/Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Team for Akron Children's!
In this Behavioral Health unit, we focus on partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for patients ages 12-18* (18 year old patients still in high school). The patients we serve learn evidence based coping skills to manage symptoms of severe depression and anxiety. These symptoms often include suicidal thoughts/behaviors, self-harm thoughts/behaviors, as well as other symptoms that significantly impact the clients overall functioning. We will see Patients that struggle with symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Substance Abuse issues, and/or Eating Disorder symptoms, when depression and/or anxiety symptoms are the primary focus. PHP and IOP programs are group therapy based services. In PHP patients will additionally experience family therapy, individual therapy, psychiatry services, and case management. In IOP patients will additionally experience psychiatry and case management.
Our team consists of mental health therapists, mental health technicians, expressive arts group leaders, nurses, and psychiatrists. Our team is passionate and constantly adapting to the ever-changing world, just like our patients. While we embody the organization's 3 promises to the community, we also hone in on top-notch quality care. Each member of our team plays an important role in our program running successfully. We have a daily team meeting to engage in a multi-disciplinary case-conceptualization for each patient we serve, to ensure we have unity in our engagement, and clear goals set/followed for each patient. We work in a fast-paced environment, that focuses in on respecting and supporting each other, and our patients, to help save patients' lives.
PRN (As Needed) for Partial Hospitalization Program/Intensive Outpatient Program
The Mental Health Therapist applies graduate-level clinical counseling skills/social work to the psychosocial assessment of individuals, adolescents, families, and groups and provides graduate-level clinical social work/counseling interventions as appropriate to client needs in the context of the department.
Conducts initial patient and family psychosocial assessment, and triages care accordingly.
Communicates with staff regarding assessment, treatment and interdisciplinary care plan through documentation, and meetings such as patient rounds.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served.
Ethical and timely completion of documentation as is expected in the context of the department.
Consistent use of evidenced based trauma and risk assessment tools.
Use of CBT and DBT (Dialectical Based Therapy) interventions through individual, group, and family therapy, to support client in achieving therapeutic goals.
Experience working with electronic medical record software, such as EPIC, is preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience
Education: Masters' Degree in Social Work or Clinical Mental Health Counseling is required.
Certification: Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor required.
Years of relevant experience:  Minimum 3 years of relevant experience is preferred.
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