Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.
This position is responsible for providing clinical services, implementing clinical services policy and standards, and supporting clinical development for the facility.
Provides clinical services to assigned clients as per the guidelines of licensing agencies and ensures compliance with policies and procedures as well as with regulatory and licensing agencies.
Coordinates interfacing of clinical services with educational, medical, community services, family services, and the training department.
Performs individual and group therapy under the direction of the clinical
Provides appropriate documentation which includes: developing treatment plans and monthly reports on client behavior, attitude, achievement, education, and overall progress in the program.
Analyzes and interprets client records, behavior, progress, and treatment plans in relationship with treatment services.
Conducts client file reviews in a timely manner to ensure regulatory compliance.
Supervises, assists with hiring, and evaluates staff performance, develops measurable objectives for necessary improvements and implements appropriate corrective action to staff adhering to human resources policies and utilizing Human Resources when necessary.
Confers with judges, probation officers, police, social service agencies, and community groups to assist with interpreting the facility goals and objectives and developing cooperative working relationships.
Ensures that programming and services are appropriate to meet the needs of clients exhibiting delinquent behaviors such as substance use/abuse issues.
Participates in Multi-Disciplinary Treatment team meetings (MDT’s) regarding client behavior, diagnosis, and progress as a member of the treatment planning team.
Interacts closely with school staff members to ensure overall treatment goals and educational outcomes are accomplished.
Conducts in-service training and clinical consultations as well as assisting with regulatory compliance.
Serves as liaison with external contacts such as probation officers, family members, and other interested parties.
Interprets programmatic treatment needs for staff members and assists with providing and implementing the integrated services.
Assumes responsibility for specified areas of service such as client follow-up, group therapy sessions, family therapy services, and etc.
Assumes supervisory role in the absence of a supervisor based upon program/facility requirements and licensure.
Assists in the development and implementation of the clinical program, which includes individual/group counseling and scheduled daily programmatic activities.
Ensures all documentation is completed in a timely manner and meets regulatory compliance.
Represents the program/facility at judicial hearings.
Ensures that goals and objectives from clients’ individualized treatment plans are being addressed; Modifies clients’ individualized treatment plan as needed.
Assists in maintaining the safety and security of the program/facility.
Works closely with clinical director, case managers, treatment supervisors, senior treatment supervisors and education department to ensure that all youth involved in work program fulfill restitution, and court costs and fines obligations.
Participates in developing an effective team, directs and supports employees and co-workers, and provides feedback and mentoring.
Role models and teaches effective supervision and management of clients, interacts meaningfully with clients, and observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
Maintains confidentiality of information as it relates to client information.
Implements and mentors employees regarding Youth Services policies on professional expectations, code of conduct and other practices and procedures, serves as a role model for clients and employees and supports the company’s mission, goals and objectives.
Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
Master’s Degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field and one (1) year of clinical experience.
At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.