Residential Therapist - Methodist Children's Home Society

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Redford, Michigan

Organization: Methodist Children's Home Society
Location: Redford, Michigan

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As the leader of the group treatment team, the Residential Therapist acts as an advocate for the children in the agency’s Residential Village program and their families by providing clinical assessment and professional case management services; formulates and assesses treatment plans; provides individual, group and family therapy and training; appears in court when necessary. 

MCHS offers a wealth of benefits for our employees including: generous paid holidays & time off, full benefits (100% of premiums covered by the employer; no cost to you), a wonderful 80 acre campus, tuition reimbursement, pension plan, and a dedication to growth & promotion from within.  


To be successful, a Residential Therapist must be able to do the following duties.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Along with the Residential Supervisor, lead the group treatment team with the responsibility for ensuring each child successfully completes the goals set forth in their treatment plan by providing individual, group and family therapy and training to the children and their families designed to improve social functioning; offer advice on community support services and collaborate with internal and external resources to ensure the treatment plan is successful.

Provide case management services for the children and their families; guide the children through the entire treatment process, including managing intake conferences and assessments, interviewing and orientating the children and their families; evaluate relevant written material and arranging admission; maintain complete and detailed case records, prepare ongoing summaries of services indicating client case history and progress, document progress notes for clients; participate in discharge planning and placement.

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), or LPC required.

One (1) year of experience in a residential or inpatient setting working with serious emotional disorder (SED) at-risk youth between the ages of 7 – 17; and

You must have possession of a certified social worker license for the State of Michigan or have the eligibility for the license within two (2) years of hire.

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