IMPACT (Invo Multidisciplinary Program to Address Childhood Trauma) utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of youth struggling with mental health challenges and social/emotional issues at home and school. IMPACT therapists incorporate best practices into the diagnostic evaluation, treatment planning, and service delivery process. Interventions are delivered in a school setting by licensed mental health professionals experienced in providing trauma-informed care. Knowledge of behavior support interventions is also utilized in the school setting to help students achieve and classrooms to run more effectively. IMPACT therapists work in close collaboration with school staff and administrators with constant communication with the school mental health liaison. They are considered a representative of the school. Regular support is provided by an IMPACT clinical supervisor.
Our interventions draw upon field-tested, evidence-based protocols while encouraging academic progress. Our youth-guided approach draws on each youth's strengths, incorporates family members and other people living in the home (who may not be family members), and group-based interventions when appropriate, with the goal establishing healthy behaviors that will serve the youth throughout his/her lifetime.
The guiding philosophy behind IMPACT intervention services recognizes the severe implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). By understanding how to manage or ameliorate the effects of ACEs, youth-guided IMPACT intervention can change children's lives for the better. Research has clearly shown the role of ACEs as root causes of behavior to better understand why a youth is distressed (i.e., early life trauma, mental illness in household, youth witnessing domestic violence) as a means for understanding the etiology of emotional problems, mental illness, and substance use. By identifying root causes of behavior, the IMPACT therapist creates treatment plans that will yield long term positive effects (such as reducing truancy, preventing substance abuse relapse, and maladaptive behaviors). The ramifications of failing to address ACEs, specifically when present at a high threshold in each child, can be catastrophic for their future mental and physical health.
The Henderson IMPACT team services 1 elementary school, providing intensive behavioral and mental-health supports. The team consists of a Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC/LCSW/LPC). Students referred have a history significant for maladaptive behaviors, adverse childhood experiences, as well as deficits in social functioning. The multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to provide wrap-around support to referred students and their families.
- Master's Degree from an accredited college with a major in psychology, social work, counseling or another related field
- Current Department Health LMHC/LCSW/LPC licensure required
- Primary and Secondary (elementary and middle) experience preferred
- Strong facilitation, coaching, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
- Ability to apply evidenced-based mental health counseling methods and techniques
- Knowledge of community mental health resources
- Experience in the use of technology
- Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication
- Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of diversity
- A high level of organizational skills and initiative
- Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, procedures, and standards
- Working knowledge of DSM V and ICD-10 manual.
- Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individualized modification
- Ability to work independently, as well as, to develop collaborative relations with physicians, families, patients, interdisciplinary team and other community agencies
- Completes biopsychosocial assessments, to obtain information pertaining to medical history or other pertinent information.
- Administers trauma-informed screening and assessment tools, such as the Beck Youth Inventory and ACE Questionnaire.
- Provides individual and group counseling and classroom support (when appropriate) with students, with signed parental consent.
- Counseling focuses on emotional or behavioral goals to promote enhanced school functioning.
- Consults with parents, classroom teachers, the school principal and other school personnel to maximize the effectiveness of services, as appropriate.
- Administers therapeutic interventions and the following modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Seeking Safety in individual, family, and group settings.
- Supports campus counselors and administrators to conduct crisis risk assessments and provide recommendations for community/family support, as appropriate
- Works in collaboration with other team members and school staff to evaluate student progress, modify treatment goals, review transition plans, and referrals to post-acute care providers.
- Provides consultation to parents and family members regarding progress and concerns for students.
- Completes classroom observations to monitor student progress and classroom management skills implemented.
- Develops concrete, specific individualized treatment plans with goals, objectives and discharge criteria to address student and family needs.
- Collaborates with community providers (social service agencies, psychiatrists, counselors and dependency and criminal attorneys) to advocate for student and family needs.
- Assists in implementing behavior treatment programs within the classroom.
- Facilitates and supports restorative justice and conflict resolution skills within the classroom.
- Assures clinical documentation is completed according to Invo policy and procedures
- Competitive compensation with flexible pay options
- Comprehensive Benefits Package (Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage, 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan with a discretionary company match)
- Flexible Spending Plan for medical and dependent coverage
- Professional Liability Coverage
- Licensure reimbursement
- Annual Professional Development stipend
- Professional membership stipend
- Unparalleled mentoring and support
- Many More!
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