Riverside HealthCare Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Therapist I in Kankakee, Illinois


The Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Therapist I combines advanced clinical skills with organizational skills to coordinate all aspects of the patient's treatment plan. Functions in the role of clinician, educator, liaison, and resource person. Establishes treatment goals and priorities in accordance with patient and organizational objectives. Participates in Utilization Review and unit performance improvement activities. Assists in the development of Treatment Planning in-service training and ongoing follow-up and monitoring.


PART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)Acts as a resource to unit leadership as necessary.Completes clinical record documentation in a timely manner as indicated by Rule 132 standards.Coordinates regularly scheduled treatment team staffing and case reviews providing input into the department, implementation and update of treatment plans.Coordinates the treatment and discharge planning for mental health patients.Demonstrates an understanding of the action and side effects of psychotropic medications.Performs certification and insurance reviews for assigned patients, as needed.Provides ongoing evaluation of patients' involvement/response to treatment.Provides regularly scheduled family intervention to assess, involve family/other in treatment and discharge planning (as indicated).Provides therapy to clients as indicated by the outcome of the MHA.Serves as a liaison between physicians, team staff, and outpatient agencies, following confidentiality standards.


Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Human Services field required.

  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience working with mentally ill required, preferably with youth.

  • Demonstrates familiarity with short-term crisis intervention, understanding of individual psychotherapy, and family intervention.

  • Possess broad understanding of various theoretical perspectives in evaluating patient treatment needs and responses.

License or Certification Requirements:

  • LSW or LPC or eligible.

  • CPR preferred.


Job ID2018-16854

of Openings1

CategoryTherapists & Other Clinical Professional

TypePRN/TR (As Needed)