Therapist, Pediatrics
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

Posted in Education and Training

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The Department of Pediatrics has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Therapist. The Therapist will function as a Mental Health Consultant that will be providing consultation services to early learning programs, classrooms, and children using the IECMHC model. Moreover, the Therapist diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

  • Enroll participants and maintain a caseload of 16 participants (e.g., 4 directors, 8 teachers, and 4 children).
  • Perform clinical assessments and collect necessary data to determine program eligibility.
  • Provide weekly consultations to participants based on action plan detailing areas of need.
  • Continuously link participants to community resources for any additional supports or services.
  • Attend individual and group supervision as needed.
  • Attend trainings for continued professional development as needed.
  • Interviews, evaluates, and assesses the needs of patients, and develops treatment plans.
  • Works in conjunction with multidisciplinary service teams to ensure implementation of coordinated psychosocial serves as it relates to program participants' needs.
  • Prepares progress notes, reports, and correspondence.
  • Maintains case records confidential. Conducts ongoing individual, groups, and family counseling sessions with patients.
  • Completes psychosocial evaluations, diagnoses psychological disorders, prepares comprehensive clinical summaries, and makes treatment recommendations.
  • Interprets psychological or psychiatric case information from patients interviewed and from medical or psychiatric sources.
  • Assists with the recordation of data and statistics.
  • Serves as program liaison to collaborating service providers, the courts, and treatment centers.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required.
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or any related Counseling field is strongly preferred along with being license eligible.
  • Certification in relevant specialty or field
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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