JOB ID 3020
The Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) is a primary therapist to children, their biological and/or foster families, and at-risk populations who live in out-of-home placement. The LGPC utilizes information gained by the interdisciplinary evaluation services to develop and implement a treatment plan for the child and his/her family.
1. Provides weekly individual, family or group, psychotherapy services to children and their families.
2. Attends interdisciplinary staffing to discuss and integrate evaluation information and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan responding to the psychological and social needs of the client/family.
3. Collaborates with the referring agency, the local Department of Social Services, to assist them in utilizing the evaluation/treatment services in the development of the agency service plan for the child and the family.
4. Collaborates with the school system to assure children are receiving appropriate educational services if indicated.
5. Responds to the juvenile court system through written or oral progress reports when such is required in the juvenile court's development of a plan for the child and family.
6. Participates in peer consultation groups and/or individual supervision for review of clinical work.
7. Attends in-service clinical training programs, treatment planning meetings, and administrative meetings.
8. Maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff.
9. Maintains medical record for each client seen including treatment plan and diagnostic interview at the initiation of therapy, weekly progress notes, periodic reviews, and termination summary.
10. May participate in the field instruction program and supervise social work trainees when interest and capacity is demonstrated and may participate in community advocacy/ educational groups related to the needs of foster care children and their families.