Individual Resiliency Training Clinician (IRTC)

This position requires a Minimum of Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, counseling education, mental health counseling, or related field; licensed preferred. Maintain Florida state license in good standing (if applicable). Function as a core member of a collaborative 1st Episode Program whose interventions and treatment are focused on helping individuals navigate the road to recovery from an episode of psychosis, including supporting efforts to function well at home, on the job, at school, and in the social world. This position serves as a resiliency trainer who help clients understand their disorder and how to manage it, and develop resiliency skills for achieving their personal goals. There is both, individual and shared responsibilities for instilling hope in people recovering from a first episode of psychosis, helping them establish and work towards personally meaningful goals, and providing the best treatment available for their illness in order for them to get back their lives. Their primary aims are to promote recovery by identifying client strengths and resiliency factors, enhancing illness management, teaching skills to facilitate functional recovery (and to achieve and maintain personal wellness). This psychosocial treatment for individuals recovering from an initial episode of psychosis is part of the larger, team-based NAVIGATE program. IRT addresses multiple domains of impairment, any of which can contribute to future relapse and/or poor long-term outcome. In addition, IRT focuses on client strengths and resiliency factors, including both how to capitalize on them and make them stronger in order to help clients meet their personal goals and overcome their problems. Preference of (2) two years of post-graduate practice, heavily concentrated in the mental health field, work experience working with both young adults and adults with mental illnesses or with individuals with similar human-services needs desired. Additionally, experience in the mental health and/or substance abuse arena is preferred. Experience with computer technology (using a computer & PC software to support activities; Windows based programs, e-mail, especially Microsoft Office applications, keyboarding skills, printer, calculator, fax machine, MFP, copier) and other office tools efficiently in order to meet performance goals necessary to the position. Knowledge of The American Psychological Association’s current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the principles and practices of mental health counseling and crisis intervention, the Florida Mental Health Act, local resources, signs and symptoms of substance abuse and basic psychotropic medications. Medical terminology normally acquired over one or more years of work experience in related service. Understand the basic structure of the state mental health system and how it works; basic philosophy and principles of psychosocial rehabilitation; and the basic definition and dynamics of recovery.

Section: Early Treatment Program

Location: Broward County

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