Therapist – Northwest Children’s Home


Lewiston, ID

POSITION:  Therapist

DEPARTMENT: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)

SUPERVISOR: Clinical Director

FLSA STATUSSalaried, Exempt


Under general supervision, to provide both individual and family psychotherapy services to emotionally disturbed and/or mentally ill clients receiving treatment and rehabilitative services. This position will support the clinical, medical, case management and direct care staff to coordinate care, complete assessments and develop treatment and discharge plans for clients.


  • Doctorate Degree in Psychology or Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling.
  • Experience in family therapy.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Valid state issued license.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States and provide verification.
  • Able to pass required Background Checks.
  • Within two months of hire date, completion of all required training per agency Training Policy 201.


  • Specialized education or experience working with mental health patients.
  • Experience in outpatient mental health settings, hospitals or residential care settings.
  • At least two years of experience with population under clinical supervision.
  • Training in multiple modalities of interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Experience working with children/adolescents.
  • Experience or training in drug and alcohol assent and intevtion.


  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to appropriately resolve conflict in a crisis situation.
  • Ability to communicate concisely and work well with client, staff and stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality.
  • May be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.
  • On-call duty will be required (available to work on short notice).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (for illustrative purposes)

  1. Completes an initial psycho-social history for each client as required.
  2. Documents all therapeutic interactions with client, and their family/guardian on an ongoing basis following all program guidelines for documentation.
  3. Ensures that comprehensive reviews for each treatment plan take place within required timeframes and are based on consensus of the treatment team consisting of professionals and family members concerned with client’s welfare and treatment.
  4. Provides individual, group and family therapy to client’s assigned.
  5. Works closely with the Clinical Director to ensure appropriate interventions for clients.
  6. Complies with applicable policies and procedures for a client physical intervention in the event of emergency safety situations.
  7. Displays professionalism through willingness to act as a team member, consistently implementing and supporting the Psychoeducational Model of treatment including the ability to receive, implement and solicit feedback from others in a timely manner.
  8. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to develop, implement and evaluate treatment plans under the supervisor of the Clinical Director.
  9. Demonstrates professional development through attendance at mandatory staff meetings and training.
  10. Performs administrative assignments such as filing, answering phones, typing and completing progress notes in the computer system.
  11. Adhere to all agency policies and procedures.
  12. Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor or mandated by agency policy and procedures.


  1. Ability to withstand physical and emotional stress to preform clinical duties.
  2. Requires long hours of standing and moving.
  3. Extended periods of typing.
  4. Occasional lifting in training, recreation and physical intervention duties, up to 50lbs.
  5. Requires the ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time
  6. Occasional walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and reaching.
  7. Must be able to use a telephone to communicate verbally and a keyboard to communicate through written means, to review information and enter/retrieve data, to see and read characters on a computer screen.


  1. Trainings, meetings and other duties occasional occurring in various buildings on agency property.
  2. Exposure to infectious diseases.
  3. Exposure to some occupational hazards.
  4. Work occasionally completed outdoors.
  5. May be subjected to verbal and physical assault from clients.

 The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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