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DGS continues to experience steady growth. The agency is large enough to make an impact in the community, yet not too big to lose a caring work environment where employees can make a difference. With the wide variety of positions and programs, employees have several options to develop their careers.

Our employees tell us Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is a great place to work. There is opportunity for work-life balance, challenging work, and a supportive and stimulating work environment. Employees at DGS have a great opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of children throughout the state of Delaware, on the agency, and within their careers.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Incentive pay plan for certain clinical staff positions
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Health savings accounts (HSAs)
  • Life, AD&D, LTD, STD
  • Paid vacation, sick, and holidays
  • 403(b) plan with match and generous contribution

DGS Benefits

Employee contributions are required for some benefits. Delaware Guidance Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Outpatient Therapist/Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, LPCMH) – Multiple Sites Available – SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE

Location: Delaware State, USA

Availability at all 5 Sites:

  • Wilmington, DE
  • Newark, DE
  • Dover, DE
  • Lewes, DE
  • Seaford, DE

Sign-on Bonus Eligible: $2,400

Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is currently seeking Licensed Clinicians for a full-time opportunity in our Delaware offices.

The Outpatient Therapist provides therapeutic mental health counseling to children, youth, and their families to meet the specific mental health needs of the identified client as they relate to their diagnosis. Therapist may provide services in a combination of settings including office, schools, and approved community partnership locations. Outpatient therapy includes psychoeducational activities/interventions designed to assist the client and their family with positive outcomes.

 Essential Functions:

 Clinical

  • Provide evaluative, diagnostic, and psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families
  • Conceptualize course of treatment inclusive of appropriate modalities, interventions, frequency and duration of clinical services
  • Assess clients needs and risks by utilizing crisis intervention skills and/or services
  • Apply knowledge related to developmental factors, family and community systems in order to develop and implement treatment planning
  • Maintains an assigned caseload in compliance with agency standards related to direct clinical care
  • Demonstrate comprehensive skills in providing evaluation, diagnosis, and therapeutic services to build resilience in children, adolescents, adults, and families
  • Participates in interagency committees, community task forces, and advocacy special interest groups
  • Provides clinical supervision for Masters program interns and staff members as assigned
  • Provides feedback and suggestions for program improvement

Administrative & Clinical Documentation

  • Engages and collaborates with community resources, make appropriate referrals, and consult with other agencies on behalf of clients
  • Collaborates with school staff regarding behavioral health services for students
  • Complete required documentation for clinical records within established timeframes.
  • Participates in scheduled supervision with the direct People Leader
  • Maintains active status licensure with respective State of Delaware Division of Professional Regulation

 General

  • Interpersonal skills/relationships/teamwork
  • Participates in relevant professional development and learning activities
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics and conduct
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrates continuous commitment to DGS’ core values
  • Performs other duties that support the mission of the organization

Competencies/ Capabilities:

  • Knowledge and application of therapeutic interventions
  • Clinical Judgment/decision making/problem solving
  • Effective Practice Management
  • Adaptability/continuous improvement
  • Written & oral communication

Supervisory responsibilities: None

Work environment: Office and/or community settings as assigned, Partial telecommuting with approval

Physical demands: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, may be requested to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Travel required: Occasional travel to various sites and/or community partners

 Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree which qualifies for licensure in the state of Delaware as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist.
  • Possess Delaware Clinical Licensure (social work, psychology, counseling)
  • Minimum of two years of relevant full-time post graduate experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual

EEO:
Delaware Guidance Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

DGS is committed to the safety of its employees and clients. All employees must follow DGS’s vaccination policy. Face coverings and daily screens required to enter buildings. Social distancing is practiced in all locations.

Other duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

About Delaware Guidance Services
Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.

Mission
Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Benefits We Offer
DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee Elected Benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
  • 403(b) plans with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
  • Internal Professional Development and Training
  • Clinical Supervision towards licensure
  • Clinical trainings with CE’s

**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**

Job Type: Full-time, Prime-Time

Pay: $45,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year

Outpatient Clinical Coordinator, Kent County – SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE

Location: Dover, Delaware

Sign-on Bonus Eligible: $3,000

Summary/Objective
Under the supervision of the Outpatient Program Manager, the Outpatient Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the organization and supervision of the clinical operations and case management of the Outpatient Program, including the establishment and maintenance of clinical standards and practices, internal monitoring procedures, staff onboarding and supervision

Essential functions:

Clinical Supervision

  • Directs Outpatient program staff and supervises the delivery of Outpatient services
  • Provides ongoing group and individual supervision for assigned clinicians
  • Provides written evaluation to each employee supervised individually, or by way of a team, in a format that encourages discussion of achievement and area needing improvement
  • Review, approve, and monitor clinical documentation for clinical staff
  • Prioritize client needs including intake, transfers, and psychiatric evaluations
  • Review, analyze, and monitor clinical reports to ensure expectations are met by clinicians
  • Maintains a partial Outpatient caseload, size to be determined by Program Manager

Administrative

  • Provide site/program specific training for new clinicians
  • Conducts screenings and interviews of potential Outpatient Clinical staff
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to support clinical and operational needs including development and oversite of contracts
  • Assists and supports Outpatient Program Manager as requested related to programmatic functions
  • Participates in relevant professional development and learning activities
  • Participate in Clinical On-Call Supervisor Rotation

General Responsibilities

  • Uphold professional standards of treatment and the mission of the organization
  • Demonstrates continuous commitment to DGS’ core values
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics and conduct
  • Provide goal-directed and team-oriented services
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all stakeholders

Competencies/ Capabilities:

  • Reliability & Flexibility
  • Customer Service
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Diagnostic & psychotherapeutic services
  • Clinical intervention techniques

Supervisory responsibilities: Clinical and administrative Supervision of assigned staff

Work environment: Office based, Partial telecommuting with approval

Physical demands: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, may be requested to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Travel required: Between sites as needed for supervision, meetings, etc.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree which qualifies for licensure in the state of Delaware as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist
  • Possess Delaware Clinical Licensure (social work, psychology, counseling)
  • Minimum of 3 years post licensure clinical experience preferably within an evidenced-based or evidenced-informed child and family interventions
  • Minimum of 2 years post graduate supervisory experience preferably within an evidenced-based or evidenced-informed child and family interventions
  • · Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3 or more continuing education credits in clinical supervision within last year
  • Multilingual

EEO:
Delaware Guidance Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

DGS is committed to the safety of its employees and clients. All employees must follow DGS’s vaccination policy. Face coverings and daily screens required to enter buildings. Social distancing is practiced in all locations.

Other duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About Delaware Guidance Services
Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.

Mission
Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Benefits We Offer
DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee Elected Benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
  • 403(b) plans with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
  • Internal Professional Development and Training
  • Clinical Supervision towards licensure
  • Clinical trainings with CE’s

**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $52,000.00 per year

Mobile Response Crisis Supervisor – Kent County – SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE

Location: Dover, Delaware

Salary: Starting $52,000/year, plus program premium of $4,000

Sign-on Bonus Eligible: $3,000

JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Crisis Program Manager, the MRSS Crisis Supervisor plans, directs and coordinates activities of MRSS (Crisis Intervention/Prevention) to ensure that clinically appropriate goals and procedures are accomplished in accordance with risk factors, time limitations, funding requirements, and JCAHO and licensing regulations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual growth and development.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of family and community systems.
  • Responsible for managing a clinically appropriate 24/7 crisis program for children.
  • Develops and maintains procedures/policies for daily operations: mobilization of crisis workers to hospitals, schools, homes and other community agencies in order to provide risk assessments and appropriate referrals to insure the safety of the child.
  • Develops procedures to enable crisis workers to access supervision on a daily basis to resolve difficulties in clinical assessments and crisis situations.
  • Provides daily crisis case management and assigning of cases on an as need basis.
  • Monitors daily crisis interventions and risk factors for individual cases.
  • Responsible for making the final decision to hospitalize or to place a child in a crisis bed.
  • Facilitate ongoing crisis training to encourage growth among crisis counselors.
  • Provide on-site field assistance to crisis counselors as needed.
  • Implement and coordinate ongoing group and individual supervision for the crisis counselors paying attention to licensing requirements and employee career development.
  • Work closely with the community mental health providers, law enforcement departments, State of Delaware hospitals and Prevention and Behavioral Health Services to facilitate appropriate services for children and their families.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing procedures to manage crisis situations ranging from decompensation of the mentally ill, drug/alcohol problems, suicidal/homicidal ideation, family conflict, physical and sexual abuse, etc.
  • Participate in one week a month on-call rotation for supervisory consultation with crisis clinicians who are assessing clients in the community
  • Uphold professional standards of treatment and the mission of Delaware Guidance Services in imparting services to children and their families.
  • Maintain a quality code of conduct, ethics and professionalism as demonstrated in the MRSS Program Manual.
  • Impart clinical knowledge and expertise in a manner congruent with providing goal-directed and team-oriented services towards children.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all customers, including children, parents, Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services and other state and county agencies.
  • Maintain crisis services to children and families in compliance with requirements published in the Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services Manual.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for coordinating and maintaining proper documentation of all incoming assessments from crisis evaluation. Verify that risk factors are addressed and all notations are precise and accurate.
  • Establish and maintain outcome measures.
  • Responsible for assigning and scheduling crisis counselors to specific shifts and maintain a sense of stability on those shifts.
  • Attend individual meetings with the MRSS Program Manager and management team meetings.
  • Responsible for weekly crisis program updates to the MRSSS Program Manager.
  • Participate in the interview process of potential candidates for the crisis program.
  • Responsible for evaluating crisis counselors’ progress within the program and updating the MRSS Program Manager with staff concerns.
  • Facilitate training for newly hired crisis counselors.
  • Responsible for the coordination of cases and policies with the Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services.
  • Ensure staff knowledge of and compliance with appropriate licensing, contractual and other standards impacting daily operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities: Clinical and administrative Supervision of assigned staff

Work environment: Office based, Partial telecommuting with approval

Physical demands: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, may be requested to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Travel required: Between sites as needed for supervision, meetings, etc.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree which qualifies for licensure in the state of Delaware as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist
  • Possess Delaware Clinical Licensure (social work, psychology, counseling)
  • Minimum of 3 years post licensure clinical experience preferably within an evidenced-based or evidenced-informed child and family interventions
  • Minimum of 2 years post graduate supervisory experience preferably within an evidenced-based or evidenced-informed child and family interventions
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3 or more continuing education credits in clinical supervision within last year
  • Multilingual

EEO:
Delaware Guidance Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

DGS is committed to the safety of its employees and clients. All employees must follow DGS’s vaccination policy. Face coverings and daily screens required to enter buildings. Social distancing is practiced in all locations.

Other duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

About Delaware Guidance Services
Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.

Mission
Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Benefits We Offer
DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee Elected Benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
  • 403(b) plans with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
  • Internal Professional Development and Training
  • Clinical Supervision towards licensure
  • Clinical trainings with CE’s

**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $52,000.00 per year

Family Based Therapist – Kent County- SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE

Location: Dover, Delaware

Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is expanding the Family Based Mental Health Program and is currently seeking Family Based Mental Health therapists for full-time opportunities in the Kent County and Sussex County.

Salary Range: $42,000, plus program premium of $3,500 annually

Sign-on Bonus Eligible: $2,000

Summary/objective
The Family Based Mental Health Therapist (MHT) serves as one part of a therapist dyad to the children and families participating in the program. They work to provide intensive family, individual and crisis-based interventions to youth and families. The MHT will work together with their co-therapist to provide/coordinate community based mental health treatment and services. The MHT is responsible for developing and implementing systemically based interventions utilizing structural family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior modification, psychoeducation and other researched-based approaches.

Family Based Services is a community-based program that provides all clinical services in the community. Staffs are required to be in the office for weekly group and individual supervision, as well as other meetings or appointments as scheduled. Approximately 80-90% of time is spent in the community. The MHT provides services in the client’s home/environment during “non-traditional hours”, according to the needs and schedules of the families on their caseload. Provide crisis interventions and stabilization 24/7 to the clients/families on their caseload which may include responding by phone and in-person during non-traditional hours. All assessment and treatment activities implemented will conform to family-based regulations and good practice standards.

Essential functions:
Clinical Therapy and Case Management

  • Provide intensive family therapy, individual therapy, other relational therapy (co-caregivers, siblings) and crisis-based interventions to youth and families on a weekly basis
  • Engage primary caregiver(s) and other key participants in active, change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement and attainment of identified goals
  • Engage key participants and relevant systems while identifying systemic strengths and needs within each system to ensure their support and cooperation throughout treatment
  • Complete eco-systemic structural assessment of targeted behaviors/problems within the ecological context.
  • Provide services based on the family’s schedule, including provision of services and crisis intervention by phone and in person, during “non-traditional hours” which may include evenings and weekends if necessary

Team Partnership

  • Work collaboratively with a co-therapist as well as other systems impacting the family (i.e. Family Court, Child Welfare, Educational Systems, other Mental/Behavioral Health Providers, etc.).
  • Utilize team supervision to build a strong partnership with their co-therapist. Work the different stages of “Intentional Teaming.”

Training and Supervision

  • Participate in weekly team and group supervision
  • Participate in training to develop skills required to implement Family-Based program model
  • Actively participate in case consultation utilizing taped therapy session as needed

General Responsibilities

  • Uphold professional standards of treatment and the mission of the organization
  • Maintain a quality code of conduct, ethics and professionalism
  • Provide goal-directed and team-oriented services
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all stakeholders
  • Achieve level of productivity (service hours) within established range set by the program director.
  • Adhere to professional code of ethics and follow existing federal and state guidelines and laws pertaining to mandated reporting procedures
  • Willingness to work with diverse groups and multi-cultural populations with a degree of respect and professionalism
  • Perform other duties as assigned by their manager.

Clinical Documentation

  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment interventions and case development in accordance with reporting and documentation regulations and agency policies
  • Develop and implement initial and ongoing treatment plans with focus on utilizing strengths and reviewing outcomes regularly using an analytic process
  • Complete all program paperwork to agency standards and submit according to determined time frames
  • Conduct initial and ongoing assessment of the identified youth and family, including review of referral information

Competencies/ Capabilities:

  • Initiative/drive, and self-starter
  • Collaborative Team Member, Strong Interpersonal skills/relationships/teamwork
  • Judgment/decision making/problem solving
  • Adaptability/continuous improvement/flexibility
  • Commitment and willingness to professional growth and development

Supervisory responsibilities: None

Work environment: Client homes, Schools, Community, Office, Partial telecommuting with approval

Physical demands:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting in sessions, ability to drive throughout the day, and ability to working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Travel required: Regular (daily at times) travel within county utilizing agency fleet with occasional transport of clients, milage reimbursement when utilizing personal vehicle

Required education and experience:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited school, degree must qualify for licensure in the state of Delaware as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record
  • Two or more years of experience in mental health or behavior health services

Preferred education and experience:

  • Two or more years of experience in Family therapy or other related experience

EEO: Delaware Guidance Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Other duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About Delaware Guidance Services

Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.

Mission

Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Benefits We Offer

DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee Elected Benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
  • 403(b) plan with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
  • Internal Professional Development and Training
  • Clinical Supervision

**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**

Some DGS locations are approved by the NHSC (National Health Service Corps) for the Federal Loan Repayment program. Loan Forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is also available.

EOE

Intensive Community Services Coordinator – SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE

Location: Dover, Delaware

Summary/Objective: Must be (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT) licensed.

Salary: From $52,000.00 per year, plus program premium of $4,000 annually.

Sign-on Bonus Eligible$3,000

Under the supervision of the Intensive Clinical Services Program Manager, the Intensive Community Services (ICS) Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the organization and supervision of the clinical operations and case management of the ICS Program, including project/program coordination, contract and fee compliance, ICS staff onboarding and supervision, establishment and maintenance of clinical standards and practices, program monitoring and reporting, and the growth of new program opportunities.

There are two positions available. This role is responsible for supporting clinicians statewide and can be performed out of any of the DGS statewide locations (Wilmington, Newark, Seaford, Dover).

Essential functions:

Program Administration

  • Oversee Family-Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS) and Outpatient/Therapeutic Support for Families (OPTSF) clinicians to ensure services are provided with clinical integrity and program policies, procedures and expectations are met
  • Review, analyze, monitor and submit program reports internally and externally
  • Management of the referral and intake process through DPBHS
  • Coordinate with Program Manager in the case review process to establish procedures, ensuring deadlines, and monitor chart completeness and case confidentiality
  • Ensure program compliance with agency and accreditation standards
  • Ensure that all contract goals and objectives pertinent to the program are met
  • Engage in the process of effective recruitment of personnel
  • Engage in planning and program conception, including the development of program proposals with the Program Manager

Clinical Oversight

  • Provides individual direct supervision of FBMHS and OPTSF clinicians and assist them in development of clinical skills
  • Co-facilitates group supervision of FBMHS and OPTSF teams
  • Reviews and provides feedback and corrections to therapists’ documentation
  • Implements and monitors Eco-Systemic adherence protocols and effectively documents therapist strengths and training needs
  • Provides live-supervision, both scheduled and on-demand, to further individual and team growth and development, focused on crisis intervention, de-escalation, and safety
  • Ensures clinical model fidelity within OPTSF
  • Participates in Clinical On-Call Supervisor Rotation

General Responsibilities

  • Participates in required clinical, didactic, and supervisor trainings for Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) at the Philadelphia Child and Family Institute to provide oversight of therapists and collaboration with ESFT Trainer
  • Participates in OPTSF professional development and learning activities
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics and conduct
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with all stakeholders
  • Ensures successful working relationships with community referral partners
  • Demonstrates continuous commitment to DGS’ core values

Competencies/Capabilities:

  • Experience with high-needs children at-risk of out of home placement and their families
  • Diagnostic & psychotherapeutic services, individual growth & development
  • Strong background in family systems, preferably Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy
  • Employee management/leadership to include team building and conflict management
  • Planning & organization/time management
  • Adaptability/continuous improvement

Supervisory responsibilities: Family-Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS) and Outpatient/Therapeutic Support (OPTSF) Clinicians

Work environment: Office based, Partial telecommuting with approval, 24/7 program

Physical demands: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, may be requested to lift up to 15 pounds periodically

Travel required: Between sites as needed for supervision, meetings, etc.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Possess Delaware Clinical Licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist.
  • Minimum of 3 years post-licensure clinical experience preferably within an evidenced-based or evidenced-informed child and family interventions such as FFT, MDFT, ABFT, MST, and FBMHS.
  • Minimum of 1 year post-licensure supervisory experience
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

Preferred qualifications:

  • Approved Clinical Supervisor designation
  • 12 hours Clinical Supervision training

EEO:
Delaware Guidance Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

DGS is committed to the safety of its employees and clients. All employees must follow DGS’s vaccination policy. Face coverings and daily screens required to enter buildings. Social distancing is practiced in all locations.

Other duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

About Delaware Guidance Services
Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.

Mission
Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Benefits We Offer
DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee Elected Benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
  • 403(b) plans with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
  • Internal Professional Development and Training
  • Clinical Supervision towards licensure
  • Clinical trainings with CE’s

**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $52,000.00 per year

Mobile Crisis Clinician – Multiple Sites Available-SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE

Location: Delaware, United States

Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is currently seeking Master’s Level Clinicians for a full-time opportunity in multiple counties: New Castle County, Kent County, Sussex County

Salary Range: $38,000 Bachelors (start) – $42,000 a year Masters (start), plus program premium of $3,500 annually

Sign-on Bonus Eligible: $2,000

Under the supervision of the Crisis Clinical Coordinator, the Crisis Clinician will assess and counsel individuals in crisis regarding psychological and emotional problems while maintaining safety and implementing therapeutic treatment plans in a community based setting.

Job Requirements

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of individual growth and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of family and community systems.
  • Assess the risk level of clients through phone calls and make decisions to mobilize into the community to provide assessment, evaluation, crisis prevention, crisis intervention to maintain the physical and emotional safety of the client and community.
  • Observe and assess clients to detect indications of abnormal physical and mental behavior.
  • Develop comprehensive skills in providing evaluations, diagnosis and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families.
  • Maintain professional interactions in the community with hospital staff, police, school personnel, and in clients’ homes.
  • Plan and administer therapeutic techniques through a systems framework to assist clients and their families in managing clinical disorders and other family problems.
  • Assess the client’s level of need and recommend the least restrictive level of treatment to the Clinical Coordinator and the Department of Child Mental Health.
  • Discuss progress towards treatment goals with client/family and other service providers.
  • Consult with medical doctors and other specialists concerning treatment plans and amend as needed.
  • Provide consultative services to community agencies as needed.
  • Implement maximum utilization of community resources by clients and facilitate interagency treatment planning for clients.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision.
  • Develop and maintain programmatic needs and outcome studies.
  • Uphold professional standards of treatment and the mission of Delaware Guidance Services in imparting services to children and their families.
  • Maintain a quality code of conduct, ethics and professionalism as demonstrated in the Child Priority Response Program Manual.
  • Impart clinical knowledge and expertise in a manner congruent with providing goal-directed and team-oriented services towards children.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all customers, including children, parents, Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services and other state and county agencies.
  • Maintain crisis services to children and families in compliance with requirements published in the Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services Manual.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities: none

Work environment: Client homes, Schools, Community, Office, Partial telecommuting with approval

Physical demands: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, may be requested to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Travel required: Regular (daily at times) travel within county utilizing agency fleet with occasional transport of clients, mileage reimbursement when utilizing personal vehicle

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited school in the human resource field, or a bachelor’s degree with 2 years relevant crisis experience with an approved waiver from the Department of Child Mental Health.
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with de-escalating behavioral and mental health crisis
  • Two or more years of experience in mental health or behavior health services
  • Multilingual

EEO:
Delaware Guidance Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

DGS is committed to the safety of its employees and clients. All employees must follow DGS’s vaccination policy. Face coverings and daily screens required to enter buildings. Social distancing is practiced in all locations.

Other duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

About Delaware Guidance Services
Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.

Mission
Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Benefits We Offer
DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee Elected Benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
  • 403(b) plans with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
  • Internal Professional Development and Training
  • Clinical Supervision towards licensure
  • Clinical trainings with CE’s

**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $38,000.00 per year, plus program premium of $3,500 annually

ACTP Therapist/Clinician (unlicensed) – Delaware, US

Location: Delaware State, US

Wilmington, Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Lewes, Delaware

Seaford, Delaware

Dover, Delaware

Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth, Inc. (DGS) is a highly regarded, non-profit mental health agency that annually serves over 10,000 children and youth across the state of Delaware.

DGS is pleased to post available positions for our two-year advanced clinical training program designed to train master’s level graduates to become competent clinicians and obtain licensure.

This is the only program of its kind in the area that provides skill development in core clinical competencies and the opportunity to practice these skills in a family-based child guidance setting. We are currently seeking a diverse group of qualified master’s level trainees to participate in this program. Candidates must have already finished their graduate education or be on target to graduate within 6 months.

Overview:

Trainees will be expected to carry a caseload of clients approximately 3/4 the size of a full-time clinician. Caseloads will provide experience across a broad spectrum of emotional and behavioral issues from adjustment difficulties and attention problems to complex trauma. Trainees will receive a minimum of one hour weekly supervision, and up to three hours of group supervision per week from highly qualified and experienced licensed therapists. Four hours of training per week will also be provided on core competencies and skill development to provide quality treatment services.

Delaware Guidance Services offers a great working environment, competitive base salary ($38K first year) and benefits package, including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and paid leave benefits.

Our Delaware Offices are located in Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Lewes and Seaford, all of which are centrally located to a variety of major metropolitan areas, beaches and attractions.

For immediate consideration, please provide a cover letter indicating your interest, curriculum vitae or resume and two professional references letters. In addition, either in the cover letter or on a separate sheet, please give a short response to the following questions:

aWhat do you see as your current strengths and weaknesses as a clinician? (other than lack of experience)

bWhat are you most interested in learning if accepted into this two-year program?

____

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of individual growth and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of family and community systems.
  • Provide evaluative, diagnostic, and psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families under the direct supervision of a DGS assigned clinician.
  • Maintain a clinic caseload assigned by the Intake Coordinator in collaboration with the Program Coordinator.
  • Complete authorizations for treatment services and required documentation for clinical records within set deadlines.
  • Develop comprehensive skills in providing evaluation, diagnosis, and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families.
  • Become knowledgeable about community resources, make appropriate referrals, collaborate and consult with other agencies on behalf of clients.
  • Attend program required training seminars.
  • Participate in weekly individual and group supervision.

Qualifications:

Education – Master’s Degree from an accredited school in the respective field (e.g., social work, psychology, counseling)

Competencies

  • Individual growth & development
  • Family & community systems
  • Diagnostic & psychotherapeutic services
  • Treatment services authorizations & documentation
  • Community resources
  • Adaptability/continuous improvement
  • Computer applications
  • Customer focus
  • Initiative/drive, results orientation
  • Interpersonal skills/relationships/teamwork
  • Judgment/decision making/problem solving
  • Written & oral communication

Principal Internal Working Relationships:

  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Clinical Director
  • Program Coordinator
  • Intake, Billing, & other administrative staff
  • Psychiatrists

About Delaware Guidance Services

Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.

Mission

Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Benefits We Offer

DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • · Competitive Compensation
  • · Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
  • · Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • · Voluntary Employee Elected Benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer)
  • · Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • · Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short-Term Disability
  • · Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
  • · 403(b) plans with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
  • · Internal Professional Development and Training
  • · Clinical Supervision towards licensure
  • · Clinical trainings with CE’s

**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**

EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,000.00 per year

Crisis CARES Clinician

CARES CLINICIAN

Location: Dover, DE

Delaware Guidance Services is expanding the CARES program across the State of Delaware. Positions available in New Castle, Kent and Sussex County!

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Mobile Youth Crisis Supervisor, the CARES Clinician will provide short-term clinical interventions to families of youths who are at an increased risk for psychiatric hospitalization due to psychological and emotional problems (such as out of control behavior, suicidal/homicidal ideation and/or family problems) while maintaining safety and implementing therapeutic treatment plans in a community-based setting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited school in the human resource field, and eligible for licensing in Delaware in the respective field (e.g., social work, psychology, counseling).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Demonstrate knowledge of individual growth and development.
  •  Demonstrate knowledge of family and community systems.
  •  Provide assessment, evaluation, crisis prevention, and crisis intervention to maintain the physical and emotional safety of the client, family and community, in order to prevent the need for psychiatric hospitalization.
  •  Refer and assist with connecting families and youth to appropriate long-term clinical and/or case management services.
  •  Demonstrate comprehensive skills in providing evaluations, diagnosis and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families.
  •  Maintain professional interactions in families’ homes and the community with hospital staff, school personnel, and other supportive members in the families’ community.
  •  Plan and administer therapeutic techniques through a systems framework to assist clients and their families in managing clinical disorders and other family problems.
  •  Assess the youth’s level of need and recommend the least restrictive level of treatment to the CARES Supervisor and the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services.
  •  Discuss progress towards treatment goals with youth/family and clinical service providers.
  •  Consult with clinical service providers, psychiatrists, and other specialists concerning treatment plans and amend as needed.
  •  Provide consultative services to community agencies and schools as needed.
  •  Encourage maximum utilization of community resources by youths/families and facilitate interagency treatment planning for youths/families.
  •  Participate in individual and group supervision.
  •  Maintain timely documentation of treatment plans, safety plans, progress notes, and program reports.
  •  Uphold professional standards of treatment and the mission of Delaware Guidance Services in imparting services to children and their families.
  •  Maintain a quality code of conduct, ethics and professionalism as outlined in the CARES Program Manual.
  •  Impart clinical knowledge and expertise in a manner congruent with providing goal-directed and team-oriented services towards children and families.
  •  Communicate effectively and professionally with all customers, including children, parents, Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services and other state and county agencies.
  •  Maintain crisis services to children and families in compliance with requirements published in the Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services Manual.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The CARES Clinician reports to the Mobile Youth Crisis Supervisor.

*Some telecommuting possible!

About Delaware Guidance Services

Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.

Mission:

Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Benefits We Offer:

DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  •  Competitive Compensation
  •  Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
  •  Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  •  Health Savings Account (HSA)
  •  Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short Term Disability
  •  Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
  •  403(b) plan with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
  •  Internal Professional Development and Training
  •  Clinical Supervision

**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**

Some DGS locations are approved by the NHSC (National Health Service Corps) for the Federal Loan Repayment program. Loan Forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is also available.

EEO:

DGS is committed to the safety of its employees and clients. All employees must follow DGS’s vaccination policy. Face coverings and daily screens required to enter buildings. Social distancing is practiced in all locations.