Trauma Informed Day Treatment Therapist

at Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Location Canton, OH
Date Posted February 26, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time




Position Available: Trauma Informed Day Treatment Therapist

Day Treatment is an intensive mental/emotional/behavioral health program where every school day youth receive two and a half hours of group therapy, individual therapy as needed, and regularly scheduled family therapy in addition to all core academics. This schedule follows the typical school year schedule. During summer months, there are no academics and therapists are expected to provide group, individual and family therapy.


A team member to provide clinical leadership in the classroom, individual, group and family therapy for youth, grades 8th-11th experiencing severe emotional and behavioral disturbances as a result of trauma history.  Other job duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide 2.5 hours per day of Mental Health Day Treatment group therapy services as defined by Council on Accreditation, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Medicaid Managed Care providers.  As such the TIDTx therapist will develop and implement evidenced based curricula to provide in the classroom/TIDTx setting.
  • Conduct Individual Therapy on a regular basis, likely to be weekly if not more frequently based on the acuity level of the client in the Day Treatment Program.  
  • Conduct Family Therapy one to four times per month to serve as a conduit to generalize skills learned in school to the home and community settings as well as to strengthen intra-familial functioning.
  • Other therapy duties and opportunities may include conducting Diagnostic/Mental Health Assessments, and Mental Health Consultation & Prevention.
  • The position will be school-based/office-based in the Trauma Informed Day Treatment program located at C&A’s Shipley location and/or community-based, but likely to include services in each of these settings, including client homes.
  • TIDTx Therapist will be present to work during the school year, vacation time will be scheduled when school is not in session.
  • Populations served may range from early childhood to transition-aged adolescent and young adults with a wide range of diagnoses and presenting problems.
  • Flexibility to work after school and evenings (some evening hours are required to accommodate family schedules and ensure family involvement in services).
  • Conduct 2.5 hour Mental Health Day Treatment groups three times per week for a minimum of 8 weeks during Summer school recess, typically in the months of June, July, and August.
  • Maintain current and accurate documentation, completing all paperwork in identified time frames.  Group and Individual Progress Notes are to be completed within 24 hours based on OMHAS and Medicaid Managed Care requirements.
  • Meeting or exceeding minimum productivity expectations as defined by the TIDTx Therapist contract
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working in a Partial Hospitalization/Mental Health Day Treatment setting is highly desirable/preferred.
  • Experience/skill or working to obtain skills in working with a variety of special populations including early childhood, traumatized and victimized children & youth, transition-aged adolescents, youth with sexual behavior problems, chronic & severely emotionally/behaviorally impaired, youth and family with substance use disorders.
  • Certified in or working to be certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  
  • Currently has or is working to obtain CDCA I & II certification.  This will be helpful in working with not only the youth but their families as well.
  • Ability to engage a wide range of clients and parents, including those from diverse populations, and those uncertain about the value and/or necessity of MH services.
  • Ability to work effectively with other professionals both within and outside the mental health profession.
  • Experience/skill or willingness to obtain skills in applicable modalities and interventions, including, but not limited to, evidenced-based /evidenced-informed practices as required.  
  • Training and practice experience that is “trauma-informed” as well as background in such approaches as Feedback Informed Treatment or modalities such as,  Motivational Interviewing, DBT, DINA and Incredible Years (for early childhood populations), and others matched to our population are valuable.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently use C&A’s electronic health records system.
  • Must be culturally competent and willing to work with clients and families within various and diverse populations.
  • Physical abilities include but may not be limited to the following: sitting (including on the floor), standing, crouching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, stooping, playing, walking, physically holding youth (annual training will occur).


  • Licensed in the state of Ohio to provide assessment and therapy via the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, or the Ohio Board of Psychology.  Must possess at least a Master’s Degree(s) in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or the equivalent.

Salary Range/Compensation:   This is a salaried position with salaries between $38,500 and $45,000 based on experience and licensure level.  

Send Resume/Apply By:  March 12th, 2019

To:  Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Attn:  HR Department
919 – 2nd St NE
Canton, OH  44704

Questions To:  Georgene Voros, LPCC-S, Chief Clinical Officer @ (330) 433-6075, ext. 145