Part-time Mental Health Therapist (Remote)

Imagine Pediatrics

Imagine Pediatrics

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Who We Are

We are Imagine Pediatrics, a devoted and compassionate, multi-disciplinary pediatrician-led medical group that is creating a world where every child with complex medical conditions gets the care and support they deserve. Energized by our mission to reimagine pediatric health care, we are pioneering virtual-first care services that include care coordination and around-the-clock access to complex-care clinicians from home. We don’t replace a child's existing care team. Instead, we collaborate to deliver continuous support to kids, so they can spend less time in the hospital and more time thriving at home and in their communities.

Every day we boldly challenge old approaches and seek out new and better ways to improve the health and lives of children with medical complexity. In partnership with caregivers, providers, and health plans, we break down the barriers that stand between families and quality care for their children. We know we can’t solve every challenge in the lives of these kids, but we can work tirelessly to give them, their families, and other caregivers the help and relief they need, right when they need it. We know a better approach to pediatric health care is within reach, and we are committed to seizing it today.

What We Live By

We’re guided by our five core values:

  • Children first. We put the best interests of children above all. We are uncompromising in our commitment to improving the lives of children and families by bringing the best care to them.
  • Earn trust. We cherish the trusting relationships we build with the children and families we serve, our partners, and each other. We seek first to understand and speak honestly.
  • Innovate today. We refuse to accept the way things have always been done. Children and families are waiting for our help and their bravery demands that we relentlessly challenge assumptions to develop new approaches.
  • Embrace humanity. We lead with empathy and authenticity, presuming competence and good intentions. When we stumble, we use the opportunity to learn and grow stronger.
  • One team, diverse perspectives. We work alongside families as one team towards a shared purpose. We champion diversity and acknowledge the contributions of others.

What You’ll Do

In this role, you will collaborate with our medical team, social workers, and families to identify the needs of our patients and provide behavioral health support and therapeutic intervention. Day to day, this role will provide diagnostic assessment and evidence-based teletherapy. In this role, the ability to work in a remote setting, attention to detail & timely documentation, and experience working with children with severe persistent mental illness are critical.

  • Assess and provide brief targeted therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents via teletherapy with mood disorders and severe persistent mental illness.
  • The therapist will provide therapy to children and their families as well as consult with schools and medical providers to ensure the highest quality care across settings.
  • Provide evidence-based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.
  • Treat children with severe mental illness and mood disorders including but not limited to major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, homicidal ideation, suicidal ideation, and trauma.
  • Conduct crisis assessment utilizing validated screening tools such as the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale.
  • Facilitate intervention to address needs of a patient experiencing a psychiatric emergency including active safety planning with the child and parent.
  • Assess and safety plan critically for the least restrictive environment necessary to ensure safety.
  • Document visits with critical detail in our electronic medical record to ensure continuity of care.
  • Experience escalating patients to emergency resources when necessary.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessment for follow-up hospitalization program within 7 days of hospital discharge date and follow-up care.
  • Meet regularly with behavioral health manager to discuss caseload progression, application of brief intervention model, discharge planning, and to assign new patients.
  • Work collaboratively with crisis team members on care coordination for various cases.

What You Bring and How you Qualify:

First and foremost, you’re passionate and committed to reimagining pediatric health care and creating more safe days for children at home.

  • Master’s degree in social work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or related area
  • Must be licensed to independently practice in Texas and/or Florida (LCSW, LPC,LMHC), openness to cross-state licensure.
  • 1-2 years’ experience post independent licensure in a behavioral health setting.
  • 1 year of experience working with children, adolescents, and their caregivers inclusive of external systems involved in a minor’s care.
  • Certification/Training in evidence-based modalities including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.
  • Experience working with high-risk behavioral health populations including but not limited to suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, severe persistent mental illness (SPMI), children in the foster care system.
  • Strong preference and comfortability conducting triage assessments and crisis interventions.
  • Diligent regarding documentation standards and accustomed to using electronic medical records.
  • Experience working with a diverse population or demographics.
  • Telehealth experience
  • Strong communication, documentation, and diagnostic skills
  • Familiarity with technology, Microsoft suites, and documenting in electronic health records.
  • This position will be approximately 20 hours a week
  • Availability in the evening and after school hours (2pm - 7:00pm or 3:00pm - 8:00pm CST)
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish Preferred
  • Fully remote with 10% travel for training/education

We Value Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We believe that creating a world where every child with complex medical conditions gets the care and support they deserve requires a diverse team with diverse perspectives. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People seeking employment at Imagine Pediatrics are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or characteristics (or those of a family member), pregnancy or other status protected by applicable law.