Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice Therapist II

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The Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) Therapist II is responsible for the provision of clinical assessment, collaboration and crisis intervention for youth involved in the Franklin County Juvenile Court.  The BHJJ Therapist II works closely with Magistrates and Juvenile Probation Officers to advocate for court involved youth. The BHJJ Therapist II will possess the skills to provide interventions in the Juvenile Justice setting as well as the Juvenile Detention Center and other community facilities on occasion. This individual will provide culturally appropriate interactions across all professional settings.


  1. Remains current in required licensure and clinical or other training as required.
  2. Accurately assesses and documents client presenting problems, history, symptomology, mental status, diagnosis and prescribes initial interventions in a timely manner.
  3. Meets with client/family to assist in developing specific, realistic, ad measurable treatment goals and objectives.
  4. Employs strategies of intervention that are consistent with empirically supported treatments and consistent with program expectations.
  5. Remains current in general knowledge of psychopharmacology in pediatric behavioral healthcare and collaborates consistently with team psychiatrist.
  6. Participate in a rotating on-call procedure that provides families with 24-hour, 7-days a week accessibility and availability in crisis and acute situations.
  7. Completes clinical charting and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards.
  8. Practices within professional areas of expertise.
  9. Maintains productivity expectations.
  10. Effectively coordinates client care with other service providers and community resources to assure continuity of care.
  11. Meets regularly with Clinical Lead Supervisor, Clinical Coordinator or designee.
  12. Attends routine staff meetings.
  13. Attends in-service trainings, peer review and other intra-agency and supervisory activities.
  14. Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others.
  15. Strives to maintain positive patient satisfaction.
  16. Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned by Clinical Coordinator or Administrator.



  1. Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy;
  2. Appropriate Independent Ohio licensure;
  3. Demonstrated skills and abilities in providing and managing behavioral healthcare to children, adolescent and families;
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with patients, families, peers and community representatives.
  5. To maintain reliable transportation, and both an acceptable driving record and automobile insurance, with acceptable coverage for business driving/transporting of consumers, in accordance with NCH policies;
  6. Staff members hired into the Community Support Service Worker II position prior to May 2011 can be grandfathered into this position.


Note frequency as Constantly (67-100%), Frequently (34-66%) and Occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement.


Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit.Sitting Talking on phone/in person Typing on a keyboard Standing/walking


The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

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