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Residential Therapist

Cleveland Christian Home, 11401 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America Req #1193
Monday, June 24, 2024

About The Centers

The Centers fights for equity by healing, teaching, and inspiring individuals and families to reach their full potential. We provide health, family, and workforce services at 11 locations throughout Greater Cleveland, creating life-changing solutions for people to lead healthier and more successful lives.


Our residential facilities purpose at is to provide a safe and supportive environment for children, youth, and families who are facing mental illness, abuse, and neglect. Cleveland Christian Home exists to be a haven of hope and healing for children, youth, and families struggling with mental illness, abuse, and neglect.

We strive to be an equitable, anti-racist, and service-oriented workplace that pioneers and co-creates solutions while fostering an inclusive community where our team members thrive.

Wellbeing and Benefits

Providing quality benefits to our staff is important to us. Just as important is our staff’s well-being. That’s why we offer a number of choices from medical to dental to vision plans to meet the different needs of our staff.

  • Choice of medical and dental plans  
  • Health Savings Account  
  • Flexible Spending Account for Health and Dependent Care  
  • Vision  
  • Support for continuing education and credential renewal  
  • Life Insurance  
  • Retirement Savings (401k) with a company contribution  
  • Mental Health Support  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Calm Subscription  
  • Short and Long-term Disability 


Job Summary

The Residential Therapist provides diagnostic assessment, individual, family and group counseling, and Day Treatment to youth in residential treatment addressing their mental/behavioral health needs.

Job Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work or Counseling preferred; Will Consider Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Work with a minimum of two (2) years of diagnostic and counseling experience working with children and adolescents.
  • Valid Ohio Clinical License in Social Work (LSW, LISW) or Counseling (LPC, LPCC) is required.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments, individual child and adolescent, family, and group psychotherapy in a residential or community setting is preferred.


Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides clinical behavioral health services to residents and their identified families.
  • Conducts diagnostic assessment utilizing diagnostic screeners to assess level of functioning, strengths, behavioral health, and psychosocial history, and identify growth areas and needs.
  • Co-creates and implements care plans with the resident and guardian to address clinical needs and evaluates effectiveness and outcomes.
  • Implements best practice and clinical interventions in individual, family and group psychotherapy and Day Treatment
  • Designs and implements goal-directed groups addressing, but not limited to practical living skills; social skills; problem-solving skills; anger-management and conflict resolution; enhance self-esteem.
  • Assists with crisis intervention and problem resolution.
  • Assists with linking and/or coordinating community support service referrals and resources for the youth/family to aid in a successful transition returning to the community.
  • Participates in weekly clinical supervision to discuss client treatment progress, assess clinical intervention outcome, and address other administrative needs.
  • Responsible for the timely completion of clinical documentation in accordance with applicable licensing and accreditation regulations and standards.
  • Completes progress notes and corresponding billing sheets within the established timeframe. 
  • Meets the agency’s productivity guidelines. 
  • Assists with serving as a community resource for schools, local agencies and others interested in the program. 
  • Coordinates for family and other visits.
  • Collaborates with CCH’s multidisciplinary team to coordinate resident care and address clinical needs.


Salary Range:

  • $23.54-$33.99/hour- *Pay depends on licensure and years of experience
  • We are also paying out a $3,000 sign- on bonus for this role. *Paid out will be explained in the offer letter
  • *There will also be a $2.50 on call premium


Other Job Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Actively participates in agency and client-related meetings and committees as necessary.
  • Participates in providing emergency on-call services, including in-person 24/7 as needed. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

 Core Competencies

  • Collaboration: Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of disciplines and levels of staff within an organization and continuum of care.
  • Communication: Must be able to communicate, logically, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Marshaling Resources: Working knowledge of community resources related to residential clients. 
  • Detail Oriented: Has a high level of need to understand how and why things go together; the ability to process detailed information effectively and consistently. Develops ideas thoroughly and meticulously into an effective plan of action. Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies.
  • Time Management: Uses time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates efforts on the more important priorities.
  • Stress Management: able to perform and make sound decisions under pressure and in adversity.
  • Clinical Acumen: Developing knowledge of the mental illness, substance use disorders, various therapeutic modalities, and related community resources; Strong intervention. Keeps accurate and appropriate records/documentation.
The Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Residential
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $25.05
  • Max Hiring Rate $36.23
Location on Google Maps
  • Cleveland Christian Home, 11401 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America