Calo began as a residential treatment center for adopted adolescents who struggle with loss, attachment and mood regulation. Calo has created a residential program for adopted preteens and teens who struggle with those same issues of loss, attachment and mood regulation. We are located on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri. Calo believes in providing high quality, innovative treatment within a compassionate environment. Building healthy, reciprocal relationships with our youth is a special focus of Calo employees.
Eligibility for this position requires a master’s degree from an accredited graduate program in a behavioral health-related field. This includes graduate degrees in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy. All clinicians must have current, unrestricted licensure within their professions (LAC, LPC, LMFT, LMSW, LCSW, LPE, etc.) by their respective State Boards and be eligible for and acquire licensure in the state of Missouri upon hire. Applicants must pass a drug-screening and back ground check.
Calo enrolls adopted children ages 9 to even 18 who are struggling due to the effects of early childhood trauma. These children come to families from the American foster care system, private US adoptions, and international adoption agencies. They typically struggle to regulate emotion and can have sometimes severe attachment issues.
Typical therapist duties:

  • Provide therapeutic treatment for Calo students in accordance with the Policy & Procedure Manual and as directed by the Clinical Director.
  • Assist the Admissions Director and Chief Clinical Director during the Assessment Phase as required. This may include phone interviews with parents, reviewing cases with consultants/referral sources, participating in meetings, and reviewing cases and making recommendations to the Clinical Director on appropriateness of students for the program.
  • Upon student arrival during Assessment Phase:
  • Complete Initial Treatment Plan for each student within 30 days of enrollment.
  • Update individual student files during enrollment.
  • Review student reference sheets for accuracy
  • Complete initial phone contact with parent(s)/guardian(s) and other authorized professionals (educational consultants, etc.) within 24 hours of enrollment.
  • During Treatment Phase:
  • Prepare Individual, Family and Group Therapy Progress Notes & Reports.
  • Conduct group, individual and family therapy to accomplish program goals and treatment plan objectives.
  • Ensure all notes, files, treatment plans and other information related to each student is completed and placed in student files.
  • Maintain open communication with Residential Coaches on student strengths, weaknesses, needs and progress.
  • Complete weekly phone contact with parent(s)/guardian(s) and other authorized professionals (educational consultants, etc.), and fully document these communications in each student’s Best Notes file.
  • During Discharge Phase:
  • Develop discharge plans and create Discharge Summary for each student graduating from Calo.
  • Interact with students in a professional, therapeutically appropriate, and ethical manner.
  • Share Therapist on Call responsibilities with other staff and respond to emergencies as requested.
  • Communicate student progress in written and verbal form with parents, consultants, or other referral sources throughout the program.
  • Actively engage in therapeutic milieu with students and Residential Coaches.
  • Work with parents, consultants and other referral sources on Post-Calo placement.
  • Support Residential Coaches as needed.
  • Support Clinical Director in Weekly Staff Training Meeting.
  • Facilitate Family Coaching Visits.
  • Participate in professional and family tours as requested.
  • Be part of the rotation for Administrator on Call (AOC) and Therapist on Call (TOC)

Required education:

  • Master’s

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