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Become An In Home Therapist

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Working As An In Home Therapist

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $84,020

    Average Salary

What Does An In Home Therapist Do At The Mentor Network

* Provide individual and family therapy to youth at risk, their families and manage a caseload of 9 youth and families weekly.
* Understand and implement the evidence-based Family Centered Treatment © model.
* Provide professional-level services based on an effective assessment of clients’ needs.
* Participate in weekly individual and team supervision.
* Offer emergency, crisis support, and parent education
* Ensure documentation and records are kept confidential, organized, complete and submitted in an accurate and timely manner
* Make referrals to services and resources on behalf of families
* Provide closure and aftercare plan for each family/client
* Build and maintain positive relationships with personnel from referring/collateral

What Does An In Home Therapist Do At Firelands Regional Medical Center

* Timely, compliant clinical documentation and billing practices as measured by:
* Department standards and rules/standards set forth by Medicaid/Medicare, HFAP, OhioMHAS (treatment, prevention, and DIP
* standards as applicable to assigned duties) and CARF,
* Understands and complies with the requirement of managed care/insurance companies when treating their members,
* Completes all documentation using the electronic medical record; and
* Encourages clients responsibility by attending to and discussing payment and funding issues when necessary.
* Achieves and maintains an annual productivity requirement of 55% of paid hours.
* This is 1144 billable hours for a full-time
* position, part-time is prorated based on paid hours by:
* Accepting all appropriate case referrals,
* Scheduling an adequate number of sessions/billable service activities per working day, and
* Following department policies regarding tracking and addressing frequent no shows, and discharges clients after discussion
* with supervisor.
* Takes ownership for patient and referral source satisfaction by:
* Returning phone calls in a timely manner,
* With appropriate authorization communicates information to referral sources such as assessment outcomes, progress reports,
* no shows, and concerns,
* Actively addressing/resolving reports of dissatisfaction as they are reported, utilizing supervisory involvement as needed,
* and
* Ensuring that knowledge and practice is consistent with current information on treating culturally diverse individuals.
* Encourages patient responsibility and recovery by:
* Utilizing evidenced-based interventions/protocols including the use of group therapy when evidence supports this modality
* for maximizing outcomes for specific diagnoses/populations,
* Providing comprehensive and ongoing assessment,
* Referring clients to internal and external services to meet identified needs,
* Involving and educating family members and other natural support systems to the extent possible,
* Providing crisis intervention services as scheduled (includes day time and/or after hours as applicable),
* Utilizes “My Outcomes” to monitor client progress in treatment, and
* Proactively seeks and utilizes supervision and tools provided for skill building in all of his/her assigned areas of responsibility.
* Completes assigned courses in Relias System as applicable.
* Regularly demonstrates the ability to serve mentally ill and chemically dependent patients of all ages and of all cultural
* backgrounds in the routine performance of duties.
* Provides input in departmental policy and planning, via e-mail, committee working staff meetings, etc.
* Dresses professionally and maintains a professional demeanor with staff, clients and community.
* Attends all staff, supervision and treatment team meetings as required and provides audio/video tapes as required for training.
* Participates in department performance improvement activities as assigned and attends required training.
* Demonstrates service excellence and ACE in the performance of all responsibilities.
* Performs other professional duties, as assigned.

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How To Become An In Home Therapist

Physical therapists need a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. All states require physical therapists to be licensed.


In 2015, there were more than 200 programs for physical therapists accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). All programs offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.

DPT programs typically last 3 years. Most programs require a bachelor’s degree for admission as well as specific educational prerequisites, such as classes in anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics. Some programs admit college freshmen into 6- or 7-year programs that allow students to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and a DPT. Most DPT programs require applicants to apply through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

Physical therapist programs often include courses in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology. Physical therapist students also complete at least 30 weeks of clinical work, during which they gain supervised experience in areas such as acute care and orthopedic care.

Physical therapists may apply to and complete a clinical residency program after graduation. Residencies typically last about 1 year and provide additional training and experience in specialty areas of care. Therapists who have completed a residency program may choose to specialize further by completing a fellowship in an advanced clinical area.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physical therapists to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state but all include passing the National Physical Therapy Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Several states also require a law exam and a criminal background check. Continuing education is typically required for physical therapists to keep their license. Check with state boards for specific licensing requirements.

After gaining work experience, some physical therapists choose to become a board-certified specialist. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties offers certification in 8 clinical specialty areas, including orthopedics, sports, and geriatric physical therapy. Board specialist certification requires passing an exam and at least 2,000 hours of clinical work or completion of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)-accredited residency program in the specialty area.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Physical therapists are often drawn to the profession in part by a desire to help people. They work with people who are in pain and must have empathy for their patients.

Detail oriented. Like other healthcare providers, physical therapists should have strong analytic and observational skills to diagnose a patient’s problem, evaluate treatments, and provide safe, effective care.

Dexterity. Physical therapists must use their hands to provide manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. They should feel comfortable massaging and otherwise physically assisting patients.

Interpersonal skills. Because physical therapists spend a lot of time interacting with patients, they should enjoy working with people. They must be able to clearly explain treatment programs, motivate patients, and listen to patients’ concerns to provide effective therapy.

Physical stamina. Physical therapists spend much of their time on their feet, moving as they demonstrate proper techniques and help patients perform exercises. They should enjoy physical activity.

Resourcefulness. Physical therapists customize treatment plans for patients. They must be flexible and able to adapt plans of care to meet the needs of each patient.

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In Home Therapist Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Japanese

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Chinese

  • Greek

  • Russian

  • Urdu

  • Korean

  • Arabic

  • Italian

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Top Skills for An In Home Therapist


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Top In Home Therapist Skills

  1. Treatment Plans
  2. Crisis Intervention Services
  3. Child Protective
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted assessments and developed individualized treatment plans to best service clients.
  • Provided case management and crisis intervention services.
  • Worked as a part of multi-disciplinary teams that focuses treatment on improving family relationships and increasing child/child protective factors.
  • Assess eligibility for persons receiving Community Mental Health services.
  • Placed positive behavioral supports in the home for students with behavioral issues.

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