Position Title: Therapist Family Based Services
To work with in home with families in Family Based Services Work with community resources in a systemic approach to working with families.
Essential Job Functions:
Major highlights of the position requirements are noted below. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as required.
● Provide family-centered, home and community-based services to families referred for service including providing trauma treatment, individual, family, and couples therapy, life skills, advocacy, parenting education, information, referral and counseling.
● Responsible for addressing defined problems, as specified in the treatment plan, utilizing a strength-based approach to treatment. Serves as the lead clinician and takes a leadership role in the development and implementation of the youth and family’s treatment plan
● Provide treatment services that are family-centered with a systemic approach Assess risk of harm to self or others and risk of child abuse and neglect. Provide appropriate interventions with families.
● Assess family and individual functioning, plan goals and identify resources.
● Maintain and complete accurate paperwork including assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and reports within required time frames.
● Involve family in planning outcomes.
● Work with County agency or insurance provider in planning and coordinating service.
● Demonstrate a working knowledge of available community resources by providing appropriate information and referrals.
● Work within the norms and system of the clinic, school, or community based agency setting if appropriate, and represent the agency professionally, remembering you are in “someone else’s house”
● Actively network in the community in order to build on local assets to strengthen families
● Perform other activities related to in home and counseling services as needed.
● Prepare for and actively participate in supervision.
● Participate in department meetings and consultations.
● Participate in all agency-wide and departmental training.
● Represent department on specific Agency committees.
● Submit required Agency paperwork within required time frames.
● Availability to work evening hours up to three evenings per week.
● Work flexible hours as required.
● Participate in emergency on-call system.
● Transfer to other programs as part of Agency response to community needs
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
● Knowledge of home-based services, mental health, child welfare, drug and alcohol, and juvenile justice.
● Ability to work with families in crisis.
● Commitment to a family-centered approach that emphasizes family strengths.
● Effective written and verbal communication.
● Ability to work as part of a team.
● Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
● Ability to use initiative and act independently.
● Creative approach to problem solving.
● Ability to work under pressure.
● Flexible to program changes.
Work Environment and Primary Work Locations:
● Office-Norristown Neighborhood Center
● Community Agencies
● Medical Centers
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Must be computer literate