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Family Based Services Therapist

Job Description


Position Title:    Therapist Family Based Services    
 


Position Function:


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


● In-home


● Community Agencies


● Schools


● Medical Centers



Physical Considerations:



  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must be computer literate








Job Requirements

Education/Experience Requirements:


Master’s Degree in a mental health field with at least two (2) years of experience in a child and adolescent mental health or chemical dependency setting, child welfare or juvenile justice setting. Family therapy and Trauma treatment background strongly preferred.



EOE

Job Snapshot

Location US-PA-Norristown
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Carson Valley Children’s Aid

Robert and Isabel Carson, trolley magnates in Philadelphia, created a legacy in the early 1900’s to provide a safe-place for children on 100 picturesque acres in rural Flourtown, Pennsylvania, thereby creating the Carson College for Orphaned Girls in 1917. Elsa Ueland was the organization's first Director and lead the agency from 1917-1958. Her words continue to remain relevant as she said, "The age of adolescence is the most plastic period of life. Learn More

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US-PA-Norristown
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Carson Valley Children’s Aid
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US-PA-Norristown
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
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Job Description


Position Title:    Therapist Family Based Services    
 


Position Function:


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


● In-home


● Community Agencies


● Schools


● Medical Centers



Physical Considerations:



  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must be computer literate








Job Requirements

Education/Experience Requirements:


Master’s Degree in a mental health field with at least two (2) years of experience in a child and adolescent mental health or chemical dependency setting, child welfare or juvenile justice setting. Family therapy and Trauma treatment background strongly preferred.



EOE

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