Licensed Therapist
Family Focus, Inc. - Valparaiso, IN

This job posting is no longer available on CareerBuilder. Find similar jobs:Licensed Therapist jobs - Family Focus jobs

Licensed Therapist

Program: MC Program Support

Status: Non-Exempt / Part Time

Immediate Supervisor: Manager of Clinical Operations

Workers Supervised: None

This is a Part Time position and the therapist needs to be available to visit clients in all 3 of our offices (Merrillville, Valparaiso, and Michigan City)

Provides structured, goal-oriented, time-limited therapy for individuals, families, or groups who are in need of therapeutic assistance to address a variety of issues, including trauma, substance abuse, psychiatric symptoms associated with DSM-IV TR diagnosed disorders, developmental disability, family of origin, or current family dysfunction.

Essential job functions/listing all physical and mental demands of the job are as follows:
  • Provide individual, couples, family, or group counseling utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques within the scope of the employees ability and/or training with emphasis on one or more of the following areas:
    • Family of origin/intergenerational issues
    • Parenting
    • Problem solving/conflict resolution
    • Stress management/anger management
    • Self-esteem/personal adjustment problems
    • Communication skills/Interpersonal relationships
    • Trauma
    • Family Processes/Structure/Organization/Supports
    • Goal setting
    • Grief and loss
    • Substance abuse
    • Any other identified areas within the scope of the employees area(s) of expertise
  • Complete progress notations at the close of each session
  • Provide time-limited services and termination of services per provider authorization
  • Respect confidentiality; demonstrate ability to follow HIPAA policies and procedures
  • Maintain availability for emergency/crisis intervention to clients 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, by carrying and responding via crisis phone per policy
  • Responsible for attending supervision as determined per policy
  • Provide therapeutic counseling and support for any presenting problem and any psychological and/or emotional difficulty the client may be experiencing while focusing on identified goals
  • Maintain ongoing observation and assessment of progress on treatment goals
  • Deliver services in a culturally competent fashion
  • Expected to conduct self in a professional manner at all times, including refraining from conflict-of-interest activities and maintaining nondiscrimination policies in all areas of practice, regardless of race, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status
  • Attend departmental and organizational meetings/trainings as requested

Additional Job Duties:
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or Director
Responsible for the return of all equipment and materials provided by Family Focus, Inc.
Must respond to emails and voicemails in a timely manner

Licensed Therapist

  • Masters degree in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or related human service field, with a clinical license issued by the Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor Board, or Indiana Professional Licensing Agency as one of the following:
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years experience providing human services required
  • Successful completion of limited criminal history check

Good punctuation, spelling, grammar and attention to detail a must. Strong interpersonal skills are essential. Computer experience with word processing applications required. Must be capable of operating basic office equipment, i.e., computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, etc. Experience with grant funded programs preferred.

This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Work Environment:
  • May be required to drive in various weather conditions
  • May be exposed to various noise levels
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds, bend, stoop, sit for periods of time, and stair climbing

Other Requirements:
  • All employees must pass the following background checks:
    • Finger Print Based- National Criminal History (includes Indiana State Juvenile History) background check
    • Indiana State Limited Criminal check
    • Sex and Violent Offender Registry check
    • Local Police/Sheriff records check
    • Child Protective Services History check
  • Physical examination
  • Drug Screen (pre hire and randomly)
  • Maintain Customer service standards at all times including while functioning under pressure
  • Ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate
  • Must have the ability to drive an automobile.
  • Responsible for consistently protecting confidentiality of all clients, employees, and agency records

General Requirements:

  • Abide by strict code of confidentiality according to legal and professional standards
  • Carry out goals and policies of the agencies
  • Pursue professional growth through workshops, classes, reading and in-service training