FBS Therapist

Therapist provides Family Based Service interventions to families with children and youth that are referred because they are at high risk of being placed out of the home or are in need of reunification. Use Family Systems theoretical approach, Motivational Interviewing, Parent Management Training and the Circle of Security. Develops appropriate, change oriented treatment plans that are designed to improve the safety of individual members and enhance the family's overall functioning. Attends intra-agency staff meetings and contributes. Participates in supervision and seeks to improve therapeutic skills. Is in compliance with agency policies and procedures and completes job requirements in accordance with agency expectations. Advocates for clients with other agencies and makes referrals to resources as needed.
Open until filled
DUTIES
Therapeutic work
Provide individual, family therapy, parent coaching and case management. Each full time therapist will be expected to provide an average of not less than 21.5 billable hours per week or 1,110 hours per year. Part-time therapist billable hour goals are prorated accordingly.
Complete intake, assessment, case planning, monthly case review and termination procedures for designated clients. Complete 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 month follow-up reviews of all clients.
Maintain and update written clinical records in a timely and comprehensive manner in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
Prepare contact notes within 24 hours of each contact.
Prepare clinical reports.
Enter client information in to Rite Track Data Base.
Complete Critical Incident Reports as necessary.
Participate as an active member in clinical consultation and peer consultation including regular attendance of staffing, periodic leadership responsibilities and sharing of individual expertise.
Advocate for clients: refer to and consult with other community agencies for youths and their families who are part of an active caseload. Maintain up to date knowledge regarding community services available to our clients.
Meet with supervisor on a weekly basis to review clients.
Complete Monthly Billing Service Excel log for each client.
Coordinate services with a Visitation Specialist.
Transport to or from any of the services and activities as a part of service plan.
Outreach
Represent Youth Homes with professionalism in public relations areas.
Participate in community education presentations and/or program development as requested.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with members of the community relevant to the agency's work (such as school, court and treatment staff.)
Distribute application packets to referrals sources as requested by Program Director or supervisor.
Collect, share and enter family and youth data on an ongoing basis with Program Director.
Work a flexible schedule so as to be available to meet with clients at times convenient for them.
Participate in the clinical orientation and training of new staff, as assigned.
Perform clinical related work as assigned.
Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Clinical Supervisor or the Program Director.
Responsibilities
To follow all practice and policies of Dan Fox and Youth Homes.
To operate and understand the philosophical direction of this corporation.
To do what is in the best interest of children.
To use the best possible judgment in each decision.
To perform the job detailed above independently.
To consult and obtain advice when necessary.
To promote ethnic and cultural sensitivity in all facets of the program.
Complete continuing education as required by licensing agency or Youth Homes
QUALIFICATIONS
Requirements
Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field which includes specific training in individual and family therapy.
At least two years of successful experience providing therapy services to children and families.
Demonstrated experience and competence in working cross-culturally.
Demonstrated knowledge of child development, Family Systems Theory, behavior modification, effective parenting skills and a wide range of treatment strategies.
Demonstrated ability to understand how child-serving agencies interact with each other and a willingness to work as a member of a team.
Valid Montana Driver's License and access to an insured vehicle.
Demonstrate knowledge in computers and good word processing skills.
Willingness to work under adverse conditions, in client's homes and at times convenient to clients.
Commitment to the mission of the agency.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and immediate support.
Ability to exercise discretion and maintain client and employee confidentiality.
Ability to obtain professional liability insurance.
Demonstrated understanding and ability to work with a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural and spiritual practice.
Must be available to clients during times of crisis, based on the current agency policy.
Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with clients, families, co-workers and community resources.
Ability to lift 50 lbs as needed.
Ability to climb stairs as needed.
Wage and benefits
Base salary at Grade 11 of Youth Homes' Salary Schedule.
Employer funded leave.
- Annual and Bonus leave.
- Exceptional leave.
- Educational leave.
Employer contributions to:
- Individual and dependent covered health insurance.
- Long-term disability insurance for the employee.
- Life insurance policy
- Simplified Employee Pension in 3rd year.


Therapist provides Family Based Service interventions to families with children and youth that are referred because they are at high risk of being placed out of the home or are in need of reunification. Use Family Systems theoretical approach, Motivational Interviewing, Parent Management Training and the Circle of Security. Develops appropriate, change oriented treatment plans that are designed to improve the safety of individual members and enhance the family's overall functioning. Attends intra-agency staff meetings and contributes. Participates in supervision and seeks to improve therapeutic skills. Is in compliance with agency policies and procedures and completes job requirements in accordance with agency expectations. Advocates for clients with other agencies and makes referrals to resources as needed.
Open until filled
DUTIES
Therapeutic work
Provide individual, family therapy, parent coaching and case management. Each full time therapist will be expected to provide an average of not less than 21.5 billable hours per week or 1,110 hours per year. Part-time therapist billable hour goals are prorated accordingly.
Complete intake, assessment, case planning, monthly case review and termination procedures for designated clients. Complete 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 month follow-up reviews of all clients.
Maintain and update written clinical records in a timely and comprehensive manner in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
Prepare contact notes within 24 hours of each contact.
Prepare clinical reports.
Enter client information in to Rite Track Data Base.
Complete Critical Incident Reports as necessary.
Participate as an active member in clinical consultation and peer consultation including regular attendance of staffing, periodic leadership responsibilities and sharing of individual expertise.
Advocate for clients: refer to and consult with other community agencies for youths and their families who are part of an active caseload. Maintain up to date knowledge regarding community services available to our clients.
Meet with supervisor on a weekly basis to review clients.
Complete Monthly Billing Service Excel log for each client.
Coordinate services with a Visitation Specialist.
Transport to or from any of the services and activities as a part of service plan.
Outreach
Represent Youth Homes with professionalism in public relations areas.
Participate in community education presentations and/or program development as requested.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with members of the community relevant to the agency's work (such as school, court and treatment staff.)
Distribute application packets to referrals sources as requested by Program Director or supervisor.
Collect, share and enter family and youth data on an ongoing basis with Program Director.
Work a flexible schedule so as to be available to meet with clients at times convenient for them.
Participate in the clinical orientation and training of new staff, as assigned.
Perform clinical related work as assigned.
Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Clinical Supervisor or the Program Director.
Responsibilities
To follow all practice and policies of Dan Fox and Youth Homes.
To operate and understand the philosophical direction of this corporation.
To do what is in the best interest of children.
To use the best possible judgment in each decision.
To perform the job detailed above independently.
To consult and obtain advice when necessary.
To promote ethnic and cultural sensitivity in all facets of the program.
Complete continuing education as required by licensing agency or Youth Homes
QUALIFICATIONS
Requirements
Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field which includes specific training in individual and family therapy.
At least two years of successful experience providing therapy services to children and families.
Demonstrated experience and competence in working cross-culturally.
Demonstrated knowledge of child development, Family Systems Theory, behavior modification, effective parenting skills and a wide range of treatment strategies.
Demonstrated ability to understand how child-serving agencies interact with each other and a willingness to work as a member of a team.
Valid Montana Driver's License and access to an insured vehicle.
Demonstrate knowledge in computers and good word processing skills.
Willingness to work under adverse conditions, in client's homes and at times convenient to clients.
Commitment to the mission of the agency.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and immediate support.
Ability to exercise discretion and maintain client and employee confidentiality.
Ability to obtain professional liability insurance.
Demonstrated understanding and ability to work with a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural and spiritual practice.
Must be available to clients during times of crisis, based on the current agency policy.
Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with clients, families, co-workers and community resources.
Ability to lift 50 lbs as needed.
Ability to climb stairs as needed.
Wage and benefits
Base salary at Grade 11 of Youth Homes' Salary Schedule.
Employer funded leave.
- Annual and Bonus leave.
- Exceptional leave.
- Educational leave.
Employer contributions to:
- Individual and dependent covered health insurance.
- Long-term disability insurance for the employee.
- Life insurance policy
- Simplified Employee Pension in 3rd year.




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