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Family Centered Treatment Therapist

Position Description: Provide Family Centered Treatment® and other assigned services to families and clients.

Employees are expected to model through their behaviors and attitudes the values that reflect and are consistent with those outlined in the Policy and Procedures Manual, ethics agreement, training materials, and policies of the agency. All employees are encouraged to develop professional networks in their state and local communities that help to further family centered practice.  Certification in Family Centered Treatment (FCT) via the Wheels of Change training program is required to receive designation in advanced FCS positions. Additional certification is required in order to provide FCT for specialty populations or programs.

Documentation and Recording

Provide the required contact/daily reporting data, reports, plans of service or treatment, and court reports, etc. on time and in a form that meets the needs of the family, referring agency and/or state or federal standards and requirements of FCT.

The requirements associated with this primary responsibility are:

  • Initial Contract and FCT required Data Collection Documents
  • Specialty assessments and/or evaluations with adherence to IRB protocol (as assigned)
  • FCT Family Centered Evaluation when providing FCT – the Eco-map, Family Life Cycle, Structured Family Assessment
  • Service or Treatment plan or contract required format of Treatment plan
  • Progress Notes – BIRP or PIE format—with family or client participation and signature or contract assigned service note format
  • Treatment model specific fidelity documents; i.e. when providing FCT the Phase specific documents are required
  • Discharge Summary
  • Court or other contract requested reports or forms
  • Serious and Critical Incident reports

Collateral Relationships

Build and maintain positive relationships with personnel from referring / collateral agencies.  Adherence to the FCT protocol regarding collateral contact is expected regardless of the model of treatment provided. The requirements associated with this primary responsibility are:

  • Seek honest answers to collateral inquiries, and problem solve with the individual collaterals if necessary
  • Provide to the collateral the required documents per the specific contract/grant requirements or state/federal standards
  • Provide all the initiation of services requirements of the referral agency and FCT
  • Maintain weekly contact and respond to all calls and inquiries from the referring collateral
  • Participate in, and guide when appropriate, the monthly meeting or collateral team meeting (Child and Family Team or other designated contract expectation)
  • Provide the prediction of and the education regarding the developmental stages and the behaviors expected as result of an internal value change treatment process
  • Maintain professionalism regarding demeanor, dress, communication, style, and overall manner
  • Provide guidance for the family in their interaction with referring agencies, schools, and other community organizations as needed

Individual Supervision and Team / Peer Supervision

Participate in individual and team supervision as scheduled – usually weekly. The requirements regarding individual supervision are:

Maintain punctuality and frequency of all scheduled supervisions with RD or designee
Prepare with the required materials or items
Provide the up to date necessary personnel file requirements
Effectively participate in and utilize crisis and field supervision

The requirements regarding peer supervision via the team process are:

Timely attendance at all team meetings
Participation in all meeting components
Participate and support the FCS peer development process by respectfully addressing areas of concern for peer FCS’s professional development and team performance issues
Staff each case monthly in team or individual supervision using the MIGS (FCT staffing process)
Chair (lead) or record the minutes for the team meeting when assigned
Follow the FCT conflict resolution process of direct, honest, and respectful communication
Team Meeting Minutes

Minimum Qualifications:

Related Master’s level degree or Bachelor’s degree in social work, health, human services, psychology or related field required.
Maintain flexibility in scheduling due to the nature of the workflow and level of responsibility – some evenings and weekends may be required.
Valid driver’s license and ability to pass Motor Vehicle Record clearance
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, and the ability to apply this to writing letters, treatment plans, etc.
Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities, including documentation, meeting with clients for the required hours each week, attending staff meetings and supervision, and other tasks as assigned
Maintain professionalism regarding demeanor, dress, communication, style, and overall manner
Maintain required confidentiality regarding client case materials in compliance with IFCS and HIPAA standards.

Benefits Summary:

The competitive benefits program offered by Child & Family includes, but is not limited to:

Medical, Dental, & Vision insurance
 401(k) Plan
 Life and long-term disability insurance
 Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
 Worksite wellness programs
 Generous paid leave
 Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

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Child & Family will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations, genetic predisposition or genetic carrier status, or any other protected category under local, state or federal law, nor will anyone receive special treatment for those reasons, except for reasonable accommodation as required by law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

C&F strives to achieve a workforce that includes representation of qualified affirmative action group members in proportion to the qualified and available target group workforce in the community that we serve.

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