Family Preservation Services Counselor

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Job Titles: Family Preservation Services Clinician I & II

Positions: Full Time

Salary: Depending on Qualifications & Experience

Job Summary:  Provide in-home assessment and therapeutic treatment for individuals and families. Responsible for working in partnership with families and the Department for Child Protection and other professionals. The therapist will provide therapy and coordination of services to reduce risk factors and promote child safety and well-being. Therapists work with families to focus on child and adolescent needs and strengths, to build life skills, to increase parenting skills, and to care for the many various needs of those in the child protective care system.

Qualifications for Clinician II:

  1. Possess a Master’s Degree in social work, marriage & family therapy, psychology, counseling, or closely allied field; AND have one of the following credentials:
    • Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, or Social Worker (WAC 246-809)
    • Licensed Associate credential in marriage & family therapy, mental health, or social work. (RCW 18-225-145)
  2. Associate level clinicians must have a written supervisory agreement on file.
  3. Must have a working car, current driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
  4. Spanish speaking is desired but not required.

Qualifications for Clinician I:

  1. Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, education, or closely allied field; AND have the following credentials:
    • Certified Counselor (WAC 246-810; RCW 18.19)
  2. Certified Counselors must have a written supervisory agreement on file.
  3. Must have a working car, current driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
  4. Spanish speaking is desired but not required.

Key Components of Work Responsibilities and Service Requirements:

  1. Provide a CANS-F assessment.
  2. Provide psychotherapy and treatment services using an evidence based, promising practice, or other recognized therapeutic techniques.
  3. Assist families in amelioration or adjustment of mental, emotional, or behavioral problems.
  4. Teach life skills: cooking, budgeting, resource acquisition, access services, etc.
  5. Provide appropriate referrals: drug and alcohol treatment, DV support groups, primary care physicians, etc.
  6. Submit weekly written reports regarding any referrals, services, tests provided, diagnosis and treatments, and specific detailed recommendations for additional services and treatments.

Physical demands: A minimal to moderate amount of work may be required at times when supporting families in learning household chores, cooking skills, and hoarding clean outs. Ability to access a variety of environments that may not be ADA accessible is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Spanish speaking is desired but not required.
Possess a Master’s Degree in social work, marriage & family therapy, psychology,
counseling, or closely allied field; AND have one of the following credentials:
■  Licensed as a Marriage and Family Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, or
Social Worker. (WAC 246-809)
■  Licensed Associate credential in marriage & family therapy, mental health,
or social work. (RCW 18-225-145)
Associate and Certified Counselors must have a written supervisory agreement on file.

Work Hours:

  1. A commitment to providing 25 hours per week
  2. Paperwork is included within the 25 hours per week
  3. A minimum case load of 8 families and maximum of 12 families is required
  4. Clinician I
    1. Certified Counselors – 2 hours/week of supervision required
  5. Clinician II
    1. Licensed therapists – 2 hours/week consultation required
    2. Associate level therapists – 2 hours/week of supervision required

Life Transitions Mission: Provide high quality mental and behavioral health care to diverse communities and vulnerable populations.

Application Process:  For further question please call 253-363-1453.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to TroyHuffman@lifetransitions2020.com

Closing Date: The positions will remain open until filled.

Life Transitions promotes equal opportunity in all aspects of its employment practices without regard to: age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, handicap, or veteran status.