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Functional Family Therapist

Company: Eckerd Connects
Location: Topeka
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Salary Range: $55,000 to $60,000Want to provide at-risk-youth with the tools to begin their process of change and be successful? We are seeking individuals who have a passion for working with at-risk-youth, leading them on the path to success, and helping them reach their full potential. Make more than a Living, Make a Difference Our Benefits: Low-Cost Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance19 days of Paid Time Off the first year11 paid holidaysRetirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%Flexible spending accountsPaid short-term and voluntary long-term disabilityGroup Term Life and AD&D InsuranceVoluntary term life insurance**Travel Required throughout the Lawrence/Topeka Kansas Area for Case VisitsDuties & ResponsibilitiesFFT Therapists conduct assessments and provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with Functional Family Therapy (FFT) principles and practices, documenting treatment efforts in a clear and concise manner to meet contract requirements and Eckerd policies.Therapists will provide, at a minimum, weekly one-hour, home based family therapy sessions to clients for families who have adolescents between the ages of 10 and 17 using the FFT model, and will be required to carry a caseload of 10-12 families, providing services an average of 12 weeks.Conduct FFT assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context. Utilize the Strengths and Needs Assessment (SNA) both at the on-set of treatment and at discharge. SNA must be administered within 72 hours of client intake.Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement. Identify nature of family relationships; risk and protective factors of each family member and the impact behavior patterns have on the family.Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, and outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the FFT Analytic Process.Develop an individualized service plan or update any pre-existing plan a youth/family may be working on at the time of referral. Ensure involvement of youth and family in the plan development.QualificationsMaster's degree required, from an accredited College or University, in a licensable academic field such as Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area.Required: Licensure as a Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Counselor.Preferred 2 years of applicable full-time work or intern experiences with delinquency population, including individual, group or family counseling. Preferred at least 2 years of in-home service with implementation of interventions within or between systems, direct use of pragmatic family therapies, individual therapy using cognitive behavioral techniques, and/or marital therapy. Previous experience with FFT is also preferred.Must be capable of travel and driving within counties covered by the caseload. Must be able to provide 24 hours, 7-days/week on-call crisis intervention to clients. Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends. Must have use of a vehicle in order to conduct home visits. Must meet state criminal and Eckerd background screening requirements.Bilingual proficiency (English and Spanish) highly desirable. *This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.About our Program:Eckerd Connects' Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an empirically grounded, well-documented and highly successful family intervention program for youth ages 11 - 18 involved in the juvenile justice system and their families. Intervention ranges from, on average, 8 to 12 one-hour sessions for mild cases and up to 30 sessions of direct service for more difficult situations, with an average length of service of three months. Services are offered in the family's home with flexibility to work around the family's schedule. Our Office Location:Eckerd Connects - Kansas Functional Family Therapy1999 North Amidon Avenue - Suite 105, Wichita, KS 67203Connect with Us video: Please follow the link for more information about this program: Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is IllegalCopy & paste the link into your browser: Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.Social workCase ManagementFamily InterventionFamily TherapyAt-risk YouthFamily PreservationFoster Care PI32814408-25660-346bedb1582d

Keywords: Eckerd Connects, Topeka , Functional Family Therapist, Healthcare , Topeka, Kansas

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