Licensed Therapist - Family Center Treatment Program
Company: Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Mi
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: June 7, 2021
In addition to base pay, this position qualified for a $3/hr.
Covid pay through July 2021. Please note, compensation for this
position IS NOT based on billable hours.
Lutheran Social Services is currently seeking a Licensed
Therapist to join our Family Centered Treatment (FCT) team. FCT is
a home-based method of treatment that focuses on 4 phases;
restructuring, value change, joining and assessing, and value
change. Clinicians in the program see the entire family unit as
defined by the family as the client and conduct several multi-hour
sessions are conduct in the home weekly.
Examples of services Expected may include (These are examples,
not all inclusive, and all services may not be provided by an
Psychotherapy - Psychotherapy includes the diagnosis and
treatment of mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders,
conditions, or addictions through the application of methods
derived from established psychological or systemic principles for
the purpose of assisting people in modifying their behaviors,
cognitions, emotions, and other personal characteristics, which may
include the purpose of understanding unconscious processes or
intrapersonal, interpersonal, or psychosocial dynamic.
Psychotherapy may be provided in an individual or group
- Individual and/or Family Psychoeducation - Psychoeducation
Providing education and information resources about the member's
mental health and/or substance abuse issues.
Ongoing guidance about managing and coping with mental health
and/or substance abuse issues.
Social and emotional support for dealing with mental health
and/or substance abuse issues.
Psychoeducation may be provided individually or in a group
setting to the member or the member's family and natural supports
(i.e., anyone the member identifies as being supportive in his or
her recovery and/or resilience process).
Individual Skill Development and Enhancement - Individual skill
development and enhancement services include training in
communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving,
decision-making, self-regulation, conflict resolution, and other
specific needs identified in the member's service plan. Services
also include training in daily living skills related to personal
care, household tasks, financial management, transportation,
shopping, parenting, accessing and connecting to community
resources and services (including health care services), and other
specific daily living needs identified in the member's service
- Participation on recovery teams. (provide feedback around
service delivery and progress)
AGENCY REQUIREMENTS (Required of all employees):
Must comply with applicable service regulations as well as
agency and departmental policies and procedures.
Must relate to people of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds,
ages, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.
Must support the Mission, Vision and Values of the Agency.
- Represent LSS internally and externally as a servant leader in
thought, words and actions.
DIRECT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS (Required of all employees providing
Promote client independence and growth, consistent with the
Provide services using a trauma-informed and person and/or
Provide services utilizing agency approved and supported
evidence-based practices that have been indicated by the funder
- Accurately complete time reporting.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive
and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities,
as management may deem necessary from time to time.
Works under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director -
FCT Supervisor as well as external FCT Foundation Consultant.
This role will be expected to work on average, 40+ hours/week on
a full time schedule and willing to work non-traditional hours.
Work a flexible weekly schedule that may include frequent
evening and/or weekend hours for client appointments, based on
Works within the evidenced-based framework of FCT and the four
phase of treatment-Joining and Assessment, Restructuring, Valuing
Change, and Generalization.
Provides direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with
FCT principles and practices for assigned cases and meets fidelity
requirements for treatment intensity (5 hours per week per
Provides clinical/peer support to FCT team and attends FCT
weekly team meetings.
Conducts FCT joining and assessment activities with the referred
individual and their family members, review of referral
information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying
systemic strengths and weaknesses, and working with the family on
family identified goals.
Engages primary caregiver and other key participants in active
change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to
Implements conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention,
outcome review, and strategy revision procedure using the FCT
Maintains clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts
that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback.
Collaborates with all relevant systems and key participants
within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation
throughout FCT treatment.
Carries a caseload of 3 to 5 clients
Significant travel to various locations for meetings, trainings,
or to perform clinical responsibilities as needed. Travel will vary
depending on case load.
Committed to adhering to the FCT principles and model, as well
as completing the necessary trainings and assignments to achieve
certification as a FCT Clinician within 12-18 months of hire.
Trained in behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and pragmatic
Provides direct care or face-to-face contact with youth, family
and other systems involved with the family (e.g., probation, child
welfare, school, employer, etc.)
Maintains phone contacts with the family and other systems
Maintains clinical documentation, which includes fidelity
documentation that must be completed for every client to guide
clinical planning, LSS documentation due to clinic status,
documentation required for M.A. and/or CCS billing, and in some
cases documentation requested by the referral source
Participates in supervision and consultation (this occurs for a
minimum of 2.5 hours/week)
Participates in FCT-specific training, as well as agency
Demonstrates flexibility to allow for specific time spent on
each responsibility varies depending on intensity of client need
during a given week, therapist need for additional supervision,
Participates in FCT trainings throughout the calendar year
Participates in all additional agency-specific trainings (e.g.,
HIPAA, cultural competency, etc.).
Participates in a team with weekly supervision and
- Participates in a rotating 24/7 on-call system that has been
established by the team
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (if applicable):
Although this position has no direct reports, the role may
provide clinical supervision of other LSS employees as needed. When
this is the case, the clinical supervisor job description shall
apply, in addition to the Licensed Therapist job description.
Working for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the
necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks
required, according to program requirements. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Masters or doctoral degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage
and Family Therapy, Psychology or related program required.
Minimum of 3000 hours of supervised clinical experience.
- Some positions may require Substance Abuse Certification as
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The incumbent of this position must have a current state
licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed
Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or
Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
The incumbent of this position must have a valid driver's
license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential
duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory
driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and
ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.
Must be fully certified in FCT within twelve months of their
initial hire via the official FCT certification program, Wheels of
Change. Certification is granted through the Family Centered
Treatment Foundation (FCT Foundation) when staff passes and show
competence in required components.
Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret to complete
required documentation by established timeframes.
Ability to document in a neat, legible, accurate, objective and
consistent manner to reflect the services provided.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to
questions from all levels of LSS management and employees, as well
as the individual, family, and circle of support.
Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access
computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and
respond to email, and complete required on-line training.
Ability to utilize efficiently an electronic health record(s)
for documentation of direct services.
Must be able to work on computer and utilize computer
applications and programs to effectively complete the job.
- Ability to work within a variety of ever-changing software
packages and computer systems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate
effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision
adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good
manual dexterity. The employee may need to climb stairs to access
clients being seen in home.
The employee must react appropriately in times of crisis, which
may include verbal and physical aggression from the people served
and recognizing and taking appropriate action if signs of child or
dependent adult abuse are present. Understands and is able to
evaluate the potential for medical or behavioral emergency.
The employee of this position works in client homes. The
incumbent may be exposed to unsanitary household conditions and
household allergens. The employee will also be exposed to outdoor
weather conditions when traveling on company business.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
TRAVEL: Daily travel may be required. Some overnight travel may
LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any
other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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