Children's Bureau
  • - Home Based Services
  • Delaware, Jay, Blackford, Grant, Randolph Co , IN, USA
  • Full Time

Job description  

The Therapist is responsible for providing family focused therapeutic interventions in order to allow for improved family functioning as a whole and within their community.

 

Here's what you can expect in the way of specific job responsibilities as well as time allocation estimates: 

Therapy (50%)

  • Analytically provide counseling support to a caseload of individuals, families, and groups working to achieve successful adoption, foster care, or other family preservation services
  • Proactively guide clients through clear, beneficial counseling methods to accomplish client-set goals as well as the goals of the organization
  • Maintain the high integrity of the therapeutic standards outlined by professional degrees and licenses

 

Therapy Support (50%)

  • Efficient and timely communication with schools, Department of Child Services and other various institutions related to clients
  • Thorough completion of monthly reports and documentation of all contacts with family and related familial contacts

 

Job requirements

To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Current Indiana Licensure preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Experience in child development, attachment issues, attachment specific treatment and trauma informed care
  • Knowledge of working with special needs children with abuse and neglect issues as well as family dynamics and basic skills in family counseling
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization & time management skills
  • Valid driver's license with valid insurance

 

Our ideal Therapist would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:

 

  • Strategic Focus – Therapy decisions are made with a big picture perspective of how to best serve the whole family in the larger community environment.
  • Clear Communicator – Communication with families and service providers is focused on serving needs in a clear, factual, direct way.
  • Rapid Responder – Quickly adapts and achieves results for multiple clients in a fast paced environment.
  • Analytical – Carefully thought out decisions focused on achieving a high quality of life for client families.
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