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Youth and Family Therapist

Location: Davidson
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: November 1, 2021

YOUTH AND FAMILY THERAPIST (LCMHCA, LMFTA, LCSWA)
$42,000 annual salary

Description of Agency:
Family Services of Davidson County is a non-profit agency located in Lexington, NC providing counseling, crisis intervention, and youth development programs to strengthen individuals, families, and our community. We work from a team model and Trauma-Informed Care approach to provide optimal services to our clients and to promote a healthy workplace environment.

Primary Function:

The Youth and Family Therapist provides comprehensive clinical assessments, treatment plan development, and ongoing outpatient counseling to youth, young adults, and their families. The Youth and Family Therapist will also lead our weekly therapeutic group for at-risk adolescents. Therapist will serve as an advocate for clients by coordinating care with primary care physicians, school personnel, Juvenile Court Counselors, and other professionals/agencies involved with the youth and their family. Therapist will be primarily based in the Family Services office with availability to provide school-based counseling to 1-2 local schools.

Job Type: Full-time salaried position

Education/Experience

A Masters Degree from an accredited school of social work or counseling program and provisionally licensed or eligibility for licensure in the state of North Carolina.

Employee shall demonstrate competence as a clinician who has solid theoretical base in the helping process that includes the Family Systems approach and ability to form strong therapeutic alliances.

Employee shall demonstrate ability to function independently as a consultant, educator, and advocate.

Accountability:

This position works under the direct supervision of the Youth and Community Services Program Coordinator. This position will receive clinical oversight from the Director of Clinical Operations.

Responsibilities:

1. Provide Comprehensive Clinical Assessments, treatment planning, and individual and family outpatient counseling services. Referral sources include, but are not limited to, the Division of Juvenile Justice, Truancy Court, local schools, and Primary Care Physicians.
2. Serves as primary facilitator of the Seeking Safety group counseling intervention for at-risk youth.
3. Maintain a 3-hour walk-in clinic one day per week during which any court-involved or at-risk youth may access clinical/advocacy services without an appointment.
4. Manage on-call responsibilities with clients and families served during business hours.
5. Work collaboratively with the local entities, including DPS Division of Juvenile Justice, Department of Social Services, and Primary Care Physicians to ensure appropriate care and case coordination for clients/families served.
6. Maintain accurate and current records on all clients as required by the agency by using an electronic health care system. This includes writing appropriate treatment plans, social histories, assessments, and progress notes.
7. Maintain program compliance with funding source requirements.
8. Maintain personal transportation and a flexible schedule to include emergency appointment times and consults as the need dictates on a weekly basis.
9. Continue professional growth through attendance at supervision, workshops, and staff meetings. This includes the use and continued growth of the professional self.
10. Maintain professional credentialing or licensure requirements of the specific therapist’s professional field and follow their ethical guidelines.
11. Provide consultations to agencies and organizations that serve families or children.
12. Provide educational presentations to the community when requested.
13. Serve on community boards or task force as a representative of Family Services as needed.

General:

1. Promote the Family Services philosophy in community.
2. Process all correspondence, time and travel sheets, and monthly reports as scheduled.
3. Represent the agency at meetings, as requested and participate in community events.
4. Carry out additional assignments as requested by supervisor or director.

Benefits:
• 37.5 hour, 4-day work week
• Generous PTO
• 403(b) Retirement Plan
• Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage
• Mileage reimbursement
• Continuing education reimbursement
• Provisional licensure supervision

COVID-19 considerations:
Temperature checks are being completed at the front desk and clients are screened through a questionnaire. Staff are provided with PPE and cleaning supplies. Clients have options for in-person or telehealth appointments.