Josiah White's (formerly known as White's Residential and Family Services)
Location: Wabash, Indiana
Type: Full Time
Salary: $50,000 - $75,000 plus bonus
Mental Health/Social Services
Health Care System
Bonus upon starting, then bonus at end of first 12 months of successful employment.
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 1
Job Title: Therapist (located in Fort Wayne or Wabash, Indiana) Department: Family Preservation Services Employment Status: Full-time/Regular/Exempt Reports to: Regional Manager (Fort Wayne) or Program Director-Family Preservation (Wabash)
Job Summary: The Family Preservation Therapist is responsible for applying appropriate counseling skills, principles, and therapeutic modalities in the professional treatment effort as it applies to each family / child on the assigned caseload. This position will be an integral part of the treatment team's efforts toward ensuring the preservation of the referred family unit. The Family Preservation Therapist demonstrates the ability to exercise independent judgment and function as a team member. The Family Preservation Therapist must be equipped to identify the needs of the children and families in their care, and to address those needs through evidence-based practices. This position requires an overarching understanding of the entire continuum of services available for families, children, and the referring agencies. This Individual must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs. Basic Responsibilities:
Family Preservation Therapy Services with Families ? Formally assess families through standardized instruments and clinical interview ? Assess family dynamics and needs to facilitate case plan goal achievement ? Develop treatment plans with the client/family within established time frames ? Provide individual/family/couples sessions, as needed, to address identified clinical needs using appropriate and evidence based therapeutic interventions. ? Pursue case goals utilizing various resources in conjunction with other service providers ? Assist in the management of client crises as indicates ? Aid in the completion of regular family safety assessments and plans ? Identify and engage informal supports to assist after White’s services are no longer active ? Maintain appropriate and thorough documentation in a timely manner consistent with accreditation and Department of Child Services treatment standards: Individual Treatment Plan, Monthly Progress Report, Closing Summary, case notes, outcome measures, etc. ? Must possess the basic belief that children are meant to grow up within their family of origin whenever possible, and that such warrants significant, supportive efforts when necessary. Case Management
? Attend and represent Josiah White’s at review hearings as well as child and family team meetings; make objective recommendations to the court and the team as requested ? Regularly evaluate child/family progress and periodically meet with treatment team to review cases ? Advocate for child and family’s needs and best interests by assisting in the identification of service gaps and community resources to meet identified needs ? Keep placing agency workers informed about family and child’s progress, major crises, etc. ? Support the interventions of Case Management level team members when necessary Agency Support and Enhancement ? Attend case reviews with referral agencies as requested ? Maintain a working relationship with referral agency workers ? Be a positive liaison between Josiah White’s and placing agencies and the public in general ? Be a White’s representative on local committees and project committees as requested Professional Development ? Participate in Clinical Supervision regularly ? Complete assigned opportunities for individual professional development, including internal, external, and self-directed learning opportunities ? Participate in periodic field observation by the Regional Manager or Designee ? Analyze and assess performance feedback through the Coaching Review process Other ? Perform other duties as assigned by the Regional Manager or Designee
Qualifications: Incumbent must be a Christian with strong Christian values and a commitment to living a lifestyle that is aligned with White’s Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith. A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Human/Social Services, Human Development and Life Studies, or a degree which meets the standards for licensure by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board is required. The incumbent must also have a valid driver’s license with no restrictions that would limit the ability to perform job functions and the active pursuit or previous attainment of a license, such as an LMHC, LCSW, or LMFT, is required. Individuals who are in the licensing process or license-eligible are also acceptable.
About Josiah White's (formerly known as White's Residential and Family Services)
Josiah White's is dedicated to preservation.
Our number one goal is to reconnect and re-establish family bonds and keep the child in the home whenever possible.
The Family Preservation team's time is not split between multiple services like many other providers. Instead, the team focuses directly and only on family preservation. This allows Josiah White's Family Preservation team's sole focus to be on training, care and documentation toward the best possible outcome - a safe, loving family permanently together. This also keeps the goal of grounding the family in safety and hope at the forefront of the Family Preservation team's mind.