Family Therapist Job Description

Family Therapist Job Description

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Family therapist provides intensive mental health and chemical dependency interventions to consumers according to the ACT philosophy of in-the-field treatment.

Family Therapist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Consult with the physician and an interdisciplinary team to perform PT evaluations, establish treatment plans with goals, provide treatment, delegate specific treatments and perform discharge activities
Additional preference given to candidates specializating in of the following – ASD treatment, dual diagnosis, issues related to gender identity, and ADHD assessment/treatment
Participates in & coordinates with interdisciplinary treatment teams to ensure comprehensive client supportive services
Will work collaboratively to develop a positive relationship and be responsible to develop a clinical treatment focus with a team member
Responsible for special reports and/or projects which may involve case consultation with other counseling and direct care staff
Keep updated on relevant clinical issues and participate in clinical supervision
Provide a confidential/ safe environment for the patient/family
Individualize patient care using age related concepts based on the unit population and adult parents including adolescents (ages 12-18) by applying age related concepts including knowledge of growth and development, safety needs, collection and interpretation of data, treatments and care typically required and participating in the evaluation of care
Utilize age related concepts when communicating with patients and families
Serve on appropriate Center committees

Family Therapist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Family Therapist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, CPI

Education for Family Therapist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the family therapist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Collage Degree in Behavioral Science, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Education, Clinical Psychology, Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Skills for Family Therapist

Desired skills for family therapist include:

Patient rights and confidentiality
State regulations with regard to ethics
Treatment
Eliminate
Job responsibility in emergency
Procedures to follow in the event of an incident
Report risks
Responsibility regarding actions to minimize
Chemical dependency population and third-wave treatments of CBT
Computers and ability to complete documentation electronically

Desired experience for family therapist includes:

This position is primarily for an adult therapist
This positions may be eligible to transfer to other MH/ CD sites within the DSA
Previous experience working with patients who have Anorexia/Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder, and training in DBT/CBT program development
Provider will triage patients for appointments on the telephone and in person accessing for safety
Trained and experienced in conducting MH evaluations of members with a broad range of presenting problems
Must have demonstrated experience as a Therapist

Family Therapist Examples

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Family Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a family therapist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for family therapist
  • Therapist will be skilled in evidence-supported treatments (such as CBT, TFCBT, DBT, ACT, structural family therapy) with children and teens
  • Ensures cleanliness of work areas before and after use
  • Explains all procedures to clients in a manner that respects their individual needs and preferences
  • Performs health history on new and returning clients prior to each session
  • Provides safe, appropriate and effective body work therapy to clients
  • Providing integrated primary care within Onalaska Family Medicine Clinic
  • Brief, problem focused, real time assessments/interventions to address a wide range of co-morbid health and mental health problems
  • Participation in development and implementation of BHC specific clinical protocols, and quality improvement initiatives regarding system wide integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care
  • Identify impairments, functional limitations and disability
  • Identify a diagnostic label which indicates the primary dysfunction toward which the Occupational Therapist direct interventions
Qualifications for family therapist
  • Is an effective communicator and maintains a professional and courteous manner in all customer interactions
  • Minimum of two (2) years of post master's practice experience under appropriate supervision in applied psychotherapy with a minimum of one (1) year practicing with a majority pediatric population (0-18 years) and of one (1) year practicing with a majority adult population
  • Work experience must be recent, within the last 5 years
  • This primarily is a position for a therapist on the Adult team
  • This position is primarily an adult case management/therapist position
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy case management for patients at risk of hospitalization
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Family Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a family therapist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for family therapist
  • Communicate all modes of exchange of information
  • Perform selected test and measurements after the initial examination as clinically indicated to evaluate progress and to modify or redirect interventions
  • Discharge patient from service when goals and outcomes have been achieved or discontinue patient from service
  • Provides parent education, psycho-education, skill-building, clinical interventions, and follow-ups to assigned families in their homes, schools, and communities
  • Provides case management and advocacy services to client families in order to ensure access to and full utilization of appropriate support services
  • Develops/establishes professional, supportive helping relationships with clientele to engage them in meeting their goals
  • Maintains accurate and current records for all assigned families in compliance with agency and funder requirements
  • Participates in individual supervision sessions as designed by his/her supervisor to ensure compliance with procedures, support achievement of developmental goals, and support excellent service delivery to clients
  • Participates in clinical staffing and on agency committees as determined with supervisor
  • Attends seminars/workshops when appropriate to enhance knowledge, maintain best practice awareness, and cultivate skills required to meet the diverse needs of clients served
Qualifications for family therapist
  • Must be able to multi-task, maintain strong focus on detail, keep required schedules (including some evening hours), take direction from supervisor, and follow work rules
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Spanish-speaking skills and experience with feedback-informed care are preferred
  • Master’s Degree and at least 3 years of experience ideally in a Drug and Alcohol Therapy
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and continue special training in areas of licensure (LMHC, LCSW)
  • Provider will complete initial consults for members entering the department via telephone and/or in-person appointments
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Family Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of family therapist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for family therapist
  • Correct and effective utilization of the appropriate Evidence Based Treatment Modalities indicated for adolescent and family populations, such as CBT, TFCBT, Play Therapy, MI, DBT, EMDR and PCIT
  • Reports child abuse and neglect incidents immediately, when there is imminent risk
  • Adheres to policies and procedures inclusive of, but not limited to, attendance, program/department specific procedures, workplace safety, code of conduct, training requirements, social media, and confidentiality
  • Will complete required paperwork as required
  • Will meet at least twice a week with clients at their convenience to maintain the therapeutic focus and will assist clients through crisis situations
  • Will meet productivity standards as required
  • Will participate in State mandated training
  • Will participate in all required supervision meetings and will follow supervisory directives
  • Will participate in the on-call rotation and respond to crisis calls in a timely manner
  • Will provide casework for the child and family and will link them to other community agencies as needed
Qualifications for family therapist
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy
  • Current Physical Therapy (PT) licensure in Washington State
  • Candidate has experience working with SPMI patients
  • Spanish Speaking encouraged to apply
  • In addition to the regular workweek, must be able to work flexible hours and weekends as needed for 24 hour/7 days a week on-call rotation as scheduled
  • Will do mainly urgent, crisis, and walk-in services
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Family Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a family therapist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for family therapist
  • Will provide team and individual delivered services to the families served
  • Work collaboratively with youth and families to comprehensively assess and develop the FFT service plan including engaging and motivating families, implementing behavior change skills, and generalizing skill practice
  • Pursue families and maintain contact with clients and implement FFT within the community, primarily at family’s homes within Onondaga County
  • Participate in FFT and other agency trainings
  • Maintain liaison activities with collaborative partners ie
  • Provide documentation of case activity
  • In a clinical non-profit agency setting, provides counseling to clients as appropriate to the situation and position
  • Counsels clients in individual, couples, family or small group settings
  • Evaluates clients from a strength-based and client-focused perspective
  • Completes specified client documentation in an accurate and timely manner, in compliance with established agency audit and client impact standards
Qualifications for family therapist
  • Perinatal & substance abuse counseling experience
  • Training with feedback-informed care preferred
  • Training/experience in diagnosing and treating teen substance abuse disorders
  • This position provides screening, assessment and resources for families of children with developmental concerns
  • Have knowledge of computer functions and programs, including word processing
  • Vacancy may be filled with a LCSW, Psychologist or LMFT
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Family Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of family therapist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for family therapist
  • Documenting observed behaviors and responses to treatment intervention
  • Providing consultation and recommendations regarding each child's permanency plans and the family's overall treatment needs
  • Participates and engages in supervision, staff and agency meetings
  • May need to work occasionally at different locations, based upon agency and client needs at various times
  • Participates, as requested, in agency-wide projects, planning, Works collaboratively with others in a team setting, providing the best possible service not only to our clients but also our internal customers and colleagues
  • Maintains strict adherence to all agency procedures, regulatory standards and professional ethics
  • Maintain license specific continuing education credits to remain in good standing in the state of Missouri
  • Ability to administer, score, and interpret outcome measures to track clinical progress (BMS, PSC, BDI, et
  • Effectively manage caseload, as evidenced by ability to accept additional clients, close inactive files in a timely manner, take adequate steps to avoid “client abandonment” and making attempts to re-engage clients who have been lax in attending
  • Participate as a team member, collaborating with and providing excellent customer service to clients, funding sources, peers, other Provident employees, and other internal and external customers
Qualifications for family therapist
  • Will lead psycho-education and process groups
  • Master’s in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, (or related degree)
  • Experience in motivational interviewing and evidence-based psychotherapies for couples, families, and children
  • Experience across a range of modalities including treatments for individual adults, children, couples, and families
  • Complete initial assessment forms
  • Spanish-speaking skills, knowledge of clinic resources and workflows, and experience or training with feedback-informed care are preferred

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