Openings in: Attleboro MA, Brockton MA, Chelsea MA, Dorchester MA, Lowell MA, Lawrence MA, Lynn MA, Leominster MA, Mashpee MA, Springfield MA, Swansea MA, Salem MA, Plymouth MA, Weymouth MA, Worcester MA, Wakefield MA
Family Therapists are Master’s level clinicians who provide in-home and community-based therapy to youth and families at risk. Family Therapists utilize a family systems approach to support the self- sufficiency of the family by addressing safety issues, improving patterns of interaction, building parenting skills, and connecting with sustainable community resources. Family Therapists work in tandem with Bachelor’s level clinicians (Family Service Providers) to meet the needs of the youth and family.
Education & Licensing Requirements
-Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling Education, Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling, Special Education, or any other related Human Services/Special Education field.
-LCSW/ LICSW, LMHC, or LMFT license preferred, but not required.
-Own a vehicle and clean drivers record.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide In-Home Therapy to consumers within their given catchment area, ensuring compliance with the In-Home Therapy Performance Specifications. Ensure proper Hub responsibilities when warranted, overseeing the Therapeutic Training and Support staff and Therapeutic Mentors linked with his/her caseload. Contribute to the on-going training and oversight of Family Service Providers within his/her site and the agency at large.
– Provide In-Home Therapy to identified youth and families within given catchment area
– Participate in Care Planning Teams for identified youth and families
– May provide outreach counseling to individuals, groups, families, and couples
– Consult with outside agencies, referral sources, and other professionals as necessary
– Attend weekly supervision, and staff meetings and consultations as required
– Follow the Medical Necessity Criteria, Performance Specifications, and Service Definitions for In-Home Therapy
– Meet direct service requirements based on part time or full time status
– Assist with developing and providing clinical supervision training programs for Family Service Providers
– Submit documentation and ensure meets the Performance Specifications set forth by the state and is submitted timely
– Outreach to community providers to develop and foster solid working relationships and awareness of CBHI services
– Participate in Systems of Care meetings and other CBHI-related meetings (as assigned)
– Adhere to company policies, administrative directives, therapy guidelines, codes of conduct and all office and
– Respond to client emergencies as needed
– Maintain contact with site by checking voicemail and emails daily
– Keep supervisor informed of progress on all cases
– Adhere to provisions of M.G.L Chapter 119, Section 51A (Mandated Reporter); report all occurrences immediately to the
clinic. Complete South Bay’s crisis reporting protocol as required
– Adhere to clinical recommendations from clinical administration
– Maintain confidentiality in all clinical matters. Adhere to HIPAA standards and regulations.
– Remain compliant with billing, documentation, and minimum service delivery to substantiate each billable unit
– Other duties as required
Experience & Skills
-Passion and commitment to helping the youth in our community.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to connect with and support children and their families. Identify problem behaviors, provide advice and track development while children improve their skills.
-Provide effective individual, family and group psychotherapy and counseling.