Family Therapist

Our House, Inc.

About the organization

You will be responsible for providing evidence-based care and therapeutic services to Our House clients, specifically children and families, to help meet the biopsychosocial needs of those clients. You will provide significant leadership in the integration of a family’s involvement with Our House programs, helping to ensure that all aspects of a family’s needs are being met.

Duties

Provide the following services for children and families who participate in Our House programs:
Identify families who need help and provide diagnostic and comprehensive assessment to children and families using a strengths-based approach
Provide individual, family and group therapy based on the mental and behavioral health challenges of Our House clients
Develop treatment plans with the client and/or family to help resolve challenges and reach individualized goals
Make internal referrals of clients to other Our House programs. Research community and government resources that benefit families and make appropriate referrals
Directly respond to crisis situations using de-escalation techniques and support the team in responding to crisis situations
Assist case managers and others in helping families coordinate their behavioral and primary healthcare, including performing mental health evaluations (MHEs) for families enrolled in our programs and referring to on campus and off campus health clinics
Regularly follow up with children and families to ensure that their situations have improved and that they have the resources to maintain stability long term
Maintain client files and case notes to ensure that documentation is accurate and complete
Evaluate clients’ progress and, if necessary, adjust their treatment plans
Maintain client confidentiality and a high level of integrity around private health information
Directly lead psychosocial, educational, and process groups

Qualifications

Must be an LMSW, LCSW, LAC, or LPC
Master’s degree is required
Experience working with children and families in poverty, distress, and/or homelessness and near-homelessness
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative
Have the ability to work with a diverse population of people and effectively collaborate with team members by using best practices
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Must be willing to work evening hours occasionally, as programming requires
COVID-19 vaccination required or must meet the legal guidelines for an exemption
Must possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle to use in performance of job. Position requires some travel within Central Arkansas.
Must be able to pass criminal background checks, child and adult maltreatment registry checks, sex offender registry checks, and a pre-employment drug screen

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