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Therapist In Training- Family Preservation Services

Lutheran Social Services
paid holidays, 403(b)
United States, Wisconsin, Wausau
115 North 6th Street (Show on map)
April 02, 2024
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.

Description

Lutheran Social Services is currently seeking a Therapist In Training to join our growing Family Preservation Services team. We provide Comprehensive Community Services to clients in Lincoln, Langlade, Marathon, Taylor, Wood, and Portage Counties.

Our Therapists provide psychotherapy and or psychoeducation services in the client's home, within the community or at our office. We are flexible and work collaboratively with the client, their family, and the county to deliver services based on the individual's needs. Therapist will provide trauma-informed, evidenced-based mental health counseling, guidance and treatment planning to children, adolescents, and families. Clinical supervision is provided.

A full time, benefit eligible, salaried role, may require evenings and some weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Coordinate additional information as needed for a clear clinical picture
  • Conduct training groups and child specific training with families
  • Involvement in crisis as indicated, support for on call staff
  • Review treatment/service plans
  • Meet with parents, either in group or one on one meetings
  • Family meetings with higher needs families and new families
  • Identify families at risk of exiting program, identify ways to retain the families
  • Provide education, consultation, and support to foster families and LSS foster care workers


  • Coordinate additional information as needed for a clear clinical picture
  • Conduct training groups and child specific training with families
  • Involvement in crisis as indicated, support for on call staff
  • Review treatment/service plans
  • Meet with parents, either in group or one on one meetings
  • Family meetings with higher needs families and new families
  • Identify families at risk of exiting program, identify ways to retain the families
  • Provide education, consultation, and support to foster families and LSS foster care workers



PERKS:



  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)


    • By being employed with LSS, which is a non-profit agency, you can be eligible for loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
    • Loans are eligible to be forgiven after 10 years of on-time and consistent payments through the income-based re-payment plan.
    • LSS Clinical Managers () and Human Capital employees can assist you in applying for this benefit.


  • Licensure and Exam Fees

    • If the employee has been with LSS for 1 year prior, they will receive full reimbursement for licensure and/or exam costs for your first attempt. LSS also pays for bi-annual renewals.
    • If the employee is considered part-time, LSS will pay for half of the associated licensure and exam costs for your first attempt. LSS also pays for bi-annual renewals.




    • It is required for your position to maintain a state license in a mental health or substance abuse related field.
    • The following are situations in which licensure and/or exam costs will be reimbursed:


  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation


    • We offer a free, robust clinical supervision experience for any type of licensure that focuses not only on client needs, but employee development.


  • Training


    • LSS is focused on the continued growth of our employees and ensuring we provide high quality services.
    • LSS employees are eligible for receiving internal as well as financial support for external trainings to support your growth and required Continuing Education (CEU) credits.


  • Flexibility


    • LSS is a family/employee-focused agency which values work-life balance.
    • Employees can adjust their schedules to accommodate personal commitments by flexing their schedule or utilizing time off.
    • Some programs have the option of working remotely.


  • Benefits Package


    • 10 paid holidays (ex: Juneteenth, Christmas Eve, MLK Jr. Day, Memorial Day, etc.)
    • 2 personal days
    • Sick & Vacation Time
    • Retirement - 403b Match
    • LSS makes annual raises and additional bonuses a priority for employees



Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE



  • Master's degree in Social Work with Mental Health concentration, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related program is required.
  • Practicum experience, through your degree program, related to services LSS provides is required.
  • Eligibility for training license by meeting criteria set for by WI Department of Safety and Professional Services.
  • Some positions may require Substance Abuse Certification as well.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS



  • Must have or be eligible to receive state licensure "in training" as an Advanced Practice Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Counselor as applicable.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.


LANGUAGE SKILLS



  • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret to complete required documentation by established timeframes.
  • Ability to document in a neat, legible, accurate, objective and consistent manner to reflect the services provided.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all levels of LSS management and employees, as well as the individual, family, and circle of support.


COMPUTER SKILLS/TECHNOLOGY:



  • Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and respond to email, and complete required on-line training.
  • Ability to utilize efficiently an electronic health record(s) for documentation of direct services.
  • Must be able to work on computer and utilize computer applications and programs to effectively complete the job.
  • Ability to work within a variety of ever-changing software packages and computer systems.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity. The employee may need to climb stairs to access clients being seen in home.

The employee must react appropriately in times of crisis, which may include verbal and physical aggression from the people served and recognizing and taking appropriate action if signs of child or dependent adult abuse are present. Understands and is able to evaluate the potential for medical or behavioral emergency.

The employee of this position works in client homes. The incumbent may be exposed to unsanitary household conditions and household allergens. The employee will also be exposed to outdoor weather conditions when traveling on company business.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TRAVEL: Daily travel may be required. Some overnight travel may be required.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Qualifications
Education
Master Degree of Social Work (preferred)
Master Degree of Marriage & Family Therapy (preferred)
Master Degree of Counseling (preferred)
Master Degree of Psychology (preferred)
Licenses & Certifications
Advanced Pract Soc Worker (preferred)
Driver's License (required)
Lic. Mar. & Fam Ther IT (preferred)
Lic. Prof Counselor IT (preferred)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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