FFS Therapist
Catholic Guardian Services

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Post Date: Sep 14, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - New York
Job Reference: FAM-21-00019
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Description
This clinician will work primarily with children, youth and parents under the auspicious of the Family Foster Care (FFC) Program. This clinician will be responsible to provide outpatient treatment services for clients identified as needing it in the FFC program. These outpatient services may be provided in office, virtually, and/or in the community based on each client’s needs. Individual sessions with clients will be conducted, as well as collateral and family sessions when deemed appropriate.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Engage in the intake, assessment and treatment evaluation process, in accordance with Article 29I policies and practices to include initial assessments, screening and initial intake
Carry a caseload as assigned – FFC children/youth/young adults/parents
Flexibility to provide direct clinical services in office, virtual and in the community
Individual, family and group work when needed
Attend weekly supervision with Clinical Supervisor
Attend team meetings with the FFC case planning team
Maintain effective communication with children, families and case planning teams
Will need to make oneself available for consults/crisis management assistance when appropriate and work to address clinical needs of clients in the moment to avoid hospitalizations
Collaborate and communicate regularly with hospital/inpatient staff when clients are temporarily hospitalized in an attempt to provide consistent of care and plan for effective discharges
To participate in providing 24/7 backup
Exhibit a willingness to understand and expand knowledge about the foster care system, how it operates and what impacts it has on your clients
Maintain detailed and timely documentation about client engagement in Connections and in Article 29I clinic data base (My Evolv)
Provide clinical updates when necessary and appropriate for the FFC team
Complete mandatory trainings related to job performance and share clinical knowledge with others as a way to enhance the team’s clinical perspective
To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post
This clinician will work closely with the FFC case planning team to ensure that treatment plans are developed in a collaborative way, recorded and tracked by both teams.

This clinician will assist in helping the FFC case planning team understand their client’s mental health needs and how to properly address these needs in their home environment, in between sessions. This individual will provide insight and recommendations when appropriate regarding additional services needed for clients and necessary evaluations. They may also be asked to weigh in on important case planning related issues surrounding safety and wellbeing, as a way to effectively advocate and meet our clients needs within the scope of Foster Care and Family Court.

This clinician will be required to follow any/all guidance within the Article 29I Clinic regarding evidence based practice and the modalities adapted within the program.

This person will report to the Article 29I Clinical Supervisor who will provide clinical guidance and support. The supervision provided by this individual will qualify for LCSW supervision hours. A collaborative relationship will also be held with the FFC Senior Director as it relates to specific job duties within the FFC Program.

Skills
Master’s degree in social work, with two years experience in children and family services
LMSW required
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
Competence in clinical assessment of family dynamics and experience in making rapid clinical and family assessments in a community-based setting, as well as knowledge of the foster care system system preferred.