Position Summary: FFT Therapists in the FFT-CW High Risk track provide empirically documented, well-grounded and highly successful family interventions for youth and families who reside in the Bronx. Therapists are responsible for providing home-based, model adherent, culturally competent, clinically oriented, short-term (3-6months) treatment. Interventions focuses on assessing family members relationally with a range of individual and family assessments so they can better match families to necessary behavior changes to address risk, needs and safety.
General responsibilities for the position of FFT Therapist will include, but are not limited to:
Carry caseload of approximately 8 FFT-CW High Risk cases
Attend all FFT trainings as required as well as all mandated ACS trainings.
Participate in all weekly Staffing with FFT Site Lead
Complete all FFT documentation within the FFT/CSS system in a timely manner
Ensure simultaneous conversion of notes in the CSS system into the ACS ADVPO Progress Notes or Connections Progress Notes
Complete all FFT assessment tools as required and enter into the CSS system in timely manner.
Implement all FFT protocols as provided by the FFT consultant and/or FFT supervisor
Administer the FFT treatment consistent with the FFT model to ensure fidelity and adherence to the model
Fulfill all OCFS, and ACS accountability requirements including timely completion of FASPs, Progress Notes and Plan Amendments
Complete all home-based contacts and seek to maintain four casework contacts per month per family as specified by the model.
Be available by phone 24/7 or as needed to respond to client crises. This includes ability to conduct sessions on weekends as needed, to accommodate client availability
Ability to work flexible hour, including working remotely in the field, community or various CA offices to meet the needs of families and improve efficiency and management of time and resources
Other tasks as assigned, and as necessary to support the program’s needs.
Master’s degree required in social work (MSW) or equivalent degree in any NYS license-eligible Mental Health profession.
Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred but not required.
Experience working with adolescents and families in a child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice setting.
Willingness to learn and work within the FFT philosophy and model.
Ability and willingness to work with families and teens in the home, school and other appropriate settings in the community.
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed.
Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team.
Strong clinical skills and ability to work under pressure with high risk, crisis oriented cases.
Very good interpersonal/communication skills, including ability to write well and meet copious amount of documentation in a timely manner.