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Date Posted08/12/2020
Job TitleBSFT Therapist
CityBronx new york
StateNew York
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About the Program Graham Windham’s Intensive Prevention Program uses the evidence-based Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) modality to promote child safety and well-being, reduce risks to children and youth, and prevent foster care placement.

About the Position

The Prevention Brief Strategic Family Therapist works as part of a prevention team to promote child safety and well-being, reduce risks to children and youth, and prevent foster care placement. This intervention employs a team approach between the therapist, a case planner, the program supervisor and the model developer to engage the entire family into the intervention, while simultaneously remaining attuned to environmental and familial safety and risk issues.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with all family members.

2. Continuously assess for safety and risk issues.

3. Conducts weekly sessions with the entire family using Brief Strategic Family Therapy, predominantly in the home.

4. Provides services to a caseload of 10 families.

5. Strives to engage all family members and stakeholders in the family level treatment.

6. Participates in all aspects of the BSFT implementation including training, individual and weekly supervision, video and audio-taping sessions, and participating in evaluations of their competency.

7. Submit all required documentation both ACS and BSFT in a timely fashion.

8. Using investigatory and social work skills, they engage and partner with families and community resources to ensure the safety and well-being of children

9. Complete family visits to conduct casework contacts and BSFT sessions

10. Engage in a strength based approach with families in order to assess their individual and collective strengths and needs

11. Interview family members and others who interact with the family to assess child safety and well-being

12. Assess the risk of future abuse or neglect of children in the family

13. If a safety concern arises, develop a safety plan with family members

14. Coordinate a team of family members, staff and service providers to evaluate safety and identify interventions that can reduce risks to children

16. Enter and maintain accurate and timely computerized records of all case information

17. Help families navigate government agencies and access entitlement benefits

Qualifications

· Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy or mental health counseling

· A minimum of two years and maximum of five years postgraduate clinical experience preferred.

· Strong interest in family systems work

NameGalinie Zisimopoulou
Company NameGraham windham
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