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Family Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN at Crosswinds

Date Posted: 6/16/2017

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Job Description

  • Provide structured, goal-oriented, time-limited therapy with individuals, couples, and families who request service.
  • Engage and assist the family's participation in the treatment planning process.
  • Facilitate competent counseling services from a faith-based perspective.
  • Visit in client's home or at an agreed upon location as scheduled with them.
  • Provide emergency and crisis consultation on a 24-hour basis.
  • Completion of clear, accurate documentation of 1) all contacts with clients, 2) monthly reports, 3) treatment plans, and 4) court reports (as needed).
  • Complete all clinical and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Demonstrate respect and cultural sensitivity to all clients and to all referral sources.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times to protect clients' privacy.
  • Comply with required in-service / continuing education hours as outlined in policy manual.
  • Attain/maintain CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Engage in weekly staffing and address risk management areas to ensure safety.
  • Ensure that services are provided Effectively, Efficiently, and with Evidence for each case.

Examples of Tasks:

  • Assist and teach through role modeling and hands-on education, guidance, parenting education, and effective non-physical discipline/redirection of youth.
  • Provide therapy with emphasis on needed areas. Examples include, but are not limited to: stress management, communication skills, conflict resolution, goal setting, behavior modification, marital enrichment, family organization and structure, self-esteem, etc.
  • Demonstrate respect for sociocultural values, personal goals, lifestyle choices, and complex family interactions and deliver services in a culturally competent fashion.
  • Provide transportation for client for services, as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy.
  • Be a licensed clinicial or be pursuing a professional license (LMHC, LMFT, LCSW).
  • Belief in the family preservation philosophy.
  • Understanding of integrating the Christian faith in counseling of clients.
  • Knowledge of family of orgin / inter-generational issues.
  • Knowledge of child and adult development and child abuse and neglect.
  • Knowledge of community resources.


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