LOVING HELPING HANDS, INC.

"Supporting Families & Their Loved Ones With a Gentle Touch"

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Job title: Therapist


Job purpose To provide in-home culturally competent direct services in the areas of individual therapy and
group facilitation, including assessments, crisis intervention and on-going therapy to individuals
and families who are experiencing varying levels of difficulties due to life situations or mental
health concerns.


Duties and responsibilities *Provide services primarily in client homes. Travel to client homes and other locations.
*Schedule sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to
  occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Maintain a flexible workweek.
*Schedule and complete client intake sessions within 48 hours of referral.
*Be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Obtain coverage by supervisor or
   supervisor’s designee if unavailable for an extended period of time (e.g., 12 hours or longer).
*Provide back-up for other therapists as needed.
*Participate in weekly team consultation meeting, and individual supervision as needed.
*Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety.
*Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent
  with the family’s values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
*Develop and maintain a positive, collegial working relationship with family members.
*Assume responsibility for motivating families and employ motivation enhancement strategies.
*Conduct comprehensive, strength-based and behavior focused assessments.
*Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service
  plans.
*Utilize evidence-based cognitive/behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
*Utilize a variety of teaching methods.
*Advocate for and provide concrete goods and services (including transportation) that are directly
  related to the family’s goals, while teaching family members to meet these needs on their own.
*Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while
  teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
*Secure client information per HIPAA standards.
*Maintain case files within paper and/ or electronic health record (EHR) that are up to date as
  described in the Job Expectations handout.
*Facilitates on and off-site psycho-educational support groups.
   All other duties assigned


This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Loving Helping
Hands reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with
actual job requirements.
Qualifications MINIMUM REQUIRED:
All degrees must be from an accredited university.
* A Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, or other
   behavioral science related to marriage and family interpersonal relationships.
*Experience working with young children and families
* Georgia Driver’s License


PREFERRED:* Possession of a license as a Psychologist, a Marriage Family Therapist (MFT), in Clinical Social Work (LCSW), or as a licensed physician with a board certification in Psychiatry or with
completed residency in Psychiatry.

SKILLS:
*Ability to build trusting relationships with clients
*Ability to effectively interact with families from diverse cultures
*Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
* Ability to identify and understand environmental stressors
*Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions
*Ability to make accurate assessments of individuals and families and report accurate findings
*Ability to make home visits
*Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
*Ability to understand and maintain professional boundaries
*Ability to work flexible hours as required
*Awareness of sociocultural characteristics of service population
*Effective verbal and written communication skills
*Knowledge of community resources


Working conditions
This job requires on call support for staff in the regions.
Physical requirements
This position requires some lifting of heavy objects, standing for some long periods of time,
bending/stooping, driving, reaching, and completing repetitive tasks with few breaks, and so
forth.
Direct reports
This position does not supervise any staff/employees (direct reports)