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Child Welfare Therapist

Child Welfare Therapist

Category 
Clinical
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Department 
Bartholomew County Home Based
Work Schedule 
Days and Evenings

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Overview

Adult and Child Center provides therapeutic services to families involved with the Department of Child Services (DCS) and court-involved youth in central Indiana, helping to develop healthy homes where children are safe, supported and well-cared for. The Child Welfare Therapist provides individual and family therapy, supervises therapeutic visits between children and caregiver(s), attends court hearings and DCS/Probation team meetings, and provides oversight and case management to each case. This individual collaborates with a multidisciplinary team including supervisor, team psychologists, child welfare specialists, schools, employers, and DCS/Probation staff to assist each family in meeting their treatment goals. The Child Welfare Therapist is central to our Home-Based Team, working directly with children, adults and families to address mental health needs with the goal of reuniting families and empowering adults and children to reach their full potential while effectively and efficiently managing community and center resources. This individual also works with court-involved youth to address behavioral health needs. Services are delivered primarily in a community or home-based setting. 

 

Adult and Child therapists are eligible for the following incentives:

  • $1,000 Signing Bonus
  • $3,000 Relocation Assistance
  • $500 in Staff Development Support per year
  • $3,000 Student Loan Repayment, 1st year/$1,000 per year after
  • 100% of National Professional Association Dues paid per year
  • 100% of State Professional Association Dues paid per year

 

*1x assistance of up to $3,000 available to candidates living more than 45 miles away from closest office location

 

 

Are you a licensed therapist?

 

Adult and Child licensed therapists are eligible for the following incentives:

  • $2,000 Signing Bonus
  • *$3,000 Relocation Assistance
  • $1,000 in Staff Development Support per year
  • $3,000 Student Loan Repayment, 1st year/$1,000 per year after
  • 100% of National Professional Association Dues paid per year
  • 100% of State Professional Association Dues paid per year

*1x assistance of up to $3,000 available to candidates living more than 45 miles away from closest office location

 

Responsibilities

  • Conducting and completing clinical intakes within the required time frame
  • Providing individual and family therapy to children and adults
  • Supervising therapeutic visits between children and caregiver(s)
  • Case management
  • Providing accurate, timely progress notes and reports/documentation
  • Attending court and DCS/Probation team meetings
  • Adhering to DCS Service Standards, Social Work Code of Ethics, and Adult and Child policy and procedures

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, or other closely related field
  • Two (2) years of related experience
  • License-eligible (required)
  • Child welfare and/or community based experience preferred
  • Available to work evening hours
  • Ability to maintain professional relationships with a variety of individuals (child welfare specialists, psychologists, DCS/Probation staff)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must hold a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record and provide own, insured, transportation

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