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Family Preservation Therapist

The Family Preservation Therapist is responsible for providing evidence-based therapy services to youth at risk for out-of-home placement and their families. Services are primarily community-based, and participating youth are involved in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems. The Therapist facilitates regular therapy sessions and monitors client progress from the point of intake/referral, through treatment, to discharge and aftercare. The Therapist also works with the Family Preservation Case Manager to coordinate identified client/family needs for additional services, education and support. The Therapist coordinates the flow of information across agencies and providers while protecting the confidentiality of individuals served.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Can articulate the mission, vision and values of Choices, the practice of evidence-based interventions and therapeutic services compliant with Medicaid regulations for enrolled individuals.   
  • Facilitates evidence-based interventions through individual, family and group therapy sessions, clinically assesses and re-assesses individuals as required, and participates in the treatment team working toward client-driven goals.  
  • Provides participating youth and family members with counseling to support, increase, or restore capacity for self-sufficiency.
  • Maintains population-specific competencies to ensure effective delivery of services to youth and families.
  • Provides screening, assessment, treatment planning, evidence-based therapeutic intervention, re-assessment, discharge/aftercare planning and referrals as needed.
  • Completes client documentation in accordance with Medicaid, state, federal, and DCS contract requirements.
  • Completes client documentation within established timelines.
  • Provides crisis intervention as required and follow-up clinical assessment with client(s) involved to determine need for appropriate clinical course of action.
  • Attends or facilitates client staffings/treatment team meetings and documents outcomes.
  • Meets regularly with supervisor or designee for clinical supervision and seeks further supervision when appropriate and necessary.
  • Self-monitors billing and productivity levels and gives feedback to supervisor regarding workflow and/or billing concerns.
  • Communicates timely with the Clinical Supervisor, Case Manager and other members of the clinical team to coordinate services to youth and families.
  • Maintains appropriate boundaries with youth and families receiving services.
  • Willingly completes other duties as assigned to advance the mission of Choices.


  • Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, or a related human service field required, with at least two years of full-time experience providing direct mental health counseling and/or case management services preferred.   Indiana license strongly preferred (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Independent Practice School Psychologist).
  • Maintains active clinical license, as applicable, per respective professional license board.
  • Maintains active certification in specialized areas of practice and selected evidence-based treatment modalities.
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment tools, therapy with youth and families, crisis intervention, team building and development.
  • Strong communication and writing skills. Bi-lingual skills (Spanish) a plus.
  • Highly organized, and effectively manages multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Professionally articulate in communicating (oral and written) system development, change and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated professionalism working in teams with internal colleagues and external audiences both in person and through various electronic media.
  • Enthusiastic about advancing system change within the community.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence and auto insurance.
Salary 55,000
Benefits Include: Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability, Tuition Reimbursement and a generous PTO plan.
Choices requires employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation for religious/medical reasons.