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BSFT Therapist

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Experienced
1946 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 - Bronx, NY
Full Time
Graduate Degree

BSFT Bronx, Preventive Service

Brief Strategic Family Therapist
About the Program Graham Windham Intensive Prevention Program combines the Solution-Based Casework (SBC) method and 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. Program will offer 8 clinical hours.


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. Become certified in Solutions Based Casework within the first year of their employment, consistent with the agencys focus on implementing this model across all child welfare serving programs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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

 

Full-time position; Annual Salary: $65,000 - $68,000 + Potential to Earn Performance Based Merit Award for Eligible Staff + Comprehensive Benefits + Professional Development Opportunities.

Graham Windham offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental & vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plans (defined contribution pension and 403 (b) thrift), and much more… https://www.graham-windham.org/careers/about-our-benefits/

 

Graham Windham’s Mission Statement

In full partnership with families and communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference with children, youth and families who are overcoming some of life’s most difficult challenges and obstacles, by helping to build a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world.

 

EEO

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Masters 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.
  • Fluent in Spanish highly preferred
  • Will consider candidates with Full two years of Masters level internship hours completed and other qualifying work experience with families. 
  • Strong interest in family systems work.
  • Clinical hours will be offered to our Therapists towards MSW licensure for all family sessions and weekly clinical group supervision with our model manager.
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