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Child Therapist

Clinical | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Title: Child Therapist

Reporting Relationship: Clinical Program Manager

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Employment Status: Full-Time

 

General Description:

Provide planned, face-to-face, goal-oriented therapeutic interactions with one or more members of the client's family in order to address and resolve the family's system of dysfunction in accordance with the client's rehabilitation plan. Provide assessment and treatment of client's children. Serve as member of multi-disciplinary team. Provide group education and group counseling. 

 

Specific Duties: 

Utilize face-to-face counseling/treatment of children. 

Use generally accepted principles of family therapy to influence healthier family interaction patterns. 

Examine family interaction styles and identify patterns of dysfunctional behavior. 

Develop a need or motivation for change within family members.

Develop and apply skills and strategies for improvement in family function. 

Generalize and stabilize change through insight structure and enhanced skills to promote healthy family interaction, independent of formal helping systems. 

Provide group therapy and group education. 

Provide in-home therapy as needed.

Assess client's progress monthly.

Bills 30 service hours per week minimum; part-time employees will have proportionate amount of billable hours. 

Additional duties as assigned to provide quality services to the client and children of the agency.

 

Qualifications:

Must be a social worker, psychologist or physician licensed in Missouri who has at least one year of full time experience in the assessment and treatment of children; OR a graduate of an accredited university with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, psychiatric nursing, or closely related field who has at least two years of full time equivalent experience in the treatment and assessment of children; OR a graduate of an accredited university with a Bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology, social work or closely related field who has at least three years of full time equivalent experience in the treatment and assessment of children; and a qualified substance abuse counselor who has specialized training in co-dependency and family recovery. Two years sobriety if recovering alcoholic/drug addict, driver's licence and automobile required.