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Abraxas Youth & Family Services FAMILY THERAPIST - 22518/23648/153862 in Chicago, Illinois

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The family therapist as part of a multi-disciplinary team will bring a family oriented perspective to treatment. She/He will be responsible for addressing a wide range of relationship, emotional, and mental health issues within a family systems perspective. The family therapist will also develop and conduct family education groups on family systems and substance abuse.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

+ Assesses the family therapy needs of individual clients and their families.

+ Provides individual and group counseling.

+ Knowledgeable about ASAM criteria and DSMV diagnois.

+ Participates in clinical staffing and contributes family-centered treatment concepts in the development of service/treatment plans.

+ Provides family-centered individual/group/joint counseling/therapy as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Provide milieu management as needed and other counseling duties as assigned.

+ Develops and facilitates education groups on substance abuse/mental health and family dynamics.

+ Responsible for clinical documentation, i.e. progress notes, patient assessments, service/treatment plans and other forms/records as required in a timely manner.

+ Interacts with other professionals, agencies, as needed, to provide effective treatment.

+ Is able to identify opportunities for program improvement, uses appropriate improvement tools techniques to address potential quality issues within the program/facility and actively participates in quality improvement initiatives/activities.

+ Maintains all certification and/or licensing requirements and remains abreast of the latest development in the field.

+ Adheres to confidentiality requirements.

+ Attends mandatory inservices.

+ Knowledge of the procedures to follow in the event of an incident

+ Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency.

+ Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to minimize, eliminate, and report risks.

Minimum Requirements

+ Masters degree in marriage and family therapy from a regionally accredited educational institution or other related field i.e. social work, counseling, clinical psychology, or substance abuse counseling; plus two years counseling experience; CADC, CMADC, LSW, LPC, LMFT, LAMFT, or LCPC required.

+ Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.