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Family Therapist For Adoption Support and Preservation

Company: The Baby Fold
Location: Normal
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Job Description:

Family Therapist for Adoption Support and Preservation
The Baby Fold is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to the well-being of children and families since 1902. We successfully impact over 1200 people a year with a wide array of programs designed to wrap services around children and strengthen families.
Our life-changing programs range from adoption support and foster care to special education through our Hammitt School and early intervention programs that give children a healthy start in life.
The Baby Fold is McLean County's twenty-second largest employer, with 260 staff who reach out across 28 counties to help children throughout Central Illinois.
The Baby Fold is a leader in trauma-informed practices, employing the most effective treatment plans in every facet of our work. We focus on the physical and emotional safety of our families first, build on their strengths, and then guide them with skill and compassion to be their best selves. Our expert staff create a personal plan for each family to address their current situation and lead them to independent success in the future.
Families participate in our Adoption Support and Preservation Program on a voluntary basis. As a Family Therapist, you would provide supportive services for adoptive children and their families to help them stabilize their homes. Services are offered to families formed through DCFS adoption, subsidized guardianship; private domestic adoptions, foreign adoption or out of state adoption.
Your benefits would include medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, 403B retirement plans with matching plans, unique opportunities for high levels of professional training, meaningful work, collaborative team culture, health club membership, paid vacation time, paid sick time, paid personal time, and paid agency holidays.
Job DescriptionAs a Family Therapist you would be able to assist families by: Assessing and providing voluntary services to Central Illinois families formed through adoption and subsidized guardianship. Services include in-home assessments, crisis, and other therapeutic interventions, education, training, support groups, respite, advocacy and referrals to community services.
Conducting Mental Health Assessments. Planning services and treatments that will strengthen and support the families and focus children.
Providing mentoring, advocacy, support, and education that will protect children, preserve families and enhance the mental health of children and families alike.
Offering appropriate therapeutic interventions that will support the children and their families to enhance their overall level of functioning. Assumes responsibility for on-call duties as assigned.Representing the agency in a positive light to active and potential clients, referral and funding sources, and the general public. Utilizes community contacts to advocate for clients and to promote child and family well-being.
Seeking Professional Development that enhances professional competence through ongoing awareness of developments in the field of post-adoption. Training in EMDR and Theraplay techniques will be received within the first 16 months of employment.
Qualifications:Required - Master's degree in counseling, social work, or related field required. Candidates should meet the definition of a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and must be supervised by a licensed employee.Preferred - LCPC preferred or should be eligible for and working toward licensure and licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) as defined in Medicaid Rule 132 preferredApply here today!

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