AMIkids is a non-profit dedicated to helping troubled youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids’ mission is to protect the public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.
We are currently seeking a Bilingual Functional Family Therapist (FFT)
This position travel to multiple locations in the Morganton & Asheville areas.
The Family Functional Therapist operates under the Functional Family Therapy Model providing in-home based intensive counseling services to youth on juvenile probation as well as the youth’s family. The Family Services Therapist works as a team player with program staff, the assigned case manager, business manager, the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP), the school system, and any other departments or agencies involved in the youth’s case.
The Family Functional Therapist position has dual areas of responsibility, including the primary responsibilities of maintaining weekly one hour sessions utilizing the Functional Family Therapy model with adolescents between the ages of 10-21 with a case load of 10-15, working case file, assessments and protective and risk factor assessments, as well as pre and post FFT assessments, maintaining current FFT case notes.
THIS POSITION REQUIRES FLEXIBILITY IN HOURS TO MEET FAMILY AVAILABILITY INCLUDING EARLY MORNINGS, LATE EVENINGS, AND/OR WEEKENDS WORKING WITHIN THE VARIOUS LOCATIONS: MORGANTON & ASHEVILLE AND OTHER LOCATIONS TO BE DETERMINED. 50% OR MORE TRAVEL IS REQUIRED
Essential Job Duties
- Create and maintain a confidential working FFT clinical file for each youth
- Complete pre and post FFT assessments
- Adhere to the FFT model following the three specific phases within FFT lens.
- Create a behavior change plan for family entering into phase 2.
- Maintain Confidentiality and HIPPA regulations.
- Mandatory participation in weekly team supervision with the FFT therapist working group.
- Complete all three phases of FFT training with acceptable skill level required by FFT, Inc.
- Research and connect youth and families with needed community resources in Phase 3.
- Willingness to evaluate own wellness and check self regulation with MSW, LCAS, LCSW, or LPC randomly throughout practice.
- Notes must be entered within 72 calendar hours from the time of contact into the FFT CSS (Clinical Services System).
- Maintain youth attendance sheets and submit daily, maintain weekly client contact logs and submit weekly, maintain personal and rental mileage and expense reports and submit weekly.
- Attend; provide feedback regarding youth’s progress; and advocate for graduated sanctions and the best interest of the youth and family at pertinent court dates, monthly meetings with Juvenile Probation Officers, DJJDP commitment and transfer staffings, pertinent school staffings, weekly Family Services Program staff meetings, and any other pertinent meetings regarding the interest of the youth and family.
- Plan own weekly schedule, coordinate and schedule home visits, and submit weekly itinerary to designated staff.
- Maintain working partnerships with other departments and agencies in the community.
- Maintain professional boundaries with clients, other Family Services staff, and other agencies.
- May be required to transport youth in personal vehicle, supervise youth at the Family Services Program, and transport and/or supervise youth or groups of youth during in-area or out-of-area field trips.
- Any other duties delegated to the staff by the Family Services Director or management designee.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
- Masters Degree required in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling or related Human Services field.
- Ability and willingness to work with families in their own homes and/or diverse locations.
- Ability to drive in variety of locations day or evening.
- Contact family face to face and have ability to engage families who may not be interested in services from the program.
- Demonstrate respectful behavior and respect for cultural diversity.
- Skilled at appropriate boundaries and limits for healthy practice.
- Must obtain and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state requirements.
- Must obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification.
- Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license in the state of employment; may be required to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsement.
As well as an opportunity to make an exceptional difference in kids' lives, AMIKids offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and STD Insurance, Retirement Opportunities, Holidays & PTO, Education Assistance, EAP, Disability Programs and Credit Union Membership.
AMIkids Inc., Equal Employment Opportunity Employer • Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled • Drug-Free Workplace