Are you looking to join a team of dedicated staff and provide quality services to children/youth and families? Consider Paradigm, Inc. for a position on our Intensive Family Preservation Team as an IFP Therapist in our Lincoln office.
Intensive Family Preservation (IFP) Therapist coordinate and implement services based on a case plan developed and facilitated by a referring agency. The primary goals of this service are to stabilize and strengthen families by preventing abuse/neglect of children, assisting in providing permanency for children in care and/or enhancing community safety. The IFP Therapist will provide services primarily in the family home and focus on improvement of the family functioning through trauma informed therapeutic interventions; and assist with skill acquisition in the areas of parenting, communication, behavior management, and life skills. The IFP Therapist’s focus is to stabilize the home to preserve permanency of the child(ren).
The IFP Therapist provides structured, goal-oriented, time-limited therapy in the natural environment of families who need assistance recovering from physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect. Other issues, including trauma, substance abuse, mental illness, personality/behavior disorder, developmental disability, dysfunctional family of origin, and current family dysfunction, may be addressed in the course of treating the abuse/neglect. Crisis intervention is offered by the IFP Therapist 24-hours a day/7-days/week.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS
Knowledge & Skills: Activities are governed through a professional code of ethics and rules of confidentiality. A thorough knowledge of counseling and social work practice is expected with emphasis in home-based service delivery. Effective skills should be demonstrated in dealing with families involved in abuse/neglect situations as well as those involved in juvenile delinquency issues. A thorough knowledge of community resources is expected.
Training and Experience: Master’s Degree in social work, psychology or related area; a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner or Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Continuing education is required and Master’s Level Therapist’s must give evidence of aggressively working toward licensure.
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