Why Harmony –
This is not a job. This is an opportunity to live your passion. To challenge routine and be fearless in the search of proactive solutions. To find energy in your work and strength in your team. To meet others where they stand and advocate for an inclusive future. All so children may live their best lives.
Harmony Family Center is committed to providing cutting edge trauma-responsive services to children, adults, and families. Our team of experts, innovative programs, and evidence-based solutions uniquely position us to serve those experiencing the challenges, stressors, and trauma of modern life ranging from the most common to the most complex.
You’ll be a great fit if you:
- bring courage and conviction to our team
- seek collaboration over competition
- want to be on the cutting edge of providing clinical and therapeutic solutions
- are interested in learning The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
- thrive on a dynamic and evolving workplace
- believe in the nurturing power of a dog in your lap
- love nature and believe in its’ power to heal
- can do your best work when self-care and flexibility are priorities
- are comfortable taking initiative and saying “hey, maybe there’s a better way”
You’ll be an even greater fit if you identify with the attached job description.
Quite frankly, we love our culture and work hard to nurture all who walk through our gate so that together we can do great work. We believe in having accountability, conviction, vulnerability, and a bit of a challenge too!
Great work comes from being surrounded by great people. Harmony supports our people through competitive pay, insurance and medical benefits, paid time off, retirement savings plan, technology stipends, and more.
Our all-staff gatherings focus on self-care, and flexible work environments are grounded in our shared values of integrity,responsibility, and kindness.
Harmony Family Center maintains a strict policy prohibiting all forms of unlawful discrimination or harassment. Harmony conducts its affairs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family or marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Job Title: Family Therapist
Job Summary: Responsible for providing a continuum of ASAP|GSAP services to children and families including prevention, education, support linkage, and individual and family counseling
· Reports to Clinical Manager
· Responsible for maintaining DCS programming compliance with expectations outlined in the state contract, and with the auditing arm of Finance and Administration and with COA standards.
Prevention, Parent Education and Training:
Provide Adoption Preparation Training curriculum in group and home setting
Attend and facilitate activities at regional F.U.S.E. parent groups for adults and children
Educate families on current clinical insights into parenting and adoption issues
Attend and provide support at a minimum of one family camp offering held at Montvale. This may include, but is not limited to the following: leading parent and/or kid groups, active participation and support of camp activities, contributing to camp structure and design, referring families, completing intake paperwork for prospective camp attendees, and contributing to clinical service provision.
Clinical Case Management and Stabilization:
- Participate in all community meetings that are pertinent to the clients and families being served, e.g. M-Team, IEP, court hearings, etc.
- Provide case management services to clients by providing referrals to community resources, advocacy for children & families, and assessment of family strengths, needs, and risk factors
- Identify additional sources of assistance or connections for the individual/family and make appropriate referrals
- Attend CFTMs, and maintain regular communication with DCS personnel as warranted
Family and Individual Counseling
Clinically assess needs of the child and family
Provide and coordinate crisis and non-crisis intervention services to families by, among other things, contacting the family by telephone within 24 hours of being assigned a new case and scheduling an in-home visit at the earliest convenience for the family
Provide individual and family counseling in the client’s home and/or another appropriate and mutually agreed upon location
Utilize evidence-based, trauma informed treatment models/ approaches that are relevant and appropriate for work with families
Administrative and Other Functions:
- Responsible for the timely submission of documentation into the ASAP Online database within operational guidelines
- Assist in the marketing of the ASAP|GSAP Program through participation in presentations, trainings, meetings, or providing case consultation to DCS
- Participate in Harmony staff meetings and sponsored trainings supporting compliance with COA standards and professional best practices
- Engage in individual and group professional development activities
- Adhere to Harmony policy regarding ethical and professional code of conduct
- Engage with and work cooperatively with fellow team members and other agency personnel
- Regular and ongoing participation in various conference calls
- Other job responsibilities as assigned by Clinical Manager or negotiated to meet the needs of the agency
- Master’s Degree in Mental Health (MHC), Professional Counseling (PC), Social Work (MSSW), or equivalent
- Two years of direct clinical experience with families and children in individual and group settings
- Ability to clinically assess child and family needs, develop clinical treatment plan, provide crisis management, and resource linkage as needed
- Ability to appropriately seek and actively engage with the Clinical Manager in individual and group clinical supervision and case consultation as needed
- Ability to work independently as well as with a team
- Flexible expectations specific to coverage area, caseload, etc.
- Willingness to improvise, adapt, and overcome challenging barriers to meeting the unique needs of each family, e.g. cultural issues, attachment issues, trauma, etc.
- Ability and willingness to continue growth and education as well as acquire practice skills in themes pertinent to working with adoptive families
- Commitment to building positive working relationships with DCS and community stakeholders within designated service area
- Ability to contribute to discussion in team meetings as appropriate
- Ability to speak comfortably and confidently before small and large groups
- Experience working with individual clients as well as the family system
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to create rapport
- Ability to use creative thinking and problem solving skills
- Ability to multi-task and work independently
- Ability to use basic computer programs, including Word and Excel and navigate ASAP Online database to document clinical and other activities in a timely manner
- Position is a minimum of 40 hours per week; flexible scheduling is required
- The position is based from employee’s home office and requires 40 hours of work (at a minimum) between Sunday to Saturday of each week
- Position requires primarily afternoon and evening work; occasional weekend work may be required
- Willingness to travel to client homes as well as occasional travel to the Harmony office or another designated location for team wide in-service meetings, All Staff gatherings, retreats, etc.
- Must clear all Harmony required pre-employment background checks. No person shall be employed who has been convicted of any offense against children
- Means of reliable transportation and proof of insurance and motor vehicle record
Job Type: Full-time
- relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off