Position Summary: The FFT Senior Therapist will carry a caseload of 5 FFT cases and provide administrative supervision to at least 1-2 FFT therapists/ case managers. The FFT Senior Therapist will attend FFT externship and provide coverage for the lead therapist.
General responsibilities for the position of Senior Therapist (FFT) include but are not limited to the following:
- Carry caseload of approximately 5 FFT cases
- Attend FFT externship
- Attend all FFT trainings as required as well as all mandated ACS trainings.
- Participate in all weekly Staffing with FFT Site Lead
- Complete all FFT documentation within the FFT/CSS system in a timely manner
- Ensure simultaneous conversion of notes in the CSS system into the ACS ADVPO Progress Notes or Connections Progress Notes
- Complete all FFT assessment tools as required and enter into the CSS system in timely manner.
- Implement all FFT protocols as provided by the FFT consultant and/or FFT supervisor
- Administer the FFT treatment consistent with the FFT model to ensure fidelity and adherence to the model
- Fulfill all OCFS, and ACS accountability requirements including timely completion of FASPs, Progress Notes and Plan Amendments
- Comply with FFT “front loading” requirements as indicated for high risk families which includes meeting with families 3 times in the first 10 days of the case.
- Complete all home-based contacts and seek to maintain four case work contacts per month per family as specified by the model.
- Be available by phone 24/7 or as needed to respond to client crises. This includes ability to conduct sessions on weekends as needed, to accommodate client availability
- Will be required to accept cases in another borough on rare occasions
- Provide administrative, accountability and child welfare supervision for up to two (2) FFT Therapists and (1) case manager
- Provide Accountability Oversight (with support from QA and Accountability Specialist) to ensure that therapists comply with ACS accountability mandates, including;
- timely completion and review of FASPs, Plan Amendments and Progress notes
- timely review and approval of FASPs and case closings
- ensure therapists enter contacts in the PROMIS system in a timely manner
- ensure that all families and children are seen every month
- ensure that the average case duration does not exceed an average of 5 month
- Provide Child Welfare Supervision to therapists in order to ensure that all children are safe and free of immediate or impending danger or serious harm.
- provide biweekly supervision to all therapists consistent with ACS Supervisory Standards
- discuss every case at least 2 times per month and review all case records at least 1 time per month consistent with ACS Supervisory Standards
- document case discussions and case record reviews monthly in Supervisory Reviews for each case
- ensure that all children are assessed in all four domains in the first month of case and 3 months thereafterensure that an assessment of the home and financial resources are completed in the first month of the case and 3 months thereafter
- collaborate with all departments of ACS including FAP, DCP, OPTA, APA, etc, as needed to ensure the safety needs of children are being addressed
- ensure compliance will all other ACS Preventive Standards, policies and procedures related to CSEC, Safe Sleep, Domestic Violence, et
- Provide Administrative Oversight (with support from the Admin Assistant) to ensure therapists complies with all agency policies and procedures, including;
- ensure that staff comply with agency conditions of employment related to attendance, hours of work/TimeForce, and use of sick, personal, vacation time etc.
- ensure that all staff meet performance standards and comply with agency standards of behavior and code of conduct
- complete performance evaluations and address performance issues in a timely and progressive manner
- ensure that staff receives trainings as required by agency, ACS and program
- Accept all tasks as assigned
- Master’s degree in social work (MSW) or equivalent degree required with LMSW or LMHC licensing or eligibility;
- Clinical and preferably supervisory experience working with adolescents and families in a child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice setting.
- Trained in FFT
- Ability and willingness to work with families and teens in their own homes, and when the families are available to meet, including evenings and some weekends;
- Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team;
- Strong clinical and administrative skills and very good interpersonal/communication skills;
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
- Ability to be flexible including travel and being available on weekends and evening as required
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 002643
Children's Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability