The Case Therapist provides assessment, treatment planning, and intensive home, school, and community based therapy services for Family Solutions for Kids clients (ages 4 to 19) and family members in their household. The person in this position also provides case management and community connections to ensure continuity of care and access to long term solutions.
Provides a thorough Family Assessment and safety planning in the home, school environment or other natural environment
Develops a Treatment Plan with measurable goals, specific to the needs of the family and updates the Plan monthly
Provides education related to family functioning, i.e. child development, parenting skills and coaching, communication skills, self- regulation tools, assertiveness training, etc.
Case management activities including, but not limited to, crisis planning, school advocacy, referral, linkage, and collateral contacts
Prepares Discharge Summaries and Aftercare Plans
Maintains required documentation and client files according to standards and as required by policy and procedure, entering information in a timely and accurate manner
Case Therapists shall possess a master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling. Must be either licensed or provisionally licensed in a clinical discipline, i.e. LCSW, LPC, etc. in the state of Missouri.
At least two (2) years of therapy experience preferred. Also prefer experience in providing in-home therapy.
Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with professionals and client families; strong psychosocial assessment skills; possess good understanding of various treatment methodologies utilizing strength-based clinical interventions; minimal supervision regarding use of time; able to prioritize work assignments; persuasion and negotiation of conflicts and problems; understanding and following accreditation/licensing/government/contract regulations. willingness to work irregular hours which may include evenings and weekends, and under pressure conditions; and maintaining order in an environment of changing priorities.
Equipment to be Used
Must be able to operate computer using agency approved software programs, and other office machines such as
fax, calculator, cell phone, etc.
Typical Physical Demands
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity
sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and
other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.
Typical Mental Demands
Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of intervention at any given point in
time. Must handle novel and diverse work problems on a daily basis. Personal maturity is an important attribute.
Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. Must have a long
attention span in order to listen to people, perceive the real problems and bring issues to a successful conclusion.
Must have the ability to work with people from various ethnic groups in a culturally competent manner.
Must hold a valid driver’s license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record. Must be willing to undergo initial
and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and child care/elder care disqualification list
screenings as conducted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services utilizing the Family Care
Safety Registry. Must submit fingerprints for review by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results
showing no evidence of communicable disease. Must be American Red Cross first aid and CPR certified at all
Works in a typical office setting and in clients’ homes; drives an automobile on a routine basis in an urban area.
Must have the ability and energy to visit more than one family per day. Must participate in an on-call rotation with
team members; willingness to work irregular hours which may include evenings and weekends, often under
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is a faith-based Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We focus on our clients’ strengths rather than their problems. And we encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.