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Tides Family Services

The Functional Family Therapist will provide, at a minimum, weekly one-hour, home-based family therapy sessions to clients.
Therapist will utilize the FFT model with families who have adolescents between the ages of 10 and 18. Therapist will be required to carry a caseload of 10 to 15 families, providing services anywhere from eight to 26 weeks. This position requires
flexibility in hours to meet families when they are available.

1.Master’s degree in social work, counseling, education or other relevant human service profession, with two years
experience in children and family services
2.Ability and willingness to work with families in their own homes
3.Flexibility to work when the families are available to meet
4.Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team
5.Very good interpersonal/communication skills
6.Strong clinical skills
7.Ability to internalize and work within the FFT philosophy and model
8.Ability to work with adolescents
9.Ability to work with respect for cultural diversity
10.Ability to engage families who may not want the service
11.Ability to adapt and individualize program interventions to utilize family strengths and skills
12.Commitment to empowering families to solve their own problems
13.Belief in the capacity of people to grow and change
14.Ability to establish a mutually respectful relationship, in which the family is a full partner, empowered to solve
their own problems
15.Ability to intervene decisively, when necessary, to protect family members
16.Ability to set appropriate boundaries and limits for best practice

1. Carry a caseload as assigned
2. Provide home-based FFT to families
3. Actively participate as part of the therapy team

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