Experience 2 Years
Qualifications Master’s Degree
Home-Based Therapist Job Description
Hoosier Families Inc. works with children that have suffered from sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect. Working in the Child & Family Welfare sector, as a Family Intervention Specialist is simple. There is a four-step process to this position: (1) Developing positive relationships with the families, (2) identifying what their needs are, (3) helping them create goals and objectives, and (4) working with them to accomplish those goals. It’s that simple. Of course, there are more business and court processes involved in those steps (see below); however, those four steps are the core to being a Home-Based Therapist.
Home-Based Therapy services are for families involved with DCS/Probation. These in-home services should be high quality, family centered, and culturally competent. They should be effective in reducing maltreatment, improving caretaking, and coping skills, enhancing family resilience, supporting healthy and nurturing relationships, and children’s physical, mental, emotional, and educational well-being. Home-Based Therapy services should help to safely maintain children in their homes (or foster home); preserve, support, and stabilize families; and promote the well-being of children, youth, and families. Services can also occur in the school, community, or facility. Home-Based Therapy Services provides any combination of the following kinds of services to the families as approved by DCS/Probation:
• Home visits
• Participation in DCS Case planning
• Therapeutic Supervised visitation
• Coordination of Services
• Conflict management
• Emergency/crisis services
• Child development education
• Domestic violence education
• Parenting education/training
• Family communication
• Participation in Child and Family Team meetings
• Family reunification/preservation
• Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) support
• Individual & Family assessments
• Community referrals and follow-up
• Behavior modification
• Develop Long and Short-Term Goals
• Reports directly to the Executive Director & Clinical Director
• Understands and follows all agency policies and procedures
• Manages and assures an effective safety/crisis plan is in place for all identified safety concerns including family strengths and needs
• Establish and maintain rapport with clients, ensuring clear communication
• Providing counseling to individuals and families, including children of all ages
• Develops and Manages the Initial Treatment Plan (ISP/Case Plan) with the DCS/FCM and provider team within the first thirty (30) days of program entry
• Meets with the client or family at least weekly, or more frequently, based on the assessed needs of the client
• Participates in administrative and court reviews of the case plan as requested
• Provides in-home therapy services, including individual & family talk therapy, therapeutic supervised visitation, and other therapy methods as approved.
• Manages, Supports, and Assists in family reunification and preservation efforts with all members of the primary family or other permanent plan consistent with the Initial Treatment Service Plan, Progress and Visitation Notes, and Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly updates,
• Completes and submit timely Incident Reports, Discharge/Termination Summary Reports,
and all other required reports, according to agency policy
• Attends weekly supervision meetings and actively participates in the supervision process
• Attend all mandatary meetings or trainings.
• Ability to travel between appointments in order to service clients within their community
• Follows agency procedures for crisis, after-hours, and weekend emergency coverage
• Serves as a positive and effective liaison between Hoosier Families and referring agency caseworkers regarding the family and youth’s services
• Clear, effective communication skills
• Knowledge of, respect for, and adherence to current confidentiality practices
• Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences
• Adept prioritization and time management abilities
• Performs other duties as requested
• A successful candidate will possess these qualities:
o A passion to work in an unselfish and life-changing way. Our children and families rely on us.
o Ability to flourish with non-traditional work hours. We are not a 9-5 company.
• Shared life experience and are familiar with the communities where they will be working
• The Direct Worker must have one of the following:
o Master’s or Doctorate degree with a current license issued by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
o OR Master’s Degree with a temporary permit issued by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
• Must possess a valid driver license and the ability to use private car to transport self and others and must comply with the state policy concerning minimum car insurance coverage.
• Must be able to pass all drug tests and all required background checks
• Must be available to work evenings (after school hours) and weekends
Our ideal Home-Based Therapist would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:
• You’re thrilled to provide excellent quality clinical care, in person, or via telehealth, to a full caseload of clients.
• You enjoy the balance of independent ownership of key tasks, and regular team communications.
• You’re eager to join a rapidly growing business, and comfortable with processes that evolve quickly.
• You possess excellent interpersonal skills, and a willingness to receive feedback.
• You’re open-minded, non-judgemental, flexible, and have good humor.
• You show up as your authentic self at work, each day. .
Areas the worker is expected to travel:
Marion and surrounding counties (up to 60-80% traveling)