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Child and Family Therapist

Posted: 05/01/2022

Child and Family Therapist
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Full-time (32-40 hours/week
Kansas City, MO • Mental Health Programs
Agency Overview
Since 1901, Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas (JFS) has supported and strengthened lives throughout Greater Kansas City. We provide essential human services for people facing challenges in everyday life or times of crisis- regardless of faith, age, culture, or lifestyle. JFS proudly serves more than 10,000 people annually through our KesherKC Social Services and Food Pantry, Older Adult Services. Mental Health Services and Education, Chaplaincy, and Jewish Life Education. JFS was founded on the Jewish value of tikkun olamrepairing the world, one person, one family at a time.

Position Summary
Are you looking for meaningful work in a dynamic multi-service organization? JFS offers a welcoming and inclusive environment & a human-centered atmosphere where the Child and Family Therapist will provide evidence-based, trauma-informed psychotherapy to support children, teens, and/or families in meeting their mental health and/or behavioral goals and objectives. This position can be from 32-40 hours/week.

Essential Duties:

  • Ability to effectively provide therapy in-person or through teletherapy when needed 
  • Complete assessments and treatment planning using an electronic record-keeping system
  • Document clinical transactions in a timely manner
  • Collaborate and coordinate with colleagues and other providers 
  • Provide 50 percent direct service hours in accordance with agency expectations
  • Attend weekly counseling team and staff meetings and professionally present cases to colleagues as requested 
  • Provide case management as needed
  • Participate in agency-wide team-building, fund-raising, and promotional events
Education and Experience:
  • Dual Missouri & Kansas licenses at the clinical level are required
  • Master’s degree in a related field required
  • Proven training or certification in Play Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and/or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy preferred, but not required
  • Proven strength in assessment and treatment planning skills, as well as demonstrated knowledge of the DSM-5
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Windows & Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), client-database systems, text & chatting programs, and Zoom & other secure digital video platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA including ePHI management
  • Dependable, punctual, and highly organized
  • Professional presence & demeanor
  • Strong crisis management and safety protocol skills & experience
  • Orientation to teamwork and collaboration is essential
  • Effective caseload and time management
EEO StatementJFS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to being inclusive and welcoming. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and organizational need. All applicants will be considered for employment with dignity and respect, free of all discrimination, including that which is based on race, color, religion, gender, language, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.  
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Job Type: Full Time