Mental Health Social Worker – Functional Family Therapist
Location: New York, NY
Schedule: Daytime hours
The Functional Family Therapist is responsible for providing model adherent, culturally competent, clinically oriented, short-term treatment in the Family Assessment Program (FAP) continuum of services in the borough of the Bronx.
Highlights About the Company & Position:
- Carry a caseload of approximately 8 FFT cases.
- 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 the CSS system in a 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 casework contacts per month per family as specified by the model.
- Engage in outreach activities in the community to attain the required 20% utilization from self-referrals as required by contract.
- Be available by phone 24/7 or as needed to respond to client crises. This includes the ability to conduct sessions on weekends as needed, to accommodate client availability.
- May be required to accept cases in other boroughs where we have the contract (Bronx, Manhattan/Staten Island.)
- Collaborate with Educational and Employment specialists to monitor school attendance, obtain school records and intervene with DOE when appropriate to develop an appropriate education/vocational plan for youth.
- Accept other tasks as necessary for the success of the program and the role.
- Master’s degree in social work (MSW) or equivalent degree in any NYS license-eligible Mental Health profession required.
- Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred, but not required.
- Experience working with adolescents and families in child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice setting.
- Willingness to learn and work within the FFT philosophy and model.
- Ability and willingness to work with families and teens in the home, school, and other appropriate settings in the community.
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed.
- Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team.
- Strong clinical skills and ability to work under pressure with high-risk, crisis-oriented cases
- Very good interpersonal/communication skills, including the ability to write well and meet copious amounts of documentation in a timely manner.
- Computer literate.