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Parenting with Love and Limits Therapist

Job Title
Parenting with Love and Limits Therapist
Job ID
Rockledge,  FL 32935
Other Location

Annual Salary: $55,000/yr

Position Summary: The PLL Therapist provides parenting education to youth and families living in Brevard County. The PLL Therapist integrates the best principles of a structural family therapy approach into a comprehensive program. The PLL Therapist conducts structured six session group counseling intervention with families and a minimum of 6 family sessions for Community (Alternative to out of home placement) 12 family sessions for youth returning from an out of home placement, with each family that is participating in the program. Provides individual "coaching" to show each family how to use the skills in day-to-day interactions. Maintains clear and concise documentation of case involvement. Collaborates with other service providers, public agencies, and key members of each family's support system. This position will include three to four evenings per week and weekends if necessary.

Technical/Functional Expectations:

  1. Family Therapy: This position conducts home visits for the family therapy coaching sessions.
  2. Group Therapy: Leading group therapy sessions for 2 hours per week. The group is 2 hours long with the first hour consisting of parents and youth together and the second hour consisting of a breakout group with the PLL Therapist with the parents and the youth with a co-facilitator. Prepares for each group by setting up and tearing down.
  3. Motivational Interviewing: Conducts the Motivational Interviewing calls and face-to-face intakes.
  4. Care Planning: Making reminder calls to families regarding group and coaching sessions. Completing Family Plans for each case.
  5. Family Team Member: Participate in the Family Team Conference Process. Advocate on behalf of the family when needed.
  6. Parenting with Love and Limits: This position will adhere to the fidelity of the PLL Model. Maintaining all PLL client data on the PLL Dashboard Database, submit Fidelity Checklists and Model Adherence Measures, administer all research assessment instruments, submit to PLL video recordings of sessions as requested by PLL Supervisor, attend all PLL supervision meetings. Meet twice monthly for two hours with the team to process cases, discuss group breakouts and complete PLL supervision forms.
  7. Other duties as required: Job performance requires fulfilling other incidental or related duties as assigned, assisting and training others, and performing duties of higher rated positions from time to time for developmental purposes.

Behavioral Competencies:

  1. Problem Solving: Able to exercise judgment in building realistic solutions to problems; understand the real issues behind problems; apply common sense and take practical action to solve problems.
  2. Perseverance: Able to persevere in accomplishing tasks or objectives; commit to long hours of work; persist in following through on assignments; have a sense of urgency about getting results.
  3. Written Communication: Able to thoroughly document work in writing; read and interpret new written information, policies, and procedures; use written methods to clearly communicate medical or patient information; write clear and concise chart entries, memos, and reports.
  4. Attention to Detail: Able to document and provide complete, accurate information; track details even when under pressure; pay attention to details when preparing documents; be thorough when checking for accuracy.
  5. Concern for Quality: Able deliver quality results in tasks or assignments; seek to remove barriers on self or others that prevent quality results; take time to do things right and ensure quality results; identify underlying issues or reasons for quality issues and fix them.
  6. Versatility: Able to take on new or multiple roles and responsibilities and do them well; adapt to changes in situations, direction, or people; demonstrate versatility as assignments change; adjust approach when dealing with an arrogant or inflexible person.
  7. Sensitivity: Work effectively with and show sensitivity to cultural differences and various socio-economic backgrounds of others.
  8. Ethics: Adhere to and model principles and values of Agency and System of Care by being strength-based, solution-focused, maintains highest level of integrity and ethical standards and work collaboratively with employees, partners, stakeholders and clients in all interactions.

Business Experience:

  1. Valid Driver's License & Appropriate Insurance: This position requires a valid driver’s license in order to travel throughout the County and requires $100,000/$300,00 bodily injury insurance coverage in order to transport clients.
  2. 2+ years’ experience serving at risk families: This position must have at least two years’ experience serving at risk families.
  3. Superior verbal and written communication skills: This is essential in order to effectively and flexibly work with our families who have complex needs.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  1. MA in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology required.
  2. LCSW, LMHC, LMFT preferred.
  3. 3-5 years related experience required.
  4. 3+ years resolving complex family issues preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Lifting
  2. Carrying
  3. Pulling
  4. Pushing
  5. Sitting
  6. Standing
  7. Bending
  8. Reading
  9. Speaking
  10. Listening
  11. Typing
  12. Writing

Brevard Family Partnership and Brevard C.A.R.E.S. are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. These employers also maintain Drug-Free Workplaces. Requests for Auxiliary Aids for Hearing Impaired or Limited English Proficiency Candidates may be made with a minimum of five (5) days notice to C. Hernandez at (321) 752-4650.