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HARRIS COUNTY Therapist - Functional Family Therapy (FFT)- Bilingual in Houston, Texas

Position Description The Functional Family Therapy Therapist provides direct clinical treatment to assigned families using methods compatible with Functional Family Therapy (FFT) principles and practices. The Therapist FFT is responsible for engaging key family participants in active change-oriented treatment by focusing on engagement, motivation, relational assessment, behavior change, and generalization. Duties and Responsibilities: _ * Actively participates in Functional Family Therapy (FFT) training, supervision, and consultation activities * Maintains clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrates compliance with the FFT Principles * Assists families by referring them to appropriate services and supports to include both clinical and concrete services * Collaborates with other service providers, public agencies, and key members of each families' support system * Assists administrative staff in the collection of information for program effectiveness * Performs other duties as assigned This position involves working with challenging youth where the use of crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies may be necessary to ensure the safety of both youth and staff. Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email Requirements * Masters of Science (MS) / Masters of Arts (MA) from an accredited college or university in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Social Work, and/or Marriage and Family Therapy; and * Valid driver's license (Texas Upon Hire) * Must possess and maintain liability insurance, in at least the minimum amounts required by law * Must be at least 21 years of age *PLUS* * Two (1) year of post-graduate experience working in a clinical setting with families * Applicants may substitute _one (1) year of post master's clinical experience with a minimum of two (2) semesters of internship in the Psychological and Social Services Unit of Harris County Juvenile Probation or in the Harris County Children's Forensic Unit * Bilingual in English/Spanish Additional Requirements: * Every employee is subject to random testing for drugs and alcohol or if there is a reasonable suspicion to believe that the employee is under the influence of a substance prohibited by this policy while in the course and scope of employment. * All new employees are required to undergo and pass a physical examination administered by the Department Approved Contract Physician. At the time of the physical, applicants must present evidence of tuberculosis (TB) skin test. In the event of a positive test, the applicant will be required to provide additional documentation. * Upon receiving a conditional job offer, every applicant undergoes a criminal background check, drug screening, an achievement test, and psychological and physical examinations. * If a public emergency is declared by the county, staff could be assigned to other duties and/or facilities and/or under the supervision of another county department. Certified copies of transcripts of educational credentials and/or college credits will be required during the hiring process. NOTE: To qualify for this position, the required education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but _we do not use _any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration. General Information HOURS: * 40 Hours per Week * Flexible/ Includes Late Nights and Weekends SALARY: * $27.60 - $33.61 per Hour * Commensurate with Experience * Based on 26 Pay Periods LOCATION: * * Juvenile Justice Center/Health Services/FFT *Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date. Salary: $27.60 - $33.61 Hourly Location: Houston, TX Job Type: Regular Full-time Department: Juvenile Probation Department Job Number: 06540 Closing: 7/8/2021 11:59 PM Central Agency: Harris County Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002 Website: