For nearly 50 years, Lifeline has been strengthening children and families who have been impacted by abuse, neglect, and delinquency- arguably the most vulnerable in our community. It all began with a single group home for kids and has since grown into an organization serving over 10,000 children and families year. We serve families in nearly every county in Indiana. Together we’re “changing hearts and bringing hope to a generation at risk”. In our Home Based Services Department,we are literally working with families right in their own homes, bringing the tools, and education necessary to strengthen that family into the very environment they live. Whatever the need, Lifeline offers a full continuum of care to help kids and families grow stronger and achieve their goals.
About Lifeline Youth and Family Services
Home Based Services Therapist
General Statement of Responsibility
Provide home visitation and therapeutic services for Lifeline's Home Based Services Program.
Qualifications for Therapist
Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy REQUIRED. (Degree that included 60 semester hours of coursework that included some classes in counseling theory, practice methods, research, DSM 5 (diagnostic) and 1 Practicum, 1 Internship, and an Advance Internship.
Belief in the family preservation philosophy.
Knowledge of family of orgin / inter-generational issues.
Knowledge of child and adult development and child abuse and neglect.
Knowledge of community resources.
Provide structured, goal-oriented, time-limited therapy with families who need assistance in recovering from physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect. Other issues may be present and may need to be addressed in the course of treatment.
Engage and assist the family's participation in the treatment planning process.
Visit in client's home no less than once per week.
Accompany and support family for court appearances.
Provide emergency and crisis consultation on a 24-hour basis.
Completion of clear, accurate documentation of 1) all contacts with clients, 2) monthly reports, 3) court reports, and 4) treatment plans. Provide any additional written reports to the referring agency as requested.
Complete all clinical and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
Demonstrate respect and cultural sensitivity to all clients and to all referral sources.
Maintain strict confidentiality at all times to protect clients' privacy.
Comply with required in-service / continuing education hours as outlined in policy manual.
Engage in weekly staffing and address risk management areas to ensure safety.
Contribute to Lifeline's Performance and Quality Improvement process.
Ensure that services are provided Effectively, Efficiently, and with Evidence for each case.
Examples of Tasks for Therapist
Assist and teach through role modeling and hands-on education, guidance, parenting
Provide therapy with emphasis on needed areas. Examples include, but are not limited to: stress management, communication skills, conflict resolution, goal setting, behavior modification, family organization and structure, self-esteem, etc.
Demonstrate respect for sociocultural values, personal goals, lifestyle choices, and complex family interactions and deliver services in a culturally competent fashion. Provide transportation for client for services, as needed.
Assist client in finding and maintaining employment if needed.
Offer insight and input to strengthen Lifeline's performance and quality of services and to improve client satisfaction.
Lifeline offers a competitive benefit and compensation packages. Below is a listing of the benefits, in general, offered:
Competitive salary plus incentive pay
Medical Time Off, Paid Time Off, Holiday Time off (7 holidays within the calendar year)
Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accident indemnity, 403-b and others.
Reimburse the cost of application/testing fee for licensure for LSW/LMHCA/LMFTA/LCSW
Monthly Cell phone stipend
Laptops and printers for all staff.