Clinical Therapist (Full-Time) – CPYC

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Clinical Therapist (Full-Time) Counseling For Parents And Young Children (CPYC)

FSLA Classification Exempt


The CPYC Clinical Therapist operates under the direct supervision of the CPYC Supervisor. This individual is called upon by the Director of CSC Services and/or Chief Operating Officer (COO) to assist with the day-to-day operations of the CPYC program, and to deliver client services needed to meet the CPYC program goals and outcomes.


  • Minimum Master’s Degree in behavioral science or related field of study obtained from an Accredited College or University.
  • Either professionally Licensed in the state of Florida by the Department of Health as a LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, or Clinical Psychologist, or…
  • Actively pursuing license via Registration as an Intern through the state of Florida for any of the following categories: Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Experience in direct service with children and families, specifically in the home-based settings
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Experience with children under 5 years of age preferred
  • Able to pass a background check and fingerprinting through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Able to legally work in the United States


  • Delivers services that include completing an in-home mental health assessment of clients, providing counseling for clients and families who are referred to the CPYC program.
  • Delivers clinical services by interviewing families to determine their needs and developing, implementing and reviewing treatment plans with clients
  • Carries a caseload appropriate in difficulty to level of experience and expertise; with a minimum of 25 clients, and aims to see 22-24 clients per week
  • Assures quality service by being knowledgeable of and enforcing rules, regulations, legal requirements
  • Maintains records necessary for accountability, including, but not limited to, client records and data sources through various contract required systems
  • Participates in staff meetings, and case reviews according to agency standards and seeks consultation as needed
  • Responds to emergencies and any other critical needs which include suicide calls, emergency walk-ins and critical incidents in the community
  • Promotes a positive image of the agency by ensuring an understanding of program services available and conducting oneself according to a professional code of ethics in the treatment of clients, and in interaction with colleagues
  • May be asked to give presentations or seminars in the agency, community or media
  • Participates in training pertaining to CPYC and any mandated training offered by the agency and by Children’s Services Council (CSC)
  • Attends and actively participates in agency meetings and other such meetings as part of the Healthy Beginnings/CSC system
  • Clinicians must have their own transportation for this position. Mileage will be reimbursed.


Licensure / Academics

  • Is Professionally Licensed in the State of Florida, with no licensing problems or negative reports
  • If not licensed, is pursing licensing to meet state requirements by:
    • Satisfying academic requirements
    • Involved in completing supervisory requirements
    • Accumulating clinical hours
    • Registered with Department of Health (DOH) to take exam

Clinical Skills

  • Ability to conduct an assessment in order to obtain adequate information and collaborate with families in formulating goals for intervention.
  • Ability to conduct a psychosocial evaluation to obtain adequate information to accomplish a diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Ability to assist clients to access the resources involved in achieving their goals
  • Ability to integrate client outcome and relationship feedback to improve mental health outcomes
  • Documentation – completes assessments, notes, evaluative tools (rating scales), closing summaries, and other agency and Healthy Beginning Data System (HBDS) requirements according to documentation standards in all files, per program time specifications
  • Documentation – completes summary of Clinical Impressions, Progress Notes, and Treatment Plans according to documentation standards in all files, and in a timely fashion
  • Diagnostic Skills – competent and demonstrates skill in making DSM differential diagnosis and follows agency policies and procedures for documentation standards
  • Treatment Planning- can competently assess appropriate and feasible treatment course(s) for client, and follows-up to make sure such services were rendered effectively; and adjusts treatment plan and/ or trajectory as needed in this regard
  • Evaluating Services Provided
    • Progress in services and interventions are noted on data system (HBDS) at the time of the session, and outcome of parenting is summarized in the closing summary within 30 days
    • Utilizes outcome feedback to improve the effectiveness of services
      in therapy and intervention effectiveness is followed and reported on in a regular and timely basis
    • Progress in therapy and intervention effectiveness is followed and reported on in a regular and timely basis
    • Achievement of treatment goals is also noted and reported
    • Client satisfaction is also noted and reported


  • The clinical therapist identifies areas of clinical expertise and limits in practice skills, and seeks supervision or informs supervisor when case requirements exceed areas of expertise.
  • Therapist is expected to see a minimum of 22-24 client contact hours a week, and maintain a minimum 25 client caseload.

Quality of Service

  • Rules – Therapist is knowledgeable of the Policy and Procedure Manual and adheres to stated guidelines.
  • Legal Requirements – Therapist is knowledgeable of the Department of Children and Families and DOH Mental Health
  • Laws and Regulations regarding the report of abuse, confidentiality and involuntary placement.
  • Maintaining Records – Maintains all case records according to agency “Guidelines for Documentation”.
  • Encourage clients to complete client satisfaction surveys as required by agency and CSC in order to ensure and improve quality of services.

Staff Meetings

  • Attends required staff meetings and makes contribution to topics of discussion and actively participates in identifying problem areas and gaps in service.

Supervision/Peer Support

  • Participates in supervision/Program specific team meetings
  • Program supervision includes individual and group supervision which can occur weekly and monthly respectively, with a minimum of 2 hours per month.
  • Participates in case record review of program charts in order to assure quality and compliance with all policies and procedures.

Emergencies, Critical Needs

  • Clinician responds in a timely manner to all caseload emergencies and other emergency situations as needed
  • Critical Incidents – Participates In critical incident debriefings as required.
  • Clinician is on rotating on call schedule for evenings and weekends, if applicable.

Continuing Education and Professional Development

  • Attains a minimum of 15 CEU’s per year as required for licensure.
  • Attends all required CPYC training sessions
  • Attends agency outcome management training when requested
  • Attends all CSC required trainings

Professional Image

  • Demonstrates a knowledge of agency programs and services
  • Is aware of the agency’s role in promoting physical, social, and emotional well-being of families, children and individuals who live in the communities served by the program contract.
  • Is knowledgeable of and adheres to all DPR rules governing practice of mental health services.
  • Is respectful, appropriate, and courteous when interacting with professional and office staff, both in and outside the agency.

Effectiveness of Profession

  • Maintains licensure and other credentials needed to perform job requirements
  • Monitors and measures outcomes on a regular basis & uses this information to improve services for clients

Conducts Presentations

  • Makes presentations according to area of expertise or interest (If applicable)
  • Prepares learning objectives, supervises practice, evaluates skills of Master’s level interns to further professional development of student interns and provide an appropriate learning experience.

Cultural Competency

  • Work with multi-cultural individuals and groups in achieving Center for Family Services mission and objectives, and is sensitive to each individual and groups cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.

Other duties as assigned

Community/Customer Relations

  • Completes satisfaction survey for funders and other referral sources
  • Monitors client satisfaction and handles customer grievances/complaints in accordance with agency policy and procedures
  • Maintains a collaborative working alliance with other service providers
  • Monitors complaints/grievances regarding professional relationships and communication

HIPAA Security Level

  • Compliant with all HIPAA regulations and agency policies and procedures regarding client confidentiality.

HIPAA Security Level

Compliant with all HIPAA regulations and agency policies and procedures regarding client confidentiality


Work with multi-cultural individuals and groups in achieving Center for Family Services’ mission and objectives, and is sensitive to each individual and groups cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.


CPYC Clinical Supervisor

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