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FAMILY THERAPIST in Chicago, IL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/14/2021

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Job Description


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Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


The family therapist as part of a multi-disciplinary team will bring a family oriented perspective to treatment. She/He will be responsible for addressing a wide range of relationship, emotional, and mental health issues within a family systems perspective. The family therapist will also develop and conduct family education groups on family systems and substance abuse.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses the family therapy needs of individual clients and their families.
  • Provides individual and group counseling. 
  • Knowledgeable about ASAM criteria and DSMV diagnois.  
  • Participates in clinical staffing and contributes family-centered treatment concepts in the development of service/treatment plans.
  • Provides family-centered individual/group/joint counseling/therapy as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Provide milieu management as needed and other counseling duties as assigned.
  • Develops and facilitates education groups on substance abuse/mental health and family dynamics.
  • Responsible for clinical documentation, i.e. progress notes, patient assessments, service/treatment plans and other forms/records as required in a timely manner.
  • Interacts with other professionals, agencies, as needed, to provide effective treatment.
  • Is able to identify opportunities for program improvement, uses appropriate improvement tools techniques to address potential quality issues within the program/facility and actively participates in quality improvement initiatives/activities.
  • Maintains all certification and/or licensing requirements and remains abreast of the latest development in the field.
  • Adheres to confidentiality requirements.
  • Attends mandatory inservices.
  • Knowledge of the procedures to follow in the event of an incident
  • Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency.
  • Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to minimize, eliminate, and report risks.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters degree in marriage and family therapy from a regionally accredited educational institution or other related field i.e. social work, counseling, clinical psychology, or substance abuse counseling; plus two years counseling experience; CADC, CMADC, LSW, LPC, LMFT, LAMFT, or LCPC required.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.