Family Preservation Clinician

EFFECTIVE DATE: January, 2006

REVISED DATE: 5/06; 5/07; 5/08; 5/09; 12/09; 3/10; 5/12


REPORTS TO:  Clinical Manager, Intensive Family Services


POSITION OBJECTIVE:  Provide assessment and treatment services in the homes of families at risk of, or identified as having neglect or abuse issues, with the goal of family preservation and stability.


  • Master’s degree in psychology/social service discipline; license preferred
  • Minimum two years of experience working with children and their families
  • Some evening and weekend hours as necessary to meet client needs
  • Successful completion of background screening


  • Individual and family counseling skills
  • Psychological assessment and treatment skills for children, adults and families
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the DSM IV and coding on Axis I through Axis V
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate in a clear, comprehensive, therapeutic manner and be able to interact positively with a variety of people


  • Orient clients to program philosophy, expectations, services available, treatment process, rules and regulations, client rights and other pertinent information
  • Complete psychosocial assessments and identify potential treatment goals within allowable timeframe
  • Complete treatment plans for all clients within appropriate time frame
  • Conduct individual and family sessions as required to meet family needs
  • Arrange for discharge planning upon completion of treatment
  • Submit timely, complete and accurate documentation of each session for case continuity and billing purposes
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team staffings with appropriate KFF and CBHC staff
  • Attend in-service training programs and professional workshops to upgrade skills and knowledge and maintain license if applicable
  • Provide QI and Peer Review data as required
  • Regularly review policies and procedures of the agency including CARF and Medicaid
  • Participate in all assigned agency training, staff development, supervision and staff meetings as scheduled


  1. Abide by agency policies and procedures
  2. Promote agency goals and positive agency image in the community
  3. Work with a positive attitude and as a team player
  4. Report any community complaints or criticisms of agency or staff to supervisor immediately
  5. Other duties as assigned by supervisor
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  (R=Required  P=Preferred)
Sitting  _R__ Standing  _R__  Walking  _R__   Lifting  _P___   Carrying __P_    Kneeling  ____  Pushing/Pulling  ____   Bending/Stooping  __R__  Climbing  ____   Reaching  _P__  Crawling/Crouching  ____ Grasping  ____  Turning  ____  Repetitive Motions  ____  Color Recognition  ____  Depth Perception  ____  Reading  __R__  Hearing  __R__  Other (describe) ____
HAZARDS:  (X=Potential Exposure)
Proximity to moving mechanical parts  __ __ Electrical current  __ __  Toxic or caustic chemicals  ____  Radiation  ____ Biohazards (airborne or contact)  ____  Housekeeping and/or cleaning agents  ____  Flammable, explosive gases  _X___ Human-borne pathogens  ____ Other:
SKILL REQUIREMENTS:  (R=Required  P=Preferred)
Drive motor vehicle _R__ Prepare food ____ Lift __P__ (State weight __>50 lbs.) Typing/Keyboard __R__  Word processing software __P__  Data base software ____  Spreadsheet software ____  Other software ____  Calculator ____  Operate office machines __P__ (Fax, Copier) Verbal communication (including telephone) __R__  Written communication (including composition) __R__  Public speaking/group presentations  __R__  Team-oriented and collaborative interpersonal relationships __R__  Respectful client relationships __R__  Client assessment and evaluation __R__  Retrieve and compile information __R__  Verify data __R__  Maintain records __R __ Organize and prioritize information _P___  Analyze and interpret information __R___  Investigate, evaluate and recommend action  __R__  Basic mathematical concepts (add, subtract, multiply, divide) __R __  Advanced mathematical concepts (fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, graphs) ____  Abstract mathematical concepts (interpolation, inference, frequency, reliability, formulas, equations, statistics) ___  Reasoning and logic __R__  Sensitivity to service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics   R    Leadership/Supervisory __ __  Other (describe) ____
Employee Acknowledgement: I have reviewed and understand the requirements stated in this Job Description and hereby certify that I am qualified to perform this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation. (Please list any requested accommodation(s) below if an accommodation is necessary to perform the responsibilities of this job.
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Supervisor’s Review I have reviewed the information contained in this Job Description and believe it to be an accurate reflection of the job functions and duties for the described position.
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