Child & Family Therapist

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The Child & Family Therapist provides therapeutic services for children, teens, parents, and families referred from the Child Advocacy Center, other Family Place programs, DCF, and other community sources. The counselor will work primarily with children and families who have experienced trauma or other adversity.

The position will be 32 to 40 hours. Rate of pay is $28 to $32 per hour for an unlicensed therapist and $32 to $36 hours for a licensed therapist.

Reimbursement for licensure fees and liability insurance premiums as well as funding for professional development required to maintain licensure.

Clinicians working toward licensure are encouraged to apply.

Key Accountabilities

Program Responsibilities

· Conduct intake assessments, formulate clinical diagnoses, and recommend treatment options for clients.

· Develop treatment plans in collaboration with clients (and parents if the client is a minor).

· Provide individual, family and group treatment.

· Maintain a case load equivalent to 50% to 65% of work hours. (Actual case load will be determined based on complexity of individual cases.)

· Complete clinical notes within 1 week of session. Complete other paperwork in a timely manner and ensure all clinical documentation (including collateral material, release of information forms, etc.) is maintained in online therapy record.

· Provide crisis intervention support for existing clients. Provide backup crisis intervention support for clients of other therapists when primary therapist is unavailable.

· Advocate for appropriate supports to address client mental health needs within school and other key environments.

· Participate in DCF team meetings and collaborate with DCF case workers on cases with DCF involvement. Collaborate with other treatment providers and collateral sources as needed.

Staff and Team Responsibilities

· Attend staff meetings, group supervision, and other appropriate agency meetings.

· Follow confidentiality guidelines concerning all families and providers and maintain the highest ethical standards as outlined in the Code of Ethics of the counselor’s discipline.

· Demonstrate a commitment to TFP’s equity and inclusion goals in all interactions with staff, clients, vendors, board members, donors and other stakeholders.

· Comply with TFP Personnel Policies.

· Participate in fundraising and public awareness activities as workload permits.

· Other duties as specified by supervisor.

Professional Development

· Keep abreast of current standards and practices in the field of mental health with specific attention to evidence-based trauma treatments. Engage in continuing education on childhood trauma, family systems, and other relevant mental health topics.

· Comply with all requirements of NH and VT licensure boards to obtain or maintain licensure.

· Attend agency trainings on equity and other topics related to TFP services and programs.

· Maintain up to date knowledge of agency programs and services.


The Family Place takes teamwork and being a good team member very seriously. Staff work in teams; therefore being a team player is critical to our success. TFP employees are expected to adhere to the values of being a good team member, defined as:

· Having a positive attitude

· Sharing common goals and vision

· Being a good listener

· Having a mutual understanding of rules and structure

· Collaborating and working together for greater good

· Being flexible and willing to change and willing to reflect about the work

· Being respectful

· Being part of an environment that creates safety where opinions may be expressed

· Taking responsibility as a team member by being present

· Recognizing different styles of working, learning, and communicating

(Criteria generated and agreed upon by staff, June 2008)

Other Accountabilities

Must be able to work at least 75% of the time in the office to offer in-person services to clients. (Balance of in-person vs. virtual services will be determined by case load. It is our practice to accommodate client requests for in-person services.)

Equity Statement

The Family Place strives to be a supportive environment and to continue to learn about and practice skills related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to providing a safe space for our staff, board, clients, families, and community members and encourage a culture which holds us accountable without judgement. We are actively mindful of our practices and materials to ensure they are inclusiveand welcome feedback to continue this important work. It is our goal that all families have access to individualized resources and communication needed to provide services in the best ways possible.


· Required: Knowledge of mental health assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment planning

· Required: Ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams.

· Required: Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with clients, community groups and staff.

· Preferred: Ability to provide therapy services in a telehealth format.

· Required: Commitment to principles of equity and inclusion and a willingness to engage in continuous learning.

· Preferred: 2-5 years’ experience providing individual, family, and group counseling with families, children, adolescents.

· Preferred: Experience with trauma, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, substance misuse, and poverty.

· Required: Master’s Level Degree in mental health field.

· Required: Licensed or license eligible in Vermont and New Hampshire.

· Preferred: Training and rostering/certification in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and other evidence-based treatments for children and families.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $28.00 – $36.00 per hour

Expected hours: 32 – 40 per week


Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Vision insurance
Medical specialties:


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Work setting:

Ability to Relocate:

Norwich, VT 05055: Relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: In person

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