Application Deadline: 2021-12-31
Job Type: County
Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Psychotherapist – Youth and Family Teams
DEPARTMENT: Human Services – Behavioral Health Services
PAY BASIS: Salaried
Provides a full range of intensive in-home or office-based psychosocial rehabilitative and
treatment services to consumers. Works collaboratively within team or individually.
1. Performs intake evaluation duties by screening and assessing emotionally and
behaviorally impaired children and their families who are referred for services, and
effectively engage these families to move them into change process to improve their
family functioning and overall home environment.
2. In conjunction with team members, develops and carries out plans for overall
rehabilitation, treatment, and care for assigned children and families to address
consumer and community safety concerns. Provides case consultations and performs
case coordination services with other involved agencies and service providers including
participation in multidisciplinary staffing meetings for assigned families.
3. Documents services provided within the consumer’s case record in a manner spelled out
in the clinic’s policies and procedures, and completes various forms required for
insurance authorization, disability determination, program eligibility, service tracking.
1. Provides intensive in-home family psychotherapy treatment services for families
assigned. The treatment model is intensive family systems-based therapy that
encompasses mental health and drug and alcohol service interventions.
2. Provides assessment and treatment to families referred to the Juvenile Sex Offender
Program and coordinates overall treatment with program facilitators.
3. Manages overall caseload utilizing the principles and accountabilities of the
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program as detailed in Health and Family
Services DHS 36, including completion of all required paperwork.
4. Provides crisis assessment, counseling, and referral services for assigned families,
whether in person or by telephone, and completes required paperwork for billing
5. Participates in continuing education activities to enhance skill development and to keep
current on new theory and practice to maintain relevant licensure
6. Addresses and resolves conflict and manages stress in a professional manner, including
actively engaging in professional and personal activities which help mitigate the impact
of secondary traumatic stress.
7. Applies Trauma Informed Care principles and practices, with a strong commitment to
fostering a positive, healthy work culture.
8. Performs other related duties as may be assigned.
1. Reports to Youth Mental Health Supervisor.
2. Works professionally and in a collaborative manner with other department personnel and
community resources.
1. Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a closely related human
service field.
2. Qualified and licensed as a Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Professional
Counselor, Psychologist, or Marriage and Family Therapist. Dual Substance Abuse
Counselor certification preferred.
3. At least 3,000 hours of supervised experience.
4. Minimum of three years of supervised experience in family systems-based
psychotherapy services.
5. If hired as a Qualified Therapist in Training (QTT), must obtain full licensure as
described above and supervised hours within 3-years from date of hire. An extension of
a QTT license does not meet the licensure requirement.
6. Requires qualification under Wisconsin Caregivers Law, Wisconsin Act 27.
7. Preferably knowledge of a county’s child welfare system and the impact the expectations
of that system have on the delivery of therapy treatment services to like consumers of
both child welfare and behavioral health systems.
1. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and practices pertaining to Federal, State, and County
public social services programs.
2. Knowledge of resources and their availability and application to children involved in
delinquency or suffering from abuse or neglect.
3. Knowledge of the county child welfare system in Wisconsin and the impact that system
has on the delivery of therapy services to consumers of child welfare and behavioral
health systems.
4. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing, and to
possess good organizational skills and follow through.
5. Ability to accept and utilize supervision and direction while working within an agency
team structure.
6. Working knowledge and understanding of Trauma Informed Care, preferred.
7. Ability to thoroughly assess the individual and family strengths, needs, and safety and
risk factors with sensitivity to their past traumatic experiences, and incorporate these into
an appropriate case/treatment plan that is developed in partnership with the
8. Computer skills including facility with Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn
and use software.
9. Work hour flexibility is required based on case needs and may include up to three
evenings per week.
10. Access to a motor vehicle and commitment to meet and maintain the County’s
automobile insurance requirements.
1. Ability to perform most work from a sedentary position.
2. Ability to freely move in the community (such as through possession of a valid Wisconsin
Driver’s License, or other means) including access to a vehicle required.
3. Ability to access second floors in private homes for purpose of assessment and service
provision required.

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