Title: Family Therapist
Division: Family & Community Medicine (80001038)
Department: Family & Community Medicine - Other Contracts (90005510)
Location: Houston (1100)
Salary Range: $45,271 - $58,854
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Employment Duration: Full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt
In 2020, Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH) is proud to celebrate 20 years of service to the Houston Community! The mission of Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston is to promote health, hope and dignity for those affected by homelessness through accessible and comprehensive quality care. We have an immediate opening for a Family Therapist.
The Family Therapist with Trauma Specialization will primarily provide therapeutic care within a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for individuals facing homelessness. The chosen candidate will provide individual or group psychotherapies, including evidence-based psychotherapy modalities: cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and prolonged exposure (PE) as well as other CBT-based, trauma-informed treatment. In addition, this position will include a portion of the time providing direct clinical services within Permanent Supportive Housing programs for adults, children & adolescents facing homelessness. The Family Therapist is accountable to the Lead Behavioral Health Consultant.
• Carries out the mission of HHH and ensures the quality of services through interaction with patients.
• Provides support services to patients with physical health, mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses.
• Performs assessments of patient needs and with patient and develops a negotiated care plan.
• Evaluates and/or revises care plan as indicated with appropriate documentation in progress notes and communicates this to relevant multi-disciplinary team members.
• Provides evidence-based treatments for individuals with exposure to trauma.
• Builds and maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients through engagement and negotiated goal setting.
• Maintains clinical documentation.
• Maintains organization and patient confidentiality.
• Advocates with community service providers to facilitate access of patients to needed services.
• Performs other duties as deemed necessary by supervisors.
• Conducts group classes and group visits to promote skill building, education and improved health for the patient as needed.
• Attends and participates in meetings and Quality Improvement activities as required.
• Participates in evaluation of peers, support staff and supervisor as required.
• Sustains productivity expectations established by supervisor.
- Master's degree in a related field.
- No experience required.
- Permanent or provisional licensure in marriage and family therapy (LMFT) by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.
- Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field
- Practice experience in the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model
- Familiar with and experience using empirically-supported protocols for trauma treatment such as ACT for trauma treatment, trauma focused CBT, DBT for trauma treatment, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Practice experience with trauma-informed care/treating individuals with exposure to trauma
- Experience and/or interest in working with homeless and/or medically underserved populations
- Experience working with both adults and children
We invite you to learn more about our benefits (bcm.edu/careers/benefits) including medical, dental, and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, incentive-based wellness program, and more.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.