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Family Based Therapist- Bachelor’s Level  


Company Overview:

Changes are happening at the Community Guidance Center and we are searching for exceptional and motivated people to help continue building our dynamic team. We cannot wait to hear how your education and experience will add to our growing organization. Working at the Community Guidance Center can jump-start your career with many opportunities to internally advance through departments. We offer supervision for licensure starting the day that you do and our competitive salaries and benefits can go further when you start contributing to our 403b. You can start contributing to the 403b on day one and, after only six months of employment, we match your contribution up to 6.5%. In 2014, the Community Guidance Center began the journey to become a certified Trauma Informed Organization utilizing the Sanctuary model. All staff members are committed to adhering to the seven recognized Sanctuary commitments which includes , growth and change, social responsibility, social learning, non-violence, open communication, democracy, and emotional intelligence. The staff and consumers are growing and changing everyday through the pillars of the model and we need your help!

Position Summary:

Family Based is designed to help children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral problems receive comprehensive services in their home. Family Based includes family therapy in which all family members are encouraged to participate in order to achieve desired changes. Family Support Services are also offered. This assists the family in identifying and or accessing services and activities that could help promote positive changes. Family Based includes all members of the family to aid in producing positive change and growth. These services are delivered by a team of two professionals. The team will work together to identify strengths and needs in the family and establish goals based upon these strengths and needs. Every Family Based therapist attends a state training program to help cultivate the tools and practices they will use to use to help the families. Services are primarily provided in the home as well as various other locations depending on the family's needs.


Clinical Assessment & Treatment

  • Function as the bachelor level clinician on the Family Based treatment team in conjunction with the master's level clinician and Family Based director/supervisor.
  • Responsible for implementing clinical interventions and the writing and completion of treatment goals, safety plans and implementation of them in treatment sessions with consumers and family members.
  • Be able to conduct assessments of strengths and safety, which includes physical, emotional, social and moral safety, assist consumers in accessing community resources, provide crisis stabilization, and case manages all services (agency and community) involved with the consumers/family.
  • Have a working knowledge and expertise of family, individual, group, parent therapy modalities, S.E.L.F model (Safety, Emotions, Loss and Future) and utilize appropriately with consumers and family members.
  • Follow through with treatment interventions, interagency meetings and aftercare plans as defined by the regulations and supervision.
  • Conduct insurance authorizations and review with managed care organizations in order to establish medical necessity for the program.
  • Trained and certified in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) and able to successfully perform these interventions and techniques.


  • Have a thorough knowledge of required paperwork expectations and complete all paperwork requirements in a timely manner.
  • Maintain all documentation and fiscal standards. Maintain complete files and clinical documentation, track authorizations and complete insurance reviews within required timeframes.
  • Comply with Quality Assurance guidelines.
  • Maintain awareness of all federal, state, mental health laws, policies, regulation and procedures regarding clinical care, best practice guidelines and appropriate fiscal requirements related to clinical services.

Training & Supervision

  • Attend the 3-year agency paid FB training program (17 days per year plus 3 day first year startup training) and comply with all expectations and requirements of the training.
  • Provide 24/7 on-call services in a rotating basis with other staff.
  • Receive 1.5 hours of clinical team supervision per week with director/supervisor to openly communicate any issues, concerns and review treatment of consumer and families. Also receive 6 hours per month of group supervision with director/supervisor.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge in current treatment modalities and training information, to include the Sanctuary Model.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of agency policies and procedures and follow accordingly.
Position Requirements


  • (1) Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, nursing, rehabilitation, child development and family studies or other human services related field plus 1 year of experience in a CASSP system program; or
      • (2) 12 college level semester hours in humanities or social services plus 1 year of experience in CASSP system program and be enrolled for certification by OMH as a mental health family based worker; or
      • (3) Be a licensed RN plus have 1 year of experience in a CASSP system program and be enrolled for certification by OMH as a mental health family based worker
  • 1 year experience in a child/adolescent field
  • Act 33 and 34 Clearances, Act 114 FBI, Act 31 Training
  • Acceptable Motor Vehicle Report in accordance with Center Policy.
  • Solid organizational skills and time-management skills
  • Ability to think clearly during times of crisis and define safety plans with staff and/or consumers
  • Must demonstrate emotional intelligence when dealing with conflict between staff and/or consumers. Must be able to negotiate, navigate, and coordinate the multiple services involved in Referrals and consumer cases
  • Must be able to utilize CPI interventions and techniques according to Center Policy and procedure in accordance with CPI training.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Required Yes  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Community Guidance Center-Dubois  
About the Organization Come work for an organization where every day is an opportunity to help your community! Our full-time positions all offer full medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost to the employee for individual coverage. We also have a competitive 403B you can start contributing to right away!

Community Guidance Center is a private, non-profit mental and behavioral health center with offices in Indiana, DuBois, Punxsutawney, Clearfield, Northern Cambria and Clarion, Pennsylvania. We provide a wide range of therapeutic and rehabilitative services and resources to all members of these communities.

Community Guidance Center is a Sanctuary Institute certified organization for trauma-informed care. The Sanctuary Model® is a "...theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organizational culture." As one of the few Sanctuary-certified mental and behavioral health providers in our region, we look forward to continuing to provide a welcoming, caring, safe, positive and enriching environment for our consumers, our family of employees and the communities we serve.
EOE Statement We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information.  

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