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Foster Care Therapist 

About the Organization St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is a non-profit agency that has served Michigan residents for the last 70+ years. As one of the largest human services agencies in the area, we are mission driven to do the work of the Catholic Church, and to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. With strong core values of Compassion, Service, Faith, Stewardship, and Integrity; our 200 employees deliver high quality ‘client centered' expert services in a compassionate manner. With an annual operating budget of $10+ million, STVCC is able to partner with children, families, and adults living in crisis, and helps them to find hope and safety so they can transform their lives.  
Category Therapist  

The Foster Care Therapist provides clinical services in the areas of individual and family therapy as well as assists, when needed, with case management service. The Therapist works cooperatively with foster / biological /extended / adoptive families, referral agencies, school personnel, and other professional personnel involved in the treatment of the foster child and is responsible for making placement recommendations to the appropriate parties involved in the case.


  • Participate in evaluation of children to diagnose and assess treatment needs.
  • Set up with foster child, biological and foster parents' treatment goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate an initial service plan (ISP) depicting child/family specific treatment goals and objectives.
  • Submit progress reports to address the necessity for continued placement, progress of child in placement, review of goals and treatment plan, and therapist's recommendation.
  • Maintain current contact record/summaries for each child on caseload in accordance with contract, COA, and St. Vincent Catholic Charities Foster Care protocol.
  • Provide weekly individual therapy for each child and therapy for their natural family as needed, to meet established treatment goals.
  • Maintain regular contact with foster child's teachers to monitor academic progress. Attend IEPC's and school meetings to provide optimum school programming.
  • In coordination with Case Worker, will attend court hearings regarding the foster child.
  • Participate in various meetings, consultations, evaluations, reviews and supervision.
  • Participate in Permanency Planning Conference (PPC) and MiTEAM conferences.
  • Remain on '24-hour on-call' status to answer crisis calls and provide supportive services to foster parents, foster children, and their natural families.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours M-F; Days  
Location St. Vincent Catholic Charities - Lansing  
Open Date 7/18/2019  
Position Requirements

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related fields. Some casework with children required; therapy experience with children and families strongly preferred. Two years post-graduate experience providing mental health or family counseling services to individuals and families strongly preferred.

Registration, licenses, certifications or special training:

Current Michigan master’s level mental health license (LMSW, LLMSW, LPC, etc.); Valid Michigan driver’s license, auto insurance, and good driving record. Membership in a national professional association which ascribed to a professional Code of Ethics preferred. Good use of spoken and written English.

Signing Bonus $1,000.00 Sign On Bonus for Foster Care Therapist  
Benefits Medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, EAP, life, disability, retirement, holiday, vacation and sick time.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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