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Family & Youth Specialist/Therapist - Now Hiring 


This position is responsible for providing a range of moderately complex clinical services and case management with children, adolescents, and adults in our Louisville division. 

This will be accomplished through the following:

  • Complete diagnostic assessments, participate in the development of treatment plan, and provide ongoing mental health/clinical services as required by contract.
  • Review referrals of youth with co-workers to determine if and where the placement may occur.
  • Communicate with the foster parent/s to discuss the potential placement of the referral.
  • Compile profile using pre and post assessment tools for outcome measures.
  • Conduct visits to the home as defined by policy, placing agency contract requirements, or as needed for the stabilization of youth.
  • Discuss all relevant issues pertaining to the youth in care with foster parent(s), youth, school officials, natural parents, placing agency and other appropriate parties involved with the youth according to policy, regulations and best practice standards.
  • Complete inventories of property for each youth according to policies and procedures.
  • Report census information timely and efficiently for purpose of financial billing and foster parent reimbursement.
  • Timely document outcome of home visits, interaction with parties involved in the youth’s care and incidents as required by policy, regulations and contract.
Position Requirements

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, or child & family studies is required

Licensure Requirements:

  • LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CSW, LPCA or LMFTA is required in the state of Kentucky

Experience Requirements:

  • Three years experience in social work, child welfare, or mental health is preferred

Skill Set:               

  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize workload
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated skill in writing treatment plans, case notes, etc.
  • Operate a computer in regards to Microsoft Office and agency database system
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Kentucky - Louisville  
About the Organization Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) of America is a national nonprofit organization providing an Integrated System of Care for families and their children. Building upon our reputation as a leader in quality therapeutic foster care services, we are recognized as an innovative, high-performing organization known for our clinical expertise, leadership, and ability to produce positive, sustainable change in the lives of those we serve. Our family systems approach combined with trauma-informed behavioral health interventions increase the health and well-being of more than 12,000 families and children each year.

SAFY's Integrated System of Care focuses on family preservation and reunification, therapeutic foster care, adoption services, behavioral health services, and older youth services; utilizing evidence-based or evidence-informed practices in our delivery of impactful program and service solutions.  

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