Residential Therapist - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

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Lansing, MI

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Residential Therapist

(Full Time/Salary)

The Therapist in the Residential Treatment programs provides clinical services in the areas of individual, group, and family therapy as well as assists, when needed, with case management services to clients with the goal of stabilizing, treating, and returning, clients to the least restrictive living environment.  The Therapist also consults with members of the treatment team to promote and guide a strength-based treatment milieu. 


  • Participate in screening evaluation of children referred with intake team to determine appropriateness of placement at STVCC Children’s Home
  • Provide therapy and counseling services (individual, families, and group) on at least a weekly basis.
  • Maintain regular family contact and provide family therapy according to the case plan.
  • Prepare written assessments, develop client centered treatment plans, and service recommendations.  Assist in the development of service plans and other paperwork requirements in a timely manner.
  • Maintain current clinical case record/summary for each client in caseload, in accordance with contract, COA, and St. Vincent Home protocol.
  • May carry a caseload of clients (26-28 direct service hours per 40 hour work week.)  Will be expected to maintain a flexible work schedule to meet both client and program needs.
  • Submit progress reports following initial evaluation. The report will address the child’s need for residential placement, progress of child in placement, review goals and treatment plan. And therapist’s recommendations
  • Participate in the on-call system and provide clinical oversight to behavioral interventions.
  • In coordination with Case Worker, may attend court hearings regarding the child in care.
  • Participate in consultation, evaluation, and medication reviews with Children’s Home Consulting Psychiatrist.
  • Will be responsible for on-call emergency phone every third week.
  • Participate in Intensive Case Treatment Planning (ICT) with other CH staff to address high needs/behaviorally difficult children and youth.
  • Participate in MiTEAM conference to synchronize discharge process and will complete a therapy discharge summary for children leaving the program.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities as assigned by the Clinical Director and/or Division Director.



  • Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or other related field. Licensed (LMSW, LLMSW, LPC, etc.)
  • Experience: 2 years post graduate experience providing mental health or family counseling services to individuals and families is strongly preferred.
  • Valid State of Michigan Driver’s License and vehicle available for use.



St. Vincent Catholic Charities

ATTN:  Ms. Shawn Koster

Fax: 517-886-1191

RESPOND BY: Open Until Filled


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