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Court Therapist

Company: Family Connections Therapy, Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Court Therapist, Licensed

Do you want to learn to help children and families who get lost in the legal system? Do you want to become trained in a cutting edge position for a program that is growing and adding new exciting ways to help families? Then you are in the right place!!!

I bet you are wondering what this job is all about? This court therapist position is a rewarding way to help broken families repair their relationships! You will learn how to work within the Family Law and Dependency legal system, from a child centered approach..

You will be given an opportunity to learn the skills you need to be successful in this position, via a curriculum of training materials, case consultation and personal instruction. As a court therapist, you will start part time (ramping up to 15 to 20 hours per week) with the opportunity to grow into a fulltime and salary position as your caseload increases.

Did you know that there are exciting opportunities to do all kinds of court work with Family Connections Therapy? Our court program consists of the following types of therapy:

  • Individual child and adult therapy
  • Conjoint therapy with children and the parent they have rejected out of fear, anger, etc.
  • Structured Group education: Co-parenting, parenting and family issues with court involvement
  • Conjoint Court Therapy Intensive: short-term, wrap-around style program to support families that is more structured and collaborative.At Family Connections Therapy, we provide a warm and creative workspace for you to learn new skills in a team oriented group. Our therapists are passionate about helping clients and making a difference in their lives. We are flexible with schedules so you can get a work-life balance, so when you wake up in the morning you are excited (and have the energy) to go to work that day!

    At Family Connections Therapy, we do things differently to help our employees and clients feel cared for, listened to and part of a team. From our Client Care Specialists to our Therapists, we take great pride in our Mission to empower our community through effective mental health services, one family at a time. Together, we can help children and families live happier, healthier lives.

    Quick Job Summary - What's special about this job ---
    Family Connections Therapy is hiring a Court Involved Family Therapist, licensed, who is willing to be trained or who already has experience with families involved in court, to assist with meeting the needs of our community in our conveniently located Rancho Bernardo office!

    We are specifically looking for an energetic personthat is friendly with clients, enjoys working on a team, is organized, and is open to new experiences and learning new skills! Most importantly, we are looking for a team player that will be an asset to our already amazing group.

    We have high expectations for our Court Involved Family Therapist and are focused on Licensed Therapists who have training in Family Systems and Attachment-Based Child & Family Therapy. We truly care about our clients and are looking for individuals who love to work with families, children and adults. We are a team-oriented company that goes above and beyond to take care of our clients and employees.

    Some of the workplace benefits that our team members enjoy ---
    • Paid Holidays (full time) or Sign on Bonus
    • Competitive salary
    • Paid Continuing Education Credits
    • Flexible scheduling
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, Life Insurance
    • Paid sick time
    • Opportunities for professional growth
    • Partial or Full scholarships for certifications in areas of specialty
    • Team outings! (TBD in the future)
    • Supportive, team-focused atmosphere
    • Simple documentation; minimal paperwork
    • Collaborative team approach; assistance with case consultation!
    • Super good snacks are just a few of the things we offer when you become a part of our family!What will our Court Involved Therapist do? Some essential responsibilities in this position include:

      1. Maintain a professional appearance and professional attitude in face-to-face interactions as well as on the telephone, via virtual meetings, and on social media.
      2. Quickly develop good rapport with clients to facilitate a healthy professional relationship.
      3. Complete intake assessments which include documentation such as Mental Status Exam intake paperwork and other assessments.
      4. Effectively create and carry out treatment plans using evidence-based practices.
      5.Write treatment summaries or court reports as needed on each case, following all CAMFT and BBS guidelines and FCT policies.
      6. Testify in court when subpoenaed, following all CAMFT and BBS guidelines and FCT policies.
      7. Read court documents thoroughly for each family and reference them in treatment summaries.
      8. Communicate with referral sources as well as primary care physicians (PCP) after initial intake, and as needed for ongoing care of clients.
      9. Complete invoices, bill payments and progress notes within 24 hours of time of service.
      10.Complete time-sheet daily reflecting billable hours worked.
      11. Maintain client's charts and keep complete and correct documentation.
      12. Complete discharge summaries as needed for each client.
      13. Notify FCT within 24 hours if you: 1. learn of your client's intent to do harm to self or others; 2. Receive a subpoena in relation to your work as a therapist regarding a client obtained via FCT or counseling services performed at FCT's facilities or 3. File a child or adult protective services report.
      14. Exercise sound clinical and professional judgement.

      Minimum Education and Licensing Requirements:
      • Master's Degree in Professional Counseling or related field and licensed in the state of California (LMFT, LCSW, PsyD, PhD, etc.).
      • Maintain licensure requirements and completed continuing education as stated in the BBS Statutes and Regulations.
      • Willingness to train regarding working with high conflict families.
      • Clinical experience with children, teens, adults and/or families with mental health issues (trauma, anxiety, depression, family issues, couples' issues, parenting, etc.)
      • Ability to empathize with clients.
      • Must be able to exercise sound clinical and professional judgment while interacting with anyone associated with FCT.You may be a great fit for this role if you possess these skills and abilities ---
        • Knowledge of strategies for examining, applying and evaluating various techniques from cognitive-behavioral, child/adult attachment, play therapy, family systems, etc.
        • Available to hold at least 15 to 20 client sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by the Company.
        • Must be organized and detail oriented; and have excellent time management skills.
        • Must be able to work independently on a variety of assigned tasks.
        • Must be able to use a computer proficiently and for prolonged periods of time.
        • Have strong written and verbal and written communication, skills and strong interpersonal skills.
        • Must be warm, compassionate, energetic, and able to develop rapport with clients.
        • Must be willing to train in and follow all HIPPA (and related) rules and laws.
        • Must be able to attend team meetings, either in person or via Zoom.Additional Requirements:
          • Provide FCT with copies of the following: current and valid California professional license, certifications, diplomas, malpractice insurance, up to date resume reflecting employment at FCT.
          • Selected applicants will be asked to provide a diagnostic assessment onsite as well as a write a clinical note and treatment plan to demonstrate evidence of sound clinical skills.Applicants Must Follow These Instructions:

          • Submit your resume via Indeed
          • Apply through our form on our website at:
          • Complete entire Employment Application and answer all questions
          • Complete the assessments provided


            The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
            Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

            Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

            Pay: $60.00 - $80.00 per hour

            COVID-19 considerations:

            We are currently using Zoom for tele-health until it's safe to go back to the office.

Keywords: Family Connections Therapy, Inc., San Diego , Court Therapist, Healthcare , San Diego, California

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