Unlicensed Therapist-FCT
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Beaver Dam, WI 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.


The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized (FCT) works within an external organization's prescribed method of treatment, that requires specific in-house and external training, work protocol, processes and reporting, based on contract requirements. The position will typically require intensive in-home therapy with the client and families. The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized performs clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized works closely with the client and family, if applicable, to develop an appropriate treatment plan designed to move the client toward the desired change. The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized works collaboratively with a peer supervision team, with oversight from the Clinical Supervisors, to monitor the course of treatment. The Unlicensed Therapist-Specialized reports to the Program Supervisor or Manager.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • May provide individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy services to clients in an office, school, out-of-home setting and/or home setting.
  • Conduct formal assessment of client needs using clinical interview, objective diagnostic tools, and input from collateral contacts.
  • Develop treatment plans collaboratively with clients and provide agreed upon and necessary therapeutic services in keeping with strength-based, evidence-based best practice standards.
  • Maintain detailed clinical records and make recommendations concerning case disposition.
  • Complete agency-required and billing-related phone calls, email, and paperwork work in a professional and timely manner.
  • Adhere to high ethical, professional, and legal standards such as WI State Statutes, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Counsel on Accreditation, American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and National Association of Social Workers.
  • Actively participate in clinical supervision meetings as required to meet best practice and licensure standards.


  • Works under the direct supervision of the FCT Supervisor
  • Provides direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with FCT principles and practices for assigned cases.
  • Provides clinical support to entire FCT team.
  • Provides individual and family therapy using the FCT model and facilitates the child and family moving through the model's four phases of treatment.
  • Position requires 24/7/365 on call and first responder responsibilities. Provides crisis intervention services to assigned cases and is available for crisis calls per the company's procedures.
  • Engages primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
  • Collaborates with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout FCT services.
  • Carries a caseload of 4 to 6 clients. Expected to meet with each family for at least two multiple hour sessions per week (average about 5 hours per family per week).


  • LSS paid liability insurance
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Some Continuing Education
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Team Mentoring
  • Paid Time Off
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related program is required. Practicum experience, through your degree program, related to services LSS provides is required. Eligibility for training license by meeting criteria set for by WI Department of Safety and Professional Services. Some positions may require Substance Abuse Certification as well. In addition:

  • Knowledge of state regulations pertaining to clinical practice, including dual relationships and mandatory reporting.
  • Knowledge of behavioral health diagnosis and evidence-based treatments.
  • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral health conditions.
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected mental health and behavioral conditions.


  • The incumbent of this position must have or be eligible to receive state licensure "in training" as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Counselor as applicable.
  • The incumbent of this position must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.

TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 50%, depending on program needs. Some overnight travel may be required.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Travel Required
Yes. Daily


Master Degree or better in Counseling.

Master Degree or better in Marriage & Family Therapy.

Master Degree or better in Psychology.

Master Degree or better in Social Work.

Licenses & Certifications


Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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