The Salvation Army

FFT CW Kinship Therapist

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Job ID
Service Worker
Please Note: Total compensation package will exceed the posted hourly rate of pay.
Compensation Max
USD $28.00/Hr.
Regular Full-Time



("Kin"ship, Family, FFT CW)

Newly created, Available Immediately, Now Hiring

FT, $28/hour with full access to comprehensive Health Benefit Program

The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area


Overview:  The position of FFT CW "Kin"ship Therapist is a unique opportunity for a Family Therapist to work not only with the child's parents, but with the "Kin" of the child who has taken the child(ren) into their home.  Quickly identified that a child in need can be fostered temporarily by their  relative(s) the Therapist will find themselves building multiple relationships within this type of service we provide here at The Salvation Army.  This is a newly created position and there is a need to 

hire immediately as we have children, Kin and Parents in need of our help.  The FFT CW "Kin"ship Therapist will receive specialized training in order to provide therapy for 8-10 families as assigned with the goal to reduce risks for the families and

stabilize "Kin"ship placements.


The Salvation Army's Health Benefit Program provides Employees with:

  • 13 Paid Holiday's, 14 if it is an election year, Vacation Time & 3 Personal Days
  • Sick Time=1 sick day per month accrual and Attendance Bonus
  • Remitted Tuition Program with Syracuse University.
  • Medical, Dental (includes orthodontia ryder), Vision Insurances, and Flexible Spending Account.  Insurance cost is less than a 10% contribution of payment by our employees.
  • Pension Plan and Tax deferred annuity savings account.
  • Forgiveness loan=The Salvation Army is considered a qualified organization for this Federal program.
  • Long-Term, Short-Term Disability Programs and Life/Supplemental Insurances
  • On-site Day Care and Pre-K program with employee discount
  • "Free" Parking at our covered parking lot.


Listed below is an overview of the essential duties and responsibilities as a FFT CW Kinship Therapist:

  • Maintain comprehensive assessments of families, devise and implement individualized service plans in collaboration with Department of Children and Family and other Family Service Providers identified.
  • Conduct Home Visits at a minimum of two times per month and Therapy Sessions per the FFT-KC model.
  • Assist family members in devising and implementing FFT-KC service plans and strategies of intervention for the family.
  • Participate in FFT-KC training, FFT-KC consultation/case conferences, and consult with FFT-KC Supervisor in providing services based on FFT-KC principles 
  • Will perform clinical assessments and case recommendations.
  • Providing casework/counseling, crisis intervention, brokerage and networking advocacy, coordinating services with other service providers, agencies and programs and
  • As identified, referrals for auxiliary services with guidance by the FFT CW "Kin"ship Supervisor and DCFS Case Manager.   
  • Timely completion of all Connections documents, assessments, case narratives, case plans and statistical information, reports and outcome data.
  • Provide written documentation on client's observed behavior and response to treatment intervention.
  • Consultation and recommendation regarding child’s permanency plans, and family’s treatment needs;
  • Required to provide expert testimony to courts and judiciaries regarding risk assessments as requested.Assist in the training of interns/students/new workers.
  • Collaborate effectively with outside services and agencies including but not limited to Department of Child and Family Services.
  • Must maintain a “current” caseload of a minimum of 8 and up to 10 cases.



  • MSW or related Masters Degree with clinical experience and licensure preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with Masters Degree nearing completion, and 5 years clinical experience.
  • Strong background in family systems preferred.
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills, communications skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask while consistently meeting deadlines.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license that meets The Salvation Army’s insurance requirements.
  • Provide physical assistance and/or intervention with children.
  • Ensure families' needs are met during crises

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing a respectful environment for all applicants and employees that is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment based on

age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity,gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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