The Salvation Army

  • Functional Family Therapist - Full-time with EXCELLENT Benefits!

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Job ID
    Human Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is Hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community. 

    An immediate opening exists for a full-time Functional Family Therapist, which offers

    • Flexible hours with no weekend or on-call responsibilities.
    • Opportunity to gain licensure hours for clinical professions including: marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, and clinical social work.
    • Collaboration with many other community-based organizations and school programs in Onondaga County
    • Opportunity for leadership development and clinical training/education in areas of trauma-informed practice with a diverse population.

    This position is responsible for providing functional family therapy (FFT) services to up to 12 families with youth at risk of placement between the ages of 11-17 and their families. 


    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition program
    • Eligible Student Loans may qualify for the Federal Government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


    • Provide comprehensive intake and assessments of assigned clients.
    • Assist family members in devising and implementing FFT service plans and strategies of intervention for the family considering all aspects of the family’s life and targeting behavioral change for youth via FFT methodology.
    • Initiate and maintain regular contact with clients, conducting home visits and therapy sessions of significant duration/frequency based on FFT consultation.
    • Participate in FFT training, FFT consultation/case conferences, and consult with FFT Supervisor in providing services based on FFT principles (e.g. Engagement Dynamics, How to Approach Behavior Change). Maintain FFT narratives, statistical information, outcome monitoring and providing ongoing clinical assessments and case recommendations utilizing FFT formats.
    • Maintain liaison activities with collaborative partners.
    • Provide case recommendations to the Probation Monitor regarding the justice system, educational needs or other individual needs for the youth in the family; and to other service providers regarding client utilization of and need for services, mental health/substance abuse issues, youth, family or community safety, and/or issues pertinent to after care planning.


    • Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling or related clinical field is required. Will also consider candidates nearing completion of these degree programs.
    • Licensure is preferred (LMFT, LMSW, LSCW, LMHC) 
    • Valid driver's license and access to workig vehicle required to provide counseling and outreach services.
    • Ability to access and navigate various physical environments, including buildings and facilities that may not be ADA compliant. 

    The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of disability status, veteran status, or any other New York State or federally protected characteristic.



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