The Salvation Army

  • Clinical Family Therapist

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

    Clinical Family Therapist is responsible for the assessment and delivery of the Functional Family Therapy model.  FFT is an evidence-based model for community-based settings focused on working with youth ages 11-18 and their families.  The position is responsible for a caseload of 12 families with behavioral health needs and treatment.  The Clinician will receive extensive training in the FFT model and support from a cohesive team dynamic and individual supervision directly with an FFT supervisor.  The Clinical is will work within a team dynamic and work in the community directly with youth and families.  The Clinician is responsible for assessing, developing, and delivering the FFT model in collaboration with youth and families.  The FFT model is framework of systemic interventions and strategies that provides a strength-based focus for short-term behavioral health treatment.   FFT encourages the use of experience, cultural competence, and behavioral health knowledge to engage with diverse populations. 

    This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, which offers:

    • Training in an evidence-based model at no cost
    • Flexible hours with no weekends 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.

    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package for 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 Healthcare 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


    • Work collaboratively with youth and families to comprehensively assess and develop the FFT service plan including engaging and motivating families, implementing behavior change skills, and generalizing skill practice.
    • Pursue families and maintain contact with clients and implement FFT within the community, primarily at family’s homes within Onondaga County.
    • Participate in FFT and other agency trainings.
    • Maintain liaison activities with collaborative partners ie. school social workers and clinicians, mental health providers, etc.
    • Provide documentation of case activity.



    • • Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW), Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling or related clinical field or Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field with at least 2 years of experience. Will consider candidates near completion of their Master’s Degree program.
      • Valid driver's license and access to working 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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