Licensed Therapist

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, United States

Company: LSS

Category: Community and Social Service Occupations

Published on 2021-10-21 19:12:58

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Lutheran Social Services is seeking a Master's Level Licensed Therapist for our CARR program. This is a SUD & MH out patient clinic setting. Group facilitation (intensive outpatient SUD, Trauma group etc.) and individual services (including assessments) Adults primarily This position is full time and benefit eligible. Under the direction of a Lead Licensed Therapist or qualified Licensed Psychologist, the Licensed Therapist - may performs clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders.

At Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI, the health and safety of our colleagues and clients is our top priority! LSS is regularly reviewing OSHA and CDC recommendations and guidelines to stay abreast of the ever changing Covid-19 pandemic. LSS employees are currently required to mask regardless of vaccination status when indoors and in the presence of clients or colleagues. Employees are expected to adhere to agency protocols. 

Examples of services Expected may include (These are examples, not all inclusive, and all services may not be provided by an individual employee.):

Psychotherapy - Psychotherapy includes the diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders, conditions, or addictions through the application of methods derived from established psychological or systemic principles for the purpose of assisting people in modifying their behaviors, cognitions, emotions, and other personal characteristics, which may include the purpose of understanding unconscious processes or intrapersonal, interpersonal, or psychosocial dynamic. Psychotherapy may be provided in an individual or group setting. Individual and/or Family Psychoeducation - Psychoeducation services include: Providing education and information resources about the member’s mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Skills training. Problem solving. Ongoing guidance about managing and coping with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Social and emotional support for dealing with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.  Psychoeducation may be provided individually or in a group setting to the member or the member’s family and natural supports (i.e., anyone the member identifies as being supportive in his or her recovery and/or resilience process). Individual Skill Development and Enhancement - Individual skill development and enhancement services include training in communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, decision-making, self-regulation, conflict resolution, and other specific needs identified in the member’s service plan. Services also include training in daily living skills related to personal care, household tasks, financial management, transportation, shopping, parenting, accessing and connecting to community resources and services (including health care services), and other specific daily living needs identified in the member’s service plan.  Participation on recovery teams. (provide feedback around service delivery and progress)

AGENCY REQUIREMENTS (Required of all employees):

Must comply with applicable service regulations as well as agency and departmental policies and procedures. Must relate to people of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. Must support the Mission, Vision and Values of the Agency. Represent LSS internally and externally as a servant leader in thought, words and actions.

DIRECT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS (Required of all employees providing direct services):

Promote client independence and growth, consistent with the service plan. Provide services using a trauma-informed and person and/or family-centered model. Provide services utilizing agency approved and supported evidence-based practices that have been indicated by the funder and/or agency. Accurately complete time reporting.


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.

Provides assigned services to clients in alignment with the service plan. Provides individual, couples, family, and/or group psychotherapy services to adult and/or child/minor clients in a school, office, out-of-home care setting and/or home setting. Conducts assessments of client needs using clinical interview, objective diagnostic tools, and collateral contacts. Develops treatment plans collaboratively with clients and other providers. Provide agreed upon and necessary therapeutic services in keeping with strength-based, evidence-based best practice standards. Complete required documentation within required timelines and expectations per LSS, regulation, payers, and practice standards. Maintains client records. Makes recommendations within the client team and scope of practice. Testify at legal proceedings as required by law and/or role. Attend client/recovery team meetings. Attends and participates in staff development programs, including in-service training, staff meetings, and professional seminars. Within your scope of practice, provide consultation to peers. Actively participate in clinical supervision meetings as required to meet best practice and licensure standards. Work a flexible weekly schedule that includes some evening and/or weekend hours for client appointments. Work directly with Program Supervisor or Manager to set expectations for scheduling clients. Schedule is based on client need. May direct or supervise other clinical staff, students, trainees and interns. Expected to understand productivity expectations and meet those standards that have been established for the role and the program Performs other duties and special projects as required.


Although this position has no direct reports, the role may provide clinical supervision of other LSS employees as needed. When this is the case, the clinical supervisor job description shall apply, in addition to the Licensed Therapist job description.


Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care Free Training including training on Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Mileage reimbursement Paid Time Off 10 Paid Holidays Ability to Contribute to 403B Employee Assistance Program Service Awards and Recognition PSLF Opportunity 

Free training on evidence based practices (Phase 1: Trauma informed care, Person centered planning and Motivational interviewing)

Free clinical supervision

Ability to become a Specialized Therapist (pay increase)


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 or doctoral degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology or related program required.  Minimum of 3000 hours of supervised clinical experience. Some positions may require Substance Abuse Certification as well. 


The incumbent of this position must have a current state licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  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.


Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret to complete required documentation by established timeframes. Ability to document in a neat, legible, accurate, objective and consistent manner to reflect the services provided. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all levels of LSS management and employees, as well as the individual, family, and circle of support.


Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and respond to email, and complete required on-line training.  Ability to utilize efficiently an electronic health record(s) for documentation of direct services.  Must be able to work on computer and utilize computer applications and programs to effectively complete the job. Ability to work within a variety of ever-changing software packages and computer systems.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity. The employee may need to climb stairs to access clients being seen in home.

The employee must react appropriately in times of crisis, which may include verbal and physical aggression from the people served and recognizing and taking appropriate action if signs of child or dependent adult abuse are present. Understands and is able to evaluate the potential for medical or behavioral emergency.

The employee of this position works in client homes. The incumbent may be exposed to unsanitary household conditions and household allergens. The employee will also be exposed to outdoor weather conditions when traveling on company business.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TRAVEL: Daily travel may be required. 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.









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


Lic Ind Clin Soc Worker

Lic Marriage & Fam Ther.

Lic. Prof. Counselor

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)

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