Family Therapist

February 23, 2023

Our Behavioral Health team has an opportunity for a Family Therapist.  This position is designed to provide family therapy and clinical support to case managers and permanency team as they work with families served by Spaulding. This individual will work alongside clinicians and case managers to deliver, coach, and mentor exemplary services to our students and their families. This position will assist in creating an environment that is conducive to healing, a culture of kindness and growth through observation, teaching, and debriefing of the overall residential milieu. 

Requirements are: 

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or another related field that allows for clinical therapy with youth and families 
  • Licensure by the state of New Hampshire is not required but preferred
  • Relevant work or internship experience with a similar population is preferred
  • Strong clinical knowledge and judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The person will have good oral and written language skills
  • Must be WORD and EXCEL proficient and have solid computer skills
  • Good organization skills

The responsibilities for this role will include:

  • To provide family therapy with evidenced-supported treatments such as CBT, TFCBT, DBT, ACT, structural family therapy with children teens and their families as assigned.
  • Working knowledge of diagnosis that impact family functions (RAD, PTSD, ODD, GAD, DMDD, etc).
  • Provide direct weekly supervision to Case Managers and Permanency team, complete supervision records.
  • At all times, work in ways which are sensitive to and appropriate for the needs of families from a wide range of racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.  This includes abilities to understand and offer therapeutic interventions to a variety of family forms including single parents, same sex couples and their families, extended families, and people with mental health difficulties.
  • Ability to address issues of grief, transgender/nonbinary issues, and other family system disruptions.  To take a proactive stance in challenging racism and discrimination and support the development of a culturally competent service.
  • Responsible for implementing a range of systemic interventions for individuals and their families including meeting with parents and groups.  
  • To provide group therapy or support groups for families outlined by the clinical approach and/or within treatment plans to be consistent with areas of need for residential students and their families.
  • Monitor, observe, coach and mentor and provide feedback to Case Managers/Perm team as well as families as needed.
  • To assist case managers with clinical interventions that will support their work with families.
  • Documentation of all sessions, treatment plans, quarterly reports, court reports and monthly reports.
  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to provide a well-rounded team approach to care.
  • Provide assessment, support, and assistance to families who may be experiencing an acute crisis within their family system. 
  • Have a working knowledge of evidence-based practice and Spaulding practices (Preventive Crisis Management/ Trust Base Relations Intervention/Choose Love) be able to support families in implementing applicable techniques.
  • Have an understanding of best practices related to services for students with a range of challenges including autism, neurological impairments, behavioral difficulties, emotional disabilities, and learning and developmental disabilities.
  • Participate in ongoing clinical training related to improving treatment services for youth and their families.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to students, their families, peers and outside stakeholders.
  • Monitors, screens, and responds to all pertinent communication regarding case assignments in a timely fashion.

Applicants must:

  • Be well informed of all behavioral practices utilized at Spaulding. 
  • They must be able to assess the well-being of youth, family, and staff to offer appropriate interventions that align with Spaulding’s practices.
  • They must be able to quickly assess a crisis or escalation and be able to use an appropriate response to change the situation.  
  • Be trained at a minimum:  as a PCM Practitioner 1, Spaulding Behavioral management systems including PBIS, and direct care staff training, ABA practices. 
  • Be medication administration trained.

This is a full-time position where flexibility will be needed to meet the needs of the student and the family. 

This position will report to the Clinical Director and will have supervisory responsibilities of the Case Managers and Permanency Specialists.

If you would like to apply, please complete an application, or send a resume to


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