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Child and Family Therapist I - Kid Squad (Nebraska Behavioral Health)

Heartland Family Service locationPapillion, NE
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Job Location
Papillion, NE, United States


At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team-oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.


Professionals at this level are experienced and able to work with a minimum of supervision. This position will work 50% of the time in our Kid Squad program and 50% of the time in our outpatient Sarpy office. The therapist assigned to this program is expected to have a high level of skill in child and adolescent assessment, treatment, and therapeutic family interventions; and to be familiar with evidence-based practices (i.e. Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, etc.) as appropriate to this population.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday with two nights until close.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • *Provides assessment, coaching, therapy and support to children and their families using the Positive Behavior Supports Model. Maintains resources and provides training to early childhood education professionals, parents, and community
  • *Provide psycho-social assessment of children to identify developmental, behavioral and social needs.
  • *Provide classroom and child specific recommendations for improved social-emotional growth.
  • *Develop and provide individualized therapy for identified children and families. This includes individual, couples, families and group counseling, behavioral intervention, play therapy or other appropriate intervention techniques and mental health crisis intervention as needed.
  • *Provide training and coaching regularly with teachers and administration regarding intervention with identified children and classroom.
  • Provide coaching to maintain model integrity, support, and training to HFS Kid Squad staff members as needed.
  • *Provide consultation with parents of involved children on a regular and consistent basis; offering counseling parenting education and referral services as needed.
  • *Conduct community-wide training on social emotional topics as identified by Kid Squad leadership.
  • *Determines whether client is appropriate for agency services; determines needed level of care; refers (internal or external) to appropriate level of care.
  • *Provides evaluations and counseling to individuals, couples, and families in group or individual settings, within the framework of the treatment plan, and monitors progress.
  • *Learn and provide specific treatment theories for children including PCIT, CPP, and TF-CBT.
  • *Provides mental health crisis intervention as needed.
  • Meets clinical requirements of third-party payers (authorizations, reviews, documentation) and provides information necessary for prompt and accurate billing.
  • *Establishes a treatment plan, with client participation, which specifies treatment structure, outcomes, goals and objectives; within first 2 sessions.
  • *Provides educational workshops, classes and presentations on family life and other related topics as assigned and maintains relationship with referral sources.
  • *Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Maintains relationships with referral sources.
  • Coordinates care when provided by multiple practitioners.
  • Refers to other Heartland Family Service programs and other community services, as necessary either concurrent with services or for aftercare; follows up to complete referral.
  • *Maintain client files to include appropriate documentation including assessments and therapeutic intervention plans and completes all case documentation for clinical and billing purposes.
  • Is prompt and accurate in completing all required reports, statistics, and other requirements.
  • Always displays a courteous and caring attitude to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.
  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • *Creates, maintains and shares as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • *Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency’s ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • *Essential functions of this job is to be performed on company physical work site.
  • Performs other program related duties as assigned.



  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Two evenings required
  • PLMHP required, LMHP preferred
  • Valid drivers license/acceptable driving record



Self-care- Practices good self-care; maintains effective emotional regulation and manages stress.

Integrity-An authentic and honest therapist plays a key role in the client’s recovery. Often, a therapist will inadvertently become a role model for the client. That means the therapist should conduct their personal and professional lives with honesty and integrity.

Critical thinking- A therapist needs to have the ability to see beyond the surface of the clients issues.

Continuous learning- stay updated on the latest research and treatment plans to help clients in the best way possible.

Active listening

Organization and Time-Management Strategies-Responsible for keeping track of paperwork, fees for clients.

Communication -Exhibits clear and concise verbal and written communications; communicates honestly and directly



(The physical demands 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).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


(Work environment characteristics 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).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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