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Behavioral Counselor - Family Therapist

Company: The Center for Children and Families
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

"Our therapist didn't just see us as a case, she got to know us as a family."

"Our therapist showed us a better way to communicate."

"Our therapist helped me understand the trauma my daughter had been through."

"Our therapist took every word, thought, or idea into consideration. He was a true blessing in our time of need."

These are the voices of families whose lives have been changed by a family therapist from The Center for Children & Families. We are committed to show up, see value, and offer hope to families in need. If you're a therapist or counselor who wants to offer hope and make a difference for families, there is a place for you on our team.

Behavioral Counselor - Family Therapist - Shreveport, LA

The Center for Children & Families is currently hiring Family Therapists in our SHREVEPORT, LA location, servicing the greater northwest Louisiana area. The positions are available in our evidenced programs Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare (FFT-CW) and CPST. Candidates must hold a Master's degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology. Preference is given to candidates who are licensed or provisionally licensed.

These are full-time independent contractor positions with competitive pay rates.

Our mission is to promote safe, healthy environments for children and families through advocacy, counseling, education, and prevention. The Center for Children and Families has developed and implemented innovative treatment programs that specifically target fractured family relationships.

The Center for Children and Families creates a unique work environment dedicated to caring for and growing every person to their professional and personal best. This is done through weekly Huddle meetings, small group discussions, a spirit of fun and play, and professional trainings and retreats.

Applicants should also become familiar with our organization by visiting our website at

Responsibilities and Duties:

Services are delivered in the home environment to ensure that the family therapist is able to fully participate in activating resources and relationships available to families.

This is an in-person position. Telehealth is used in a limited capacity only when it best suits the client due to medical reasons.

Complete applicable online training for evidence-based program.

Complete all necessary paperwork for the appropriate Medicaid plans.

Evaluate client needs and create a custom treatment plan

Help individuals with the resources needed to reach personal goals

Our ultimate goal is to empower families to build an environment that promotes family stability through a process of utilization and creativity that incorporates indigenous family and community strengths.

Qualifications and Skills:

A master's degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology.

Preference will be given to applicants who are licensed or provisionally licensed as a PLPC, LPC, PLMFT, or LMFT. Due to the independent contract aspect of these positions, we are unable to hire individuals with an LMSW license. Applicants with a Master's in Social Work must be an LCSW.

Ability to leverage internal and external resources as part of a client treatment plan

Ability to empathize with clients


Keywords: The Center for Children and Families, Shreveport , Behavioral Counselor - Family Therapist, Healthcare , Shreveport, Louisiana

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