Washington DC

Pathways by Molina, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 7,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based human services in 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Family Preservation Services (FPS) of DC is a subsidiary of Pathways by Molina. FPS is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSAs, vacation, sick, basic and optional life insurance, EAP, 401k (4% match for the 1st 4% contribution with immediate vesting) and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
FPS of DC is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.


1. Conduct clinical assessments (diagnostic) on clients, and prepares assessment report in timely manner and consistent with FPS and payer standards.
2. Develops therapeutic relationship with client’s family and includes family members in treatment process as necessary and appropriate.
3. Participate in the training and orientation of new staff on the team. Conducts on-site coaching, as needed, of new staff to learn policies and procedures of FPS.
4. Serve as point of contact for service collaboration meetings (i.e. court, FTM’s, hospitals, day treatment, etc.)
5. Provide individual, family, and group therapeutic sessions and interventions, most often in the community or client’s home, as outlined in the therapy plan, using a strengths-based approach and best practice models.
6. Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with the client and the client’s support system, with an awareness of maintaining appropriate boundaries.
7. Document all services provided to the client and about the client to include all billable services and non-billable services according to FPS and payer/Medicaid standards. Complete and submit documentation within 24 hours of providing the service. Consistently complete and submit time sheets and related paperwork on time every pay period.
8. Provide crisis intervention services to clients as necessary. Implement and manage Safety Plans with client and client’s support system as needed.
9. Attend and cooperatively and constructively participate in supervision meetings and required training.
10.Prepare for and lead treatment planning team. Treatment team meetings can include: staffing, evaluation of intervention, identification of needs, review of monitoring and linking of community based resources for the individual and family.
11.Provide information for court reports and other client related reports as required, and attends court when subpoena.
12.Consistently maintain established productivity requirements as dictated by case assignments.
13.Serve as an FPS Ambassador by positively representing FPS in working with clients and families and in working with community partners, referral sources, etc.
14.Locate, link, and refer client and client’s support system as necessary to applicable community resources.
15.Mentors and provides client case guidance to interns as indicated in providing services to clients.
16.Cooperatively perform other job duties as assigned to support the provision of quality services to clients and FPS’s mission.


Occupational Requirement: Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a human services related field with a minimum of two-year mental health experience. License issued by the board regulating the profession in question, in one of the following disciplines: psychology, social work, or counseling. (LICSW, LPC, PSY)
Other Requirement: Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record, and maintain the ability to work and travel throughout the community, and periodically transport clients.
• Child, Adolescent, and Adult development/needs/behavior as applicable to case assignments
• Child and/or Adult psychopathology and diagnostic categories
• DSM-V and general knowledge of mental health and substance abuse diagnosis and best practice treatment courses for such diagnosis
• Expanded principles of psychology, social work, juvenile justice and other social sciences
• Strength–based and family systems approaches to treatment
• Child and adolescent development, needs, and behaviors
• Crisis intervention and management
• Needs assessment techniques and strategies
• Treatment planning and implementation, reviewing, and updating of IPC/IRP
• Medical/Clinical and Medicaid documentation standards and practices
• Problem-solving and conflict resolution
• Symptoms and effects of physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect
• Substance Abuse, its indicators, effects, and treatment
• Parenting skills and behavior management techniques
• Community resources and services
• Cultural diversity and value systems
• Contemporary social and economic conditions and related issues
• Child welfare laws, regulations and guidelines
• Role/Purpose/Philosophy of Case Management Services
• Mental health, juvenile justice, education and related service systems
• Knowledge of mandated reporting requirements for adults and children
Skills & Abilities:
• Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing
• Effective interpersonal communication skills
• Effective and timely documentation skills
• Developing, implementing, and evaluating client goals and objectives
• Conducting individual, family, and community needs assessments; developing, implementing, and evaluating related services
• Conducting client assessments, developing and implementing treatment plans
• Analyzing situations and information; using sound judgments to make decisions and determine appropriate course(s) of action
• Ability to read, comprehend and implement State service definitions for all services
• Establishing and maintaining clinical and professional relationships with client/families, staff, and community agents
• Professionally networking in community to idenfity and access community resources for clients
• Interviewing and collecting pertinent data; drawing realistic clinical conclusions
• Individual, family, and group counseling techniques
• Planning, coordinating, and implementing treatment services, to include treatment planning, to identified clientele - cognizant of cultural, ethnic and environmental differences
• Observing, identifying, and screening for medical and psychological problems; responding in appropriate professional manner
• Crisis intervention with family members, including implementation of plan of safety; mandated reporting
• Technological skills: proficient in computer operations of email, cell phone, internet use, data entry, word products such as Excel for reporting purposes.
• Ability to travel independently to clients’ homes and other community locations. Ability to access various physical plants, settings, and environment.
• Must be able to speak, read, and write the English language.

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