Unlicensed Therapist
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Wausau, WI 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.


We provide free clinical supervision!
Full time position, benefit eligible position !
Family Preservation unlicensed therapists provide in-home and community based-therapy to youth and families at-risk. The goal of family preservation is to keep families together and prevent out-of-home placements by utilizing client strengths and community resources to help children and families thrive in their homes, schools, and communities. Families may be experiencing difficulties related to child or adolescent behavior and mental health concerns, as well as the effects of child abuse or neglect, trauma and poverty. Unlicensed Therapists can expect to work with families and youth from 4-18 year in and around Marathon, Langlade Counties.

The Unlicensed Therapist performs clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. The Unlicensed Therapist works closely with the client and family, if applicable; to develop an appropriate treatment plan designed to move the client toward the desired change. The Unlicensed Therapist works collaboratively with a peer supervision team, with oversight from the Clinical Supervisors, to monitor the course of treatment. The Unlicensed Therapist reports to the Program Supervisor or Manager.

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.
* May provide individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy services to clients in an office, school, out-of-home setting and/or home setting.
* Conduct formal assessment of client needs using clinical interview, objective diagnostic tools, and input from collateral contacts.
* Develop treatment plans collaboratively with clients and provide agreed upon and necessary therapeutic services in keeping with strength-based, evidence-based best practice standards.
* Maintain detailed clinical records and make recommendations concerning case disposition.
* Complete agency-required and billing-related phone calls, email, and paperwork work in a professional and timely manner.
* Adhere to high ethical, professional, and legal standards such as WI State Statutes, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Counsel on Accreditation, American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and National Association of Social Workers.
* Actively participate in clinical supervision meetings as required to meet best practice and licensure standards.
* Attend staff meetings and participate in training and quality improvement activities as required.
* Work a flexible weekly schedule that includes some evening and/or weekend hours for client appointments. Unlicensed Therapist work directly with Program Supervisor or Manager to set expectations for scheduling clients. Unlicensed Therapist determines own schedule based on client need.
* May serve as a representative of the agency to interested individuals, professionals, and community groups.
* May administer specialized programs within a community or the agency.
* May participate in program, business unit, or agency marketing efforts.
* May participate in speaking engagements of behalf of program, business unit, or agency.
* Travel to various locations for meetings, trainings, or to perform clinical responsibilities as needed. Travel will vary depending on case load.
* Is responsible to continue actively working towards licensure in assigned field within a determined time period as determined with clinical supervisor. Unlicensed Therapist is responsible for obtaining weekly supervision while working towards licensure if not provided directly by the LSS program.
* Performs other duties as required


  • LSS paid liability insurance
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Some Continuing Education
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Team Mentoring
  • Paid Time Off
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program

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 degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related program is required. Practicum experience, through your degree program, related to services LSS provides is required. Eligibility for training license by meeting criteria set for by WI Department of Safety and Professional Services. Some positions may require Substance Abuse Certification as well. In addition:
* Knowledge of state regulations pertaining to clinical practice, including dual relationships and mandatory reporting.
* Knowledge of behavioral health diagnosis and evidence-based treatments.
* Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral health conditions.
* Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected mental health and behavioral conditions.
* Ability to respond to brief patient contacts, including via telephone and teleconferencing.
* Ability to design effective psycho-education and group curricula and lead effective classes and groups.
* Ability to work effectively in a team, interfacing with clients, primary care providers, collaterals, and colleagues, as well as administrative and support staff.
* Ability to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations, making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner.
* Ability to effectively represent company interests in the community and maintain effective working relationships among colleagues, public, private, and professional groups.
* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
* High level of comfort in working with primary care medical providers using a consultative style.

* Must have or be eligible to receive state licensure "in training" as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Counselor as applicable.
* 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.
TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 50%, depending on program needs. 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.

Travel Required
Yes. Daily travel


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. Clin. Soc. Worker IT

Lic. Mar. & Fam Ther IT

Lic. Prof Counselor IT

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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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