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Company: Eckerd Connects
Location: Lawrence, KS
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Non-Profit, Charitable Organizations


Salary Range: $55,000 to $60,000

**$5,000 Sign-on Bonus**

Eckerd Connects is an established long-standing Functional Family Therapy provider in Kansas and we are seeking Licensed Clinicians and Social Workers to join our expanding team in Wichita, Topeka, and Pittsburg areas. 

Our FFT model is not your typical “billable service” hours and allows for a generously flexible schedule, therapists really enjoy that part of working with us.  We provide a small caseload (8-10 clients) which enables our Family Therapists to really help families and children, focusing on the clinical work and genuinely making a difference. 

Make more than a Living, Make a Difference

 Our Benefits: 

  • Low-Cost Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid short-term and voluntary long-term disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary term life insurance

*This is a hybrid position with Travel Required throughout the Wichita Area for home Therapy Visits.  

Masters degree preferred, Bachelor's level licensed social worker/mental health professional with significant experience acceptable.   Temporary or Provisional Licensure acceptable. We support your efforts in obtaining clinical licensure. 


  • Master's degree from an accredited College or University, in a licensable academic field such as Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area preferred.  Bachelor's level licensed social worker/mental health professional with significant experience acceptable.
  • Required: Licensure as a Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Counselor. The following Licenses are acceptable: LMFT, LCMFT, LMLP, LCP, LPC, LCPC, LP, LMSW, LSCSW, LBSW
  • Preferred 2 years of applicable full-time work or intern experiences with delinquency population, including individual, group or family counseling.  Preferred at least 2 years of in-home service with implementation of interventions within or between systems, direct use of pragmatic family therapies, individual therapy using cognitive behavioral techniques, and/or marital therapy.   Previous experience with FFT is also preferred.
  • Hybrid position- set up with an office from your home for case management, but also have an office available to use as needed in Wichita and Pittsburg.  Eckerd is very supportive of a home/work life balance. This job allows for that and leadership ensures that you feel supported in managing your work/home life time. Must be capable of travel and driving within counties covered by the caseload for required in-home visits.  Must be able to provide 24 hours, 7-days/week on-call crisis intervention to clients.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends.  Must meet state criminal and Eckerd background screening requirements.
  • Bilingual proficiency (English and Spanish) highly desirable.  
  • Required to pass a drug screen in compliance with our Substance Abuse and Drug-Free Workplace policy.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • FFT Therapists conduct assessments and provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with Functional Family Therapy (FFT) principles and practices, documenting treatment efforts in a clear and concise manner to meet contract requirements and Eckerd policies.
  • Therapists will provide, at a minimum, weekly one-hour, home based family therapy sessions to clients for families who have adolescents between the ages of 10 and 17 using the FFT model, and will be required to carry a caseload of 10-12 families, providing services an average of 12 weeks.
  • Conduct FFT assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context.  Utilize the Strengths and Needs Assessment (SNA) both at the on-set of treatment and at discharge.  SNA must be administered within 72 hours of client intake.
  • Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.  Identify nature of family relationships; risk and protective factors of each family member and the impact behavior patterns have on the family.
  • Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, and outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the FFT Analytic Process.
  • Develop an individualized service plan or update any pre-existing plan a youth/family may be working on at the time of referral.  Ensure involvement of youth and family in the plan development. 

*This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.

About our Program:

Eckerd Connects' Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an empirically grounded, well-documented and highly successful family intervention program for youth ages 11 – 18 involved in the juvenile justice system and their families. Intervention ranges from, on average, 8 to 12 one-hour sessions for mild cases and up to 30 sessions of direct service for more difficult situations, with an average length of service of three months. Services are offered in the family's home with flexibility to work around the family's schedule.

Our Office Location:

Eckerd Connects | Kansas Functional Family Therapy

1999 North Amidon Avenue 

Suite 105, Wichita, KS  67203

611 N. Broadway Unit A

Pittsburg, KS 66762

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.   Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Relay Services Dial 711. Submit Request:     

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Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.

Social work Case Management Family Intervention  Family Therapy At-risk Youth Family Preservation Foster Care

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