Employment Opportunity: Family Therapist

Caron Treatment Center
Wernersville, PA

Provide advanced clinical and educational services in coordination with the multi-disciplinary team consistent with Caron’s standards of care. In the absence of the program director, assume leadership of the family services team to ensure coordination of staff, education programming and continuity of patient care and support to families.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Consultation - Demonstrate an ability to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary treatment team and initiate case consultations. This includes being an active member of the team; collaborating with internal and external referrals to ensure enhanced quality and continuity of care. Demonstrate the ability to work with key referents and stakeholders in a collaborative style.
2. Case management – Coordinate all services for patient/family care. This includes the integration of family in treatment, communication with referral sources when needed, consultation and detailed communication with the treatment team. Able to recognize elements of patient/family crisis, implement a course of action utilizing Caron resources, treat the patient and support the family.
3. Evaluation – Identify family dynamics that impact patient’s treatment and future recovery. Evaluate signs and symptoms of substance use disorders and other coexisting conditions and identify strengths, weaknesses and problem areas in the family system.
4. Clinical work - Provide individual, group and family therapy sessions, by selecting the counseling theories, applying techniques to assist the patient, group or family in accordance with cultural, gender, lifestyle and age differences. Must be able to interact with patient, groups, and families in a therapeutic manner.
5. Professional speaking - Facilitate group psycho-education through the use of lectures, sculpture and other modalities. Deliver clear, understandable lectures to the patient community, Family Education Program and outside presentations representing Caron.
6. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


Physical Requirements:

1. Must be able to work extended hours, travel as needed.

2. Must be able to deliver presentations that may be both multiple times and for lengthy time periods to audiences in large and small group settings.

3. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.

4. Ability to accompany patients throughout the campus.


1. Master’s Degree in counseling, behavioral sciences, or related human services field is required.

2. 2 years clinical experience working with families impacted by addiction is required. Minimum 3 years of experience in the field is preferred.

3. Experience with public speaking is required.

4. LSW, LCSW, LPC or LMFT is preferred. A CADC or CAADC is required or eligible for CAADC within 1 year.

5. Knowledgeable in adolescent or adult developmental issues for their respective fields.

6. If recovering two years of uninterrupted sobriety preferred.

7. Must comply with ACT 33 of Pennsylvania law to work with teens, young adults and adult male populations.

Contact Info: 

Please visit our website at: www.caron.org/careers for more information and to apply for the position.


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