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Clinical Therapist, FTC

PROGRAM:  Family Treatment Center (FTC)

POSITION:   Clinical Therapist

CONTACT:   Solomon Armstead:

To apply for consideration, send resume and cover letter. No phone calls, please.


Familylinks' Family Treatment Centers are long term medically monitored residential drug and alcohol treatment programs for women and women with children (clients must be 18 or older). Clients may bring up to two children (12 and under) into treatment with them although it is not mandatory. We strongly encourage 12 Step fellowship involvements, and urinalysis is supervised and is done randomly.

Each woman receives individual therapy weekly and group therapy daily.  Groups include: psychotherapy, D&A education, relapse prevention, parenting education, conflict resolution, life skills, family art and crafts group and family education.  We provide ongoing psychiatric services as needed as well as case management services and referral for aftercare planning.  Our childcare curriculum provides daily activities, evaluation for the children, parent and child interactions, and weekly COA groups.  While the Moms are participating in treatment activities at our Allentown site, the children are cared for in our onsite childcare.  School age children are enrolled in the local elementary school.  Children with special needs are referred to needed services. FTC’s also treat women who are receiving medication assisted treatment.


This internship provides an opportunity to learn about complex counseling and treatment services in a 24 and/or 16 -bed residential treatment facility. It involves learning and being able to demonstrate various therapeutic methods and techniques as applicable to adults, youth and/or families experiencing problems related to addiction, mental health and family crisis.  The intern observes and assists in the provision of individual, group and family therapy with supervision and oversight by Therapists, Clinical Supervisor and Task Supervisor.  The intern will develop and verbalize an understanding of the dynamics of addiction and recovery as well as mental health disorders as well as gain experience in the delivery of counseling services to chemically dependent persons and their families. Learn and demonstrate ability to provide, with assistance and oversight comprehensive treatment planning, observe, develop and demonstrate group facilitation skills, family therapy skills, developed knowledge of utilization of community resources, case management also will be implemented.  The intern will understand and assist in maintaining expected paperwork compliance; and demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team.


The intern must be enrolled in a Social Work, Counseling or a degree in a related field and Act 33/34 clearances required.  The schedule can accommodate some evening and weekend hours for those students that may need non-traditional hours.

Requirements include a current Physical examination, a negative TB test, Act 33/34 clearance and FBI clearance


Those interested must be able to work daylight hours during the week.