Clinical Therapist

Website The Methodist Home of KY, Inc.

Non-Profit Residential Home for youth ages 12-17

Change a life, every single day.  The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) is seeking passionate, mission driven individuals interested in life-changing work. Our goal is to help our clients find healing and build a brighter future through professional therapeutic interventions. We believe every child is a person of worth, entitled to God’s gift of wholeness of life.

Are you a person with a passion to care for youth, encourage hope and advance their healing?  If you say “Yes,” we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about joining our team of mission driven women and men providing direct care services and supervision for youth to ensure their healing in our Residential Treatment and Independent Living programs.

We embrace the philosophy of the Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni and seeks staff who embody these characteristics of Humble, Hungry and Smart.


KyUMH will provide you with . . .

·       Full pay while you train and learn about our youth counseling (advocacy, care) programs

·       Employee Assistance Program

·       Affordable benefits for full time – health, dental, vision, vacation, retirement and more

·       A regular schedule that will help you plan your life and meet your needs

·       Opportunities in the greater Lexington or Owensboro area for gaining and expanding your professional skills.

KyUMH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KyUMH is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Classification:         Exempt

Status:                       Full Time

Hours:                       40-50 Hours per week as scheduled to meet program needs.  Rotates on call responsibility with other clinical staff.

Division/Department:      Treatment

Primary Shift:                     First

Reports to:                          Clinical Director

Summary of Function

The Clinical Therapist provides assessment, evaluation, and clinical counseling services for children and adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders in a residential behavioral health setting/independent living setting. Clinical Therapists provide supervision and care under the directives of an individualized comprehensive treatment plan/service plan in compliance with all applicable directives, including but not limited to all current and thereafter amended federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations required under this position. Clinical Therapists are also required to meet agency and regulatory bodies’ policies regarding documentation and best practice standards.


Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must have a valid Kentucky driver’s license.
Prior experience in mental health treatment or residential care for children.
Must have a Master’s degree from an accredited university in Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field
Licensed as or eligible for licensure in KY as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Fee-based Pastoral Counselor, Psychologist, Psychological Associate. Those candidates without independent licensure (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, Ph.D, Psychological Associate with Autonomous Functioning) must be eligible to work toward independent licensure and meet the eligibility guidelines of their respective regulating boards.  Examples of eligibility include persons licensed as a Certified Social Worker (CSW), Licensed Professional Counseling Associate (LPCA), etc.  The candidate must possess knowledge of the specific requirements of his/her licensing body including supervision requirements. Clinical therapists are required to access supervision as required by their individual licensing boards (in KY).  Individuals may inquire about supervision that could be available in-house, but the individual is responsible for securing supervision if that is not available within the agency.
Successful completion of a thorough background check.
Is trained in Emergency Safety Physical Interventions (ESPI).  Remains current on ESPI review.  Is willing to use ESPI when necessary in keeping with agency policy.
Is trained in CPR and First Aid.  Remains current.

Pay:  $42,000.00 to $46,000.00/year salary

Therapists will exhibit skill in the following:

Therapists will exhibit skill in assessment as necessary to develop a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment/history that includes issues that are a focus of treatment.
Therapists will exhibit knowledge of DSM V diagnostic criteria and the use of the multi-axial system utilized for the purpose of identifying mental health issues in youth in this setting.
Therapists will exhibit skill in treatment planning that is focused on client strengths and needs as identified in the assessment process with the client. Treatment planning will define goals and objectives that are individualized to client needs with updates to reflect any change in treatment focus.
Therapists will exhibit skill in delivery of treatment services that reflect needs of client as determined through assessment and treatment planning.
Mentors treatment team members to develop/maintain effective skills necessary to respond to traumatized clients and support a trauma informed care system.

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