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Leake and Watts Services FFT Therapist (Preventive) in Bronx, New York

The FFT Therapist provides treatment services for children and youth assigned to her/his caseload following the Functional Family Therapy practice. The FFT Therapist participates in all FFT training and consultation activities, program reviews, and markets the FFT to the community.

Rising Ground

Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn.


At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.

  • Conduct assessment including review of referral information, identifying, and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit problem behaviors within the ecological context.

  • Engage primary caregiver other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.

  • Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the model’s Analytic Process.

  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with model Analytic Process and NYS Connection System requirements.

  • Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout treatment.

  • Participate in all model program training, supervision, and consultation activities.

  • Provide home-based clinical treatment.


This is a full-time hybrid position. Family Therapy sessions are held weekly and are in person, in the client’s home. Caseload max is 8 families, residing in the Bronx. Documentation can be done remotely. When emergency calls occur, it may be necessary for the Therapist to be available by telephone. Remuneration is based on training, experience, and qualifications. Travel reimbursement is provided.


The FFT Therapist is responsible to the FFT Supervisor.

A minimum of two hours per week for individual, group supervision and Team meetings are required. Meetings are also conducted in a hybrid model, with some meetings in person at the Bronx office location, and others conducted remotely. LCSW clinical supervision hours also available.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Therapist will hold Master’s degree from an accredited university in a field that has professional licensure. The field includes, but is not limited to, the following disciplines: Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, and Psychology.

Bilingual preferred, but not required.

Hybrid Role

Annual Salary $60,000

Job ID: 2023-2381

External Company Name: Rising Ground, Inc

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Street: 424 E. 147th Street