Lorain Clinical Community Counselor/Social Worker Job at Applewood Centers, Lorain, OH

  • Applewood Centers
  • Lorain, OH

Job Description

Now offering $5,000 Sign-On and $2,000 Quarterly Bonuses!

Applewood Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing mental health services, social services and education to children, adolescents and families living in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. Dedicated to addressing a variety of behavioral, emotional and learning problems, we provide a continuum of care from outpatient counseling to residential treatment

Position Summary:  Are you a collaborative problem solver that likes to work with a dedicated team of professionals? Do you want the opportunity to grow your clinical skills? Is a flexible schedule appealing? Then either of our Community-Based Therapist/Clinician team would be a good fit for you!

Using Multisystemic Therapy, an ecological, evidence based programs directed at youth and their families, uses the collaboration of community based resources such as caseworkers, probation/parole officers, and school professionals. Community-Based therapists and clinicians concentrate on empowering parents and improving their effectiveness by identifying strengths and developing natural support systems and removing barriers.

As a Therapist on our team, you will be responsible for providing in-home assessment, treatment, case management, crisis intervention and advocacy to adolescents and families. You will also be responsible for maintaining fidelity to the MST model and coordinating with all members of the treatment team to achieve targeted outcomes.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide MST services to a small caseload of youth and families in community settings, including clients’ homes, schools and neighborhoods.
  • Actively work to ensure client and community safety through the development, implementation, monitoring and ongoing revision of a comprehensive individualized safety plan for each client/family served.
  • Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
  • Actively provide family therapy, parent training, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills building, school and other community system interventions, and clarification work to each client/family served.
  • Conduct MST 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.
  • Actively participate in weekly group supervision and weekly phone consultation; participate in individual supervision as directed/requested.
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.


  • Bachelor’s Level or higher professional with the major field of study being social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or other human services field. New graduates welcome!
  • LSW, LPC or MFT, and prior experience in the delivery of mental health services in the home/community to children and families with complex needs is essential
  • This position requires flexibility of schedule and ability to travel in response to the needs of families.
Salary:  Starting salary between $54,220-$60,220 (includes base salary and on call/cell stipends) depending on degree and licensure. Lorain Standard MST Therapists also receive a first year $5,000 sign on bonus, in addition to $2,000 quarterly bonuses, and have the ability to earn an additional $3,000 plus per year in model adherence bonuses.

Why Work for Us:  We value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive total rewards (benefits and compensation) options to our valued employees and their families, including domestic partners. Our rich options include:

  • Dental, vision and medical insurance
  • 403(b) plan with employer match
  • Life insurance
  • Paid long-term disability
  • Generous paid time off and holidays

Applewood Centers, Inc. (“Applewood”) is a private, nonprofit agency providing mental health services, social services and education to children, adolescents and families living in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. Dedicated to addressing a variety of behavioral, emotional and learning problems, we provide a continuum of care from outpatient counseling to residential treatment. Applewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applewood’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applewood also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

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