Outpatient Child and Adolescent Therapist
Kent, OH • Family & Community Services – Portage County
POSITION TITLE:  Outpatient Child and Adolescent Therapist
REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor
SCHEDULE:   Full Time and Part Time Available

The youth of today face a multitude of challenges including pressures from school, social media, peers and families that are many times compounded by their own individual journey’s with their mental health. That’s why our office-based Outpatient Therapists provide a variety of therapies to clients such as art, music, skill building and telehealth to name a few, in addition to traditional counseling and behavioral health therapies. We understand the importance of having a therapist that is passionate about helping our youth to become the best version of themselves that they can be.


Provide a welcoming atmosphere of trust, acceptance, and hope for all clients
Display respect for cultural differences, beliefs and values, while integrating information related to cultural traditions and values into each client’s unique and individualized treatment.
Conduct individual and small group therapy
Conduct assessments and evaluations to establish appropriate treatment goals and objectives for clients
Plan, implement, and evaluate individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidenced based practice that is appropriate for each client.
Provide guidance to facilitate clients’ normal growth and development, and aid in their understanding of their treatment plan and diagnosis, if appropriate.
Demonstrate knowledge of current standards for case notes and timeliness
Demonstrate appropriate de-escalation skills when needed
Consult with our team comprised of therapists and medical staff.
Complies with agency policies and procedures, COA regulations, federal and state requirements, and educational/certification/registry requirements.
Other duties as assigned.

1. Valid Ohio Driver’s License and ability to meet agency requirements for driving insurability if applicable.
2. Must be able to meet agency requirements for criminal back ground check (Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation) if applicable.


LPC or LPCC licensure or LSW. Master’s degree required.

Strong diagnostic skills and knowledge of effective behavioral intervention strategies.
Excellent communication skills and relationship-building skills to help work with the client, parents and/or guardian, as well as referral sources.
Experience providing therapy to children and families preferred.

About Family & Community Services, Inc.

As an employee at Family & Community Services you can make a difference. We need people just like you! From providing life’s basic needs – food, clothing and shelter – to counseling and mentoring services, F&CS has touched the lives of countless individuals. No one gets up in the morning and says “I want to have a career in non-profit”. Or maybe they do, it’s truly a calling. You are called to be a difference maker and here, at F&CS, you can make that difference.

The better the workplace experience you have, the better service to our programs and their clients. That’s why we believe in teamwork, continuing education, and dedication. By working together and supporting each other, we have created a culture of service and perseverance.