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Ministry Support (Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries) Family Life Services Therapist in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Category/Shift/Hours per 2 week pay period: Full-Time / Varied Shift / 75 hours per pay period

Diakon Family Life Services offers a range of counseling and behavioral health services to children, teens, families and adult individuals. Services are provided through counseling centers in Mechanicsburg, New Bloomfield, Lewisburg, Montoursville and Williamsport as well as within several public-school buildings. Specialized programs include family-based mental health services, provided in the community and in-home, addictions counseling, trauma-focused therapy and SPIN, a service designed to assist children and youths who have problematic sexual behaviors.

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing clinical services to individuals, couples, families, and groups in a co-occurring setting. 
  • Develops individualized treatment plan for each client per agency procedures. 
  • Provides a wide range of therapeutic interventions to individuals, couples, families and groups based on individualized assessment and treatment plans in conjunction with the treatment team.
  • Completes comprehensive psychological assessments on each client seen in keeping with professional standards of practice as well as DPW, DOH and other third party requirements.  
  • Childline & DHS FBI clearance results are required prior to beginning employment.


Education/Training: A graduate degree from a college or university in a generally recognized clinical discipline in which the degree program includes a clinical practicum; LMFT, LPC or LCSW preferred.


Experience: A minimum of three (3) years post Masters supervised clinical experience in an outpatient setting normally required; experience in a drug and alcohol or co-occurring setting required.  

ADA: Ability to sit, stand, lift, bend, reach, push, and pull items weighing up to 25 lbs.; visual and auditory skills

Compensation and Benefits: Diakon offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for Full-Time and Part-Time employees. Day 1 Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. We also offer tuition assistance, generous paid time off, 401(k) plan with employer match, voluntary short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance and the ability to earn referral bonuses up to $3,000.

Staff receive excellent training through a comprehensive paid general orientation including customer service training. We offer continuing training and education, provide the ability for career advancement, and host staff appreciation and special events. Diakon also maintains a discretionary emergency fund, which can be of assistance to staff members during critical times. In addition, Diakon offers a Love of Thy Neighbor Fund, which provides a per-day living expense and matches up to five PTO days for approved service or mission trips with other nonprofit organizations.

Diakon is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/VETS/Disabled