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Focus on the Family FMI MI Intensive Therapist in Greenville, Michigan

FMI MI Intensive Therapist

Greenville, MI 48838, USAReq #954

Monday, February 22, 2021

Focus on the Family has over 600 employees who work to achieve the mission of enriching the lives of families, engaging the culture, advocating for life and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Focus Marriage Institute in Michigan is a retreat center that provides marriage counseling intensives that transform hurting marriages. Join our team where the work is meaningful, the culture is rewarding and the purpose is eternal.

The Intensive Therapist position exists to provide direct services through Couple, Marriage, Premarital, and Follow-up Intensives, hybrid outpatient services, and follow-up phone counseling. This position also provides non-direct services including oversight of training program and new trainees, research, writing, speaking, program/product development, and committee work.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Conducts a total of 21 direct service units of intensive work or enrichment event facilitation per month (1 DSU = ½ day)

Participates in various clinical team projects and activities

Participates in providing on-call services; consults with registrars regarding registration decisions and is available to help assist staff manage crisis situations

Develops procedures for the Marriage Coaches and Follow-up Phone Counseling services

Identifies, trains, and tracks clinicians to staff Marriage Coaching program

Oversees FMI research program (procedure, data entry, summary, and reporting)

Maintains and administers training programs, including online and curriculum component and general awareness of trainees throughout the system and the staffing picture for each site

Oversees trainee progress for both internal and external trainees (Act as trainee advisor)

Manages Certification process

Attends weekly FMI staff and clinical staff meetings

Participates in scheduled Ethics Committee meetings

Is a creative contributor to the FMI products such as newsletters, participant manuals, and Couple’s Experience

Secures opportunities to represent FMI at professional conventions and workshops

Maintains weekly contact with management to discuss prioritization and coordination of work assignments/responsibilities

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs other duties, including but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works (e.g., print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc.) for distribution in any and all media and formats (such as television, radio, internet, wireless, DVD, satellite and digital) on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of Focus on the Family.

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Office environment

Is available to travel to conduct intensives at Focus/FMI locations

Frequent exposure to intense emotional “crisis” situations



Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct ( and Statement of Faith ( ; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Engages in Christian ministry

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values (

Personal Characteristics:

Punctual, dependable, responsible

Mature and responsive

Strong Christian faith expressed in daily behaviors

Warm, kind, helpful, sensitive and firm or directive phone presence as appropriate


Master’s degree or PsyD in psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy


Must be a licensed therapist in state where employed

5 – 7 years of experience in counseling

Understands the integrative process as it relates to faith and practice

Extensive grasp of scripture as it relates to counseling

In-depth knowledge of FOF mission, philosophy, values, and objectives

Understanding of political, social, and religious issues that impact the family

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:

Possess good clinical skills (ability to counsel and assist others in resolving problems)

Ability to communicate effectively, verbal and written

Competent in use of PC software

Demonstrated knowledge of FOF resources

Counseling skills well integrated with Biblical values and psychological principles

Salary Range:$62,418 to $74,624/yr.

Focus on the Family puts a high value on our team members and offers a unique benefit package.

Employees scheduled for 30 hours or more per week are eligible for:

  • Medical Plan

  • Dental Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees scheduled for 20 hours or more per week are eligible for:

  • Legal Shield/ID Shield


  • Retirement Plan

  • Vacation Time

  • Sick Time

  • Holidays

  • Service Awards

Note: This is a summary and should not be construed as future promises to continue to provide benefits as outlined above. For complete and definitive language, refer to the governing plan documents.

*Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.

Helping Families Thrive!Focus on the Family is a 501c3 Christian Non-Profit Ministry

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  • Greenville, MI 48838, USA