We’re a Good Family to Know:

Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) is a community-based healthcare organization that offers a full array of integrated services, serving more than 100,000 individuals each year in nearly 100 locations throughout Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois.

Our greatest reward has been the opportunity to serve families and communities in need for the past 40 years. At PFH, our future is brighter than ever! With changes in leadership, focused priorities and strong core values, PFH remains a “Good Family to Know!”

Your role at PFH:

As an Associate Counselor, you are responsible for assisting individuals in accordance with their treatment plan, with mental health and/or substance use disorders to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and work environments. You will:

  • Participate in screening/assessment process under the supervision of licensed/qualified counselor or therapist within appropriate time frames as designated by State Regulatory/CARF/agency standards.
  • Develop treatment plans for clients in accordance with State Regulatory/CARF guidelines that demonstrate evolution and individualization based on information gathered from assessments under the supervision of licensed/qualified therapist.
  • Assist clients through transition process and complete any final correspondence such as transition summary, plan, letter, etc.
  • Document all the services provided in accordance with State Regulatory/CARF/agency standards. Ensure services are entered within the appropriate time frame, designated format, notes refer to treatment plans, etc.
  • Facilitate group counseling, group education, family conferences, and individual sessions with emphasis on examining attitudes, feelings, behaviors that promote recovery, healthy decision making, and improved problem solving skills.

We think you’d be great for this role if you have:

A trainee that meets the requirements for registration, supervision, and professional development as set forth by either:

  • The Missouri Credentialing Board, Inc.: OR
  • The appropriate board of professional registration with the Department of Economic Development for licensure as a psychologist, professional counselor, or social worker;

You’ll love being a part of our family because:

Our associates are our most valuable asset! We understand the role their satisfaction plays in the quality of services they provide. Through encouragement, our associates are empowered to optimize their strengths through ongoing training to ensure they are equipped and feel competent to serve our clients.

Our eligible associates enjoy some of the following PFH Perks:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability plan options
  • Competitive 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan – up to 5% match!
  • Company paid basic life insurance
  • Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Emergency Medical Leave Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – healthcare and dependent child-care
  • Health & Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • License/Certification Reimbursement

Our human resources team wants to let you know what’s required:

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (exists up the 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (exists 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Employment is conditional upon the receipt of appropriate background checks. Upon offer of employment, you must grant permission for Preferred Family Healthcare to verify accuracy, legitimacy, and results in regards to the following conditions of employment:

  • Background check that includes criminal history and abuse/ neglect.
  • Motor vehicle driving record check.
  • Education and license/certification verification (if applicable).
  • Employment and/or personal reference checks.