Job Title: Mental Health Therapist (Clinician)
Supervisor: Chief Clinical Officer
The position of Clinician is responsible for providing and coordinating the therapeutic needs of clients on their assigned caseload, including providing trauma-specific and culturally informed direct services to a diverse group of adolescent males and providing trauma and culturally informed consultation to non-mental health direct staff in the milieu.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Respect the Center’s faith, education and caring Catholic values
- Provide safe environment for client.
- Maintain a caseload of 14-15 clients for weekly individual therapy and/or overseeing alternative therapies.
- Develop a clear understanding of the impact of ACEs and Urban ACEs of each client.
- Lead or co-lead psychoeducational and/or therapy groups.
- Incorporate appropriate evidence-based practices into client sessions.
- Maintain positive communications with parents/guardians.
- Provide parenting and family therapy sessions.
- Manifest willingness to learn and share clinical skills and provide consultation to colleagues throughout milieu.
- Participate in weekly internal department meetings and group supervision, as well as meetings with the residential and teaching staff.
- Co-facilitate regular check-in groups with residents in the cottages and/or schools.
- Lead multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings regarding residents.
- Support the substance use/abuse early intervention and intervention protocols.
- Establish with each client a clinically comprehensive psychotherapy individualized treatment plan, using the CANS-Trauma Comprehensive Assessment.
- Re-assess client and revise treatment plan every 6 months.
- Maintain weekly progress notes, quarterly and closing summaries.
- Create after-care plans, including possible referrals and/or resources.
- Demonstrate willingness to continue ongoing professional development.
- Participate in weekly in-service and regularly trainings.
- Supervise unlicensed clinicians and/or trainees.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Mental Health Master’s Degree, or higher (e.g. Counseling or Clinical Psychology)
- Licensed MFT or LCSW or PhD/PsyD.
- Knowledge of and ability to use trauma-specific clinical techniques and therapies.
- Demonstrates cultural humility and openness. Experience working cross-culturally. Knowledge of culturally responsive therapy a plus.
- Experience with adolescent males.
- Ability to provide trauma informed or trauma-specific services.
- Comfort with working with substance use/abuse difficulties. Substance abuse treatment training and experience a plus.
- Strong communication skills that demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Ability to communicate in a direct and constructive manner with colleagues.
- Knowledge of conflict resolution strategies.
- Bilingual (Spanish/ English) a plus.
- Must clear background check for a Community Care Licensed facility, including physical, tb and drug test.
- Sit for extended periods of time and the ability to manage repetitive hand/wrist movements while using a computer keyboard and/or the phone.
- Bend, squat, stoop, and walk up flight of stairs.
- Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs., occasionally. Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal.
Please submit resume, cover letter and appropriate college transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org