THERAPIST/PROJECT COORDINATOR!! GREAT OPPORTUNITY AT THE ADVOCACY CENTER, THAT IS GOLD STANDARD IN AMERICA HELPING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES! YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.CHILDHELP.ORG CAREERS PAGE FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION
Position Summary: Therapist and Project Coordinator is responsible for providing therapy as well as project coordination to Childhelp’s OVC Grant by serving as functional expert and workforce coordinator for the team of therapists and interns. As a therapist, offers assessment, psychoeducation, and counseling, as well as court support, case management, and child advocacy to child victims and their non-offending family members in a culturally sensitive manner and makes every effort to ensure that services are not financially prohibitive. As project coordinator, is responsible for program development and evaluation, and data gathering and reporting insights to the director, advocacy center. This position does not have direct reports.
Essential Functions Therapy: 65% Responsible for all primary therapist duties and responsibilities for a caseload of assigned children. Specific clinical responsibilities for each case assigned including but not limited to the following: • Maintains up to date knowledge of the industry and field through research and training, educations and other development activities • Initial treatment assessments and formulations (psychosocial assessments; interviews with patient, parents and significant others to obtain data on the patient's personal, social, developmental, and emotional history; timely completion of assessments, etc.) • Therapy delivery (individual, family and group therapy weekly) • Case Management (treatment interventions, therapeutic visits, case coordination with other disciplines, etc.) • Communication with clients (Referral sources, parents/guardians, school officials, etc.) • Timeliness of all necessary documentation (session progress notes, contact calls, monthly summaries, discharge summaries, special notes, orders, etc.) • Completes all necessary documentation in health record, including monthly summaries, discharge summaries, therapy session notes, special notes and contact calls in a timely thorough and professional manner according to the established timelines • Attends supervision to discuss case conceptualization, to review treatment goals, to discuss problems or obstacles to progress, to exchange ideas for intervention strategies, to provide clinical training, and to assist with difficult or problem families/cases • Attends multi-disciplinary case conference meetings on assigned cases, review treatment coordination of treatment interventions for teams/individuals Administrative/Operational: 35% • Helps in the development of programmatic paperwork, policy and procedure • Gathers data and reports to program administrator and clinical director for grant and research purposes • Participates in community outreach related to the OVC such as tabling events, conference attendance, and speaking engagements • Provides referrals to other Childhelp programs as applicable • Creates and maintains files with all paperwork and written reports related to clientele in accordance with OBHL, the Center’s policies and procedures • Coordinates services with a multidisciplinary team, including law enforcement, CPS, medical staff, forensic interviewers, and other persons/groups related to child abuse issues and ongoing cases, as necessary and appropriate within the forensic environment • Attends clinical staff meetings and training, Center all-staff meetings, and multi-disciplinary team meetings, as necessary • In accordance with OVC Grant represents Childhelp through speaking engagements, educational opportunities, and public appearances when asked • Performs other related duties, as assigned • Coordinates with marketing and communications regarding social media postings for the OVC Grant
Requirements Education/Experience/Knowledge/Understanding • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in psychology, counseling, social work, or other related field • Experience working with sexual abuse treatment and knowledge of the process of sexual abuse investigations • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of multidisciplinary teams • Understanding of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Skills • Strong verbal, written, and listening communication skills to include communicating clearly, effectively, tactfully, and patiently to a diverse population • Strong interpersonal skills and demeanor with the ability to build rapport and garner trust with others • Proficient in the use of a PC; in a Windows environment; in the use of the Internet; and in the use of MS Office Applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel Abilities • Ability to pass fingerprint background screening through the Department of Justice, FBI and Child Abuse Index • Ability to effectively engage with children/families from various backgrounds and circumstances • Ability to maintain professional behavior in high pressure situations. • Ability to understand and solve problems by applying advanced analytical skills to include collecting, integrating and analyzing all relevant data and information and reduced that information down to manageable components and/or charts, diagrams or graphs; identifying a number of solutions to complex problems integrating findings from several different disciplines, identifying and evaluating the various options developed and selects the most effective solution; drawing logical and objective conclusions from the data and validates them as the prime cause and contributing causes; identifying a number of solutions to the problem by identifying and evaluating the various options developed and selects the most effective solution. • Ability to work collaborative as part of a team. • Willingness and ability to embody Childhelp’s core values of Acting with Honor and Character, Being Open and Receptive, Caring About and Relating to Others; Nurturing Diverse Relationships; Performance Excellence; and Inspirational Leading & Managing Physical Demands • Ability to frequently see, hear, speak, and be physically flexible; occasionally sit, stand, walk, bend, run and drive; seldom stoop, climb carry, squat, kneel, push; and lift up to 30 lbs • Ability to withstand moderate noise levels
Preferences • Post-Master's experience and training in child abuse, treatment of complex trauma, PTSD, forensics, and criminal justice system procedures • Independent Licensure by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Minimum of two years of work experience providing mental health counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families • Previous project administration or coordination experience