Sasha Bruce Youthwork is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC. Our mission is to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, abused, neglected, and/or at-risk youth and their families in the Washington, DC area. We achieve this by providing shelter, counseling, life skills training, and positive youth development activities to approximately 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members each year. With more than 30 years of experience meeting the growing needs of DC's youth and families with innovative programs, Sasha Bruce Youthwork is always willing to listen and ready to help.
ABOUT THE JOB
Sasha Bruce House is a compassionate alternative to the dangers of the streets for homeless, abandoned, abused, neglected, and runaway children. DC's only short-term shelter for young people, Sasha Bruce House is open 24 hours a day, serving youth ages 11 to 17. By providing a safe place to stay and intensive counseling services, Sasha Bruce House helps most youth reunite with their families and works to return all young people to stable and safe environments. On-site services include crisis intervention; individual, group, and family counseling; case management, support for shelter graduates, and temporary respite care.
At Bruce House, we seek a dynamic, experienced, LICSW to provide short-term therapy on a weekly basis. The provider will be onsite in Bruce House, 8-10 hours a week, assisting both youth in the program and their families. Bruce House takes a family strengthening approach and seeks the right individual to deliver a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions assisting youth and families to achieve optimal emotional health and stability.
This is an independent, contractor position that will be compensated hourly, based upon experience and qualifications. Contractors will bid competitively for the position.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide a range of clinical services to youth and family members, including individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy utilizing methods and modalities appropriate to the client.
Complete initial intake and assessment, providing appropriate referrals as needed
Establish person-centered treatment plans through a collaborative, goal-oriented process with youth and family members, particularly addressing identified behavior modification needs
Schedule sessions at times that are convenient for school-aged youth and/or their families
Maintain client documentation per required policies and procedures, including assessment, contact notes, monthly progress notes, treatment plan updates and all other necessary clinical documentation (Bruce House specific reporting requirements?)
Participate in weekly Bruce House team consultation meetings with case managers and youth engagement specialists.
Participate in monthly clinical group supervision with Sasha Bruce Clinical Director.
The ideal candidate will be well versed in trauma-informed approaches, strengths-based perspectives, able to connect with youth from a diverse range of backgrounds, and LGBTQ affirming, in alignment with the values of Sasha Bruce Youthwork.
Competency in crisis Intervention and de-escalation
Modalities may include Family Systems, CBT, DBT, Group, and EMDR
Provision of LGBTQ affirming, de-pathologized care
Master's Degree in Social Work
DC Clinical Licensure - must maintain, in good standing, current DC licensure as an LICSW
Must maintain Liability Insurance for private, independent practice
A minimum of 2 years extensive experience with at-risk youth and families
Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc. is also committed to comply with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.