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Child and Family Therapist (FULL-TIME)

Posted 11/01/19

JOB SUMMARY:  

Provides therapy to children and their caregivers in an early childhood education setting and school-age setting up to 12 years of age for children that are at-risk and may have experienced trauma including interventions, assessments, and documentation as needed.  

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field

  • Under clinical supervision

  • Familiar with clinical implications of trauma, attachment, diversity, and poverty

  • 3 years minimum successful therapeutic experience

  • Clinical experience with children, early adolescents in individual, family and group treatment settings

  • Alternatives to the above qualifications as the administration may find appropriate and acceptable

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Individual needs ability to maintain emotional control under stress.  

  • Work successfully with Clinical Team Members, Educational Staff, Family Advocates and Interdisciplinary Team Members.

  • Interact successfully, appropriately and respectfully with all staff and families.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain Licensure

  • Part-time employees will have caseload expectations based on the percentage of time spent in the agency.

  • Provide in-classroom interventions (direct and indirect service) and consultation with teachers.

  • Provide individual and family treatment for children and their caregivers

  • Depending on organizational need and Clinical Director’s request, facilitate specialized therapeutic groups (including, but not limited to; prevention, small group, whole class, varying age groups)

  • Maintain current and accurate files on all treatment provided

  • Files and database entry to be maintained weekly and must be completed by the last working day of the month.

  • Provide weekly services updates to the Senior Program Manager of Clinical Services

  • Provide monthly program updates, data, assessments and other information at requested deadlines to the Data and Program Manager.

  • Provide crisis intervention to children, classrooms, and families as needed

  • Write session summaries, reports, observations, client updates, behavior incident forms, referrals as necessary and upon request.

  • Administer pre/post measures as designated by Clinical Director in a timely manner.

  • Provide classroom observations clinical recommendations as needed.

  • Provide parent/caregiver/education via consults as related to Trauma-Informed Care and attachment theory and interventions

  • Engage in ongoing Professional Development

  • Assist and advocate for clients and families.

  • Clinical staff will contribute constructively to the departments and agency goals as well as being a positive influence to the Clinical team.

  • Reports to the Senior Program Manager and the Director of Clinical and Social Service

  • Additional duties as assigned

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Indoor office environment.  Socially and emotionally demanding.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of an employee.

Operation Breakthrough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment with Operation Breakthrough is “At Will”.

Job Type: Full Time