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Outpatient Therapist

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BAGLY Inc.
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Boston, MA
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Published 8 days ago

Founded in 1980 by LGBTQ+ youth, BAGLY is an organization led by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth to meet the core physical, social, and developmental needs of Greater Boston’s LGBTQ+ youth community. Today, BAGLY provides community-based leadership development, health promotion, and social support programs for Massachusetts LGBTQ youth communities, and is a leader in local and national LGBTQ+ youth advocacy and workforce development. BAGLY is a dynamic and cutting-edge nonprofit that for 40 years has offered support, programs, and services led by and for LGBTQ+ youth throughout MA. BAGLY has recently received a significant increase in funding to expand its Behavioral Health services, and strengthen its capacity to respond to the emotional and behavioral health needs of the LGBTQ+ youth communities.

We are looking for an experienced, licensed, master’s level counselor who is passionate and committed to social justice, community-based mental health, and youth development. This position will be compensated as an independent contractor to provide clinical outpatient, individual, and group counseling to LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 13-29. Required competencies include a strong understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, youth of color, and youth with disabilities, as well as a thorough grounding in the Causes & Risks of Homelessness, Trauma-Informed Care, Harm Reduction, and Crisis Intervention.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Professional Counseling, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Professional clinical license and malpractice insurance.
  • Credentialing in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and/or other evidence-based models is PREFERRED.
  • Adheres to all professional licensing guidelines including code of ethics, clinical supervision, and professional development.

Scope of Deliverables

  • Conducting client intake, psycho-social history, and providing individual and family therapy, crisis intervention, and clinical assessments.
  • Providing communication and collaboration with program staff to ensure consistent wraparound supportive placements.
  • Participating in the design and co-facilitation of support groups and individual sessions.
  • Working within the framework of agency and program policies, procedures, and protocols, including the maintenance of confidentiality.
  • Informing the Director of Programs/ Services (or other appropriate staff) of any concerns that may impact the safety and well-being of youth receiving services.
  • Providing ongoing case management, complete and timely notes, treatment plans, and other required reporting.
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary team meetings as needed.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong understanding of, and commitment to BAGLY’s mission.
  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ community and youth experiencing homelessness and familiarity with issues of relevance to intersectional identities; lived experience.
  • Understanding of Harm Reduction frameworks and the Trauma-Informed Service Models and how they apply to client-centered approach.
  • Ability to anticipate and address crises, problem-solve effectively, and maintain appropriate boundaries working independently and in collaboration with a team.
  • Working knowledge and relationships with community resources as they relate to LGBTQ+ people, homelessness, and youth.
  • Strong experience and understanding of social justice work, models of oppression, community organizing, and activism.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, varying degrees of fluency in English, immigration status, and physical abilities in an intersectional environment.
  • A flexible schedule to support youth needs, which could include evening and/or weekend hours.

Terms

  • Compensation for 5 hours per week at $100.00 per hour.
  • Length of Service Agreement.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

BAGLY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions, without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

People of color, women, and/or trans/non-binary people are strongly encouraged to apply.

BAGLY is committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities receive the accommodations required for them to interview for a position on our team. Should you require accommodations, please contact jobs@bagly.org.

Founded in 1980 by LGBTQ+ youth, BAGLY is an organization led by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth to meet the core physical, social, and developmental needs of Greater Boston’s LGBTQ+ youth community. Today…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    May 21, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 14, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

5 hours/week at $100/hour

Level of Language Proficiency

We are excited to receive applications from candidates who are proficient in more than one language.

We are excited to receive applications from candidates who are proficient in more than one language.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@bagly.org.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@bagly.org.

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