Children's Therapist

Job Type

Full Time

Published

06/12/2018

Address

435 Gold Pass Heights
Colorado Springs
Colorado
80906
United States

Description

SYNOPSIS:   Therapist provides therapeutic assistance to children who are clients of TESSA, whom have a primary focus on the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Supervision for this position is under the purview of the Clinical Director.


RESPONSIBILITES:

 

Client Services

·        Provides assessment and therapeutic services for child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through individual and psycho-educational and therapeutic groups per client need and grant requirements.

·        Treats clients with respect, dignity, and empathy.

·        Provides therapy and education to parents of children served to aid in the healing of child.

·        Provides time-limited, goal-directed therapy to enable service provision to a high-volume of clients. Refers clients with additional needs to appropriate services.

·        Provides clients a minimum of two (2) clinical/educational groups a week regarding a variety of topics (Healthy relationships, boundaries, parenting, safety, social media influence etc.)

·        Works with Children’s Program staff to develop and implement treatment and service plans for children and parents.

·        Follows ethical guidelines of the ACA, APA, and AAMFT, including keeping all client information confidential as directed by the client.

·        Attends weekly/biweekly/monthly clinical supervision with Clinical Director.

·        Works cooperatively with other agencies and individuals involved with the client to assure comprehensive service delivery.

·        Develops knowledge and expertise regarding domestic violence and sexual assault.

·        Provides education and information to the client to support informed choices.

·        Completes consultation notes for each client contact within 48 hours.

·        Maintains client records in a timely and accurate manner.

·        Assists in collecting client statistics for program evaluation/management and grant reporting.


Cultural Inclusivity

·        Delivers programs and services in a manner that is respectful and sensitive to the clients’ cultural experience.

·        Develops multicultural services, programming, and outreach as appropriate.

·        Prevents, identifies, and removes discriminatory barriers in services provided.

·        Recognizes that we hold attitudes and beliefs that can detrimentally influence our perceptions of, and interactions with, individuals who are diverse from ourselves.


·        Applies the principles of multiculturalism and diversity in training and staff development.

·        Applies culturally appropriate skills in all interactions with clients, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and other community members.

·        Uses organizational change processes to support culturally informed organizational policies and procedures


Other

·        Understands department objectives and how they relate to the goals of the agency.

·        Attends staff, other relevant meetings, trainings, and in-services as assigned.

·        Commits to TESSA’s organization mission, vision, and operating philosophy.

·        Assist in the training/monitoring of clinical interns for TESSA.

·        Other duties and projects as requested by supervisor or Executive Director.


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·        Master’s degree in a behavioral science (Community Counseling, Psychology, Family Therapy, etc)

·        Colorado licensure preferred (LPC, LMFT, etc).

·        Experience/training in play therapy required, Certification in play therapy preferred

·        EMDR Level I and II certification preferred.

·        Two years relevant work experience including with child victims, systems professionals (law enforcement, District Attorneys, etc.).

·        Excellent organizational, communication, problem solving, listening and interpersonal skills.

·        Ability to maintain attention to detail while working toward big picture objectives.

·        Availability for evening and on-call shifts.

·        Displays a positive attitude, works well with others, and accepts direction well.

·        Able to work well in stressful and emotionally taxing circumstances and engage in effective self care.

·        Self-starter; comfortable working autonomously and in teams.

·        Able to independently use a computer for word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, email, internet research, data entry and data management.

·        Possess vision and hearing sufficient to work on a computer, on the telephone and in person.

·        Ability to lift 50lbs, intermittently.

·        Valid driver's license and car insurance

·        Must be willing to complete background checks.

·        Ability to read, write and speak English.

·        Multilingual (Spanish, ALS, etc) a plus.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish and ALS a plus

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

AHackett-Larson@tessacs.org
https://www.tessacs.org/employment/

Please send resume to AHackett-Larson@tessacs.org


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