435 Gold Pass Heights
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.
· 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.
· 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
· 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
Minimum Education Required