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Mental Health Therapist (Consultant, 15-20 hours a week)

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Since 1995, The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) has provided services to survivors of domestic violence in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. It is an organization that was founded by survivors and continues to be survivor-led and driven. Our mission is to address, prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian/Pacific Islander communities while empowering survivors to rebuild their lives after abuse.  

 

The Mental Health Therapist (MHT) is a consultant (15-20 hours per week) position working in collaboration with DVRP’s Survivor Services Program. This is a consultant position with funding until September 30th, 2022.  This position will start off as a remote position but may move to an in-person position eventually. The contract may be extended upon receipt of additional funding. The MHT will directly interact with clients by applying specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills to assess and treat emotional trauma associated with domestic violence and sexual assault. Working closely within the Client Services team, the therapist will provide individual counseling and psychotherapy as well as in-depth case management to comprehensively address needs and help clients move forward. The Mental Health Therapist reports to the Survivor Services Program Manager.  

 

DIRECT CLIENT SERVICES:  

  • Use specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, conditions, and serious emotional disturbances in adult survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  
  • Through a culturally competent, trauma informed lens, apply theory, knowledge, methods, ethics, and the professional use of self to restore and enhance social and psychosocial functioning of clients through regular therapy sessions.  
  • Assess lethality and provide crisis management counseling in ongoing therapy sessions.  
  • Integrate various therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) into counseling sessions with clients.  
  • Organize and conduct support groups and workshops. 

 

REPORTING:  

  • Track client calls, maintain appropriate client records and files as well as monthly reports. • Maintain the client database.  

 

MISSION AND VISION PROMOTION: 

  • Promote atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration to accomplish all DVRP initiatives  
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings and other internal meetings as required 
  • Serve as speaker/trainer for DVRP by participating in community education programs as needed 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Licensure in Social Work or Counseling required  
  • Possess a license (LGPC, LMSW, LPC, LICSW) in the District of Columbia and/or Maryland. 
  • Master’s degree (in Counseling or Social Work) from an accredited University required  
  • Experience in service provision in the Asian/Pacific Islander community 
  • Minimum 2 years clinical work experience providing individual, family and group therapy to A/PI population, required 
  • Must have a commitment to DVRP’s mission, vision, and atmosphere of collaboration  
  • Must show excellent writing, reporting and communication skills   
  • Must be well-organized, highly motivated, and detail-oriented  
  • Fluency in at least one Asian/Pacific Islander language.  Preferably, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Urdu or Hindi 
  • Proficiency in computer applications and utilization of online resources to meet client and organizational needs  
  •  Experience working in a non-profit environment preferred 

 

Since 1995, The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) has provided services to survivors of domestic violence in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. It is an organization that was founded by survivors and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    February 7, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    January 31, 2022
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Compensation
USD $40 - USD $60
/ hour

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in at least one Asian/Pacific Islander language.  Preferably, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Urdu or Hindi 

Fluency in at least one Asian/Pacific Islander language.  Preferably, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Urdu or Hindi 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
P.O. Box 14268, Washington, DC 20044, United States

How to Apply

Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to hr@dvrp.org with the title “A/PI Mental Health Therapist” by 5pm on Monday, January 31st, 2022. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls please!  

DVRP is committed to equal opportunity in employment and, in accordance with the District of Columbia Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, does not discriminate on the basis of “race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, and place of residence or business. 

Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to hr@dvrp.org with the title “A/PI Mental Health Therapist” by 5pm on Monday, January 31st, 2022. We will be reviewing applications on a…

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