FULL-TIME; REPORTS TO SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM MANAGER
*Must have MSW degree from accredited university. Must have LGSW in the District of Columbia or LMSW in the state of Maryland and be working towards independent licensure. On-site supervision provided. Masters-level community counseling applicants with licensure may be considered.
- With all TASSC staff members, interns, and volunteers, the CCM welcomes survivors to TASSC and provides information about TASSC services and referrals. This welcome is an essential part of the TASSC mission.
- Conducts initial intake process to establish eligibility with all new TASSC survivors and conducts a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment to determine survivors’ strengths, needs, resources and support systems.
- Conducts the development of a survivor-centered case management plan based on information gathered from assessments. The case management plan identifies appropriate referrals to meet survivors’ social, medical, psychological, and legal needs; provides psychoeducational support as necessary.
- Collaborates with TASSC therapists and psychiatrist to formulate appropriate clinical interventions based on survivor needs and outlined goals.
- Based on organizational need, maintains separate, limited caseload of therapy clients, as referred by the Community Engagement and Psychological Wellness Program Manager; conducts clinical assessment, treatment planning, and clinical interventions as appropriate and under the guidance of weekly clinical supervision. Collaborates with TASSC psychiatrist and senior therapists on diagnosis.
- When needed, collaborates with Social Services Program Manager and Community Engagement and Psychological Wellness Program Manager to provide training and technical assistance on supporting survivors of torture and trauma-informed service delivery for a range of community partners.
- Develops and facilitates therapeutic support groups, cultural orientation, and education programs.
- Maintains communication with survivors who receive or have received assistance from TASSC. Encourages participation in TASSC’s Communities of Healing, Truth Speakers, advocacy programs (when appropriate), and other TASSC events.
- Maintains contact with TASSC’s referral network of professional legal, psychological, and medical providers. Actively works to support and develop TASSC’s network of service providers.
- Participates in TASSC’s interdisciplinary process. Convenes and actively participates in case consultation sessions with the TASSC clinical and legal teams; participates in twice weekly group and individual clinical supervision, and twice monthly clinical-legal team meetings.
- Performs other indirect service activities that include completing clinical notes, data gathering, monthly reporting, proposal writing, developing outreach materials, and other work as assigned by the Social Services Program Manager.
- Actively works to improve and enhance social service delivery at TASSC.
- Supervisory Responsibilities: Assist in supervising BSW graduate interns, and at times MSW graduate interns.
- MSW degree from accredited university. Must have LGSW in the District of Columbia or LMSW in the state of Maryland and be working towards independent licensure. On-site supervision provided. Masters-level community counseling applicants with licensure may be considered.
- Experience providing case management and therapeutic interventions in a human services environment that supports a holistic, systemic approach to service delivery.
- Ability to provide culturally responsive services to a diverse immigrant population, including ability to work with interpreters.
- Strong understanding of trauma and trauma-informed service delivery; sensitive listening and communication skills.
- Ability to assess and appropriately handle mental health emergencies, including referring to supervisor or other senior staff as appropriate.
- Ability to develop client relationships and facilitate effective assessment and referral; empowers the client to help themselves when appropriate.
- Strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Fluency in a second language and significant cross-cultural experience a plus.
- Flexibility; ability to function both independently and as part of a team.
- Personal integrity in handling ethically complex and confidential situations.
- Self-motivated, confident, and comfortable working in stressful situations.
- A commitment to learning about the effects of torture and the asylum system on survivors and families.
- Utmost level of confidentiality and sensitivity in working with survivors of torture.
TASSC is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status. We encourage people of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBTI+ community, people with disabilities, and other people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.