Job Details

TherapistAmpersand Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass
Job Start Date:10/01/21Type of Position:Full Time
Number of Openings:1Wage/Salary:$40,000Per Year
Job Location & Contact:
PO Box 1603
Lexington, KY40588
0000000000
Job Description:
Job Summary Under general supervision of the Clinical Director, the Therapist will provide professional therapy for survivors of sexual violence. Essential Duties • Provide individual therapy and co-facilitates psycho-educational groups as needed. • Counsels individuals or groups regarding sexual abuse, violence or assault and challenges such as stress, and trauma. Utilize evaluative techniques to assist and develop a therapeutic treatment plan for each client individually. • Interviews clients to obtain information concerning previous history or other pertinent information. • Observes client to detect indications of abnormal physical or mental behavior. • Consistently reviews progress of treatment goals to continue to evaluate client needs. • Plans and administers therapeutic treatment, such as behavior modification and stress management therapy, using biofeedback equipment, to assist patient in controlling disorders and other problems. • Change method and degree of therapy when indicated by client. • Discuss progress toward goals with client regularly. • Consults with Director of Clinical Services or other specialists concerning treatment plan of clients. • Refers clients to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling. • Refer clients to other resources when not appropriate for Ampersand services. • Consult with other therapists working with victims of sexual violence. • Network with area professionals to provide a coordinated service delivery system for victims of sexual violence. • Provide consultation to professionals about working with and treating victims of sexual violence. • Staff crisis line and provide office coverage when needed. • Train volunteers to provide crisis intervention counseling and advocacy services to victims of sexual violence. • Provide crisis intervention counseling and advocacy services to victims of sexual violence. • Maintain license or certification and comply with their certification and licensure requirements. • Carry manageable client caseload; conduct assessments, treatment planning, case coordination, and group and/or individual therapy. • Respect and maintain a high standard of confidentiality for all clients and cases. • Provide case coordination, referrals and advocacy. • Provide court testimony when necessary, including expert witness testimony. • Maintain professional documentation and record keeping for client files. • Engage in ongoing evaluation of services and treatment modalities.
Experience Required:
Qualifications: • Master’s degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology or other related field. • Two years of related clinical experience post licensure. • Licensed Clinical Social Worker or corresponding license for independent practice or under supervision for licensure. • Expert knowledge, training and experience in evidence-based and alternative treatment models for survivors of sexual trauma. • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. • Required completion of a 40-hour training session provided by Ampersand and twelve hours of continuing education per year. • Compliance with HIPAA guidelines. • Ability to pass a background and reference check. • Valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation with appropriate level of vehicle insurance. • Willingness to take an intersectional, anti-oppression approach to your work and have a basic understanding of privilege. Desired Qualities: • Expert knowledge of dynamics of trauma and impact of sexual violence on individuals and communities • Commitment to Ampersand’s mission, vision and core values • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends • Ability to adapt to crisis situations and work well under stress • Strong time-management and multi-tasking skills • Ability to conduct self in a professional and ethical manner • Ability to complete all required documentation in a timely fashion • Demonstrated experience in working with Microsoft Office products • Expert decision and problem-solving skills • Ability to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • High level of knowledge related to best practices for trauma and sexual violence • Ability to work with diverse personalities and maintain effective working relationships
How to Apply:
To Apply: Email cover letter, resume and references to applications@ampersandky.org. Within your cover letter you must address your understanding of intersectionality and its importance within your professional field. No Phone Calls Please. Application Deadline: Position Open Until Filled. Ampersand is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Salary Range: $40,000 DOE
Application Deadline:
Oct 31, 2021