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
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 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