Job Start Date:10/01/21Type of Position:Full Time
Number of Openings:1Wage/Salary:$40,000Per Year
Job Location & Contact:
PO Box 1603
Job Description:Job Summary
Under general supervision of the Clinical Director, the Therapist will provide professional therapy for survivors of sexual violence.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 email@example.com. 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