Child/Adult Therapist is responsible for providing individual and group therapy to survivors of sexual and domestic violence in our out-patient setting.
Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field
Valid Maryland clinical license
Experience working with children and adult
Experience working in sexual violence (preferred) or domestic violence programs
Experience and knowledge of direct behavioral health services, including assessment, treatment, and consultation
Knowledge of diverse modalities of counseling and diagnostic principles
Knowledge of, and ability to, apply counseling and diagnostic theories and techniques to a full range of diverse client populations as well as co-occurring disorders
Belief in a strengths-based approach to human services
Passion for mission and philosophy of HopeWorks along with the knowledge of company history, culture, identity, and goals
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Availability to work at least two evenings per week to meet client needs
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other computer software
Native or near-native fluency in Korean, French, Mandarin, Urdu or Spanish (preferred but not required)
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide individual and group counseling according to individualized treatment plans and in accordance with professional standards
Make treatment and social service referrals to appropriate agencies that support client goals
Create, maintain, and submit accurate records and documents in a timely manner
Maintain current knowledge of assessment and treatment techniques, criminal justice systems, and community resources using in-service training, seminars, workshops, and publications
Collaborate with other departments and outside agencies for continuity of care
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
Accurately complete client paperwork and compile reports as needed
Document and communicate all pertinent information/issues to the Clinical Director
Attend weekly supervision meetings with Clinical Director
Attend clinical and agency staff meetings
Maintain clinical license in good standing
Prioritize the use of best and evidence based practices
Research programming trends and current practices being used in the field
Other duties as assigned
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Maintains an ethical practice (e.g. awareness of ethical standards and conduct); demonstrates strong client relationships and interpersonal skills (e.g. establishes and maintains rapport, accurately perceives and understands clients, and maintains role boundaries); Recognizes diversity, individual difference, and cultural competency in clinical practice; implements appropriate assessment and intervention strategies; demonstrates competency in general clinical skills including the understanding of concepts, theory, and empirical foundations for practice.
Quality of Work
Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines; does work right the first time; corrects own errors; regularly produces accurate, thorough, professional work.
Personally responsible; completes work in a timely, consistent manner; works hours necessary to complete assigned work; is regularly present and punctual; arrives prepared for work; is committed to doing the best job possible; keeps commitments.
Communication: Oral and Written
Effectively transfers thoughts and expresses ideas orally or verbally in individual or group situations. Speaks comfortably with a diverse array of individuals and groups.
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner as well as skillfully gathers and analyzes information.
Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; and makes timely decisions.
Collaboration and Teamwork
Supports a positive team environment in which members participate, respect and cooperate with each other to achieve desired results.
Appropriately handles crisis intervention. Effectively assesses a crisis, including risk of harm to self and/or others.
Planning and Organization
Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; and develops realistic action plans.
Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one's words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior. Selects the words or actions most likely to have the desired effect on the individual or group in question.
Support of Diversity
Treats all people with respect; values diverse perspectives; participates in diversity training opportunities; provides a supportive work environment for a multicultural staff; applies the HopeWorks commitment to cultural proficiency; shows sensitivity to individual differences; treats others fairly without regard to race, sex, color, religion, mental or physical ability, health status, nation of origin, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation; recognizes differences; takes advantage of opportunities to learn and gain by working together; values and encourages unique skills and talents; seeks and considers diverse perspectives and ideas.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, speak, communicate and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit a letter of interest and complete resume to:Pauline Gianoplus, PhD, LCSW-C