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Therapist

Posted: 02/02/2024

THERAPIST

Job Summary: Provides therapy services for Victims Assistance Center (VAC) and/or the Child Advocacy Center of NNY (CAC) program. The therapist will provide assessment and clinical intervention using approved, evidenced-based approaches with children and non-offending family members who have experienced abuse and/or neglect. The therapist will adhere to the responsibilities outlined in the MDT Protocols associated with the CAC and deliver all services in a culturally sensitive, well-coordinated manner as part of the VAC and/or multidisciplinary team.

Job Responsibilities:

· Provide individual, family, and group counseling to victims and non-offending family members using evidence-based treatment modalities, including TF-CBT;

· Complete individualized treatment plans;

· Measure treatment progress by assessing improvement on clinical assessment tools;

· Document session notes, provide written reports as appropriate, and enter service data in a database;

· Maintain client treatment records per program and NYS standards and submit all data for agency statistical reports to funders in a timely fashion;

· Provide crisis intervention for clients receiving other services at the agency;

· Assist with the preparation of victims and witnesses for court when requested;

· Provide testimony in legal proceedings when requested;

· Maintain proficiency and treatment knowledge through discussion, supervision, training, and research;

· Attend Multidisciplinary Team case review meetings on a monthly basis, as appropriate;

· Refer clients as needed for additional community services, as appropriate;

· Participate in weekly or bi-weekly supervision, as appropriate;

· All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

· Must possess strong clinical skills and be well versed in trauma-informed and systemic approaches to treatment that promote evidence-based practices.

· Must possess strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.

· Must be able to work independently.

· Must have knowledge of the New York State judicial and social services system.

· The therapist will comply with all of the Victim’s Assistance Center’s personnel policies and protocols.

· The therapist will maintain client confidentiality at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Must meet one of the following:

o Be licensed/certified or supervised by a licensed mental health professional

o Have a Master’s Degree in a mental health field

o A student intern in an accredited graduate program

· Two years of clinical experience with abuse victims and families preferred.

Continued employment is contingent upon the acquisition of ongoing grant/contract funding.

Reports directly to the Clinical Director.

Benefits package includes paid vacation, sick time, personal time and holidays. Health, dental, vision, life insurance, HRA and 401K. The Victims Assistance Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested clinicians please send Cover Letter and Resume to:

The Victims Assistance Center c/o Chelsea Moore – 418 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, or fax 315-782-2482.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $48,000.00 - $52,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Multiple locations

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