Therapist

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Specialist

Organization: 
Health Federation of Philadelphia
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
Summary: 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Health Federation of Philadelphia received funding from the Children’s Bureau to develop and lead a collaborative effort involving the City of Philadelphia Departments of Human Services and Behavioral Health and Intellectual disabilities and the Family Division of the Philadelphia Court. The purpose of the Regional Partnership is to increase child, parent and family-well-being for children birth through five who are involved with DHS and affected by parental substance use. The direct services arm of the grant, The Child Parent Project, is integrating Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence based dyadic model of trauma treatment for children birth through five
into the array of services offered to families with young children involved with the Department of Human Services. The project will have a descriptive evaluation model. Additionally, the Regional Partnership will work to improve the overall system of services for young children affected by parental substance abuse by strengthening existing partnerships and interagency collaborations and expanding cross-system training.

JOB SUMMARY 

The CPP Specialist will be trained in the Child Parent Psychotherapy model and will be responsible for providing all assessments, intervention, and referral services to eligible families.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsible for providing direct services to participants of the project
  • Responsible for building relationships with and providing full psycho-social trauma informed assessment to participants
  • Develop goal-directed service plans; keep appropriate documentation including progress notes and maintenance of client clinical charts.
  • Carry an ongoing caseload of 12-15 families
  • Provide CPP to families in the program at the ARC, at Community Umbrella Agencies, and/or in their homes; travel required throughout city of Philadelphia
  • Provide follow-up to re-engage clients who fail to appear for appointments or drop out of treatment
  • Assist with coordination of all baseline and follow-up assessments necessary for compliance
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with all team members and partners to ensure family’s needs are being met
  • Collaborate with other institutions where families are referred for trauma related issues
  • Prepare and provide supervisor with all required statistical and narrative reports in a timely manner
  • Participate in weekly individual and group reflective supervision
  • Comply with all data collection and report submission deadlines required by funder
  • Maintain ongoing positive working relationships with referring agency personnel.
  • Attend case consultation meetings as scheduled
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
  • Participate in in-service training, group facilitation and other appropriate training and educational programs
  • Represent organization/program at meetings, coalitions, etc. including referral training and recruitment activities as needed to sustain the ongoing work of The Child Parent Project.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience providing therapy to high risk children birth through 5 and their families
  • Knowledgeable about trauma, violence exposure, and substance abuse, and their impact on inner city communities, agencies, families, and individuals.
  • Knowledge about and skills in providing trauma informed services.
  • Knowledge of Philadelphia’s public child welfare and behavioral health systems
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to interface effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently
  • Possess qualities of flexibility, collaborative leadership, diplomacy, creativity and accountability
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle crisis situations

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English
  • Experience providing home-based services
  • Previous Child-Parent Psychotherapy training through an NCTSN Learning Collaborative Model

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, counseling, or related field
  • Must have valid license to practice in field of study in Pennsylvania
 
Work Environment:
Standard shared office setting including the provision of services in separate therapy/play space, in homes, and at community agencies.

Position Type and Work Schedule:
Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Flex office schedule
options available with supervisor approval. Flexible schedule required; evenings and weekends may be
required.

Travel:
Local travel to various community agencies and client homes several times per week.

Physical Demands:
Ability to travel via car or public transportation and routinely move and transport supplies and materials
weighing up to 15 lbs.

DISCLAIMER
The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company
desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by
an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties,
including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains
“at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified
disabled individuals.


The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference,
marital status or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.

TO APPLY:
Send resume and cover letter to:
Una Majmudar, LCSW
Health Federation of Philadelphia
Program Manager, Child Parent Project
umajmudar@healthfederation.org

Adult Therapist

Organization: 
Operation Breakthrough
Location: 
Kansas City, Missouri
Summary: 

Operation Breakthrough is an Early Education Head Start center; currently looking for an Adult Therapist to join the agency’s Clinical team in serving children, parents, and families who have experienced elevated incidents of trauma and/or suffer from the negative effects of Toxic Stress and poverty. Located in Kansas City, Missouri’s urban core, Operation Breakthrough strives to provide a safe, loving, and caring educational environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, with the understanding that in order to achieve this goal, the agency must also provide wrap-around services to the parent and family unit. In 1996, Operation Breakthrough expanded its wrap-around services to include mental health. Today, the Clinical team, utilizing a trauma-informed and evidence-based two-generation approach – offers a variety of services to children, parents, and families.

QUALIFICATION:

  • Master's Degree in Social Welfare, Psychology, Counseling or related field; clinical license required or under supervision for clinical licensure in identified field
  • Formal training in the areas of family dynamics, trauma treatment, cognitive-behavior therapy, trauma-informed care, expressive techniques and other modalities;
  • 2 years minimum successful experience providing individual and group treatment to high-risk adults;
  • Alternatives to the above qualifications as administration may find appropriate and acceptable

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain Missouri Licensure in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field;
  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy to parents struggling with various mental health issues;
  • Facilitate treatment-focused therapeutic groups addressing a variety of topics, including but not limited to healthy relationships; mental health; coping skills, mindfulness and parenting skills;
  • Provide crisis intervention services—including suicide assessments, safety planning, and assistance with hospitalization as needed;
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with referral agencies;
  • Assess client progress using a variety of clinical assessment tools; maintain current and accurate files and database entry of all outcome measures;Provide Clinical Director and/or Clinic Coordinator with data, assessments and other information at requested deadlines;
  • Collaborate with Child Therapists to support the whole family;
  • Develop programming that supports the mental health needs of caregivers as identified by the clinical director;
  • Provide narrative and outcome data as needed to meet all grant reporting deadlines;
  • Interact respectfully and appropriately and with staff and families;
  • Support parent programming during hours of operation and identified evenings;
  • Work collaboratively across the Supportive Service department to serve families.

Contact:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Brijin Gardner Director of Clinical and Social Services at: brijing@operationbreakthrough.org

Child Therapist

Organization: 
Operation Breakthrough
Location: 
Kansas City, Missouri
Summary: 

Operation Breakthrough is an Early Education Head Start center; currently looking for a Child Therapist to join the agency’s Clinical team in serving children, parents, and families who have experienced elevated incidents of trauma and/or suffer from the negative effects of Toxic Stress and poverty. Located in Kansas City, Missouri’s urban core, Operation Breakthrough strives to provide a safe, loving, and caring educational environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, with the understanding that in order to achieve this goal, the agency must also provide wrap-around services to the parent and family unit. In 1996, Operation Breakthrough expanded its wrap-around services to include mental health. Today, the Clinical team, utilizing a trauma-informed and evidence-based two-generation approach – offers a variety of services to children, parents, and families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Social Welfare, Psychology, Counseling or related field
  • Formal training in the area of Play Therapy, certification (Registered Play Therapist) preferred
  • 2 years minimum successful experience as a Play Therapist or equivalent experience
  • Licensed individual preferred
  • Clinical experience with children ages 2 – 7 years of age, familiar with clinical implications of; trauma, attachment, diversity and poverty
  • Alternatives to the above qualifications as administration may find appropriate and acceptable

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Maintain/achieve clinical Missouri Licensurein Social Work, Psychology or Counseling;
  • Maintain an active caseload of 10-14 children individually seen weekly, and/or dyadic treatment;
  • Facilitate treatment focused therapeutic groups for children; including, but not limited to: prevention, small group, whole class;
  • Support and attend parent programming during identified evenings;
  • Provide classroom support and interventions as needed; including teacher consultation, assistance with creating behavior plans;
  • Provide parent/caregiver/education via consults, phone, face-to-face or other means as needed;
  • Maintain current and accurate files and database entry;
  • Provide Clinical Director and/or Clinic Coordinator with data, assessments and other information at requested deadlines;
  • Assist with crisis intervention for children, classrooms and families as needed;
  • Attend meetings related to individual caseload/clients;
  • Support interdisciplinary team responsibilities;
  • Collaborate with Adult Therapists to support the whole family;
  • Provide narrative and outcome data as needed to meet all grant reporting deadlines;
  • Interact respectfully and appropriately and with staff and families;
  • Work collaboratively across the Supportive Service department to serve clients;
  • Encompass the ability to communicate and work with a variety of individuals interpersonally 
Contact: 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Brijin Gardner Director of Clinical and Social Services at: brijing@operationbreakthrough.org

 

Mental Health Professional

Organization: 
The El Paso Child Guidance Center
Summary: 

The El Paso Child Guidance Center is an expanding, energetic child and family outpatient clinic looking to hire a full time, fully licensed mental health professional including LPC, LCSW, or LMFT, who is fluent in English and Spanish to join a multidisciplinary team.

The position will include:

  • Providing individual, family and group therapy to children, adults and families developing and implementing treatment plans.
  • Participating in weekly clinical staffing with clinical team members
  • Work at least 18 hours a week of direct service time, not including staffings, supervision, and other administrative time as assigned.
  • Participate in community relations tasks, as assigned, including community education.
  • Participate in continuing education to develop and refine clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Provide court testimony as needed.
  • Liaison with other agencies, schools, community services on behalf of Center clients and their families

Ongoing training opportunities are also available. Salary is negotiable. If interested, please fax your resume to 915-562-1993, or email Tim Mendoza, LPC-S at tmendoza@epcgc.org

Therapist

Organization: 
Youth Villages
Location: 
Various locations
Summary: 

Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of more than 2,700 individuals who've come together across 11 states and the District of Columbia to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country.  Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral needs. Eighty-two percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law. We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country's treatment of at-risk youth and families. 
 
Can I see myself here?
We have found our staff succeed at Youth Villages when they:

  • Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families
  • Value feedback and accountability
  • Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their own
  • Enjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all day
  • Are results and detailed oriented
  • Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
  • Value a strength-based treatment approach
  • Can change priorities quickly
  • Are looking for more than just a job
     

How will I make a difference?

  • Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families
  • Managing a small case load of four families to provide quality counseling
  • Meeting with youth and families regularly to address each family's needs at their convenience
  • Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call during the week and one weekend a month
  • Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families' needs are in any given week
  • Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills
  • Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills
     

How will you invest in me?
One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go. We offer staff:

  • Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision
  • Priority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organization
  • Mileage and cell phone reimbursement
  • Retirement savings pension plan and a 403(b) and FSA
  • Paid time off: Two weeks for vacation, nine paid holidays, and 12 sick days annually
  • Supportive leadership and coworkers
     

How can I be considered for the position?

  • You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:
  • Master's degree in social services field; degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, counseling, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
  • Two years of clinical experience is required
  • Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation
  • Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months

    Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.
     
Contact: 

Apply online here.

Outpatient Therapist

Organization: 
Washburn Center for Children
Location: 
Minnesota
Summary: 

Washburn Center for Children currently has an opening for an Outpatient Therapist for 30-40 hours a week (negotiable). The Outpatient therapist provides mental health assessment and treatment services to children and families. Independent Licensure at LICSW, LP, LPCC or LMFT required. Strong skills in children’s mental health diagnostic assessment and treatment essential, as well as demonstrated knowledge of cultural diversity and the role of culture in the therapeutic process.
Washburn Center for Children is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 

Contact: 

For more details about this position and application instructions see the following link: http://washburn.org/careers/outpatient-therapist/

Therapist

Organization: 
ChildSavers
Location: 
Richmond, VA
Summary: 

ChildSavers invites licensed mental health clinicians to join our outpatient mental health clinic serving children and families in the Greater Richmond Area. We pride ourselves on our experience in play therapy and trauma-informed care. Our therapists utilize creative interventions including expressive art, play, sand tray, and movement. We provide supportive clinical supervision encouraging professional growth and development of best practices.   Competitive compensation package is provided.

We invite all Master's level clinicians who currently hold a Virginia clinical license (LCSW, LMFT, LCP or LPC) to apply.  Both part-time and full-time positions are available. Previous outpatient experience required for part-time positions. Spanish speaking applicants encouraged to apply.

About Us

Located in a historic building at the top of Church Hill overlooking Shockoe Bottom, ChildSavers is proudly celebrating its 90th year serving children and families of Richmond with our diverse workforce. We seek to provide comprehensive mental health and childhood development services that holistically embrace the needs of children and those who care for and educate them. Come be a part of our team and make a difference in the life of a child.

Contact: 

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and application to:

Linda Whitaker
Vice President for Administration and Human Resources
ChildSavers
200 North 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223

You may also fax application materials attn: Linda Whitaker at (804) 644-9596 or e-mail to lwhitaker@childsavers.org

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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