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OP Trauma Therapist

  • Job ID: 821039077
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours:
  • Shift:
  • Facility: Jameson Child Advocacy Center
  • Department: Adminstration
  • Location: 2010 West State Street, New Castle PA 16101
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.99 to $27.16 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Provides on-site therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their nonoffending family members and adult survivors who have been direct or indirect victims of physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect, and/or who have witnessed family violence. Therapist will use a trauma informed model for therapeutic services.

Responsibilities:
  • Participates in regular multidisciplinary team meetings Makes appropriate psychological and psychosocial referrals
  • Prepares and maintains all treatment records, reports, and statistics.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling interventions and client progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards goals
  • Adapts and modifies interventions as necessary and developmentally appropriate. Participates in clinical supervision
  • Conducts trauma assessment through interviews and observations
  • Facilitates individual, family and group therapy sessions
  • Possesses cultural competency working with high risk low income families
  • Maintains current knowledge related to new developments in the trauma field and engages in courses and trainings required to maintain licensure
  • Provides in-home consultation as needed on matters of childhood mental health/behavioral health and victimization
  • Supports and serves the ongoing interest of the agency and the system
  • Administers and interprets trauma assessment instruments for child and adolescent victims.
  • Collaboratively develops treatment plans for victims and survivors
  • Facilitates trauma focused therapeutic groups for children and adolescents

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in social work or counseling with the ability to obtain professional licensure in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Knowledge and experience in infant/toddler mental health, child and adult victimization, trauma and diverse treatment modalities.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and counseling skills.
  • Comfortable making public presentations and public speaking
  • Ability to use communication skills that are appropriate for the intended audience
  • Ability to produce documents, publications, materials, presentations and reports
  • Proficient in the use of the internet and email
  • Ability to conduct discussions, interviews and meetings
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to attend training on new modalities, practices and/or applications Ability to maintain professional boundaries

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Child CPR required.

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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