Job Title: Women's and Children's Lead Therapist
Location: Non Residential _ Outreach
Program: Clinical Services
Schedule: Three days 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Two days 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Supervisor: Sr. Director of Clinical and Non-Residential Services
The Women’s and Children’s Lead Therapist will provide individual and group therapy to women and children who have been or are living in homes with domestic violence. This position is responsible for assessment and evaluation to aid and determine treatment goals, as well as providing crisis intervention and long-term counseling in remediation of family violence. Works as a member of a treatment team in advocating for clients affected by domestic violence.
- Provide individual and group counseling to women, adolescents, and children to address their experiences of domestic violence assigned
- Responsible for providing assessments (initial and trauma), evaluation to aid in determining treatment goals, and any other screenings
- Monitor and triage clients on the wait list
- Providing crises intervention and therapeutic remediation of family violence in person or telehealth
- Work as part of a treatment team, formulating treatment plans, and advocating for clients affected by domestic violence.
- Provides parent education regarding services, parenting, and domestic violence education
- Conduct speaking engagements within the community about domestic violence, related topics, and the GWSS response
- Utilize the DSM-5 to formulate a diagnosis of individual and group clients as well as provide ongoing assessment and evaluation to aid in determining clinical treatment goals.
- Collaborate with clients to create treatment plans informed by domestic violence research, systems theory, and trauma-informed care.
- Leads book review for the clinical team
- Assist clinical team with writing program staffing reports
- Coordinates the rotation of the crisis day and on-call phone schedules
- Coordinates birthday cards, post work anniversaries, create farewell posters for therapist
- Provides guidance with updating clinical team protocols
- Oversees clinical book inventory and office supplies placing orders when needed
- Coordinate play room and expressive arts room clean up schedule
- Prepares office, materials, training packets, and training schedule for new Therapist
- Support therapist with reminders to add their group meetings to calendars
- Assist with taking minutes during clinicals and distributes to all therapist as assigned
- Contributes with planning team lunches & team retreats
- Actively participate in GWSS fundraisers and events, including CCAW and Annual Luncheon
- Assists with any other projects/task as assigned
Skills / Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field is required
- Licensed in related field by State of Texas
- Experience with Play Therapy, Attachment, EMDR, CPT, TF-CBT, and other trauma-informed therapies is preferred.
- High energy levels, self-motivated, results oriented, and excellent people and communication skills
- Experience working with adults and children and/or experience leading therapeutic groups strongly preferred.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
- Trained in the delivery of an evidence based treatment (TF-CBT, DBT, CPT, EMDR preferred) and experience implementing evidence based practices within a team.
- Have experience providing effective and client centered crisis intervention.
- Experience with public speaking is preferred.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
- Demonstrate experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes.
- Ability to multitask, responding to pages, client emergencies, phone calls, and other correspondence.
- Ability to evaluate and interpret information to render independent and therapeutic client decisions.
- Ability to tolerate prolonged sitting and high levels of client affect.
- Must have high levels of emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations including working with women who are in life threatening situations, addressing suicidal and homicidal client presentations, and managing extreme aggression within a clinical context