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Current Opening for Clinical Therapist (Juvenile Probation Restore Court Affiliated)

Status: Full-time Exempt
Reports to: Director of Client Services

Mission: Established in 1992, ChildSafe is a nonprofit organization created to combat child abuse in our community. Serving as Bexar County’s only Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), we provide a continuum of care – including crisis management, case management, clinical therapy, and victim services – to child abuse survivors and their non-offending family members.  In 2012, ChildSafe expanded its services to reach all child victims of abuse and neglect.

ChildSafe is seeking a licensed mental health provider for a full time Clinical Therapist position who will provide services for Juvenile Probation Restore Court youth as well as to internally referred ChildSafe youth.

Basic Functions:

Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the Clinical Therapist will provide trauma specific therapy services to children and adolescents who are victims of sexual or physical abuse and/or sex trafficking, as well as non-offending family members in office at ChildSafe and/or Bexar County Juvenile Probation and the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center. Sessions will be in person and through telehealth dependent on client needs. A full-time caseload for this position consists of referrals from both Juvenile Probation Restore Court and internally from ChildSafe dependent upon agency need, up to 20-22 total active weekly clients. Other duties include:

  • Develop and maintain split schedule between Juvenile Probation office and ChildSafe office in order to best support client and agency needs
  • Hold sessions at Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center when needed for assigned clients
  • Participate in and provides consultation for members of the multidisciplinary team including medical professionals, Child Protective Services caseworkers, law enforcement personnel, and members of the judicial system, to include participation in multidisciplinary case staff meetings as needed
  • Make referrals to and consults with outside agencies when applicable
  • Consult routinely with ChildSafe supervisors and staff and with Restore Court Juvenile probation officers and staff in order to ensure timely and appropriate continuity of care for clients
  • Consult with Bexar County Care Coordination routinely regarding shared clients and attend case status meetings as indicated
  • Prepare, update, and maintain timely records, assessments, treatment plans, reports, and statistics related to client care and workload, entering documentation within 48 business hours of service
  • Facilitate caregiver and client groups on rotation
  • Attend ChildSafe mandatory meetings
  • Take initiative to seek and obtain training opportunities in order to maintain licensure requirements
  • Complete and attends trainings and meetings as required by ChildSafe
  • Complete and attends trainings and meetings as required by Juvenile Probation
  • Routinely attend and participate in Restore Hope Court proceedings
  • Occasionally participate in other court proceedings as needed
  • Complete crisis intervention and 24 hour follow-ups as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Skills/Training Requirements:

  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required
  • Master’s Degree in a mental health field with Texas license (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LPC-Associate, LMSW) is required; independent licensure (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) is preferred
  • 2 years experience in working with child abuse issues, juvenile justice, and/or sex trafficking is required
  • Experience in utilizing trauma-specific therapy modality is preferred
  • Willingness to participate in on-going trauma specific therapy training with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Texas in Austin onsite and/or online
  • Willingness to participate in Juvenile Probation specific trainings as needed
  • Confidence in relating to children, adolescents, and caregivers in a non-judgmental, empathic, compassionate, and encouraging manner
  • Ability to manage challenging case dynamics and crisis situations as necessary
  • Ability to interact with other professionals and co-workers in a spirit of cooperation and mutual commitment towards the goal of delivering expert services to child abuse and trafficking survivors
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and maintain consistent clinical and professional boundaries, seeking guidance and consultation when needed
  • Current drivers license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required. A clear background check and motor vehicle record required.

 Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • General office environment primarily
  • Frequent juvenile probation and detention center setting for sessions
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Needs to move about the office to access cabinets, files, office machinery including computers, copiers and printers
  • Operates a computer and other office productivity machinery (EG: copiers and printers)
  • Occasionally ascend/descend ladder to retrieve client files
  • Occasionally lifts supplies, food, and clothing weighing up to 30 pounds

Hours/Shifts:

Full-time position working 40 hours. Two evenings (11:00 am – 8:00 pm) required per week. Shifts will be established within the following hours of operation:

Monday -Thursday: 8:00 am– 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (possible work from home option for Fridays depending on client needs and position requirements)

Benefits: Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Leave, Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan, CEUs towards licensure requirements, reimbursement for license renewals

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Qualified candidates will email a resume and cover letter to .  Due to the volume of applicants ChildSafe receives, we are unable to respond to each candidate individually regarding the status of his or her application.

 

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