Current Opening: Clinical Therapist

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

Mission: Established in 1992, ChildSafe is a nonprofit organization created to combat child sexual 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, 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 fully licensed Clinical Therapist. This is not an intern position.

Basic Functions: Provides clinical therapy to children and adolescents who are victims of sexual or physical abuse, as well as to their families, utilizing trauma specific therapy modalities either at the ChildSafe offices or through telehealth.  Works with and provides consultation to all members of the multidisciplinary team including medical professionals, Child Protective Services workers, law enforcement personnel, and members of the judicial system, including participation in multidisciplinary case staff meetings.  Makes referrals to and consults with outside agencies as necessary.

Other duties include, but are not limited to: Prepares and maintains timely records, reports, and statistics related to client care and workload; facilitates support groups; conducts initial assessments and treatment plans as well as regular updates; takes initiative to seek and obtain training opportunities in order to maintain licensure requirements; attends trainings mandated by ChildSafe; participates in court proceedings as needed; completes crisis intervention and follow-ups as needed

This is temporarily primarily a telehealth position with limited in-person meetings and sessions due to Covid protocols.

Education/Skills/Training Requirements: Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required; Master’s Degree in a mental health field with Texas license (LPC or LCSW) is required; Preference will be given to therapists with telehealth experience; Preference will be given to therapists currently trained in a trauma specific modality or willing to be trained in a modality within the first year of employment, to include but not limited to Trauma Focused TF-CBT, Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention CFTSI, and/or PC-CARE; Must be willing to participate in on-going trauma specific services training with the CAC of Texas and travel to Austin and/or participate in online training to complete this; Confident with relating to children and adolescents and to parents and caregivers in a non-judgmental, empathic, compassionate, and encouraging manner; Able to manage potentially explosive situations; Interacts with other professionals and co-workers in a spirit of cooperation and mutual commitment to the goal of delivering the expert services to the victims of child sexual abuse.

Current drivers license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required.  A clear background check and motor vehicle record required.

ChildSafe is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

To Apply

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Amber Cottrell, Chief Human Resources Officer, at . We regret we are unable to accept phone calls or hard copies of resumes. 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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