The Therapist is responsible for delivering direct services to both children and parents in the Therapeutic Services department. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the Therapist also may engage in educational training and advocacy efforts to promote prevention of child abuse and neglect within the community at large.
- Provide individual, family, and group counseling to children age 0-12, adults, and couples utilizing best practice techniques and models from a trauma informed perspective.
- Provide developmental guidance, case management, Child-Parent Psychotherapy and provision of concrete services, for infants and toddlers and their families.
- Interface with other systems that impact the young child and family (Child Welfare, court system, school system, physicians/pediatricians, specialty service providers) in an effort to coordinate care and effective treatment.
- Administers assessments, interprets, and integrates results into case conceptualization based on client presenting problems (ie. depression, anxiety, parenting stress, trauma, etc.)
- Diagnoses (using DC 0-5 and DSM-5) and participates in treatment planning for clients served insuring that documentation is compliant with client funding source.
- Parenting Groups: Facilitate at least one parenting group at any given time.
- When working with parents as an adjunct to Infant Mental Health services, provide treatment keeping the baby in mind so that treatment is directed at improving mutual safety and functioning within the parent-child relationship.
- Utilize videotape of client sessions and assessments for supervision and consultation within the agency and for educational purposes in training groups outside of the agency, in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
- Collaborate with other staff and service providers to insure excellent, coordinated service delivery for clients.
- Maintain appointment schedule, client case records, and client database files in a timely, accurate manner.
- Mentor department interns as assigned.
- Engage in ongoing learning opportunities such as formalized training, supervision, and self-study to maintain and improve clinical skills.
- Provide a nonjudgmental interpersonal approach that reflects sensitivity to the unique and diverse experiences of families served. Demonstrate the ability to assess and intervene within complex family and community systems, and demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, calm, patient and creative.
- Participate in program evaluation, data collection, and reporting required by the agency, department, and funding streams for the position.
- Provide therapeutic services to a client population in which many people have experienced multi-generational poverty and have been exposed to trauma. Individuals served may have perpetrated crimes such as physical/sexual abuse, larceny, robbery, etc. and who may as a result of their life circumstances have poor emotional regulation skills. Interactions with clients could, infrequently, include yelling and aggressive statements or body postures.
- Participate in a blended model of supervision with Manager that includes a combination of administrative, clinical and reflective supervision.
- Participate in agency Performance and Quality Improvement initiatives.
- Other duties as assigned by the Manager, Therapeutic Services.
- Demonstrates the agency values of compassion, respect, learning, adaptability and achievement.
- Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, or other related mental health field. Licensed or license eligible (under supervision).
- Working knowledge of family systems, trauma, and attachment theory and treatment strategies for both children and adults.
- Clinical skill and training in providing individual, family and group counseling.
- Required to work one evening per week as needed.
- Commitment to professional growth and development.
- Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and get up and down from floor setting to engage in play therapy as needed.
- LMFT, LPC, LCSW, LADC. Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Based Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health, Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E)
- Bilingual; ability to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently.
- Specialized training related to trauma, domestic violence, substance abuse and/or poverty.