The University of Missouri, St. Louis' nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center is hiring a clinician who will provide trauma-focused individual, family, and group psychotherapy for clients and families. Services are provided in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary staff. Experienced social workers and counselors should apply for this position.
Complete comprehensive trauma-informed diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents, and families in a competent and timely manner.
Provide individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy for victims of childhood trauma using trauma-informed, evidence-based practices. The majority of services are provided on an outpatient basis, though some group programming occurs in a school setting.
Complete charting and other documentation responsibilities in a timely fashion.
Provide case management services (e.g., locating and facilitating appropriate referrals, participating in team meetings, and communicating with other service providers) for clients as indicated within the scope of trauma treatment.
Conduct educational presentations in the community and schools on trauma-related topics and interventions.
Meet all CASGSL established quality assurance, documentation, grant reporting, billing, and productivity standards.
Attend, participate, and provide leadership in case consultation, treatment team, and staff meetings.
Serve as an on-call clinician in a rotating emergency service and provide back-up support for emergencies at CAC.
Substantially contribute to grant reporting, grant writing, and marketing efforts to maintain referral base for clinical programs as assigned.
Provide training, mentorship, and clinical supervision for new clinicians and students.
Complete tasks at the request of the Clinical Managers or Executive Director to ensure smooth clinical operations.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Clinical Managers or Executive Director.
Therapists must work a minimum of one evening and Saturday OR two evenings per week (schedule to be determined in conjunction with supervisor).
Administrative supervision is received from the Clinical Managers.
Functional supervision may be exercised over professional, paraprofessional, office and support staff.
Clinical supervision may be exercised over assigned clinical staff and students, as eligible.
A Master's degree in social work, psychology, or counseling from an accredited program.
Five or more years providing clinical services as a LCSW or LPC to children, adolescents, and families.
Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a LCSW or LPC within the state of Missouri.
Experience and formal course work in assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and families preferred.
Previous work experience with school-based programming preferred.
Previous experience in working with issues, features and treatments related to the field of Child Maltreatment and with implementing evidence-based practices is preferred (e.g., Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma, Treatment for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Possesses knowledge of practices and procedures within the Child/Adolescent Mental Health Field
Possesses strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Demonstrates competence in working with diverse populations.
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