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Nashville Children's Alliance

Bilingual (Spanish) Clinical Therapist

Nashville Children's Alliance

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Job Summary

Bilingual Clinical Therapist Position

Major Objectives:

The primary responsibility of the bilingual clinical therapist is to provide trauma-focused therapy to children of Hispanic/Latino descent who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime and their non-offending caregivers.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. To provide consistent therapeutic sessions to children and families
  2. Maintain proper record keeping for each client.
  3. To attend weekly supervision with supervisor
  4. Work a minimum of two days with later evening appointments per week
  5. Adhere to the center’s policies

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly individual/family therapy sessions to children and siblings dealing with traumatic stress symptoms using evidenced based/evidenced informed Trauma-Focused Therapy.
  • Provide individual/family therapy sessions two late evenings per week
  • Provide skill building and psycho-education to non-offending caregivers in conjunction with their children’s therapy.
  • Complete intakes with caregivers including crisis counseling when necessary.
  • Write clinical case notes following every client therapy session, phone conversations with caregivers, and phone conversations with other agencies (for example DCS) regarding the client.
  • Call caregivers of clients to (1) schedule intake sessions (2) schedule therapy sessions, and (3) to follow up and reschedule missed appointments.
  • Administer and score assessments required of all clients.
  • Communicate with caregivers regarding lapse in children’s attendance at therapy sessions.
  • Help clients complete and submit Victim’s Compensation applications. Provide follow- up on applications as necessary.
  • Provide support for clients by being present in court when their cases are prosecuted.
  • Maintain client records.
  • Maintain NCAtrac records for all clients.
  • Attend weekly clinical meetings regarding administrative matters and review of client cases.
  • Advocate for clients by making phone calls or writing letters to help them receive appropriate services.
  • Assist clinical director in training master’s level counseling interns in paperwork, agency policies, counseling methods, and in providing support.
  • Conduct research for use in grant writing.
  • Record and disseminate data for grants (i.e., DCS sex abuse grant, United Way grant, VOCA grant, The Healing Trust grant).
  • Attend regular clinical trainings provided within the professional community in Nashville
  • Provide trainings within the community regarding trauma-focused therapies, child abuse or to provide information about the NCA Clinical Program.
  • Actively participate in marketing the NCA’s services and program to the community.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the clinical director and/or CEO

On the Job Supervision:

  1. Attend weekly supervision with Director of Clinical Services
  2. Attend weekly clinical meeting with NCA Director of Clinical Services and Staff

Qualifications

Qualifications:

The Nashville Children’s Alliance does not discriminate in regards to sex, race, sexual preference, national origin, disability, age or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

  1. Master’s level degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
  2. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, preferably child sexual abuse.
  3. Experience planning and facilitating groups for adults, preferably in child sexual abuse and trauma.
  4. Fluency in Spanish and English
  5. Professional licensure and/or two years post masters experience desired: LMSW Or Temporary licensure required

 

Special Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Professional licensure and/or two years post masters experience desired: LMSW Or Temporary licensure required
  • Registered Play Therapist (or working toward completion of 150 training hours in Play Therapy to become registered as a play therapist).
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art therapy, Sand tray therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and/or Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Framework (ARC) desirable.
  • Training and experience with family based/ attachment therapies (Theraplay ®, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) desirable.

Additional Information

Benefits

N/A

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Lori Myers.

lori.myers@nashvillechildrensalliance.org.

No Phone calls please.

Details

  • Date Posted: May 24, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 06/01/2021