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Nashville Children's Alliance

Clinical Therapist

Nashville Children's Alliance


Job Summary

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

Job Responsibilities

Major Responsibilities:

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



  • 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 NCAtrak records for all clients.
  • Attend 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.
  • 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.


  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.

Special Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team preferred.
  • Professional licensure and/or two years post masters experience desired
  • Registered Play Therapist (or working toward completion of 150 training hours in Play Therapy to become registered as a play therapist) desirable.
  • 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


Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  NCA does not discriminate in regards to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Gina Crean at with the subject line “Clinical Therapist Position”.


  • Date Posted: November 3, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 37.5