Nashville Children's Alliance
Nashville Children's Alliance
The primary responsibility of the clinical therapist is to provide trauma-focused therapy with to children and their supportive families who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime.
- To provide consistent therapeutic sessions to children and families
- Maintain proper record keeping for each client.
- To attend weekly 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 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:
- Attend weekly supervision with NCA Director of Clinical Services
- Attend weekly clinical meeting with NCA Director of Clinical Services and Staff
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.
- Master’s level degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
- Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, preferably child sexual abuse.
- Experience planning and facilitating groups for child and adults, preferably in attachment and trauma.
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 ®, Developmental Psychotherapy) desirable.
How to Apply
Please Email Cover letter and Resume to: Lori Myers
No phone calls please
- Date Posted: May 26, 2021
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Clinician
- Service Area: Children / Youth
- Start Date: 06/21/2021