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Davis House Child Advocacy Center

Clinical Therapist

Davis House Child Advocacy Center

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Job Summary

The Clinical Therapist will provide services to child trauma survivors who have experienced sexual abuse and/or severe physical abuse. The Clinical Therapist will also provide therapy to families and should have education and/or additional training beyond the graduate degree in family therapy modalities (unless degreed in CFT). The person in this position may provide supervision to other clinical therapists and interns in need of supervision services. This position will be based out of our southern counties’ offices in Hohenwald and Centerville, with occasional work in our Franklin office.

Job Responsibilities

  • To assess treatment needs of clients; to develop treatment plans for clients; and measure/monitor progress on treatment plans for clients.
  • To keep timely records of therapy sessions and treatment plans with children and their caregiver(s).
  • To enhance knowledge about child sexual abuse and violence, and enhance the knowledge of secondary victim(s).
  • To support the secondary victim(s) in cases of alleged child sexual abuse or severe physical abuse so that the caregiver(s) can act responsibly to protect and support the child victim.
  • To attend Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) meetings and work together with other members of the Child Protective Investigative Team by advocating for the child and providing insight on the therapeutic process for case investigative purposes.
  • To support the court process through providing requested documentation and testifying in court.
  • To advocate for the child as necessary in court or other setting as applicable.
  • To maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate client needs.
  • To remain current with professional literature and research on child abuse issues and other psychosocial factors related to child and adolescent development and changing family dynamics.
  • To complete continuing education hours as required for maintaining licensure.
  • To provide qualified supervision for temporarily licensed clinicians and clinical interns for state and NCA-required guidance if needed.
  • To ably manage the demands of traveling among clinical sites as well as the diversity of family groups and cultural milieu between suburban and rural settings.
  • To work closely with southern counties’ and administrative staff to build community capacity in Lewis/Hickman/Perry Counties toward satellite location status.
  • To support the work of the clinical team as a valuable member of the direct services staff and overall employee of Davis House CAC.
  • To be responsive to other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Executive Director.

Qualifications

Must have a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work. A current license in the respective field is required (LMFT, LCSW preferred). Candidates with Approved Supervisor or Supervisor-in-Training status in her/his/their respective field will be given special consideration; must possess a minimum of three (3) years of direct experience working with family systems and/or children in a clinical setting.

Should also possess the following:

  • Command of knowledge around lifespan development, families in crisis, and child abuse dynamics.
  • Working knowledge of different therapeutic modalities of treatment with an emphasis on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Play Therapy. Will also be trained to use Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention techniques. EMDR training through level 2 is desired.
  • Ability to work with professionals from many disciplines and community sectors.

Additional Information

Benefits

Davis House will consider full-time (40) hours for this Clinical Therapist. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and in line with Davis House policies and procedures. The compensation package includes salary and Davis House-approved benefits. Persons from minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Resumes, cover letters, and references should be directed to Carolyn Evans, Program Director, at carolyn@davishousecac.org by Friday, July 30.

Details

  • Date Posted: July 21, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 09/01/2021
  • Salary Range: 38,000-42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk, M-F