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Davis House Child Advocacy Center

Clinical Therapist – Centerville and Hohenwald Location – Part Time

Davis House Child Advocacy Center

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Job Summary

The Clinical Therapist will provide trauma-focused mental health services to child victims and their non-offending caregiver(s) who have experienced trauma as a result of child sexual abuse and/or severe physical abuse. This position will work out of both our Hohenwald and Centerville offices with flexible scheduling needed to accommodate families.

Job Responsibilities

·       To enhance the quality of life and safety of child abuse
victims or other trauma by reducing trauma symptoms.
·       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 the child.
·       To enhance knowledge about child sexual abuse and violence,
and enhance the knowledge of secondary victim(s) {non-offending caregiver(s)}
of the system in which they must operate during this traumatic time.
·       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 educate the secondary victim(s) about the legal and child
protecting systems and the community resources available to the caregiver and
his/her child.
·       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 client as necessary in school,
court or other setting as applicable.
·       To maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate the child client
and his or her caregiver(s).
·       To remain current with professional literature on child
abuse issues.
·       To complete continuing education hours as required for
maintaining licensure, if applicable.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:  Must have a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work.  It is preferred to have a license in the field or working towards licensure and two years of experience working with children in a therapeutic setting. 

Special Knowledge and Abilities:
·       Basic working knowledge of childhood development and child
abuse dynamics.
·       Working knowledge of different therapeutic modalities of
treatment with an emphasis on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and
Play Therapy.
·       Ability to work with professionals from many disciplines.
·       Ability to engage children of all ages in a therapeutic
setting.

Additional Information

Benefits

Benefits to be discussed in interview process

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and a resume to the Director of Victim Services, Carolyn Evans, at carolyn@davishousecac.org. No phone calls or walk-ins will be accepted.  Please note that this popsition is part time and will split time between our Hohenwald, TN and our Centerville, TN offices.

Details

  • Date Posted: January 27, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 03/15/2020
  • Salary Range: Based on applicant education and experience level
  • Working Hours: 4 days a week; typically 10am-6pm to accommodate counseling school aged children