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Oasis Center

Clinical Therapist- Just Us

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Job Summary

Oasis Center:  Oasis Center provides a wide range of opportunities that reflect the diverse needs of youth and their families, from crisis intervention to youth leadership and community engagement to college and career access.

Position: Just Us Clinical Therapist

Summary: To provide immediate crisis intervention/referral/intake services mainly for but not exclusively to clients who identify within a marginalized sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or as intersex who are referred through the crisis phone line/crisis walk-in service/community based agencies/Just Us/Students of Stonewall programs; provide individual, family and group counseling; provide support as needed to coordinators for other programming for LGBTQ youth, provide case management and aftercare services to assigned clients; and actively participate in the Clinical and Just Us teams.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Provide individual, family, and group counseling services for youth and young adults who are experiencing a housing crisis.
  • Utilize creative approaches to provide therapeutic supports for youth beyond talk therapy or other traditional methods.
  • Assist in  a comprehensive assessment of youth’s needs to ensure youth are matched with appropriate interventions
  • Operate from a family systems approach to support young people in family strengthening efforts, as appropriate.
  • Engage in a case conferencing approach with youth, case managers, and other parties as relevant to understand youth’s needs, strengths, and goals and to create a plan for services.
  • Provide liaison, advocacy and referral services with appropriate mental health centers, courts, physicians, school systems, Department of Children’s Services and others as needed.
  • Provide crisis response support in helping youth mediate conflict with families, friends, peers, and roommates.
  • Conduct therapeutic support groups with LGBTQ teens and young adults and other groups as needed
  • Participate in clinical on-call rotation
  • Document client interactions in a consistent and ethical manner.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Strong capacity to form meaningful, caring, and affirming relationships with all young people, including LGBTQ+ youth.
  • One-year relevant experience with LGBTQ youth.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply behavior management techniques, basic counseling principals, crisis intervention theory, group work theory, and systems theory.
  • Knowledge and ability to access community resources.
  • Knowledge of an ability to apply Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care, and evidence-informed practices based in an understanding of adolescent and family development.
  • Clear understanding of racial inequities and other forms of discrimination and willingness to operate from an anti-oppression model.
  • Understanding of and ability to deliver services through a low barrier approach.
  • Spanish-speaking a plus, but not required.

Educational Requirements:         Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or other related field, plus one year of relevant experience

Additional Information

Benefits

Health

Dental

Vision

401K Match

Life Insurance

LTD

PTO

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to  …cmendez@oasiscenter.org

Details

  • Date Posted: August 2, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 37K-41K