Emergency Shelter Therapist
To provide immediate crisis intervention/referral/intake services for youth who are referred through the crisis phone line/crisis walk-in service/community based agencies; provide individual, family and group counseling; provide case management and aftercare services to assigned clients; and actively participate in the Clinical and Shelter teams.
- Provide individual, family, and group counseling services for youth and families 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 teens and families and other groups as needed
- Participate in clinical on-call rotation
- Document client interactions in a consistent and ethical manner.
- Strong capacity to form meaningful, caring, and affirming relationships with all young people, including 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
401k K Match
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Marjorie Rice @Mrice@oasiscenter.org
- Date Posted: May 18, 2021
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Clinician
- Service Area: Children / Youth
- Salary Range: 37K-41K