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The Children’s Advocacy Center of Lawrence County, Inc. is hiring an Outpatient Trauma Therapist to join the team! This full-time role will work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with no travel required. Candidates who have worked with children who have experienced child abuse are encouraged to apply!
Provides on-site therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their nonoffending family members and adult survivors who have been direct or indirect victims of physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect, and/or who have witnessed family violence. Therapist will use a trauma informed model for therapeutic services.
- Participates in regular multidisciplinary team meetings
- Makes appropriate psychological and psychosocial referrals
- Prepares and maintains all treatment records, reports, and statistics
- Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling interventions and client progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards goals
- Adapts and modifies interventions as necessary and developmentally appropriate
- Participates in clinical supervision
- Conducts trauma assessment through interviews and observations
- Facilitates individual, family and group therapy sessions
- Possesses cultural competency working with high-risk, low-income families
- Maintains current knowledge related to new developments in the trauma field and engages in courses and trainings required to maintain licensure
- Provides in-home consultation as needed on matters of childhood mental health/behavioral health and victimization
- Supports and serves the ongoing interest of the agency and the system
- Administers and interprets trauma assessment instruments for child and adolescent victims. Collaboratively develops treatment plans for victims and survivors
- Facilitates trauma focused therapeutic groups for children and adolescents
- Master’s degree in social work or counseling with the ability to obtain professional licensure in the state of Pennsylvania
- Knowledge and experience in infant/toddler mental health, child and adult victimization, trauma and diverse treatment modalities
- Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and counseling skills
- Comfortable making public presentations and public speaking
- Ability to use communication skills that are appropriate for the intended audience
- Ability to produce documents, publications, materials, presentations and reports
- Proficient in the use of the internet and email
- Ability to conduct discussions, interviews and meetings
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Willingness to travel
- Willingness to attend training on new modalities, practices and/or applications
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances
- Child CPR required
- Automotive Insurance
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR
- Driver’s License
- Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
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