Therapist - Women and Family Services (Dallas)
Provides clinical services to meet the diverse needs of homeless adult clients and their children who are seeking assistance from the assigned program; conducts pre-assessments screenings, biopsychosocial assessments, individual and group counseling services for shelter residents, parent education counseling, psychological profiles, outreach counseling services, referrals and extensive follow-up to be used in evaluative/research reports. Develops, delivers and evaluates all activities related to the therapeutic component of the program utilizing a trauma-informed approach including, but not limited to: individual therapy, group therapy, educational, life skills, and training groups and peer support groups. Completes assessments with clients referred from Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) to determine appropriateness of placement.
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
Therapy Responsibilities (60%)
Develops, delivers and evaluates all activities related to the therapeutic component of the program utilizing a trauma-informed approach including, but not limited to: individual therapy, group therapy, educational, life skills, and training groups and peer support groups.
Completes assessments with clients referred from Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) to determine appropriateness of placement.
Collaborates closely with the shelter Case Management Specialists on needs relating to psychological profiles of residents.
Assesses clients behavioral health needs, makes treatment recommendations, and links clients with appropriate providers.
Develops, revises and implements curriculum for educational and life skills groups.
Attends monthly Prostitution Diversions Initiative operations; attends PRIDE and STAC Court proceedings, as needed.
Assists in locating family and peer support.
Completes program evaluation and applicable research.
Attends weekly staff meetings to enhance overall services for victims and their children.
Administrative Responsibilities (15%)
Maintains thorough documentation of assessments, services provided and follow-up information for residents.
Completes and submits monthly statistics and ensures accuracy of the same; completes program evaluation and applicable research.
Liaison Responsibilities (15%)
Attends community meetings to maintain awareness of services; services as liaison with community agencies.
Collaborates with outside consultants on all research-related issues and materials to provide the most effective and currently available techniques for positive mental health for the residents.
Serves as a liaison with community agencies including, but not limited to PDI, CSCD, PRIDE Court, and STAC Court.
Social Services Responsibilities (10%)
Refers, coordinates, and educates clients on other mental health agencies that may support their additional needs.
Provides crisis intervention services, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of individual and group therapy techniques and play therapy. Knowledge of child development, psychopathology and parenting skills. Knowledge of psychological disorders DSM-IV. Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same. Knowledge of crisis intervention skills. Knowledge of community resources. Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of people and remain sensitive to their concerns. Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army. Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate, complete, and timely manner. Ability to work independently and with limited supervision. Ability to lead/facilitate psycho-educational support groups. Ability to build rapport and develop trust with children and adults. Ability to be sensitive to the needs of diverse client populations. Ability to formulate treatment plans.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education and Experience
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or other related field, with a strong preference for trauma-informed services, and Two years of appropriate clinically supervised, post-degree work experience in categories such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and diagnostic assessment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications
LMSW, LMFT or LMFT-A, LPC or LPC-I
Valid Texas Driver’s License Incumbent is required to maintain their own certificate of insurance for private consultations.
CPR and First Aid Certification (or ability to obtain within established timeframe)
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language effectively. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to think clearly and quickly in order to maintain control of client caseload. Ability to effectively and efficiently work on multiple cases at the same time without becoming frustrated or disorganized. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time. Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.
Work is performed in a shelter environment where there may be exposure to physical health risks and unsanitary conditions. Work involves driving a vehicle to off-site meetings and home visits where there may be physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt and the like.
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- Job Family TX-NON-EXEMPT
- Job Function Counseling
- Pay Type Hourly
- Required Education Master’s Degree
- Dallas, TX 5302 Harry Hines Blvd. 75235, 5302 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas, United States of America