Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Therapist is responsible for providing adoption competent clinical services to YGB families to facilitate attachment and bonding, decrease family conflict, and decrease risk of disruption.
- Carry a caseload of up to six families
- Meet with families weekly, unless case assessment suggests family needs to be seen more frequently or less frequently
- Administer Child Behavior Checklist, Youth Self Report, and Child Parent Relationship Scale at beginning and end of treatment, as well as at regular intervals during treatment
- Keep confidential case records with up to date progress notes, treatment plans, etc.
- Provide statistics, case vignettes, and any other information requested by funders
- Participate in case conferences as necessary
- Collaborate with family’s Case Planner
- Assist in developing the YGB Mental Health program by participating in program assessment and planning meetings
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
- Some understanding of the impact of early childhood maltreatment, including attachment disruptions
- Training in at least one model of adoption competent psychotherapy
- Knowledge of therapeutic parenting techniques
- Ability to engage youth of all ages
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
- Graduate Level degree in mental health related field
- Clinical license (LCSW, LMHC)
- At least one year experience working with youth in foster care or adoptive placements; OR
- Lived experience within the foster care system or as a foster/adoptive parent
For LCSW or LMHC: $65 for clinical hours; $35 for administrative hours.
For LMSW: $55 for clinical hours; $30 for administrative hours.
Note: Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.