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Therapist

The Therapist reports to the Director for Clinical Counseling Services.  The Therapists within CTL’s Clinical Counseling Services work side-by-side women and their children throughout Tarrant County to disrupt the cycle of poverty by providing comprehensive clinical counseling services. Duties include ensuring Clinical Counseling Services are delivered in a manner consistent with program design, including the Cycles of Well-being, Trauma-Informed Care core principles, a two-generation approach, and contract requirements. The Therapist is responsible for providing high quality therapeutic approaches utilizing a range of modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma - Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy – or other evidence-based modalities that are proven effective in serving trauma. The Therapist may also act as a resource in training and consulting with CTL employees and partner agencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build safe, trusting relationships, and exercise appropriate boundaries and interactions with program participants.
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of trauma and the impact on adults and children as evidenced by application of trauma-informed (i.e., safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, empowerment, cultural competence), two-generation approach care principles through the provision of clinical services and decision making.
  • Provide intensive, culturally responsive, individualized, strength-based, therapeutic services through implementation of a trauma-informed, two-generation approach.
  • Attend and actively participate in trauma focused clinical consultation and individual and group supervision. Apply suggested trauma informed strategies and interventions consistently.
  • Promote and support cross collaboration with internal and external programs and services to ensure women and their children are referred and linked to need driven supportive services.
  • Review assessment activities used to identify strengths and needs and complete trauma screenings in adherence to related program Policy and Procedure. Compile into a trauma informed, strength-based, individualized plan of care. Utilize internal mechanisms to track timely completion of referrals, screening activities, and re-evaluations.
  • Ensure program participant progress is regularly monitored including discharge readiness; identification of unmet needs; and mental health focused interventions through the use of Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDT). Participate in other consultations to represent the clinical needs of the program participant, as needed.
  • Prepare, document, and maintain all therapeutic notes, records, reports, data, forms, and other necessary clinical documentation, in a timely manner. All documentation must meet the required standards set by best practice standards as well as Federal and State regulations/rules.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in counseling, social work, or psychology; and one of the following clinical licensures: LCSW, LMSW, LMFT, LMFT-Associate, LPC, LPC-Associate licensure with clinical experience providing trauma informed clinical services to adults and/or children.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Demonstrate understanding about, and compassion for, the priority population served by CTL.
  • Build and maintain relationships with agency professionals within CTL and with external agency representatives and partners.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively articulate the CTL mission, vision and message.
  • Work independently with minimum supervision and maximum accountability. Demonstrate strong, creative, strategic, and analytical thinking skills. Demonstrate a commitment to working well with others.
  • Approach women and children served in a non-judgmental, compassionate, and strength-based, trauma-informed manner in order to effectively build alliance. Understand and show compassion as well as maintain professional therapeutic boundaries. Deal with sensitive situations in a non-threatening, professional and supportive manner; show initiative to see what needs to be done and willingness to do it; strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people of various cultural backgrounds. Have a deep understanding of and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Windows operating systems and Office products, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, or ability to learn them independently and to use them. Ability to learn and use any other software programs or applications needed in the operations of programs for the purposes of data collection and reporting.
  • Travel independently and timely for work purposes.

Competitive compensation and benefits; wage commensurate with goodness of fit, experience and education.

Please send your resume and salary requirements to cmcquiston@transforminglives.org

The Center for Transforming Lives disrupts the cycle of poverty for women and their children through homeless services, early childhood education and economic mobility. Founded in 1907, CTL employs 170 professionals focused on building better futures for 1,200 women and their children in Tarrant County.

Center for Transforming Lives is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and participates in E-Verify