We are currently seeking interns with interests in:
FAMILY / VICTIM ADVOCATE POSITION
Position: Two Full-Time THERAPISTS
PAY: $55,000 Individual Healthcare Coverage, Personal Days, Vacation Days and Holidays
Reports to: Program Director
Union Status: Non-union
Supervises: MSW Interns as necessary
Job Description: The position includes provision of therapy to children, adolescents, and non-offending parents impacted by child sexual abuse. This position will be tasked with building the counseling program to meet the needs of parents through individual and group work. This position will be the primary contact for crisis calls and crisis walk-in appointments. This position is a full-time position and will require travel to training and for direct service provision. This position will require evening hours for presentations, counseling appointments, and support groups.
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires the service of a fully licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work or another related field. Understanding of trauma and its impact on survivors is preferred. Demonstrated professional experience with children and a demonstrated knowledge of child abuse and neglect issues and child development. Ability to communicate with a wide range of children from different cultural backgrounds and with differing levels of development. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. An ability to work independently and also function effectively as part of a team.
I. Immediate Crisis Intervention and Referral
a. Involved with Pre/Post forensic interview with caregivers providing crisis intervention, accurate information about child sexual abuse
b. Observe the forensic interview making initial assessment of the child victim and family treatment needs, counseling cases will be assigned by
the Program Director.
c. Meet with parents face to face during the forensic interview to provide immediate crisis intervention, explain pertinent information, and
support resources. Provide each family with a Caregiver packet. Document this session in NCA/VOCA. Document notes regarding medicals,
counseling, and any other special case dynamics.
d. Follow protocol for releasing a copy of the forensic interview for therapy purposes.
e. Responsible for attending 24 hours of training per year pertaining to your role. Keep up to date training logs and record of all certificates.
f. Must keep all certificates and licenses up to date and meet the requirements for full licensure in the state of Michigan.
II. Therapy and Parent Support Groups
a. Accept referrals for therapy from the Program Director.
b. Arrange therapy sessions with the client.
c. Follow the guidelines of the therapy outlined for both in-office and outreach counseling services.
d. Meet with the client in the office, school, or near the client’s home when necessary.
e. Complete and submit all required case documentation (file notes and collaborate).
f. Facilitate and/or co-facilitate support groups as needed focused on needs for parents.
g. Maintain clinical licensure and therapy certifications by attending trainings, participating in supervision, and any additional requirements.
Provide SMART therapy.
h. Build the counseling program to meet the needs of parents. Will be assigned difficult cases where parents and/or caregivers do not believe
or support the victim.
i. Provide additional support for the clinical program as requested by the Program Director.
a. Provide bi-weekly clinical supervision to Therapists.
b. Provide weekly supervision to MSW interns.
IV. Other Duties
a. Attend weekly staff meetings.
b. Attend Case Reviews
c. Attend CAC functions as requested.
d. Other duties as requested by the Executive Director and Program Director.
TO APPLY: Send letter of interest, resume, and three business references to the Executive Director, Lori Kirkhoff, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Reports to: Program Director
Pay: $55,000 with Personal/Vacation Days and Health Benefits.
Job Description: Prefer a candidate with a Master’s degree in an appropriate mental health field, with a minimum of two years’ experience in the treatment of child trauma (preferably child sexual and physical abuse) but we will consider a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field if they also have considerable experience working with children who are victims of sexual or physical abuse. The candidate should also be familiar with legal reporting requirements under the Michigan Child Protection Act, have excellent computer skills, written and oral communication skills, the ability to work well in a team environment and experience in crisis intervention, sexual abuse dynamics, and child development. This position provides initial and on-going support and services to the child abuse victims and/or family members including crisis intervention, advocacy, case updates, resource referrals, victim's rights information, education and more
I. Support services
a. Responsible for contacting all caregivers 7 days after their child’s forensic interview to answer questions and provide information and support
b. Responsible for making follow-up calls to caregivers at 30, 60 and 90 days and as needed to ensure access to CAC services and/or outside referrals, as well as to get feedback if children are receiving counseling services at other community agencies
c. Provide information and referral for needed services, such as long-term counseling outside the CAC, support groups, medical care, emergency financial assistance, and other community resources to resolve issues related to victimization
d. Maintain an adequate amount of Parent Packs ready for distribution.
e. Maintain adequate supplies for the parent packs, ordering when necessary. Review materials quarterly to ensure our materials are up to date, review proposed changes with the Director
II. Immediate Crisis Intervention
a. When appropriate, involved with Pre/Post forensic interview with caregivers providing crisis intervention if necessary
b. Make initial assessment of the child victim and family treatment needs.
c. Meet with parents face to face when available or contact by phone to explain pertinent information and support resources
d. Coordinate with the counselors to provide referral information to therapist already involved in providing treatment to the child.
III. On-Going Crisis Intervention Services
a. When you are conducting crisis counseling with a caregiver, offer the caregiver appropriate paperwork prior to any referral for further counseling.
b. Meet with caregiver to obtain family history and signed releases
c. Following the interview make appropriate recommendations for counseling.
d. Follow-up with those who were referred to ensure clients accessed services and ascertain their feelings regarding services they are receiving
e. Maintain adequate and organized documentation of contacts with clients in Access database within one week.
IV. Crime Victim’s Compensation
a. Provide information and application to all parents of child victims who may qualify for reimbursement
b. Assist caregiver in CVSC packet completion
V. Multi-disciplinary Team Support
a. Help Forensic Interviewer Coordinate MDT participation in interviews, and medical exams as appropriate
b. Obtain updates from MDT members regarding case status.
c. Notify the team when client families arrive
d. Provide supervision for all clients in the waiting room area.
VI. Data Base/Case Review
a. Help the Forensic Interviewer coordinate and prepare for case review
b. Responsible for core client data base audit
c. Record all case tracking/client contact information into the database.
VII. Other duties
a. Attend Staff meetings and Case Review
b. Participate in staff functions
c. Prepare OMS caregiver and MDT surveys
d. Enter information into collaborate for NCA Statistical Reporting
e. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
TO APPLY: Send letter of interest, resume, and three business references to the Executive Director, Lori Kirkhoff, at email@example.com your paragraph here.