Reports to the SAFEHOME Clinical Director
Primary responsibilities are to provide individual, family and group therapy, participate as a team member with the clinical and shelter departments, and facilitate a complete care plan for primarily children and families as well as adults residing in the shelter.
a) Provide 16 to 21 hours of therapy each week, including individual, family and group therapy.
b) Coordinate the assignment of all children and families residing in the shelter to a therapist within one week of their intake in shelter. The resident can be assigned to another Clinical therapist on staff or a clinical intern.
c) Provide assessment of mental health concerns to clients and refer to the contract psychiatrist when appropriate.
d) Provide assessment and referrals for substance abuse counseling to clients when appropriate.
e) Facilitate ongoing parent training for clients.
f) Liaison with other shelter positions to ensure the coordinated efforts for best possible care for the families residing in shelter.
g) Develop and/or implement all program goals (outcomes) for the therapy program.
h) Maintain complete client records as consistent with the standards set up by SAFEHOME.
i) Supervise master level students as assigned by Intern Coordinator.
j) Provide staff, intern or volunteer training as needed.
k) Participate in COMVAC meetings and collaborate as appropriate to coordinate trainings.
l) Participate in SAFEHOME all staff and clinical trainings.
m) Submit all grant requirement paperwork to the Clinical Director.
n) Work closely with Clinical Director, bringing programmatic issues and needs to her attention regularly.
o) Any other duties assigned by Clinical Director or Program Director
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The therapist should have knowledge and experience working with domestic violence, substance abuse, women’s and children’s issues; a working knowledge of counseling theories and practice including play therapy and Theraplay; work collaboratively with a diverse group of people, possess good communication and training skills; ability to represent the program by projecting a professional demeanor and appearance; and the ability to lift a minimum of forty pounds.
Master’s in Social Work, Professional Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy is required. Current licensure in the State of Kansas is required. It is preferred that the therapist has completed registered play therapy training. It is also preferred that the therapist have experience working in a residential program.
Benefits include health, dental, vision insurance, employer-paid life/LTD coverage; flexible spending account; 403(b) retirement plan; employee assistance program; and generous vacation, sick and personal leave. Competitive salary based on experience.
To Apply: Please send the application (found at www.safehome-ks.org under Careers), resume and cover letter to Kerri Koehler-Butt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 913-956-4150, Attn. Kerri.