Shelter Bilingual Therapist
Reports to the SAFEHOME Clinical Director
Primary responsibility is to provide individual and group therapy, participate as a team member with the clinical, shelter and outreach departments and facilitate a complete care plan for shelter and outreach clients whose primary language is Spanish.
- Provide 16 to 21 hours of therapy each week, including individual and group therapy.
- Coordinate with shelter on incoming Spanish speaking residents. Coordinate the assignment of Spanish speaking shelter clients to the Bilingual Clinical Therapist I, PT Bilingual Clinical Therapist and/or a bilingual clinical intern(s). Attend shelter client review on a regular basis.
- Provide open support groups to Spanish speaking outreach clients and shelter client.
- Provide assessment of mental health concerns and refer to psychiatric care when appropriate.
- Provide assessment and referrals for substance abuse counseling to clients when appropriate.
- Develop and/or implement all program goals (outcomes) for the therapy program.
- Maintain complete client records as consistent with the standards set up by SAFEHOME.
- Supervise master level students as assigned by Clinical Director.
- Provide staff, intern or volunteer training as needed.
- Participate in SAFEHOME all staff training and clinical trainings.
- Participate in quarterly scheduled bilingual staff meetings to address concerns/needs of Spanish-speaking clients
- Refer clients to appropriate resources in the community.
- Submit all grant requirement paperwork to the Clinical Director by the 2nd day of the following month.
- Translate documents and interpret conversations as needed.
- Provide CSC as needed.
- Work closely with Clinical Director, bringing programmatic issues and needs to her attention regularly.
- 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, mental health, substance abuse, immigration, women’s and children’s issues; a working knowledge of counseling theories and practice including brief therapy, crisis intervention and play therapy; 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, Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy is required. Current licensure in the State of Kansas is required. Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Please send the application (found at www.safehome-ks.org under Information/Careers), resume and cover letter to SAFEHOME at email@example.com or fax to 913-432-9302, Attn. Human Resources.