Job Title: Shelter Therapist
Reports to: Director of Operations
Status: Full Time, Exempt
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 primarily for adults as well as children and families residing in the shelter.
- Provide 16 to 21 hours of therapy each week, including individual and group therapy.
- Coordinate the assignment of all adult shelter residents 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.
- Provide assessment of mental health concerns to clients and refer to psychiatric care when appropriate.
- Provide assessment and referrals for substance abuse counseling to clients when appropriate.
- Provide availability for crisis intervention as needed. Particularly for suicidal or high crisis clients.
- Provide Clinical team with more immediate information regarding their shelter clients.
- 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.
- Provide shelter training as needed.
- Participate in SAFEHOME all staff and clinical trainings.
- Attend bi-weekly client review meetings.
- Submit all grant requirement paperwork to the Director of Operations
- Work closely with Program Directors & Senior Case Manager bringing programmatic issues and needs to her attention regularly.
- Any other duties assigned by Director of Operations
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The therapist should have knowledge and experience working with domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse, women’s and children’s issues; a working knowledge of counseling theories and practice including brief therapy and crisis intervention; 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. Preferred 3-5 years of work experience. 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.
Please send the application (found at www.safehome-ks.org under Information/Careers), resume and cover letter to Safehome at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 913-432-9302, Attn. Human Resources.