Therapist - Home Study and Post Release Services

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-787244
    • Job Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 26, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

To provide short-term, trauma-sensitive treatment planning and delivery for cases in which UC displays mental health needs beyond the caseworker’s expertise in order to ensure a safe and sustainable transition out of ORR care.

HOURS PER WEEK: Exempt

  • Regular hours entail Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • 24/7 on call support
  • Must be available to work afternoons, evenings and weekends may be required

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide individual counseling to UC
  • Coordinate services for each youth in conjunction with caseworker
  • Ensure patient centered and culturally sensitive practice
  • Participate in training of caseworkers to ensure they are versed in the clinical approaches for working with the UC and families
  • Provide guidance to caseworkers
  • Provide on-call clinical support and guidance to caseworkers
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed

Experience and Skills:

  • LMSW or equivalent license in related field required
  • Three years post Master’s experience required
  • Experience working with immigrant communities required
  • Experience with assessments and report writing required
  • Experience with a strength based, cognitive behavioral, and trauma sensitive approach to treating troubled youth preferred
  • Familiarity with ORR and other relevant municipal and state agencies strongly preferred
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications
  • Ability to work well with people from many cultures, non-English speakers, and LGBTQ children
  • Bi-lingual - English- Spanish required. All agency documents and records are in English, so English writing proficiency is required. Position itself requires Spanish speaking, writing and reading proficiency
  • Ability to travel extensively, both via ground and air, required
  • Valid driver’s license in a state located within the assigned region

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, transcribing minutes for meetings, etc.: This involves sitting at a computer for several hours a day
  • Completing paperwork -Such as copying and stapling
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Sit/ride in vehicles, busses, subways, trains, planes - public transportation for lengthy periods of time
  • Walk up/down stairs
  • Walk to enter/exit subway and other public transportation
  • Walk several blocks to get to required location

Benefits

As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

In accordance with federal, state & local laws, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.