Rural Therapist Position Description – The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center July 2019

Rural Therapist Position Description – The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center July 2019

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Rural Therapist Position Description

The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center

Lawrence, KS
Posted: 7-24-2019


Basic Purpose and Organization: In accordance with the mission statement, the Rural Therapist’s purpose is to coordinate and implement an individual & group victim-centered therapeutic response to victim-survivors of sexual assault including children, adults, and underserved populations. This position is accountable to the Executive Director. This position also works with the agency’s therapeutic team and other agency staff and volunteers.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Provide 18-25 hours a week of one on one therapy to adult (and youth, in coordination with Therapeutic staff) primary and secondary victim-survivors of sexual violence primarily in the agency’s Jefferson and Franklin county offices.

2. Collaborative Responsibilities include face-to-face contact with survivors and their supports.- Participate in trainings and clinical consultation with team members; Assess progress toward goals of individuals served, coordinating support and resources as needed; advocate for the individual receiving services and developing professional alliances and relationships in the community.

3. Responsible for assisting in grant specific bookkeeping and organization. – Including but not limited to: Work with Executive Director and other relevant staff on reports required by funding sources which includes financial, statistical and narrative reports to the Office of the Governor Grants Program; maintain current resource files and handouts; timely documentation of services; manage a caseload of individuals receiving services; and treatment plan reviews for individuals being served.

4. Dissemination of Crime Victims’ Rights Information: Responsible for informing crime victims of their statutory rights under K.S.A. 74-7301; 74-7333; 74-7335. Responsible for assisting crime victims in seeking available compensation benefits in collaboration with the Executive Director and advocate staff.

Additional duties: 
1. Attend relevant trainings on trauma-informed care and sexual trauma related topics.
2. Attend staff meetings, and collaborate with staff and Executive Director on day-to-day office activities.

Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge Needed: 

  • Fully licensed in the state of Kansas with LSCSW, LMFT, LMSW, LPC, LMLP, LCP, PhD or PsyD.
  • Experience working with diverse populations including children and youth. Ability to communicate effectively with various ages.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining accountability for all work assigned,
    being prompt with all appointments and meeting all deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Training and or certification in Evidence Based Practices such as EMDR, TF-CBT, or CPT or registration as a Play Therapist. Bilingual Spanish.
  • Ability and willingness to be a positive, professional and engaged member of the agency’s team by behaving honestly, responsibly, and respectfully to all (colleagues, community members, agency clients). The work environment requires flexibility and the willingness to adjust to a changing environment.

Additional Details: 

  • Full-time/40 hours
  • Annual Salary: $44,000
  • Health Insurance benefits (including, health, dental and vision insurance)
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, holiday)

The Care Center is committed to making sure our agency is diverse and representative of the community. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to Position is open until filled.