Youth & Child Therapist Position Description – The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center May 2019

Youth & Child Therapist Position Description – The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center May 2019

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Youth and Child Therapist Position Description

The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center

Lawrence, KS
Posted: 5-17-2019


Basic Purpose and Organization: The Youth and Child Therapist position will coordinate and implement an individual and group victim-centered therapeutic response to victim survivors of sexual trauma and abuse including children, youth and their families.

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 15-20 hours a week of evidence based therapy and 5-10 hours a week of coordinated care to youth survivors and their families in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson counties.
a. Approximately 20 percent of the Child/Youth Therapist time will be designated to Jefferson or Franklin County residents.

2. Collaborative Responsibilities include face-to-face contact with survivors and their families.
a. Including but not limited to: 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.
a. 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

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.