Job Title: Bilingual Therapist
Reports to: Mental Health Clinic Program Supervisor
This position will focus primarily on children up to age 18 and their caregivers. This therapeutic position will provide therapy to children and families with the goal of stabilizing the child and family, activating protective measures and implementing therapeutic interventions as appropriate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Engage parents, obtain consent and provide indicated type and level of support services, including outreach to meet with parents and youth at BCAC, in the home or other community locations as needed.
- Provide counseling to youth and families.
- When ongoing trauma treatment at the outpatient level is identified as a need, provide evidence-based practice treatments which may include:
- Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Play Therapy or other Expressive Art Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy
- Individual, family and/or group treatment
- Others as indicated
- Meet productivity standard as assigned.
- Complete clinical records including progress notes, reports, assessments, service plans and discharge summaries on a timely basis according to agency and licensing standards.
- Participate in consultation and supervision sessions as required.
- Collect statistics and implement Continuous Quality Improvement procedures.
- Meet clinical requirements of third-party payers and provide information necessary for prompt and accurate billing.
- Integrate cultural considerations into service delivery.
- Perform other program related duties as assigned.
Education and Training:
- Master’s degree from an accredited college in Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field.
- Must have completed initial two-day training in TF-CBT; may still be in the progress of completing TF-CBT monthly consultation calls. DBT training and experience is an asset and preferred.
- Licensure as a mental health practitioner in the State of Maryland is required. Independent licensure preferred; addiction knowledge preferred
Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with children and families impacted by child abuse/neglect. Experience offering culturally appropriate and tailored mental health treatment in Spanish to children and families a must.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Fluent in English/Spanish; experience offering therapy in Spanish.
- Crisis intervention and family engagement skills.
- Excellent communications skills (written. verbal and active listening).
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Excellent organization, time management and decision-making skills.
- Good problem solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts.
- High level of professionalism.
- High level of initiative and energy.
- Must be a self-starter and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, and Excel.
- Exceptional work ethic.
- Must respect and maintain confidentiality.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours and locations (office, home and community); some evening hours are expected; some on-call duty may be required.
- Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
- Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
- Position may involve some travel, primarily within the state.