Clinical Therapist working with Unaccompanied Youth
Requisition #: req2874
Location: Muskegon, MI
We are actively hiring for this position during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Bethany Christian Services strengthens and equips families to be the answer for vulnerable children, both in local communities and around the globe. We do this by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services. Thousands of children are in need of the support and safety that comes from being part of a family. Bethany is on the front line of providing solutions.
As an Unaccompanied Children (UC) Therapist, you will be primarily responsible for providing weekly individual and group therapy sessions with newly arriving clients (primarily Spanish speaking), who are placed in Bethany's Transitional Foster Care program.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Attend training provided internally and in the community and apply newly gained knowledge in providing services;
Translate both written and verbal communication for program clientele and staff;
Attend weekly meetings with supervisor to consult on cases, to review case plan and direction, and to evaluate client participation and progress;
Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts;
Effectively utilize appropriate systems for data gathering, submission, and tracking client services rendered in accordance with time-bound expectations based on contract requirements, agency expectations, and program policy;
Establish and maintain referral and community resources;
Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements related to social services;
Stay up-to-date on treatment modalities and complete trainings as required by funding sources, by attending conferences, seminars and journal reading;
Complete other duties as assigned.
At least two (2) years of post-master's program experience in child and family services or counseling with an active LCSW or LCPC;
Must have a broad knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methodology of social work as acquired through a master's level degree;
Active professional licensure in the state of the work location;
Bi-lingual English and Spanish strongly preferred;
Prior knowledge and experience with trauma informed treatment modalities;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Demonstrated experience working with children and families from diverse cultures with sensitivity to cultural differences and norms;
Demonstrated ability to build rapport with clients to help them adjust to new life circumstances;
Demonstrated ability with providing excellent clinical, therapeutic, and crisis intervention skills;
Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate customer service;
Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality;
Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;
Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage;
Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.
Bethany Christian Services