The Child Witness to Violence Project and the Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center are seeking a Mental Health Clinician to expand service delivery to children and their caregivers impacted by domestic violence, community violence and grief and loss. The Child Witness to Violence Project is nationally recognized for its innovative and comprehensive services for young children and families affected by violence. The Good Grief Program seeks to equip families with the tools needed to process their grief experience and to promote lifelong resiliency. The Mental Health Clinician will provide clinical mental health/trauma assessment and treatment of young children and families affected by violence and other kinds of trauma as well as case consultation and advocacy.
Provides clinical assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment of young children and their families who are referred to the CWVP for services.
Provides direct clinical assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment to a regular case load of weekly cases.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to a culturally diverse patient population.
Provides and maintains appropriate documentation in the client record within program designated timelines for completion.
Provides timely documentation to the program director for grants-management purposes.
Provides outreach and collaboration with relevant community and medical providers.
Participates in weekly staff meetings, clinical meetings, weekly supervision sessions and interdisciplinary meetings as needed.
Maintains patient confidentiality according to hospital policy.
Good Grief Responsibilities
Assist with program referrals through screening incoming referrals for services, initiating communication with families referred for services, and connecting families to appropriate level of service.
Maintain up-to-date communication logs as well as corresponding documentation for individual therapy sessions, group sessions and caregiver consultation support sessions.
Provide trauma-informed, culturally relevant parent/caregiver consultation sessions with the goal of supporting the caregiver's questions and concerns as they care for a child who has experienced an acute loss.
Facilitate psychoeducational, peer-based grief and loss groups focused on supporting children and families as they grieve.
Provide individualized trauma-informed, grief-sensitive therapeutic services to children (ages 8-12) presenting with mild posttraumatic symptoms interfering with their ability to adaptively grieve after a traumatic loss.
Meets hospital-wide standards in the following areas:
Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
Utilize hospital's RESPECT values as the basis for decision-making and to facilitate the department and the hospital's goals and mission.
Follows established infection control and safety procedures.
Completes annual mandatory hospital and department education activities.
Maintains relevant licensures and certifications.
Develops competencies as related to the position.
Perform other duties as assigned or as needed.
Must adhere to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards
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