For The Child is seeking therapists who want to make a social justice impact by providing underserved children and families access to mental health services. For the Child serves children and families from diverse economic, cultural backgrounds. The successful candidate will share our agency’s values of equity and inclusion and will have a passion for working with historically underrepresented families and children who have experienced trauma. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in clinical assessment, cross agency collaboration and providing quality clinical services to children and families. For The Child is an agency with a long history of providing child abuse prevention and treatment services. We offer a supportive environment of therapists from various backgrounds and experiences. Our clinicians are passionate about their work and create a space for collaboration and encouragement. We offer wonderful training opportunities and excellent clinical supervision to support successful BBS Licensure. Currently 88% of For The Child clinicians pass their BBS licensing exam on their first attempt.
Qualifications: 1. A qualifying Master’s Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work. 2. One year of clinical field training or related work experience with children and adolescents. 3. Experience working with families at high risk or recovering from trauma.
Knowledge of the specific mental health needs of Black, Latinx families and families in poverty. 5. Current registration with the Board of Behavioral Science as a Registered Marriage and Family Intern or Associate Clinical Social Work Intern. 6. Experience and training in Evidence Based Practices preferred.
Skills: 1. Training in Evidence Based Practices preferred (PCIT, TFCBT, MAP, Seeking Safety) 2. Experience with DMH documentation 3. Strong documentation skills required. 4. Experience providing culturally responsive Mental Health services to children and families from diverse backgrounds.
Duties: • Mental Health evaluation, treatment and case management of children and adolescents with a history of trauma, mental health diagnosis or are at high risk. • Mental health duties will include crisis intervention, multi-source mental health and psychosocial assessment, DSM-IV diagnosis, treatment planning, individual, group, family therapy, Evidence Based Practices, clinical documentation and case management. Services will be provided at schools and in the field. Some travel will be required.
Participate in one hour of individual face to face clinical supervision weekly, and two hours of group supervision weekly with a licensed mental health provider (Psychologist, LCSW or LMFT) as required by the BBS. Participate in specialized Evidenced Based focused supervision. • Participate in ongoing training and case consultation specific to Evidence Based Practices.
The ability to live a productive life – to love, laugh and achieve great things – begins in childhood. Abuse, neglect, family dysfunction, and childhood trauma can derail a child’s potential.
For over 47 years For The Child has strengthened families, prevented the trauma of child abuse, neglect and exposure to violence and helped low-income children and families heal when it has occurred. These are local children. They live in our communities, go to our schools and play with our children and grandchildren.
Prevention and early intervention is critical to helping children lead happy and healthy lives. Many years of support from all sectors of the community allows us to offer professional prevention, education and treatment services for child sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, severe neglect, the impact of witnessing domestic or community violence, the victimization of human trafficking and other adverse childhood experiences. We provide court-based childcare, a 24/7 Child Abuse Response Team, help meet emergency needs and improve the daily lives of at-risk and abused low-income children and vulnerable families.
We believe strong, nurturing and informed families and comm...unities have the greatest ability to keep children safe. We also believe, without regard to poverty and ability to pay, all children who are at-risk or have experienced abuse should be able to get the help they need when they need it. As one of our teen sexual abuse victims explained “you don’t just get over this without help.”
Help is also given to parents suffering from depression, their own trauma histories and other challenges who often struggle to be the best parents they possibly can be. Strengthening families and helping parents overcome their challenges is a critical and integral part of helping children.