Provide outpatient therapy to Richmond area youth and their families as a Mental Health Clinician with our growing Guidance Clinic program. Utilize creative interventions; art, play, sand-tray and movement. Receive supportive clinical supervision encouraging professional growth and development of best practices. Applicants must have a Master’s degree and be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or hold another licensed mental health credential to apply. Preference given to candidates with expertise in working with families and individuals who have been exposed to trauma. Please indicate on your application if you are applying for full-time or part-time employment.
Under the supervision of the Director of Program Services, coordinates and assists in the development of mental health program initiatives for Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas, Inc. (CACTX), the state association which supports the needs of children's advocacy centers (CACs) throughout the state of Texas.
Examples of work to be performed:
Coordinate training efforts to support evidence-based, trauma-focused mental health strategies within local CACs. Research treatment options for CAC population to determine appropriate training initiatives.
Develop training and technical assistance materials to support evidence-based, trauma-focused mental health programs for local CAC administrators and direct service staff.
Develop technical assistance materials for local CACs on topics such as: informed consent, confidentiality, record keeping and release of information.
Coordinate effort to provide standardized assessment measures to local CACs. Track data obtained in this effort and compile reports for CACTX and local CACs.
Review mental health research to support CACTX efforts in this area and provide briefing materials on relevant issues.
Track legislative and public policy activity pertinent to mental health in relation to child abuse and children’s advocacy centers. Provide briefing materials on these initiatives that include recommendations to CACTX for the continuous improvement of mental health programs in CACs.
Consult with local CAC staff regarding mental health topics as they start up or seek to expand services in their areas.
Other responsibilities as appropriate and necessary.
Job Location: 1501 West Anderson Lane, Building B-1, Austin, Texas, 78757. Required Hours/Position End Date: This is a temporary, contract position that may require up to 40 hours per week. It will be funded through 8/31/13, with possible extension.
Salary: Up to $5,000/month commensurate with experience
Minimum Educational/ Professional Requirements: Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or other related academic program. Basic knowledge and understanding of child abuse issues. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills. Mature, self-motivated, and flexible. Demonstrates good judgment and positive attitude. High professional standards and ethics. Ability to work with diverse populations. Microsoft Office skills. Ability to travel statewide.
Preferred Experience: Understanding of child protection issues, related the criminal justice system and the children’s advocacy center model. Knowledge of evidence-based mental health practices, particularly as applied to children. Familiarity with business practices, ethics requirements and policies related to the practice of mental health. Familiarity with psychological assessment measures. Experience working with non-profit organizations.
Interested applications should email their resume and cover letter to: Debbie Hall, CACTX Assistant Director of Program Services at email@example.com