Victims of Child Abuse Need You
Our professionals at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo and Starr Counties (CACHSC) take pride in making a difference in the lives of child abuse victims. Every single day, these individuals devote their time selflessly to ensure that these children are fed, clothed, and safe, helping them significantly day by day to overcome such trauma.
We encourage empathic individuals to make an impact by joining our team. These positions require someone with the patience and dedication necessary to piece these children’s lives back together, no matter how dire their circumstances may be.
Therapist – Psychological and Social Services
Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Therapist will plan, organize, and fiscally sustain mental health services to a varied population of children and non-offending family members affected by child abuse. Therapist must be proficient in the mental health field and will be responsible for maintaining appropriate case management, conducting direct counseling, conducting assessments and diagnosis, and all other applicable and relevant professional duties.
Training for TF-CBT is provided.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintains and monitors an active caseload determined annually to be needed for program sustainability and prepares monthly service statistics.
- Utilizes client outcome data and best practices for individual and group clients.
- Develops a variety of effective treatment approaches to work with children affected by abuse and /or their non-offending family members.
- Ensures that all administrative and clinical forms, case records, and reports are accurate and submitted in a timely manner.
- Provides a variety of age-appropriate treatment options that include but are not limited to play therapy interventions, and Trauma-focused therapies.
- Provides crisis intervention for children experiencing suicidal ideations and provide appropriate resources for immediate professional mental health intervention.
- May be required to travel and apply 10-20% of work/treatment time in Starr County.
- Participates in CAC organizational and department meetings on a monthly basis.
- Coordinates with others inside and outside the organization as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to facilitate problem resolution.
- Participates in court testimony as required by subpoenas received from prosecuting agency for CAC cases.
- Maintains current licensure and/or certification and group affiliations.
- Provides assigned on-call support and crisis counseling after hours and on weekends for forensic and/or medical appointments when necessary. Performs other duties as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor or Executive Director.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Work is performed under moderate to general supervision of the Clinical Director and Lead Therapists, with the Therapist providing ongoing communication on cases.
Therapist will participate in weekly Consultation meetings with Lead Therapists or Clinical Director and monthly Peer Review Meetings.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Windows 10, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Candidate must be willing to travel to a satellite location in Starr Counties.
- Employment dependent upon the successful completion of a background check (criminal DFPS)
- Must be fluent in English and Spanish
- Required Education and Experience:
This position requires a master’s degree in the appropriate field and all required credentialing and licensing plus 2 – 3 years of experience providing clinical service to children, youth, families, and groups. Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Master’s Social worker, or Licensed Professional Counselor/ LPC-Associate in the state of Texas.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County, Inc. provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability, and military status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.