Women Against Abuse Therapist
Relocation Incentive Offered
$43,780.00-$47,400.00 depending on experience with full benefits (medical, paid vacation, personal, holiday, & sick time & more.
The Therapist will provide trauma informed clinical intervention to clients who have been affected by domestic violence and related stressors. The Therapist will work with clients to process their experiences of abuse and violence, in order to mitigate the long-term effects of trauma. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: providing individual and group trauma informed therapy for clients; complete client psychosocial assessments, treatment plans and progress notes in a timely fashion; maintaining and keep the client information and records up to date in the database; facilitating groups regularly, may include assisting the Children’s Services team with delivery of clinically informed interventions to children and youth; participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings; and collaborating with Case Management staff and Certified Recovery Specialist in referring clients to outside services when necessary. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provide individual and group trauma informed therapy for clients.2. Actively participate in training and education regarding the Sanctuary Model and attend other trainings.3. Complete client psychosocial assessments, treatment plans and progress notes in a timely fashion. Maintain and keep the client information and records up to date in the database.4. Maintain a caseload of clients, providing direct therapy; which can include individual, group and family work. 5.Facilitate groups regularly. 6.Complete all necessary paperwork for groups. 7.Represent the program at meetings deemed necessary.8. Participate in weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings. 9.Collaborate with Case Management staff in referring clients to outside services when necessary.10. Create clinically appropriate discharge plans in conjunction with Case Management Staff for clients leaving the program in order to maintain continuity of care. 11.Attend weekly clinical supervision to address clinical issues of caseload.12. Perform other related duties as needed13.Attendsstaff, program, team and Agency meetings, as required.14.Maintains professionalism, sensitivity, and confidentiality at all times. 15.All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and vision, sanctuary model standards and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model ®.
Vaccine Mandate Information: All current & future employees of WAA must have the Covid-19 vaccination prior to working onsite. We can provide an accommodation with a proven medical or religious exemption. All employees who meet the exemption must be tested weekly and wear a mask in any WAA building and around clients/staff.
Schedule: Monday-Friday 9a-5p 40 hours a week
- A Master’s Degree in Social Work. MSW must be in the Clinical Track or meet clinical requirements.
- PA Licensed Social Worker (LSW) required.
- At least one year of experience providing therapeutic services to adults.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
- Knowledge of and experience with Trauma Informed and/or Sanctuary Model service delivery, preferred.
- Able to work extended and flex hours when necessary.
- Experience in a residential setting is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge regarding behavioral health issues and the impact it has on domestic violence survivors is preferred.
- Knowledge of the dynamics of trauma is preferred.
- Knowledge of the dynamics of addiction, co-dependency, recovery and relapse prevention is preferred.
- Ability to work with clients dealing with mental health, drug & alcohol and domestic violence issues.
- Proficient computer skills – email/Outlook, Word, etc..
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required, and in an urban setting strongly preferred.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and handle crisis situations.
- Must satisfactorily pass criminal (State & FBI) and child abuse clearances. (Expenses paid by WAA)
- Must attend JARS (50 Hour) Domestic Violence Advocate Training, Post Hire
Post Hire Requirements:
Employment offer and continued employment are contingent upon satisfactory child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances and a pre-employment physical, are required (all related fees will be paid by WAA) Must be able to attend the mandatory upcoming JARS training (Virtual) on the following days.
- Wednesday 9a-1p
- Thursday 9a-1p
- Friday 9a-1p
- March 15, 2023
- March 16, 2023
- March 17, 2023
- March 22, 2023
- March 23, 2023
- March 24, 2023
- March 29, 2023
- March 30, 2023
- March 31, 2023
All hours of attendance and for homework or make up are with pay
Vaccine Mandate Information:
All current & future employees of WAA must have the Covid-19 vaccination prior to working onsite. We can provide an accommodation with a proven medical or religious exemption. All employees who meet the exemption must be tested weekly and wear a mask in any WAA building and around clients/staff.
Attn: Lauren Keesler
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org