HERE IS A GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ENGLISH/SPANISH SPEAKING CLINICAL THERAPIST TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, WORKING WITH AN AGENCY THAT HAS BEEN A PILLAR IN THE COMMUNITY AND PROVIDING SERVICES FOR OVER 100 YEARS.
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The Clinical Therapist (LSCW, LCPC, LMFT or LPC) must be bilingual (English and Spanish) and provides professional trauma-informed counseling services to individuals, families, or groups receiving services within the CARE for Newcomers Program at Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area in one of three locations in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. The CARE Program provides essential behavioral and psychosocial health services for vulnerable migrant adults and families. The ideal candidate will have extensive culturally appropriate counseling experience working with asylum-seekers, refugees, immigrants, victims of human trafficking, and/or victims of domestic violence. The candidate must have a commitment to the mission of LSSNCA, as well as, the diverse refugee and immigrant populations which we have served for over 100 years in the National Capital Area.
- Conduct intakes, psychosocial assessments, and trauma inventory; determine acuity, strengths, and therapy needs.
- Develop family-centered and culturally appropriate and responsive treatment plans and provide outpatient services including: individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, and training using evidence-based and trauma-informed practices.
- Work cooperatively with members of a larger treatment or service coordination team, either internally within the agency or externally in the larger community.
- Responsible for clinical documentation, i.e., case notes, patient assessments, service/treatment plans, and other forms/records as required in a timely manner. Maintain detailed case files and other documentation in 100% compliance with the CARE for Newcomers Program standards.
- Develop, facilitate, and effectively present program curricula for classes or groups on human trafficking, substance abuse/mental health, and other topics.
- Participate in actively soliciting feedback from program participants through distributing satisfaction surveys or other approved means.
- Meet or exceed program productivity expectations on a regular and sustained basis.
- Participate in meetings and be an active member of the CARE Team
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Psychologist.
- Must be licensed in at least one of the three jurisdictions (MD, VA, and D.C.) and willing to obtain licensure in one or two other adjacent states, including the District of Columbia.
- LCPC/LMFT must have completed an accredited program with certificate and licensure in Maryland and/or Virginia and be willing to obtain licensure in the District of Columbia if needed.
- Minimum of 2 - 4 years of relevant experience working with vulnerable or migrant populations.
- Skilled in providing individual, family and group therapy.
- Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed practices.
- Fluency (written and spoken language) in English and Spanish highly recommended).
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to details.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, “active” listening skills, and attitude.
- Strong analytical and data management skills.
- Proficient in use of data collection, electronic medical record database and Microsoft Office products.
- Maintain patient, team member and employer confidentiality; compliance with all HIPAA regulations.
- Eligible to initiate, pass and maintain e-QIP background check-initiated by the National Background Investigations Bureau.
- Must pass required physical, TB test, and drug screening.
- Must pass required child registry clearances for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
- Must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
- Valid driver’s license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations.
JUST SOME OF THE AMAZING BENEFITS OFFERED:
- Fun, Friendly Work Environment
- Flexible Work Schedule with Teleworking Available
- Paid Training
- Health, Dental and vision Insurance
- Health Reimbursement Arrangement and Flexible Spending Account
- 401K and Match Options Available
- Paid Life Insurance
- Paid Holidays
- Accrued Time Off
- Two (2) Floating Holidays Yearly
- Reimbursable Expenses
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, or military service.