Mental Health Therapist (Clinician)
Do you feel passionate about working with young men of color, especially Latino and African American Youth? Do you want to be part of a change in service delivery that is relationally-based and trauma informed? Do you want an opportunity to be trained by nationally recognized experts in trauma? Do you want to impact the greater community? Do you want to do all this in a beautiful setting, with a friendly team and good food?
Hanna Boys Center is a private non-profit which provides a residential treatment center/ boarding school that helps under-resourced adolescent boys who come to us voluntarily. Each client has recognized his life needs help and has taken the initiative to change his course. Many are struggling at home, in their community and/or school. Additionally, Hanna provides training and consultative services, in the area of childhood trauma, to other youth serving organizations. We work collaboratively with these organizations to help them improve care and enhance program outcomes.
Hanna transforms the lives of youth, families and communities impacted by trauma and adversity through resilience, connection and spiritual wellness.
Job Title: Mental Health Therapist (Clinician)
Supervisor: Chief Clinical Officer
The position of Clinician is responsible for providing and coordinating the therapeutic needs of clients on their assigned caseload, including providing trauma-specific and culturally informed direct services to a diverse group of adolescent males and providing trauma and culturally informed consultation to non-mental health direct staff in the milieu.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Respect the Center’s faith, education and caring Catholic values
- Provide safe environment for client.
- Maintain a caseload of 14-15 clients for weekly individual therapy and/or overseeing alternative therapies.
- Develop a clear understanding of the impact of ACEs and Urban ACEs of each client.
- Lead or co-lead psychoeducational and/or therapy groups.
- Incorporate appropriate evidence-based practices into client sessions.
- Maintain positive communications with parents/guardians.
- Provide parenting and family therapy sessions.
- Manifest willingness to learn and share clinical skills and provide consultation to colleagues throughout milieu.
- Participate in weekly internal department meetings and group supervision, as well as meetings with the residential and teaching staff.
- Co-facilitate regular check-in groups with residents in the cottages and/or schools.
- Lead multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings regarding residents.
- Support the substance use/abuse early intervention and intervention protocols.
- Establish with each client a clinically comprehensive psychotherapy individualized treatment plan, using the CANS-Trauma Comprehensive Assessment.
- Re-assess client and revise treatment plan every 6 months.
- Maintain weekly progress notes, quarterly and closing summaries.
- Create after-care plans, including possible referrals and/or resources.
- Demonstrate willingness to continue ongoing professional development.
- Participate in weekly in-service and regularly trainings.
- Supervise unlicensed clinicians and/or trainees.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Mental Health Master’s Degree, or higher (e.g. Counseling or Clinical Psychology)
- Licensed MFT or LCSW or PhD/PsyD.
- Knowledge of and ability to use trauma-specific clinical techniques and therapies.
- Demonstrates cultural humility and openness. Experience working cross-culturally. Knowledge of culturally responsive therapy a plus.
- Experience with adolescent males.
- Ability to provide trauma informed or trauma-specific services.
- Comfort with working with substance use/abuse difficulties. Substance abuse treatment training and experience a plus.
- Strong communication skills that demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Ability to communicate in a direct and constructive manner with colleagues.
- Knowledge of conflict resolution strategies.
- Bilingual (Spanish/ English) a plus.
- Must clear background check for a Community Care Licensed facility, including physical, tb and drug test.
- Sit for extended periods of time and the ability to manage repetitive hand/wrist movements while using a computer keyboard and/or the phone.
- Bend, squat, stoop, and walk up flight of stairs.
- Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs., occasionally. Duties are primarily performed in an office environment at a desk or computer terminal.
Please submit resume, cover letter and appropriate college transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org