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  • School Based Therapist

    Posted: 11/09/2021

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    Provide trauma informed therapy services to children ages 4-18 and their caregivers through individual, family, or group therapy provided in the Learning Center.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Culture:  Promote the organization’s culture within the Learning Center.
    2. Service Delivery: Ensure services are delivered in accordance with all agency expectations and standards.
    3. ???????Communication: Display and role model excellent communication skills.
    4. Leadership: Act as a resource to give input to other professionals about the best course of action in difficult client situations.
    5. Record Keeping:  Ensure all record keeping responsibilities are completed within established timeframes and maintained in accordance with agency expectations.
    6. Professionalism: Is Mission Driven and committed to the vision of the Organization. Demonstrate aptitude and commitment in continuous learning and excelling in one’s job.  Champion development and growth for self and others. Strive to implement “best practices” within the Organization.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Other duties as directed by the supervisor.
    2. Completes training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.

    ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Knowledge of the stages of growth and development.
    • Master’s Degree in Social Work or other related Mental Health or Human Services.
    • Currently licensed or ability to gain license in Iowa to facilitate individual and family therapy.  (Prefer licensed)
    • Experience or knowledge of working with trauma and attachment difficulties is required.
    • The ideal candidate will be trained and certified or certified ready in at least one of the following Evidenced Based Treatment Models, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), or Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). 
    •  Must be able to demonstrate overall knowledge of families and youth, the child welfare system, family dynamics and the change process. 
    • Demonstrate ability to express concepts and ideas orally and in writing.
    • Possess a strong desire to grow, learn and change, and to serve as a role model for children in care, families, and other team members.
    • Demonstrate ability and willingness to travel and to utilize flexible scheduling is required.
    • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills, strong listening skills, and the ability to establish relationships with a wide range of individuals.
    • Demonstrate ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
    • Demonstrate ability to interact with clients and children with sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics in the service population.
    • Demonstrate ability to use Word, Outlook, spreadsheets, database programs, and video conferencing computer applications.

    Position Type: Full-time