About Us: Victims to Victory is a faith-based non-profit that provides information, advocacy and support services to violent crime victims and family members. Collaboration with law enforcement, criminal justice professionals and victim service agencies is central to program operations. Educating and equipping the faith community is essential to program mission.
Position Title: Child Therapist,
Reports to: Dr. Katherine Lawson, Executive Director
Position Summary: Child Therapist
Part-time master’s level therapist to provide counseling to children and youth exposed to violence related to domestic crime, homicide and other violent crime. Primary responsibilities to include assessing trauma-related needs, and co-facilitation of youth homicide survivors support group. Services will be provided through Victims to Victory in coordination with the Shelby County Defending Childhood Initiative Grant.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Assesses trauma-related needs of children and families affected by homicide or other violent crime.
Develops individualized client service plans in coordination with pertinent staff.
Visits and conducts client follow through at agency or off site.
Provides therapeutic counseling and other supportive interventions to clients.
Serves children/families affected by domestic violence at Family Safety Center
Interfaces with community agencies to refer and connect children and families to appropriate systems of resource.
Co-facilitates youth support group for homicide survivors.
Completes case documentation and collects outcome feedback as required by granting agency.
Attends training as needed.
Licensed, master’s degree in social work or other mental health related field, LCSW preferred
Five years therapeutic experience with children/adolescents
Satisfactory criminal background and references check.
Computer Literacy -Windows XP, MS Word, etc.
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Experience in crisis intervention and trauma-focused counseling with children and families.
Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Trauma and grief.
Knowledge of community resource networks and service providers.
Ability to communicate professionally, good interpersonal skills with diverse clients and service providers.
Ability to work cooperatively with law enforcement, criminal justice professionals and social service agencies.
Self-motivated with ability to function effectively and with integrity.
Salary: Grant funded, $25,000.
Submit resume electronically to Dr. Katherine Lawson, Executive Director, e-mail email@example.com. Type: Child therapist in subject line. Position available, immediately. All submissions must be received no later than June 27, 2012. No calls, please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview.
Employment requires satisfactory criminal background and references check.