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Lead Therapist

Website SAVA Center

Position Title: Lead Therapist

Reports to: Director of Clinical Services

Employment Status: Salary-Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The SAVA Center Lead Therapist provides confidential, short- and long-term therapy services to anyone affected by sexual violence. They will provide therapy for children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. They will conduct intake assessments, consultations, crisis intervention/risk assessments (as needed), and provides support to other therapists, staff, and interns. The person in this position will be responsible for managing the consultation process for all new therapy clients at SAVA and will assist with the administrative supervision of the clinical team. The Lead Therapist will work primarily in Weld County, spending the majority of their time in SAVA’s main office in Greeley. The person in this role will also be the primary clinician to provide services out of SAVA’s therapy office at Life Stories (also in Greeley).

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Clinical:

· Maintain a case load of ~15-18 clients.

· Conduct consultations with new therapy clients, providing initial evaluation and assessment for victims/survivors to determine readiness for individual, family, and/or group counseling.

· Develop treatment plans for clients.

· Make appropriate, culturally responsive diagnostic determinations according to the DSM-5.

· Provide individual, family, and group counseling to primary and secondary survivors.

· Abide by SAVA policies and all ethical and legal guidelines related to the provision of clinical services per Colorado Law, HIPAA, and codes of ethics governed by your professional organization(s).

· Debrief with other staff, interns, and volunteers on hotline calls and client cases as needed.

· Provide input on mandated reporting situations.

· Assist other therapists and staff with crisis intervention and risk assessments/safety planning as needed.

· Promote and model healthy self-care and work-life balance.

Administrative:

· Coordinate communication and scheduling between SAVA’s Greeley office and the office at Life Stories.

· Manage the consultation process for all new therapy clients at SAVA, including overseeing the waiting list and assigning new clients to therapists.

· Manage client files and Weekly Clinical Reports maintained by members of the clinical team, completing periodic and final audits of all client files.

· Help with compiling and analyzing clinical assessment data for quarterly grant reporting.

· Assist with answering phones.

· Enter and maintain accurate client data in the database system.

· Assist with funder reporting requirements.

· Maintain professional, timely, and accurate clinical records.

Other Related Duties:

· Assist with crisis hotline calls and walk-in clients.

· Take hotline shifts as necessary.

· Attend SANE exams and court hearings as needed.

· Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and clinical team meetings.

· Attend SAVA events in the community as needed.

· Follow established SAVA Center policies and procedures.

· Facilitate Foundations of Support workshops as needed.

· Network with others in community partner organizations.

· Assist with the annual Soiree and other fundraising events as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

· Current licensure in good standing as an LPC, LMFT, LCSW, or LP.

· Eligible to provide clinical supervision according to Colorado’s requirements per your profession.

· 3 years of individual, family, and group therapy experience.

· Education/training in counseling children, adolescents, and families.

· Trained and experienced in play therapy.

· Strong understanding of crisis intervention.

· Prior experience completing intake assessments and risk assessments.

· Experience with diagnosis of children, adolescents, and adults from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

· Thorough understanding of ethics and Colorado law pertaining to clinical work.

· Strong knowledge of child and adolescent development, as well as family systems.

· Excellent written communication and clinical documentation skills.

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Must have reliable transportation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bilingual in Spanish and English.

· Credentialed as a Registered Play Therapist.

· 3 years of experience providing trauma-focused therapy to children, adolescents, families, and adults.

· Fully trained and experienced in an evidence-based practice applicable to working with child and adolescent survivors of trauma (e.g., TF-CBT, PCIT, EMDR, etc.).

· Excellent public speaking, organizational, and leadership skills.

· Strong knowledge of community resources.

COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Communication & Interaction

· Fluency in speaking and writing English.

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of people.

· Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

· Self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities.

· Ability to provide clear and thoughtful feedback to other clinicians, staff, and interns.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as required to meet SAVA Center needs.

Organization

· Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

· Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.

· Ability to maintain accurate records and enter client data according to prescribed timelines.

Diversity

· Culturally responsive and able to work with diverse populations.

 

SAVA Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. SAVA prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

To apply for this job please visit savacenter.org.

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