Therapist (LPC) for St. PJ’s Children’s Home
|Office Location:||St. Peter – St. Joseph Children’s Home – Social Services 59520|
|City and State:||San Antonio, TX|
|Location Type:||Social Services|
Provide comprehensive delivery of therapeutic counseling and related services to adults and children at least 62% of the time. Must understand the Trauma Assessment and Treatment Model and will ensure 100% of eligible clients receive completed assessment and treatment plans. Complete clinical documentation within 23 hours of service provision. Participate in clinical staff meetings and program development. Participate in providing field based services and consultation as needed. Must be willing to maintain flexible schedule to meet the needs of clients and respond to on call rotation for emergencies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities–
- Provides direct therapy, assessment, Trauma Assessment and Treatment services, group/family services, & occasional crisis intervention to children/families in office, home, emergency shelter and school/ DFPS settings for 62% of time.
- Provides educational support and guidance to case managers and caregivers based.
- Develops specific therapeutic activities and interventions that are designed to enhance opportunities for healing.
- Completes required documentation and monthly reports for DFPS clients.
- Maintains continuing education standards of licensing board.
- Maintains continuing education standards for specific therapeutic interventions.
- Represents the standards and practices of therapeutic counseling.
- Completes clinical documentation within 23 hours of service provision.
- Participates in on call rotation as directed by management.
Clinical Staff Participation:
- Works cooperatively on treatment team with case worker, case manager, direct care staff, foster or adoptive parents, psychologist, psychiatric, medical professionals, legal professionals, and/or respective school personnel.
- Makes presentations to public when needed to assist the child in the educational environment or to transition into new living environment. These presentations detail specific enrichment activities that will assist in the healing process.
- Works cooperatively with staff colleagues, consultants, and referring professionals. May work alongside counseling interns.
- Actively participates in clinical staffing and case consultations.
- Attends administrative meetings, retreats, and other team building activities.
- May provide training inside agency to St. PJ’s staff or in the community.
- Ability to assess a client’s therapeutic needs, to establish a therapeutic relationship, and to conduct short term therapy using brief assessment and intensive interventions. Ability to evaluate that therapy objectively through use of assessment and other indicators.
- Ability to relate the contributions of various disciplines to the therapeutic task and to make appropriate use of inter-disciplinary collaboration.
- Ability to use the language and methodology of differential diagnosis and familiarity with the contributions of various diagnostic tests. Ability to interpret and use information from various health related diagnostic tests, assessments and collateral information.
- Strong communication and cultural competence skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain appropriate personal and professional relationships and boundaries both within and outside the Center.
- Ability to teach and train adults and caregivers on the use of interventions that contribute to healing and symptom reduction. Ability to lead adults through problem solving process to help them use interventions to help promote healing and reduce problematic behaviors in children.
Education and/or Experience–
- Must be independently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas.
- In addition to the licensure, at least 2 years clinical experience working with children who are victims of trauma and neglect is preferred.
- Child welfare, shelter setting experience, or psychiatric hospital experience is also preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, hear, sit, stand, walk, talk, bend, stoop, lift and stretch. The employee is also required to use fine motor skills to type and write.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions. Given the nature of work with children who have been abused, neglected, and/or exploited, the work environment can be somewhat stressful and emotionally challenging. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.