Malden with local travel
Role Purpose & Responsibilities
Clinician will support individuals and families, most of whom are low-income and have a history of complex trauma. In this role you will provide thorough assessment, develop individualized service plans, employ a wide range of treatment modalities (eg. psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused CBT, Solution Focused Therapy), utilize engagement skills to maintain both short and long-term relationships with clients, identify resources, complete referrals to outside agencies, and consult with collaterals to enhance service delivery.
- Develop relationships with families who are identified/referred through the clinical department.
- Collaborate with clients to develop service plans, with outcomes varying dependent on client needs and goals.
- Provide therapeutic sessions, referrals, and other case management tasks as needed. The frequency of meeting and duration of therapeutic relationship will vary on a case-by-case basis.
- Manage case load consisting of individual clients, therapeutic groups, couples/dyadic sessions, family therapy sessions, and intern supervision if appropriate – with a max case load of 15.
- Collaborate closely with the Clinical team, other Housing Families programs/staff, and outside providers as needed to ensure holistic, thorough, and sustainable service delivery.
- Work through a strength based and trauma informed lens.
- Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation in adherence to the Clinical Timeline for each client.
- Provide crisis management for clients during work hours, as needed.
- Work with clients to safety plan by identifying supports they can access after hours, as needed.
- Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with clients.
- Adhere to all Housing Families Protocols and Policies.
- Attend weekly supervision with the Clinical Director.
- Utilize time management skills to organize individual schedule.
- Work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and interns.
- Serve as a mentor for counseling interns and attend case reviews to provide support and supervision.
- Be available for consultation with case managers, clinicians, and clinical interns.
- Supervise and support in group supervision for the clinical interns.
- Provide open office hours for clinical consultation at Housing Families Housing Programs.
- Collaborate with the clinical team to provide support to staff as they debrief critical incidents.
- Collaborate and support the G.R.E.A.T Youth and Families Program staff and clients on an as needed basis.
- Model DEIB Values to all staff, interns, volunteers, and clients.
- Participate in All Staff meetings and other identified agency trainings and meetings.
- Help with special projects.
We believe that to be successful in this position, it is crucial that the candidate can honestly assess their strengths and determine that they include:
- Experience and love of working with individuals and families or all ages.
- Patience and a positive attitude.
- Growth mindset.
- Reliable, organized, and punctual.
- Ability to establish and maintain relationships with various individuals including collaterals, families, volunteers, and clients.
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person, virtually and over the phone.
- Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills.
- Responsible and professional conduct that serves as a role model to staff, volunteers, and youth.
- Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
- Must demonstrate ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and understanding of virtual educational platforms such as Teams and Zoom.
- Investment in non-violent conflict resolution, confronting racism, sexism, and other injustices, and helping children and families heal and grow.
- Masters’ degree in social work, mental health counseling, or related field
- Working towards post graduate licensure
- LICSW or LMHC preferred
- Prior experience working with low-income individuals and families required
- Prior experience in a supervisory position
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Teams
- Excellent communication and engagement skills
- Attention to detail and time management skills
- Possess knowledge of domestic violence, trauma and trauma informed care, and substance use dependencies.
- Fluent in English
- Must be able to hear and incorporate feedback quickly
- Ability to empathically de-escalate emotional reactions
- Possess critical thinking, assessment, problem solving and negotiating skills
- Ability to remain calm and responsive during crisis.
- A positive attitude is needed along with the ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes.
- Detailed, thoughtful, and thorough
- Compelling advocacy skills
- Ability to work with a diverse team and population.
- Fluent in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and/or Cantonese
- Ability to form strong interpersonal relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
- Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
- Must be 21 years or older
- Must be fluent in English
- Must be willing to travel in the Greater Boston Area and to Housing Families Shelters/program site for clinical meetings, sessions, and supervision.
- Must be able to work 40 hours per week and adapt schedule to meet the needs of individual clients and program requirements.
- Must be able to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background check
- Be willing to move program supplies and equipment.
- Be willing to remain in a stationary position for a prolonged period of time.
- Compensation/Hours: starts at $60,000– Salaried Exempt in person role working Mon-Fri 9a -5p, with flexibility in their schedule to shift hours to later afternoons depending on the need of the client.