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Child, Youth & Family Therapist (10-month) - Bi-lingual

YOUTH IN NEED
JOB DESCRIPTION
BACKGROUND
Job Title: Therapist, Child, Youth & Family (10 months) - Bi-lingual Spanish
Reports To: Director, Counseling Services
FLSA Status: Exempt
PURPOSE OF JOB
Provide psychosocial assessment, individual, family & group counseling services to children and youth of all ages.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITY NO. 1 - 70 % OF TIME
Description: Provide clinical services to children, youth and their families when needed.
Task No. 1 Provide individual, family, and group counseling for children, youth as well as families on a case by case basis.
Task No. 2 Assist School Staff with student selection, and assess fit/need for services.
Task No. 3 Provide necessary and appropriate referrals to children, youth and their families.
Task No. 4 Prepare case documentation, maintain files and compile monthly and annual reports as required.
Task No. 5 Participate in weekly case supervision, staffing and case conferences.
Task No. 6 Maintain client confidentiality
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITY NO. 2 - 20 % OF TIME
Description: Act in conjunction with school district staff as well as other community resources.
Task No. 1 Act as liaison between YIN and your assigned school district, as well as area agencies.
Task No. 2 Participate in meetings and trainings related to children, youth and families
Task No. 3 Participate in community outreach as representative of YIN
Task No. 4 Actively pursue familiarity with resources for children and youth in the St. Louis area.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES - 10 % OF TIME
Task No. 1 Attend and participate in team meetings, quarterly clinical trainings and all-staff trainings.
Task No. 2 Participate in Yin committees and interagency work groups.
Task No. 3 Maintain regular communication with supervisor
Task No. 4 Attend professional conferences and seminars for professional development as requested.
Task No. 5 Serve as on-call therapist for YIN residential programs (approx 1-2 x per year)
Task No. 6 Supervise Master Level Interns as needed
FORMAL EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS (IF ANY) NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH JOB
Necessary: Masters in Professional Counseling or Social Work
Desirable: LCSW or LPC
KNOWLEDGE
Child and adolescent psychological/emotional development
Strength-based approached in working with children, youth and families
Family systems
Group process theories & approaches
EXPERIENCE
Working with children, youth and families
Individual, family & group counseling
Child development and individual and family functioning
Working with hard to reach or at-risk individuals
Collaborating with other disciplines
SKILLS
Excellent clinical assessment skills
Excellent clinical/therapeutic intervention skills
Must be bi-lingual (Spanish speaking)
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Child development and individual and family functioning
Working with hard to reach or resistant individuals
Collaborating with other disciplines
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
School-based
Travel between school in assigned district
Travel to St. Charles Administrative Offices for trainings, quarterly
DRIVING REQUIREMENTS
Preferred Eligibility Classification
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Must be insurable under Youth In Need's auto liability coverage.
Class E license preferred.
Individual must be sensitive to the socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of the service population.
Need to start working on Licensure within 90 days of employment.
Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent in this position. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities expected to meet job standards.



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