Child & Family Clinician
Department: Parent & Youth Services
Reports to: Director of Parent & Youth Support Programs
Schedule: Full time, 37.5 hours/week, Monday—Friday, with flexibility to meet program needs including some evening/weekend services
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $48,000 annually
Posted Date: January 15, 2018
The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We do this through a variety of services that support all people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or intimate partner abuse, strengthen relationships between parents and children, and build skills for employment and self-sufficiency.
Expectations of all employees
In the performance of essential and general job responsibilities, all YWCA employees are expected to:
- Demonstrate commitment to the YWCA’s mission and principles of trauma-informed work.
- Represent the YWCA in a professional and competent manner to participants, community members, organizational partners, and others.
- Perform quality work within program guidelines and deadlines.
- Work effectively as a team contributor and foster a positive working environment.
- Work independently while understanding the need for communication and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
- Maintain professional behavior and strict confidentiality.
The Child and Family Clinician is responsible for providing therapeutic services to children and families impacted by domestic and/or sexual violence, and for engaging in outreach and community education regarding issues related to domestic violence.
- Provide individual and group therapy to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.
- Complete program intakes and assessments and all other necessary documentation.
- Complete safety planning with clients, updating on an ongoing basis.
- Complete and update support plans as needed.
- Enter data into client data system(s) in a timely manner, ensuring that documentation is clear and accurate.
- Complete monthly and quarterly reports in a timely manner.
- Work collaboratively with community agencies, other YWCA programs, and other social services providers.
- Provide support and consultation to interns and volunteers, as needed.
- Provide outreach and community education services, as requested.
- Respond to all mandated reporting and mental health concerns in a timely fashion.
- Attend individual and group supervision meetings and maintain regular communication with the supervisor.
- Participate in staff meetings.
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
- Masters in Social Work or Counseling, license attainment supported;
- Experience providing therapeutic services to adults and children who have experienced or witnessed trauma, with experience in domestic violence preferred;
- Experience facilitating groups preferred;
- Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Ability to work on a flexible schedule to meet program needs, including some evening hours; and
- Access to reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required. Must be able to be covered by the agency's insurance policy.
Professional ethics are at the core of social work. The profession has an obligation to articulate its basic values, ethical principles, and ethical standards. The NASW Code of Ethics sets forth these values, principles, and standards to guide social workers’ conduct. The YWCA expects its social workers to adhere to and implement these standards and guidelines.
It is the policy of YWCA of Western Massachusetts to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the YWCA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
The YWCA is an “at-will” equal opportunity employer. While the YWCA will continue to operate with care regarding employment decisions, the YWCA and its employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, and without advance notice. Exceptions include select, non-exempt positions.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
The YWCA, in our effort to provide safety to those we serve, and to protect our agency, performs criminal offender record information (CORI) checks on all prospective employees. Final offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of an acceptable CORI report as solely determined by the YWCA.
All employment at the YWCA begins with a 120-day Introductory Period.
Employee Signature Date