We are currently looking for a self-directed, engaging and empathetic Trauma Therapist who has a clear knowledge and understanding of trauma related to the experience of a child, youth or family who has experienced a past significant event. Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, the Trauma Therapist will provide comprehensive clinical counselling, assessment, and psychotherapy to children, youth, and their immediate family members, who affected by a traumatic event.
As a neighbourhood-based organization, our purpose is to strengthen the health and vitality of community by:
- identifying and responding to community needs,
- collaborating to enhance the lives of those we serve,
- cultivating effective, sustainable partnerships.
JOB POSTING: #2016-1000TTPC
DATE: September 27, 2016
POSITION: Trauma Therapist
This is a contract position
HOURS OF WORK: Monday – Friday evenings and weekends, flexible schedule
SALARY RANGE: 70% of billed amount for each client session
BENEFITS: Not eligible for benefits
VACATION: Not eligible for vacation
ANTICIPATED START DATE: ASAP
CLOSING DATE: Will remain open until the position is filled
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides comprehensive clinical counselling and psychotherapy to children and youth affected by a traumatic event, and their immediate family members, utilizing a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques.
- Interviews clients and families to gather case history information. Assesses profound social, psychological, emotional and/ behavioral issues affecting clients. Identifies core areas of concern to be addressed by therapeutic interventions.
- Identifies, assesses and monitors client’s needs in conjunction with caregivers and/or other service providers.
- Develops and implements treatment plans and interventions.
- Provide culturally competent services to families.
- Maintains knowledge of community resources and provides referrals for clients to meet their needs.
- Provides required reports on client’s behavior and progress. Maintains clinical records indicating the nature and duration of treatment.
- Maintains knowledge related to the areas of trauma, children and youth development, and appropriate therapeutic interventions through ongoing professional development activities in order to improve care through new practices.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Two (2) years recent related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Specialization in trauma therapy through basic training, continuing education or clinical experience.
- Direct service delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community based services and related provincial and community support service systems.
- Demonstrated knowledge of relevant formal counseling, psychotherapy and assessment techniques.
- Proficient in comprehensive screening and assessment practices using established standardized measures and approaches.
- Well developed interpersonal, counselling, oral and written communication skills.
- Solid organizational and time management skills.
- Must possess a valid BC class 5 Driver’s license, have a reliable vehicle, business insurance and drivers abstract review. (mileage paid for work use)
- Must possess a working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Software.
- Criminal Record Check
- Must maintain and provide proof of professional liability insurance at a minimum of $2,000,000 per occurrence and assume the risk for any incompetence, misconduct, or negligence.
- Must be a registered counsellor with the BC Crime Victim Assistance Program and provide documentation of approved fee rate by the Program.
- The Contractor agrees to provide ESSS, for each month, a detailed and accurate invoice of services, and if otherwise authorized, receipts for disbursements, by the 10th of the month following (ESSS will then submit invoices to, and receive payments from, the Crime Victim Assistance Program, where applicable, and ESSS will make payments to the Contractor). All invoices must identify: the name of the CVAP claimant, the claim number for which counselling sessions were provided; the date of the counselling session; the name of the counsellor who provided the counselling, ESSS’s name and contact information.
- Any time contributed to a particular client that is completed outside of the one hour direct contact sessions will not be paid by ESSS unless prior approval has been obtained. When the CVAP program has required reports to be completed, these reports must be completed and submitted prior to the commencement or continuation of services, and will be reimbursed according to the approved request.
- Current First Aid certification required