Children's Therapist

Our House, Inc.

About the organization

Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. The Our House team has defined a set of seven Guiding Principles that characterize our culture and that we intentionally seek to uphold: Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart.

Duties

Obtain a full caseload of children ages 3 to 17 and provide individual mental health therapy for the child
Provide diagnostic and comprehensive assessments to children and families using a strengths based approach
Provide intake appointments with new clients and complete a biopsychosocial to obtain all pertinent information in order to provide treatment for the child
Create individualized treatment plan goals and objectives utilizing SMART goals and assess/monitor these goals quarterly to provide quality mental health care for children
Provide monthly parent meetings to discuss students progression or regression in therapy and to engage parents/families in the treatment plan process
Abide by HIPAA protocol with case notes for each client and keep up with these each week after you see a child for therapy
Engage in and create social emotional learning group therapy for toddlers, Pre-K, and school age children
Provide in-classroom social and emotional support as needed
Attend all relevant meetings on campus to advocate for clients such as staffing, supervision, and meetings with other program staff
Participate and help with parenting classes that are offered on campus
Research and refer clients to Our House programs and other community and government resources
Be trained and well-versed in evidence based practices appropriate to working with children of all ages (infants, toddlers, youth, and teens)
Be well-versed in Conscious Discipline, SPARK, trauma-informed care

Qualifications

LMSW, LCSW, LAC, or LPC
Master’s degree
Experience working with children and families in poverty, distress, and/or homelessness and near homelessness
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
Proficiency in basic word processing, Excel, and data entry
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Must be an LMSW, LCSW, LAC, or LPC
Master’s degree is required
Must maintain licensure and all required continuing education
COVID-19 vaccination required or must meet the legal guidelines for an exemption
Must be able to pass criminal background checks, child and adult maltreatment registry checks, sex offender registry checks, and a pre-employment drug screen

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