CURRENTLY OFFERING A $2,500 SIGN ON BONUS FOR FULL TIME, LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS
Excellent benefits, supervision and training are provided to clinicians at this outpatient mental health clinic specializing in trauma treatment. The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute has been operating for 35 years and has received national recognition.
The Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC I) is a primary therapist to children and families traumatized by abuse, neglect, and exposure to violence. Several of the children and families will be Spanish speaking and professional counselor will be expected to effectively communicate with them in Spanish. The LCPC I completes assessments and develops the diagnosis and the treatment plan for the child and family.
1. Provides psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families some of whom will be Spanish speaking, including diagnosis and treatment through individual, group, or family treatment.
2. If indicated, collaborates with the referring agency, the school system, community agencies, and the juvenile court system to assist in the development of a service plan for the child and family and to assure that the children are receiving the appropriate services.
3. Participates in individual supervision, clinic meetings, administrative staff meetings, and inservice training.
4. Maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff.
5. Maintains a medical record for each child which includes a diagnostic interview, treatment plan, progress notes, periodic reviews, transfer and discharge summaries.
6. May participate in the field instruction program and supervise professional counselor trainees when interest and capacity is demonstrated; may participate in community activity related to the needs of traumatized children and their families; and/or committee projects.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish with a proficiency level that meets the Institutes minimum standards – [Advanced Mid for bilingual clinicians]. Able to speak Spanish fluently with ease and confidence in a variety of topics related to work, home, leisure activities, as well as events of current, public or personal interest or individual relevance. Able to convey intended message with accuracy, clarity and precision without misrepresentation or confusion while being readily understood by native speakers.
• Must have a Master’s degree in counseling or related field with a minimum of 60 graduate semester credit hours or 90 graduate quarter credit hours OR • A doctoral degree with a minimum of 90 graduate semester credit hours or 135 graduate credit hours. • Must be licensed at the LCPC level by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
• Must have at least 2 years’ experience related to providing services to children in the child welfare population with developmental and emotional disturbance.