Licensed Mental Health Clinician – Bilingual

Service Area:             Clinical Program

Reports to:                 Clinical Director

 Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing bi-lingual (English/Spanish) counseling to residential and non-residential clients survivors of domestic violence. Other major duties may include the supervision and training of staff/ volunteers/interns who support the program.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Direct Service
    1. Provides individual, group counseling for adults and child clients on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
    2. Conducts intake assessments on new adult clients. For the residential and non-residential program.
    3. Participates in outreach/consultation services in the community
    4.  Provides consultation for Residential and non-Residential staff on mutual clients to coordinate services.
    5. Supervision of interns in Clinical Director’s absence
    6. Handles client concerns with regards to counseling issues
    7. Attends weekly individual and group supervision to review/discuss cases with Clinical Director
    8. Schedule 1 evening per week for client evening appointments for the residential clients
    9. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 Administrative

    1. Ensures case documentation is up-to-date and reflective of services provided. Files are subject to review at anytime
    2. Inputs all progress notes and other client related interactions into the client database within 48 hours.
    3. Reports monthly statistics on all activities
    4. Participates in  meetings as appropriate

 Supervisory

    1. Provides clinical supervision to interns when credential allow.
    2. Trains and mentors clinical interns as requested by the clinical director

  Qualifications:

Skill requirements/preferences

    1. Must be knowledgeable of the principles of sound therapeutic practices with survivors of domestic violence.
    2. Must understand trauma and demonstrate practices sensitive to different types of abuse during the sessions in therapy
    3. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
    4. Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and issues of domestic violence survivors.
    5. Demonstrates experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes
    6. Strong oral and written communication skills required to effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals.
    7. Ability to provide group, individual, and family counseling sessions
    8. Strong problem solving skills required and must be a common sense thinker who can be a quick decision maker when necessary.
    9. Must display professionalism and leadership qualities
    10. Availability to work a flexible schedule in response to agency and client needs including evening hours
    11. May be required to lift boxes up to 25 lbs.

 Educational requirements

    1. Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology is required
    2. Licensure required (LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC)
    3. DVS preferred
    4. Completion of 40 hour Domestic Violence training preferred/must be completed within 6 months of hire

Please email resume to sue.scioscia@rwjbh.org

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