Job Title: Psychotherapist
Reports to: Clinical Coordinator
Work Schedule: Full time, includes evening hours, currently utilizing telehealth platforms
The Counseling department of The Attic Youth Center seeks a Psychotherapist (Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred), to provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth and young adults, up to the age of 23, and their families/caregivers (biological or by choice).
The Counseling Department uses an LGBTQ affirmative and strength-based approach that it is contextual, developmental, and culturally sensitive. The Attic’s clinical team is skilled in addressing a variety of challenges including trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, substance abuse, violence, domestic violence, anger management, immigration transitions, developmental delays, behavioral and family dynamics as related to the LGBTQ experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Mental Health Support
- Provide weekly individual, couples, and/ or family psychotherapy to youth and their families.
- Create and facilitate group therapy for youth.
- Facilitate referrals for supportive services (case management, psychiatry, etc.) as needed.
- Provide crisis intervention for youth in distress in the center as needed.
- Conduct appropriate assessments and develop treatment plans collaboratively with clients.
- Maintain consistent and regular contact with clients to promote engagement and consistent attendance.
- Adhere to state law and professional ethical principles.
- Supervision and Professional Development
- Participate in weekly individual supervision and monthly group supervision.
- Attend professional workshops/conferences to enhance clinical skills (to be determined in conjunction with Clinical Coordinator).
- Maintain current chart on each client that includes:
- Contact information
- Consent to treatment
- Limits of confidentiality
- Consent to Sharing of Information
- Progress Notes
- Treatment Plans
- Termination Note
Teamwork and Collaboration:
- Uphold the mission of The Attic Youth Center
- Abide by all the rules and regulations of The Attic Youth Center.
- Work in collaboration with other agency staff to facilitate a team environment.
- Attend all mandatory trainings and meetings.
- Role model effective team behaviors.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills in building relationships with all employees and Attic youth.
- Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or related field
- Bilingual preferred (Ability to speak/read/write Spanish and English fluently)
- Experience working with youth and young adults of diverse gender, sexuality, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
- Knowledge of family systems
- Multicultural awareness and sensitivity
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to exercise independent judgment when appropriate; strong decision-making skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
- The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access various rooms, file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a computer, copy machine, etc.
- The person in this position frequently communicates with youth, staff, and external stakeholders, etc. Must be able to exchange information in these situations.
Attic Youth Center Values:
- Treat all youth, visitors, and employees with caring, kindness, respect, and dignity.
- Maintain strict confidentiality of all information.
- Adhere to the policies, procedures, code of conduct, and attendance rules of The Attic Youth Center.
How to Apply:
If interested, please send resume & cover letter to [email protected] with “Psychoherapist” in the subject line of the email. Prospective candidates will be contacted.
The Attic Youth Center is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.