Therapist - Sexual Assault Program
Company: YWCA of Clark County
Posted on: August 4, 2022
COVID-19 VACCINE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE If an offer is made,
a COVID-19 Vaccine series must be completed by first day of
employment. Medical and/or Religious exemptions will be assessed if
needed by the applicant. Our COVID-19 Vaccine Policy can be found
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Fulltime (30 hours) Salary: $26.93/hr $1,000 Sign On Bonus
- Assure that participants, staff, volunteers and community
partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race,
ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.
- Gain approval for, track, and engage in activities that meet
the organization's 1% for Social Change requirement.
- Think through the lens of racial equity and its intersections
with poverty. Use the core principles of anti-racism and grounding
those principles in all daily tasks
- Incorporate the YWCA's commitment to social justice by
understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions
intersect and are embedded in institutions. Seek opportunities for
continued learning about racial, gender and class equity.
- Work with the Director of Sexual Assault program and Clinical
Supervisor to establish and effectively manage an active case
- Knowledge and/or training on providing Telehealth services for
mental health treatment.
- Schedule appointments and meet with therapy clients, providing
any needed follow up and/or reminder calls.
- Send Zoom links out daily for telehealth appointments (keeps
the link at top of inbox).
- Provide telehealth services with the greatest amount of digital
privacy as possible, which may include using a VPN, requiring a
waiting room or passcode for appts., or sending links to an
alternate email address or via text.
- Assist clients in setting up and navigating required technology
for telehealth services.
- Create a professional disclosure form and keep it updated.
- Maintain confidential chart notes for clients and all required
paperwork in a timely manner.
- Request and work with phone and in-person interpreters as
- Complete interpreter form.
- Provide written information to clients in their preferred
- Safety Plan with clients who experience suicidal ideation as
needed and complete necessary extra documentation.
- Safety plan with clients who have experienced or are currently
experiencing DV as needed.
- Conduct lethality assessments as needed.
- Make mandatory reports as legally required.
- Complete a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment and provide a
diagnosis for each client.
- Incorporate cultural humility, liberator practice, and
prioritize client needs at every level of the therapy process.
- Provide letter of professional assessment upon client request
for client to obtain other services or accommodations as a result
of their sexual assault.
- Provide resources to clients as requested/needed. This may
include rental assistance, food, diapers, ESA letters, etc.
- Coordinate client mental health care with other providers.
- Provide referrals to clients as requested/needed.
- Create self-care plans with clients as needed.
- Educate clients on dynamics of SA and DV as needed.
- Provide consultation and support to advocates as needed.
- Provide advocates with information and/or training on what
makes a good therapy referral and how to refer clients to
- Knowledge and use of evidence-based interventions for
- Attend WCSAP training for therapists and continue receiving
regular training in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for
children, adults, families, and secondary survivors.
- Comply with clinical supervision requirements in accordance
with OCVA and licensure.
- Track supervision and training hours in case of audit for
- Locate and meet regularly with a clinical supervisor.
- Decorate and maintain a pleasant office space both at the YWCA
and at home for client appointments.
- Attend staff meetings as client schedule permits.
- Track hours work and update timesheet weekly and by end of
- There is a strong social justice component to all positions
within YWCA Clark County, requiring critical thinking through the
lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core
principles of anti-racism and grounding those principles in
everyday work are required job skills and core values
- Related education: Licensed clinical counselor or social worker
or Master's level education in social work, counseling or mental
health field working towards clinical licensure.
- Related experience: at least 3 years' experience working with
sexual assault victims/survivors, an understanding of domestic
violence and IPSV dynamics, as well as child and human development
and how abuse impacts that.
- Ability to provide superior service : use active listening
skills during initial and subsequent face-to-face and over the
phone advocacy appointments to effectively assess and meet
participant established needs.
- Ability to empower: consistently convey an open, respectful,
and solution oriented approach to addressing challenges, completing
work tasks, and provide positive and constructive feedback to
internal and external persons.
- Ability to work at a higher level: put the needs of the
participants, program, and organization above personal needs and
demonstrate unwavering integrity and accountability.
- Ability to maintain strong boundaries: maintain strong
personal/professional boundaries at all time to make sure that work
is spent supporting the participants, furthering the mission of the
program and organization, and is in full compliance with
- Ability to adapt: the only constant is change - expecting and
being open to change is a critical part of this position and is a
necessary component of being in a service oriented field.
- Strong problem solving skills: resourceful and able to resolve
challenges while knowing when it's time to stop and ask questions
or seek additional guidance.
- Strong technological skills: effectively use common software
programs (like MS Office) to fulfill position related expectations
and able to learn basic data entry for aggregate reporting to
state. Ability to use video software to conduct telehealth as
- Strong soft-skills: with little to no prompting, adapt work and
communication style to mitigate and/or de- escalate crisis, and to
best support our participants.
- Commitment to Racial Equity: Ensure that issues of diversity
and inclusion, disproportionality, and cultural responsiveness are
thoughtfully considered and effectively addressed in the program's
internal and external work with volunteers, staff and program
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