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Sexual Assault Therapist

Company: YWCA Clark County
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Status: Part-timeHours: 23 hours per weekCompany Sponsored Time: We are piloting a 4-day, 32-hour work week, and YWCA will provide this role 8 hours of Company Sponsored Time for you to use on Fridays to maintain work-life balance while maintaining pay at 40 hours a week.Pay Range: $30.93 per hourBenefits: Timeline: Initial application review will begin June 4th with an anticipated start date of mid July! We've identified the day-to-day responsibilities linked to each position. In addition to the position specific responsibilities provided below, each YWCA Clark County employee must share responsibility for upholding and modeling the organization's core value on a daily basis.

  • 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 load.
  • 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. o Send Zoom links out daily for telehealth appointments (keeps the link at top of inbox). o 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. o 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. o Client session notes. o Releases of Information. o Create and regularly update trauma-informed treatment plans. o Track and input client services hours into InfoNet. o Track and document calls to clients referred to therapy. o Consent forms/professional disclosure.
      • Manage clerical needs (forms, data entry, yearly evaluation surveys, etc.) within a timely manner.
      • Stay current on state laws related to record keeping, confidentiality and professional standards of therapy, as well as training required for both licensure and OCVA program requirements and provide necessary documentation. o Attend trainings on staying HIPAA compliant and maintaining professional ethics bi-yearly. o Meet yearly training requirements and provide necessary documentation.
        • Request and work with phone and in-person interpreters as needed. o Complete interpreter form. o Provide written information to clients in their preferred language.
          • 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 therapy.
          • Knowledge and use of evidence-based interventions for trauma-focused therapy.
          • 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. o Track supervision and training hours in case of audit for licensure. o 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 month deadline. We've identified the skills, abilities, knowledge, education, and experience a person will need in order to be successful in their position. This combination of qualities is referred to as a position's critical success factors, or CSF's.
              • 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 professional ethics.
              • 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 needed.
              • 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 participants. Don't meet every single requirement after reading through this post? You may be just the right candidate for the role or future roles, and please know we value lived experience! Studies have shown that due to white supremacy culture, systemically oppressed communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. YWCA Clark County is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. PI94b329c5e8ce-31181-34687729

Keywords: YWCA Clark County, Vancouver , Sexual Assault Therapist, Healthcare , Vancouver, Washington

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