Play Therapist

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
Published
January 25, 2023
Location
Dallas, United States of America
Category
Job Type

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The role of the Play Therapist is to provide play therapy services at JFS and select preschools. The Play Therapist will work closely with parents, teachers, and the JFS interdisciplinary team.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides counseling as part of a treatment plan using a variety of modalities including but not limited to play therapy, parent consults, and family therapy as appropriate, to address the needs of the client(s).
  • Maintains an active caseload
  • Provides services that are of the highest standard and that are culturally relevant to the clients served
  • Coordinate concrete services as part of the treatment plan
  • Advocates on behalf of clients, when appropriate
  • Work with school team and collaborate with preschool staff and early education staff.
  • Serves as consultant/supervisor to agency staff/student in areas of professional expertise as assigned
  • Provides service that is of the highest standard and is culturally relevant to the clients served.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate from an accredited master's level school with course work emphasizing clinical training.
  • LCSW, LPC, PhD
  • A minimum of three years of experience in play therapy.
  • Ability to convey empathy and concern for individuals and their families
  • Ability to be flexible to handle the versatility of the position and its periodic crises

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

ABOUT THE AGENCY

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas (JFS) is a nonsectarian mental health and social services agency that impacted over 32,000 lives last year. For more than 70 years, our mission has been to provide effective, accessible, and comprehensive mental health and social services that promote lifelong self-sufficiency and well-being for the Greater Dallas community. JFS welcomes anyone through our doors regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or the ability to pay and has more than 150 programs and services available to all in need.

We believe in nurturing passionate professionals who prioritize client health and well-being. Our team members across all departments collaborate to offer wraparound care in order to address multiple needs. Additionally, JFS is one of only six DFW agencies accredited by the Council on Accreditation, which means we continually meet the highest standards of practice in areas including governance, fiscal management, human resources management, and quality improvement.

 

BENEFITS

JFS is invested in our employees. We pay 100% of our full-time employee (30 hours or more) health and dental benefits as well as life and long-term disability insurance. This position also receives 4 weeks paid vacation, sick leave, and includes American holidays and all Jewish holidays. We are willing to discuss relocation options. Come learn more about us!

 

Job Location - JFS Main Office - Dallas, TX

Position Type - Full Time

Education Level - Graduate Degree

Job Shift - Day

Job Category - Nonprofit - Social Services

Application Instructions

Please apply by sending resume to Sally Neeley at sneeley@jfsdallas.org

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