Therapist

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Published
February 10, 2021
Location
5351 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX
Category
Other  
Job Type

Description

General Description 

Reporting to the Assistant Clinical Director, the Therapist provides evidence-based, trauma-informed mental health services to children who have disclosed severe abuse.  The Therapist must engage non-offending caregivers in their child’s treatment and promote the family’s abilities to offer healing and safety.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Trauma-informed mental health services of children/adolescents: 
  • Administration of clinical assessments 
  • Assignment of diagnosis (when warranted) 
  • Provision of evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment, involving caregiver(s). 
  • Multidisciplinary Team (MDT): The DCAC Therapist is part of a large MDT that serves an urban area with a high volume of severe cases of child abuse.  The therapist must be committed to managing a heavy workload of complex cases and using treatment models to fidelity, ensuring the community need for DCAC services is met.  
  • Communication: Therapists must: 
  • Communicate effectively with DCAC staff and MDT partners (e.g., Child Protective Service workers, law enforcement, the Dallas DA’s Office). 
  • Maintain case files with integrity (including assessment reports, session notes, treatment plans, and disposition). 
  • Actively engage in clinical supervision on issues of clinical difficulties, administrative topics, and personal trauma resilience. 
  • Provide expert and/or fact testimony within Dallas County criminal and civil courts regarding child abuse issues. 
  • Must be able to work the bulk of work hours during non-school hours (i.e., two evenings until 8pm or Saturdays). 
  • Must live DCAC Core Values: 
  • The children come first in all that we do; We operate as a seamless team; Each of us acts with a servant’s heart. 

*This job has no supervisory responsibilities. 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills 

  • Stipend offered to bilingual therapist (English/Spanish). 
  • Knowledge of risk assessment, crisis intervention, standardized assessment tools and report writing, cognitive-behavioral theory, and ethics.   
  • Experience with individual, family, and/or group therapy delivery modalities.  
  • Experience in the areas of child development, positive parenting strategies, child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, trauma, racial trauma, and other related children’s issues preferred.   
  • Experience with positive working relationships with representatives of CPS, Law Enforcement, and District Attorneys. 

 

Application Instructions

Please send resumes to: recruiting@dcac.org