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Lead Clinician

Company: Urban Strategies LLC
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

JOB TITLELEAD CLINICIANCATEGORYEXEMPTPROGRAMURBAN STRATEGIES - REFUGIO UNACCOMPANIED CHILDRENWORK SCHEDULEFIVE DAYS PER WEEK, 40 HOURS PER WEEK; 12 MONTHS PER YEARREPORTS TOCENTER DIRECTOR, REFUGIOORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEWUrban Strategies exists to equip, resource, and connect faith- and community-based organizations that are engaged in community transformation to help families reach their fullest potential. We work with trusted faith- and community-based organizations and focus on the Latino community to engage and come alongside the whole family. Our vision is that all children and families reach their full potential.Our work is informed by our three core values: Authentic Relationships, Servant Leadership, and Intentional Compassion.Authentic Relationships are foundational to our work and move beyond a transactional nature to truly know people. They serve as opportunities for mutual development and growth and are based on the belief that all people have inherent dignity and worth.Servant Leadership is rooted in an other-centric mindset that informs the way one leads and builds up individuals, families, and communities.Intentional Compassion describes a deliberate commitment to understand, formulate strategic responses, and activate others to reach their full potential.Our organization is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and our administrative offices are located in Johnson City, Tennessee. Our team works across the United States and Puerto Rico with direct service centers located in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico.PROGRAM OVERVIEWThe Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.POSITION OVERVIEWLead Clinicians conduct mental health assessments for all unaccompanied children (UC) in care, as well as provide ongoing individual and group counseling just as Clinicians, but with the added responsibilities of coordinating clinical services, training new clinicians, and supervising clinical staff. Lead clinicians are designated when more than one clinician is on staff at a care provider facility.TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIESUtilize trauma theory and brief therapeutic techniques to work with unaccompanied children entering the United States during a typical stay of 30-35 days.Conduct mental health assessments of all children admitted to the UC program as well as provide ongoing individuals and group counseling, screening for human trafficking concerns.Provide ongoing individual and crisis intervention.Prepare goal-oriented diagnostic assessments, group counseling, staff training and program enrichment.Provide guidance to all members of the program staff.The Lead Clinician will carry up to nine cases, with additional supervisory and management responsibilities.Upon request, this role may be required to travel with UC, 14 and under, to locations in the United States.Other duties as assigned.PHYSICAL DEMANDSAbility to see at normal distance, hear normal conversations and sounds and use hands and fingers to fill out required forms. Physically able to perform therapeutic physical restraints.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions as long as the staff disability does not create an undue risk of injury to any children.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEducation: Master's degree in Social Work, LMFT, Counseling, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement.Substitution: Bachelor's degree in one of the aforementioned behavioral sciences plus seven years of clinical employment experience in behavioral sciences.Experience: Five years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience, group and individual counseling, and related treatment servicesCredentials: Must be licensed within their state of residence to practice therapy. A copy must be provided to HR. Supervisor licensure is preferred.Competencies:Professional: Diversity, Communication, Time Management, Planning, OrganizationTechnical: Trauma, Group and Individual Counseling, Sexual Abuse Management;Organizational: Leadership, Teamwork, Community Approach.Skills: Office 0365, Bilingual (English - Spanish)REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSOther: Bilingual (English - Spanish)SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONSOther employment requirements include the following:FingerprintBackground checkTB TestEmployment is conditional pending satisfactory results of all required tests and backgroundchecks mentioned above. Periodic physical examinations and TB clearances will be required if hired.To Apply:Please visit contact us with any questions: Opportunity Employer#IndeedSP

Keywords: Urban Strategies LLC, Gainesville , Lead Clinician, Other , Gainesville, Florida

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