Position Title: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Psychotherapist
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking 1 full-time bilingual (English/Spanish) clinician to provide therapy to children who have experienced trauma (i.e. sexual abuse, physical abuse, witness to violence, and commercial sexual exploitation) and children with problematic sexual behavior. Priority will be given to licensed applicants who are experienced in the provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Problematic Sexual Behaviors- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or other trauma-focused and trauma-informed evidence-based treatments.
Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
The Bilingual Psychotherapist will:
*Assess and screen children impacted by abuse and/or trauma.
*Complete Intake Assessments with children impacted by abuse/and or trauma and their non-offending caregivers
*Conduct individual and group psychotherapy with children and adolescents impacted by abuse and/or trauma
*Conduct collateral and conjoint therapy sessions with non-offending caregivers
*Provide adjunctive support services with client families and non-offending caregivers
*Co-lead psychotherapy groups for children with problematic sexual behaviors and their non-offending caregivers
*Maintain all relevant and timely clinical documentation, tracking, and file maintenance
*Facilitate collection of formal assessment data including all measures designated for initial evaluation, monitoring of ongoing progress, and determining therapy outcomes
*Provide crisis intervention and emotional support
*Participate in team case conferences and multi-disciplinary, cross sector communication and collaboration on behalf of children and families
*Conduct community outreach, education, training, and presentations on Child Sexual Abuse and the role of GCCA.
Qualifications for position: This position requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related mental health field. A minimum of 2 years related experience, including 1 year of serving abused, traumatized, or at-risk children and families. Candidates must be licensed or licensed-eligible to practice in the state of Georgia as a mental health provider (i.e., LPC, APC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LAMFT, Licensed psychologist). If licensed-eligible, licensure must be obtained within 3 months of hire.
Supervisory relationships: The position will report to the Clinical Director.
Skills and knowledge required: Competence in the provision of child psychotherapy; Demonstrated knowledge regarding child abuse and child trauma; Verbal and written communication proficiency; Skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships (i.e. clients, caregivers, co-workers, professionals from other agencies and organizations); Committed to principles of cultural humility
Hours per week: 40 hours per week; Initial onboarding for this position will be in-person. This position will be based in our Dekalb office. Limited telework may be available after successful onboarding and pending agency needs and supervisor approval.
Please submit a well-written cover letter and resume/CV (including references) to:
Keldric Thomas, PhD
Director of Clinical Services
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
PO Box 11270
Atlanta GA 30310
email@example.com (email communication preferred)
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy offers competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, an exciting team-based working environment, flexible work schedules, and opportunities to expand your skill set. The Center is a private, non-profit organization led by a committed board of directors. GCCA is an equal-opportunity employer. For more information about Georgia Center for Children, visit our web site at www.georgiacenterforchildadvocacy.org.
Candidates must pass a background check and child abuse registry screening. The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy has a Covid-19 vaccine mandate in place as of January 3, 2022.