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Adult Therapist

Position Summary:  Oversees the behavioral health functions while also providing direct patient care to adult clients. Collaborates with case managers.

Hours: As assigned, 8:30 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday, some weekends and off hours are required. Some regular travel to South Valley office with office hours for clients located in Anthony, NM.

Supervisor:  __Yes _X_ No  

Condition of Employment:  Full-Time, Grant Funded Contingent upon funding 

Starting Salary: $55,000 Depending on Qualifications

Essential Duties: 

Services:

  • Provide direct patient screening, assessment, and time-limited, goal oriented individual and group therapy to adults exposed to domestic violence, with a therapeutic approach.
  • Provide psychological assessment of clients and referral for substance abuse, mental health, medical, psychiatric and other services necessary to improve psychological and psycho-social functioning on an as needed basis.
  • Provide or assist in providing advocacy and referrals for clients by actively advocating for access necessary mental health or other services from government and private agencies and programs.
  • As necessary provide one-on-one and group client education including parenting, health, hygiene, and life skills issues.
  • Provide formal/informal mental health and substance abuse training for staff, providing programs to address the various behavioral health issues afflicting patients.
  • Supervise social work/counseling interns.
  • Help develop comprehensive delivery service systems. This means assisting with developing evidence-based screening and assessment tools appropriate to patient population.
  • Help develop counseling program targeting needs of adults and families impacted by domestic violence.
  • Comply with quality improvement plans and activities.
  • Ensure client files are accurately maintained and secured, document work with patients for recordkeeping and for grant requirements.
  • Provide crisis intervention and crisis walk-in services.
  • Provide all services in an empathic manner, providing guidance, motivation, and encouragement according to trauma informed guided principles.

Administration:

  • Secure and file documents as needed.
  • Compile data and complete all required documentation in a timely manner, to include monthly and quarterly reports. Maintain compliance with funder requirements in delivering services and completing all required documentation and maintaining organized and completed client files.

Training:

  • Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings. 
  • Stay up to date on Domestic Violence practices and counseling programs.
  • Become knowledgeable of the ways in which working with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SA, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present. 
  • Stay abreast of behavioral health trends of high-risk populations such as those relevant to domestic violence and childhood trauma.
  • Ongoing professional development including keeping abreast of recent trends and developments regarding domestic violence and advocacy as they pertain to the clients served by La Casa.
  • Attend seminars and trainings approved by supervisor.

Expectations:  

  • Promote excellent internal and external customer service at all times.
  • Follow all safety rules and guidelines and maintain a neat, safe, organized workspace.
  • Aptitude for dealing with people; strong problem-solving abilities; emotional identification with others. 
  • Maintain strict confidentiality per agency policy.
  • Demonstrate positive role-model leadership and work cooperatively with others.
  • Participate in/Network with community and State Counseling Peers/Groups 
  • Model respect, understanding and appreciation for all people.
  • Exhibit skills in comprehending, interpreting and supporting the organization.
  • Ability to succeed in and contribute to a team environment. 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure without losing sight of objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to work independently.

Qualifications:

  • Education:  Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work. 
  • Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of counseling experience in domestic violence or related field.   
  • Language: Bilingual in Spanish/English is required.
  • Licenses/Certifications: Independently licensed to practice in New Mexico; LMSW, LCSW is preferred but not required. Current CPR Certification.
  • Work Environment: Work primarily sedentary and performed indoors in temperature-controlled environment, involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions and safe work practices.  Requires frequent close vision work with computers and various forms/paperwork, some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items up to 25 lbs. Frequent interactions with staff and clients requires ability to participate in oral conversations in person and by telephone. 
  • Other: Post-offer drug/alcohol screen, TB test and background check, COVID Vaccination record or qualified exemption required prior to starting date.
  • Warm, empathic, and non-judgmental with demonstrated ability to maintain healthy boundaries with clients and staff.
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Las Cruces NM

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