Licensed Therapist/Mental Health Professional
Salary: To be determined
Through the integration of theory, research, and practice; domestic violence therapy encompasses a broad range of best practice behavioral health principles, methods and modalities. The focus of therapy at La casa is intended to increase safety, support healing, assist people to live a life free of domestic violence and to prevent as well as reduce the effects of intergenerational domestic violence and trauma. The therapist is responsible for providing individual, family and group domestic violence counseling and crisis intervention services. This is pertaining to family violence issues for adults and children to include both survivors and offenders.
The immediate supervisor is the Clinical Director. The position is full-time.
- Responsible for the provision of mental health services to survivors of domestic violence, children affected by domestic violence and domestic violence offenders.
- Conduct a therapeutic biopsychosocial intakes and assessments for children and adults (survivors and offenders).
- Provide DSM diagnosis with supporting information (assessments, measurement tools, etc.).
- Provide individual therapy services for both children and adults – to include survivors and offenders.
- Provide family therapy services (not including offender).
- Provide group therapy for both survivors and offenders. Must be able to lead and provide group activities, provision of education and training that will assist clients in developing a sense of safety and life skills.
- Develop a client treatment plan and complete a review every 3 months.
- Conduct crisis intervention services as needed.
- Collaboration with referral source and other providers.
- Link clients to other services within the agency and/or community.
- Maintenance of client files and documents in accordance with la Casa and Grant funders’ policies and procedures.
- Client follow-up services as deemed appropriate.
- Participate in weekly supervision, staff meetings, in-service training and workshops.
- Maintain regular contacts with other providers of service, including courts, legal services, probation, law enforcement, other social service agencies and schools, to assure efficient and effective service delivery.
- Assist with the education and mentorship of clinical interns.
- Other duties as assigned.
Professional independent or non-independent licensure in New Mexico, with a Master’s degree in counseling or social work. Must abide by legal and professional best practice and ethical standards. Bilingual preferred. Training and experience in working with domestic violence issues is preferred. Must complete and pass a CYFD background check. As well as a drug screening and TB test. Current COVID-19 vaccination required or must agree to obtain vaccination, with certain exceptions.