Trauma-Informed Counselor
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Post Date: Mar 30, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $24 per hour
Location: US - California - Whittier
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Schedule: Monday - Friday 11 AM - 7 PM

The Trauma Recovery & Awareness (TRA) Programs seeks Counselors to join a dynamic team in providing support to individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy.

TRA is a program of Community Integrated Work Program (CIWP). CIWP, since 1996, has been dedicated to providing intensive crisis prevention, emergency response intervention, and follow-up services as support for Regional Center consumers in Los Angeles, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties. TRA provides direct therapeutic services including individual therapy, group therapy, trauma-informed care, forensic support, and substance abuse therapy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide clients with individual therapy
Facilitate client therapy groups
Assist in creating treatment plans and client assessments
Train caregivers on behavioral techniques aimed at preventing, arresting, or stabilizing behavior problems
Provide training to mental health providers and law enforcement regarding working with the developmentally disabled population
Counsel consumers in state of crisis
Assess for and address suicide ideation
Counsel consumers who may have weapons
Counsel consumers who are dually diagnosed with mental health conditions and may
not be adhering to medication schedules (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder)
Counsel consumers who may be polysubstance abusers (e.g., marijuana, methamphetamines, opiates, etc.)
Counsel consumers with potentially extensive criminal histories (e.g., parole, violent/sex offenders)
Maintain consistent communication with group home staff, care providers, and/or family members
Keep written records of interaction regarding consumers in crisis notes
Maintain consistent communication with Service Coordinators, providers, and Programs' Directors and Coordinator

Education and/or Experience Requirement

Required: Master's level degree in Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or similar field. Two years’ experience in working with clients with developmental disabilities. Applicants must have a sound familiarity with therapeutic techniques to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and modalities, counseling in individual and group settings, Applied Behavior Analysis, and crisis management.

Contact Details
Name: John Phan