Pay: $28 per hour
Flexible schedule! Flexible days worked! Work with the Director to choose the days/hours worked. Up to 24 hours per week. Weekly group supervision provided through LCSW consultant.
Important work with individuals recovering from physical and/or sexual trauma. We are looking for a talented individual to help us make a difference in these survivors' lives!
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 clients in Los Angeles County and also the San Francisco Bay Area. TRA provides direct therapeutic services including individual therapy, group therapy, trauma-informed care, forensic support, and substance abuse therapy.
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, or Clinical Psychology. 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.
* Spanish-speaking applicants are highly encouraged to apply