Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of the Pediatrics Diagnostic Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The SPOT Staff Therapist will have a dual role of providing counseling and case management to youth who seek services at The SPOT Youth Center.� The SPOT Youth Center provides free medical, behavioral health, and prevention services to a diverse population of youth ages 13-24 years old.� A positive youth development approach and shared youth decision-making are incorporated into all environments served.
The Staff Therapist will conduct mental health screening, assessment, referral and individual counseling services as part of the counseling role. In the case management role, the staff will additionally assist youth with locating and linking to SPOT and community resources and referrals, such as housing, employment, education, food, and health care services.� This position serves youth with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity and comfort and expertise in cultural congruency will be important and requires a positive, non-judgmental attitude and a willingness to work with young people between the ages of 13-24.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide case management services and referral coordination for youth seen at The SPOT
Conduct a comprehensive biopsychosocial culturally sensitive assessment with the client, and family/support network as appropriate, in order to develop a plan of care to meet identified needs and set goals in partnership with youth.
Arrange and coordinate service referrals for the youth/family as needed; provide ongoing monitoring of the activities implemented to carry out the plan of care. Refer youth to community and government agencies and programs as eligible.
Provide regular contact with enrolled youth and document all contacts and service coordination activities in client records as required by program guidelines.
Help youth to secure needed follow up appointments and services in person and via phone/text.
Conduct behavioral health screening with youth to identify mental health and substance use needs and provide assessment, intervention or prevention services based on identified needs and youth goals.
Provide trauma-informed counseling to youth using the following methods:
Crisis intervention counseling
Short term supportive counseling
Ongoing individual counseling
Partner or family counseling
Build relationships with community organizations to increase knowledge of available community resources and to strengthen partnerships.
Maintain accurate, complete documentation on clinical services per program and grant funding guidelines.
Participate in staff training and professional development opportunities.
Participate in multidisciplinary staffing and team and community meetings, and be available at clinic as needed.
Provide education to youth and the community on SPOT services, youth related mental health issues, and case management resources.
Maintain confidentiality and privacy of clients per HIPAA guidelines.
Provide additional support to The SPOT and complete other duties as assigned.
Equivalent of master’s degree in social work.
AAMFT, ASLPC, LCSW, LPC, CPC or licensed Psychologist required.
Minimum of two years of mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment with youth.
Provision of case management assistance and support.
Knowledge of community resources.
Experience working with youth/young adults from diverse backgrounds (i.e., youth of color, LGBTQ-identified, youth with unstable housing, youth with behavioral health needs), as well as a professional and/or community engagement experiences that demonstrates a passion for diversity, inclusion and equity.
Ability to maintain timely and accurate client documentation.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to establish positive working relationships with youth and colleagues.
The hiring range for this position is $51,272 - $65,374 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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