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HARRIS COUNTY Therapist - Bilingual in Houston, Texas

Position Description

The Therapist will provide therapeutic services to child sexual abuse survivors and their non-offending family members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children who experience trauma symptoms resulting from child sexual abuse
  • Conducts weekly individual, group, and family therapeutic services with child sexual abuse survivors and their non-offending families to address mental, emotional, and behavioral conditions utilizing TF-CBT, EMDR, play therapy, art therapy, and/or other evidence based and/or trauma informed therapeutic modalities
  • Performs elements of clinical practice (biopsychosocial assessments, diagnosis using DSM V and other standards and treatment)
  • Performs treatment planning, evaluation of traumatized children, crisis intervention, consultation to other multi-disciplinary team members, and civil and criminal court testimony
  • Provides crisis intervention including suicide assessments and homicide assessments
  • Provides fact witness court testimony in civil and/or criminal cases on occasion
  • Provides consultation and training to parents, foster parents, and community volunteers and professionals
  • Performs other duties as required

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net

Requirements

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or closely related mental health field
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Texas as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A)
  • Knowledge of abuse populations, trauma, attachment, child development, crisis intervention, and psychotherapeutic techniques
  • Maintains documentation and meets expectations related to deadlines associated with documentation
  • Bilingual - Spanish oral and written
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Ability to foster a hospitable work environment

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but **we do not use **any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration. Preferences

  • Experience with victims of child sexual abuse
  • Knowledge and/or training in an evidence-based or trauma informed treatment modality General Information

*HOURS: *

  • 40 Hours Monday - Friday
  • Some evening hours
  • Specifics will be discussed during interview process *SALARY: *

  • Will Be Discussed During Departmental Interview

  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

EVerify will be conducted Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: Houston, TX

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Department: Children's Assessment Center

Job Number: 05955

Closing: 3/26/2021 11:59 PM Central

Agency: Harris County

Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx

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