Career Opportunities

THERAPIST

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Please email application materials, including cover letter and resume, to asiders@traversebaycac.org.


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title: THERAPIST

Description: The Therapist provides therapeutic services to suspected child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and violence in the outlying counties served by the TBCAC. Responsibilities include conducting crisis intervention, individual and family therapy, and support groups to child victims and their non-offending caregivers and family members. The Therapist schedules ongoing appointments, maintains confidential client files, and contributes to statistical reporting. As a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), this position collaborates with investigators, prosecutors, and CAC staff to advocate for justice and healing, without causing further harm to the child who has been victimized.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field required.

Supervisory Relationships: The Therapist is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director; the Therapist provides supervision to no others.

Skill and Knowledge Required: Knowledge of crisis intervention, child abuse dynamics, child development, trauma-informed therapy services, court systems, and support group leadership.

Personal Qualities Required: Emotional intelligence, empathy, strong personal boundaries, trauma-informed perspective, ability to cultivate positive relationships, strong interpersonal skills, and flexibility.

Amount of Travel and Other Special Conditions Required: This position involves working in a satellite office and/or travel to outlying counties. Home-based services and travel to schools are required when appropriate.

Hours per Week: 40

This is currently a Non-Exempt position.

Duties Include:

Counseling Services

  • Set up appointments for initial assessment with non-offending caregivers; provide caregiver with appropriate paperwork
  • Meet with caregiver to obtain family history and signed releases
  • Make appropriate recommendations for either crisis counseling or provide written referral contact information
  • Follow-up with those who were referred to ensure clients received services and ascertain their feelings regarding those services
  • For those appropriate for counseling at the TBCAC, provide counseling sessions for both primary and secondary child victims, as well as non-offending caregivers
  • Complete appropriate assessment tools for clients as required for accreditation
  • Complete progress notes, treatment plans and other clinical documentation as determined by the agency
  • Complete ongoing training to remain current on best practices for sexual and physically abused children and their families
  • Record any client-related contacts in the Clinical Activity log or Database

Immediate Crisis Intervention

  • Meet with caregiver to obtain family history and signed releases
  • Following the interview make appropriate recommendations for either crisis counseling or if new information arises that makes the client inappropriate for our counseling provide written referral contact information
  • Follow-up with those who were referred to ensure clients accessed services and ascertain their feelings regarding services they are receiving
  • When appropriate, participate in pre/post forensic interview meetings with non-offending caregivers; provide crisis intervention when necessary
  • When appropriate, observe forensic interviews and provide initial assessment of the child victim and family treatment needs
  • Schedule initial intake appointment for counseling services at TBCAC or provide referral information to therapist already working with the client
  • Provide information and referral for needed services, such as long-term counseling outside the TBCAC, support groups, medical care, emergency financial assistance, and other community resources to resolve issues related to victimization

Court Preparation and Advocacy

  • Work directly with the Family Advocate to address any psychological needs the child and non-offending family members may have related to court
  • Accompany child victims and caregivers to court hearings when requested

Certification/Licensure

  • Maintain State of Michigan licensing requirements for counseling, social work, or psychology
  • Maintain appropriate liability coverage to provide counseling services

Other Duties

  • Attend CAC staff meetings
  • Participate in CAC staff functions
  • As requested by the Executive Director


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title: PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Description: The Program Coordinator assists in providing a coordinated response to suspected child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and violence in the outlying counties served by the TBCAC. Responsibilities are diverse and include crisis intervention, forensic interviewing, advocacy, case management, scheduling, and statistical reporting. As a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), this position collaborates on strategies that aid investigators, prosecutors, and CAC staff to bring about justice and healing, without causing further harm to the child who has been victimized.

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires Bachelors Degree.

Supervisory Relationships: The Program Coordinator is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director; the Program Coordinator provides supervision to no others.

Skills and Knowledge Required: Knowledge of crisis intervention, forensic interviewing protocol, advocacy techniques, child abuse dynamics, child development, trauma-informed services, and court systems. Strong organizational skills and ability to attend to detail are required.

Personal Qualities Required: Emotional intelligence, empathy, professional demeanor, trauma-informed perspective, ability to cultivate positive relationships, equanimity, and flexibility.

Amount of Travel and Other Special Conditions Required: Minimal travel is required for training and meetings.

Hours per Week: 40

This is a currently a Non-Exempt position.

Duties Include:

Direct Service Coordination

  • Facilitate intake services for clients in outlying counties
  • Obtain case history and signed releases
  • Provide crisis counseling to non-offending caregivers
  • Offer appropriate recommendations for support services
  • Ensure that services are adequate and accessible
  • Document client contact in a timely, organized manner

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Coordinate ongoing evaluation of services to maintain standards care
  • Enter statistical data in CAC database and complete periodic grant reporting

Forensic Interviews

  • Interview children using forensic interviewing techniques in accordance with CAC protocol
  • Prepare investigative interview summary for distribution
  • Receive ongoing training in forensic interviewing techniques, maintaining best practices as specified by National Children’s Alliance and CAC Protocol

Certification/Licensure

  • Completion of State of Michigan 3-day Forensic Interview training offered by the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM)
  • Completion of competency-based child abuse forensic interview training that includes child development with a minimum of 40 hours of nationally or state recognized forensic interview training

Other duties

  • Attend CAC staff meetings
  • Participate in CAC staff functions
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director