PositionTitle: Clinician (Therapist) – Family Advocacy Center
Reporting Relationship: Program Manager
Under the general supervision of the Program Manager or designee, this position works to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the youth and families served. This position works closely with parents, youth and other adults and community partners, providing counseling or therapy, advocacy, facilitating classes and workshops, case management and support toward the ultimate goal of living safely and successfully in the community.
The Clinician position may include the following, as well as other duties assigned:
Actively support, represent, and extend the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
Provide appropriate individual, group, and family mental health services, case management and other professional services, meeting or exceeding established outcomes thresholds on behalf of the organization.
When necessary, travel to provide community based services to, and on behalf of, youth and families in compliance with organizational, contract, and regulatory requirements.
Complete all required documentation and training in a timely manner.
Consistently achieve established productivity.
Coordinate and monitor services for family, youth and others in the community, including but not limited to, medical, educational, psychological, and social services.
Conduct mental health assessments and provides ongoing individual and group counseling services.
Screen for human trafficking concerns, and provides crisis intervention services.
Regularly review and modify individual service plans in collaboration with service recipient and other staff, to assure consistent progress and success on written plan.
Establish and maintains strong relationship with assigned service recipients.
Support families in their efforts to maintain and strengthen the family unit.
Provides safety assessment, crisis response, and behavioral stabilization services as required to assure safety and stability for families and youth.
Participates in the Continuous Quality Improvement activities on a monthly/quarterly.
Actively participates in the weekly supervision.
The qualified candidate will follow a team concept and support agency goals, colleagues and ORR liaisons. Candidate must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.
National Youth Advocate Program makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, or membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department at (614-487-3888).
Master’s degree in social work, or comparable behavioral science field, from an accredited organization.
5 years of direct clinical work Direct service with youth and families strongly preferred.
A valid advanced professional license as required and acceptable by state or contract.
Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, automotive insurance, and a good driving record.
A willingness to work flexible and non-traditional hours in the service of foster caregivers, families of origin, and persons.
Capacity to be flexible and responsive to youth served, caregivers, system partners, and internal staff.
Capacity to remain objective and professional in all areas of job.
Demonstrates tolerance and respect for the ideas.
Bilingual English/Spanish Fluency.
Proficient use of desktop and laptop computers, internet search, people management programs, smart phones and tablets, printers, fax machines and photocopiers as well as software including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
Internal Number: 4462
We are National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP). We have a non-negotiable commitment to do what is best for children, youth and their families and have an abiding faith that every person has an innate ability to learn, grow and develop. We provide opportunities and resources to youth and families through our innovative programs and services, and we strongly support and offer guidance to our dedicated foster parents. We work hard to build community support and advocate with public agencies and officials on behalf of youth and families. We are united by our humanity and enriched by our diversity and are committed to supporting and protecting youth and families and to strengthening the communities we are proud to serve. We are NYAP.NYAP has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth and families since 1978. We offer flexible, creative, outcome-based solutions to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve and the individual needs of the youth and families involved in our programs and services. Since our beginnings as a two person office in Van Wert, Ohio, we have watched the child welfare community evolve from being almost singularly focused ...on working with children identified as abused, neglected, dependent or delinquent, to the philosophy we have embraced since 1978; that the primary focus must be holistically placed on preserving and unifying families and strengthening the communities they call home. This strongly validates the core values of NYAP’s founder, Dr. Mubarak Awad, in 1978 and of everyone associated with NYAP today. Thanks to creative and innovative programs and services, we have the flexibility to tailor our services to meet the needs of the agencies we partner with and the children and families we serve.