JFS Therapist (P/T- 20 hours)
Job description summary:
The JFS therapist, under the supervision of the Director of Clinical & Social services, provides clinical counseling and therapy services to children through adults. Additional components of the position include information, referral, and outreach. The position may also include group work. The JFS Therapist will assist the JFS Program Coordinator with program development and facilitation for a variety of populations. These functions are performed under general supervision, necessitating the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment.
Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited school and an active North Carolina license (LCSW/LCSWA or LPC/LPCA)
Experience working with young children, adolescents and adults required; experience in early childhood and/or working with schools preferred.
Sound knowledge and effective use of individual, family, and group counseling techniques; experience with behavior management strategies and child centered interventions.
Strong communication, documentation, and organizational skills.
Knowledge of/ability to learn community resources, federal and state programs, and willingness to network in the professional community and the Jewish community in Wake county.
Understanding of and respect for Jewish values and traditions, or the desire and ability to develop the same.
Available to work on a flexible schedule, with some late afternoons.
Provides assessment and therapeutic counseling to children, adults and families through office and/or home visits.
Provides consultations, support and programming, to Jewish preschools and religious schools.
Develops and maintains client relationships and assists in developing clinical services. Does outreach in the community to meet needs of clients and develop programs and services.
Plans and provides groups and workshops for educational, therapeutic, and supportive care.
Responds to requests for Information & Referral; makes appropriate referrals to community resources; provides emergency interventions as needed.
Actively networks to develop community contacts and maintains database of community resources.
Serves as a resource to the Jewish community in areas of mental health, behavioral well-being and family life issues.
Collaborates with other JFS staff to meet identified clients’ needs and on specific tasks and projects.
Maintains accurate, timely, and complete clinical and social work documentation of all services, interventions, and client related activities.
Handles fees with clients.
Assists as needed in administrative tasks related to delivery of client services.
Attends bi-weekly clinical staff meetings and monthly staff meetings.
Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Limor.Schwartz@ShalomRaleigh.org