Isabella County CAC Child and Family Therapist Job Description

Title: Child and Family Therapist

Reports To: Executive Director

Salary Range: $ 55,000.00

Hours: 40 Hours some evenings and weekend

Classification: Exempt

The position and pay rate is contingent upon VOCA funding.

General Description: The Child and Family Therapist is responsible for providing direct therapeutic services to victims of child sexual abuse, trauma, and other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their families in crisis and on an ongoing basis. The Child and Family Therapist is trained in evidence-based, trauma informed approaches to address the trauma, mental health and other clinical issues clients may present. The Child and Family Therapist must develop and maintain a client-focused, children’s advocacy-based mental health practice that supports the mission of ICCAC.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Child and Family Therapist will be responsible for, but duties are not limited to:

  • Provides individual & family mental health therapy for children and their families in crisis and on an ongoing basis
  • Develops and provides a structured group therapy program for children
  • Provides comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments for child victims of trauma and maltreatment
  • Provides individual parenting education, to include the effects of abuse, violence and trauma on children
  • Provides administrative and clinical supervision to interns working with children, caregivers and families. Including establishing performance expectations, performance evaluation, establishing priorities, accountability monitoring, performance improvement interventions, and conducting regular individual supervision meetings.
  • Attends and participates in meetings, trainings and supervision as requested
  • Assists in developing and conducting applicable trainings relative to ICCAC’s mission and its Mental Health program for multidisciplinary team member organizations and other partner organizations
  • Takes responsibility for assuring service is client-focused, culturally competent and sensitive, strength based, and built on a foundation of sound clinical theory and trauma informed best practices
  • Ensures the collection and integrity of client/service data
  • Establishes service linkage agreements to increase the number of clients served, and provide more comprehensive services to clients
  • Makes recommendations for service adaptation based on best practices established by research in the field.
  • Plans schedule of therapeutic appointments within established timeframes
  • Represents the program and agency with area service providers
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, & Educational Requirements:

  • Knowledgeable about child development and family systems, diagnosis, and evidence based therapeutic interventions for children who have experienced trauma
  • Knowledgeable about the dynamics of sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect
  • Knowledgeable about the dynamics of intimate partner violence
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and collaboratively with peers and community partners
  • Good computer skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Additional Relevant Skills and Qualities:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with victims, families, MDT team and other community partners
  • Organized and relevant
  • Use good interpersonal relations skills with community partners and MDT members
  • Excellent rapport
  • Social media, Microsoft Office, and general database proficient
  • Ability to sit at a desk, complete computer work, light lifting
  • Ability to deal with sensitive confidential information
  • Nonjudgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of families with young children and the ability to relate well with people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Other Requirements: The physical environment is an office building. The position requires the ability to sit at a desk, work on a computer and do some light lifting. Pursuant to the hiring policies of Isabella County Child Advocacy Center: AllICCAC employees must complete and pass a criminal background check,Michigan and National Sex Offender Registry Check and Central Registry check with the Department of Health and Human Services before hire. Employees will have their backgrounds screened annually. Any employee who has not resided in the state of Michigan for at least 10 years prior to hiring must sign a waiver attesting to the fact that they have never been convicted of a felony or identified as a perpetrator. Persons who have assaultive, child abuse, or criminal sexual conduct charges or convictions are not eligible for employment with ICCAC. Felony convictions and other misdemeanors convictions will be reviewed by the Executive Committee for hire or continued employment.

The above job description is intended to summarize the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of miscellaneous duties and responsibilities that may be requested in the performance of this job. Employees are occasionally required to participate in activities outside of normal business hours.

All employment relationships with ICCAC are of an at-will nature, may be terminated at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Nothing in any job description, employment agreement, personnel policy or future evaluation shall alter the at-will nature of this employment nature.

The ICCAC is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. All personnel actions, such as recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation and benefits, discipline, termination, and education, recreational, and social programs are administered without regard to sexual orientation, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability status, opposition or participation activity protected by applicable law, or membership or application for membership in a uniformed service. Employment decisions, subject to legitimate business requirements of VCAC, are based solely on an individual’s qualifications, merit and performance.

Travel: This position requires some travel for meetings, trainings, and conference