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Child Advocacy Center for the 23rd Judicial District - Dickson, TN

Title:   Family Advocate

Salary Range:  $40,000 -$45,000

Reports to:      Executive Director

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Family Advocate acts as a support to the victim and non-offending family and will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting children and parents/caregivers in cases where a child has been traumatized by drug exposed, sexual or physical abuse, has witnessed or experienced a violent crime or other trauma.
  • The FA will work in close conjunction with the Forensic Interviewer and directly support the families and victims when they come for Forensic Interviews
  • Meet with parents/caregivers during interview; explaining intake and process to the family.
  • Establish a trusting relationship with the families by initiating regular client contact, provide emotional support and assist the family with coping with the realities and complexities of recovering from trauma
  • May have to watch forensic interview (per supervisor)
  • Connect child and family with appropriate resources within the community and act as a liaison for child and family providing education, financial needs, identifying housing, mental health referrals, education, crisis support, victim compensation
  • Advocate will be responsible for parenting classes, clothing resources, victim advocacy, court assistance/preparation, supervised visitation.
  • Keep log of referrals and client services
  • Enter Victim Advocacy data about cases in NCA and the VOCA monitoring spreadsheet
  • Follow-up phone calls (maintain log)
  • Making sure surveys are completed and entered into the system.
  • Gather and tabulate statistics on all victims of crime referred to the CAC for reports to funding sources including federal, state, and community grants as well as to use in securing new grants and other funding
  • Communicate with other professionals involved with the client/case as necessary
  • Screen referrals to ensure they are in accordance with the mission of the center
  • Attend scheduled meetings, including all Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) meetings
  • Responsible for learning NCA Trak and data entry, complete client folders
  • Email the appropriate source for information needed
  • Treat clients effectively without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, environment or religion
  • Other Responsibilities:
    • Complete Victim Advocacy Training as soon as possible (provided by the 23rd CAC)
    • Service dog handling and transporting (training provided)
    • Needs Assessment/surveys during intake
    • Mental Health/Case Management
    • Clothing Closet, Food Pantry, Parenting Classes, Support groups
    • Transportation of clients as needed
    • Providing Information on Our Kids
    • Victim Advocacy Court Assistance
    • Victims Compensation Education

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Family Advocate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child Development or related field. The preferred candidate will also have training and experience in working with multidisciplinary teams, the court system, and performing tasks during forensic interviews.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

Possess a working knowledge of community resources including child protective services, the criminal justice system, a knowledge of child abuse and child development and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary team.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

Ability to work as a team, relate to children of all ages in a positive manner and be able to relate appropriately to families and children who are experiencing emotionally challenging situations. Advocates exhibit commitment, cooperation, inclusiveness, compassion, integrity, and respect.

 

COMPENSATION:

Family Advocate will be paid an annual salary that will be commensurate will skills, experience, quality of work, and community standards. The Advocate will work at least 40 hours per week, there will be times where the Advocate works more than 40 hours depending on case load. Benefits will be offered as described in the Employee Policies and Procedures Manuel.

 

Position Type:  Exempt – Professional

 

Requirements:  A valid driver’s license, background check, and drug test is a requisite of employment with the 23rd CAC.

 

Duty Location:  This position will split the majority of time between Humphreys and Dickson counties, but supports clients throughout the 23rd judicial district and potentially includes regular travel to CPITs in all 5 counties

 

Schedule:   8am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri, hybrid (in person and remote), hours may vary

Title:   Therapist

Salary: $50,000 – $57,000

Reports to:      Executive Director

 

SUMMARY:

This is a highly responsible professional position providing counseling services for primary and secondary child victims of physical and sexual abuse and severe neglect. Duty locations are primarily focused in Dickson and Humphreys counties in Middle TN with additional travel required to Cheatham, Houston, and Stewart counties as needed.  Duties include child victim assessment; diagnosis; development of individual treatment plans consistent with professional standards and clinical pathway; provision of individual, crisis, and group play therapy appropriate for child victims; maintenance of case files; and participation in multi­disciplinary team work.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Works on own initiative or in conjunction with the Center’s Executive Director to meet program goals.
  2. Assists in writing program narratives, objectives, outcomes, etc. for contracts and grants as needed.
  3. Provide counseling activities including but not limited to: promoting communication and social interaction, play therapy, behavioral modification, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, mental health, counseling sexual abuse victims
  4. Attend trainings, conferences, client meetings and other meetings as assigned or scheduled
  5. Provides services for primary and secondary victims of child abuse.
  6. Attends CPIT and multidisciplinary meetings as needed in all counties monthly.
  7. Provides reports to Executive Director on cases and demographics.
  8. Conduct client intake; assess client’s presenting problems
  9. Maintain client records according to the grant requirements and follow all procedures on client documentation and care.
  10. Maintain high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships and professional stature as well as ethical boundaries with clients, families, and others.
  11. Communicate consistently and effectively with family.
  12. Assists Senior Therapist/Intern Program Director with interns in the therapy program as needed.
  13. Makes appearances and delivers public addresses on the Center and child abuse awareness as needed.
  14. Writes protocols for therapy.
  15. Regularly meet with other staff therapists and team members (as needed) to review cases.
  16. Performs other related work as required.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Completed or nearing completion of Master’s degree with an emphasis on child psychology (subject to Exec Dir review of program progress).  Licensed mental health therapist or currently working towards licensure with a minimum of 6 months of experience working with child abuse victims.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, agency procedure manuals and contracting source regulations. Ability to write progress notes, reports and program specific procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, associates and the general public. Verbal and communicative skills are extremely valuable, as facilitating groups and implementing other creative modes are essential tools of this job for educating youths.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to use a computer for word processing and basic data collection is necessary.

 

CLINICAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

Clinical license preferred but proof of significant progress towards obtaining license will be considered.  Valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds of materials and at times lift and/or move up to 25 pounds of equipment.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Mental Health Therapist is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. The position is grant funded and the employee will work flexible hours to meet the needs of the clients; this includes mandatory and necessary evening hours to accommodate client schedules. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to at-risk youths. Assignment of work sites may vary depending on overall program need(s). Local travel may be required as a part of this job.

 

Position Type:  Exempt – Professional

 

Requirements:  Master’s in relevant field required.  See clinical license requirements above for additional info.  A valid driver’s license, background check, and drug test is a requisite of employment with the 23rd CAC.

 

Duty Location:  Teletherapy and on site at 23rd CAC Waverly, TN office, the Charlotte, TN office, other ancillary spaces as needed, and schools.

 

Schedule:   *schedule subject to change due to required client hours in the evenings

Childhelp Tennessee Child Advocacy Center (Knoxville) - Knoxville, TN

Job Details
Job Location
Knoxville – Knoxville, TN
Position Type
Full-Time/Part-Time
Education Level
Graduate Degree
Job Category
Nonprofit – Social Services

 

Description
About This Role:

Do you wish to be a member of a team that improves lives, strengthens communities, and offers healing and hope?

Childhelp is seeking a trauma-competent, quality-driven therapist to join our team of Clinicians. This position is responsible for providing children and families with a continuum of mental health and trauma-focused therapeutic services.

Help children at the right age for change. Become the difference and watch your efforts make a real impact.
Enjoy a great culture of independence and creativity in an environment that is restorative allowing the opportunity to truly connect with children.

 

Qualifications
What You Bring To The Team:

Bring your passion and expertise!
A Master’s degree in counseling or social work.
Independent board-certified license eligibility in social work or related field
Desired experience working with children with complex trauma issues.
Ability to be a productive collaborative team member.
A desire to help others become the best they can be in serving our clients while managing a health work/life balance.
Must also have a good understanding of clinical diagnosis and evidence-based interventions to address mental health conditions.

 

Benefits:

Health insurance
Paid time off
Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Vision insurance
Referral program
Employee discount
Retirement plan
Life insurance
Flexible spending account
Health savings account
Employee assistance program
Paid Clinical Supervision
Paid clinical certifications and Professional Liability Insurance
Credentialed and Privileged with insurance companies

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Pay: $50,000 per year

Childhelp Tennessee Child Advocacy Center (Morristown) - Morristown, TN (2 positions open)

Job Details
Job Location
Childhelp Tennesse Child Advocacy Center (Morristown) – Morristown, TN

 

Description
About This Role:

Do you wish to be a member of a team that improves lives, strengthens communities, and offers healing and hope?

Childhelp is seeking a trauma-competent, quality-driven therapist to join our team of Clinicians. This position is responsible for providing children and families with a continuum of mental health and trauma-focused therapeutic services.

Help children at the right age for change. Become the difference and watch your efforts make a real impact.
Enjoy a great culture of independence and creativity in an environment that is restorative allowing the opportunity to truly connect with children.

 

Qualifications
What You Bring To The Team:

Bring your passion and expertise!
A Master’s degree in counseling or social work.
Independent board-certified license eligibility in social work or related field
Desired experience working with children with complex trauma issues.
Ability to be a productive collaborative team member.
A desire to help others become the best they can be in serving our clients while managing a health work/life balance.
Must also have a good understanding of clinical diagnosis and evidence-based interventions to address mental health conditions.

 

Benefits:

Health insurance
Paid time off
Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Vision insurance
Referral program
Employee discount
Retirement plan
Life insurance
Flexible spending account
Health savings account
Employee assistance program
Paid Clinical Supervision
Paid clinical certifications and Professional Liability Insurance
Credentialed and Privileged with insurance companies

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Pay: $50,000 per year

Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center of Weakley/Obion County

Basic Function:

Train, support and manage all Family Advocates and support staff in the assigned Center. Assign cases to appropriate program and approve closures. Assist Vice President in completion of annual staff reviews, completion of status and statistical reports as required. Manage the County(s) functions and programs as assigned by the Vice president and President/CEO.

 

Dimensions:

Personnel:  Exempt

Supervision received from: Vice President

 

Nature and Scope:

Master’s Degree in the field of social work, counseling, psychology, or related field required.  Two (2) year supervisory experience and two (2) year direct service preferred.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Develop and maintain local Advisory Board of Directors.
  2. Coordinate bi-monthly board meetings with the local Board President.
  3. Coordinate and implement fundraising activities for Local County.
  4. Recruit, interview, and refer final staff to Vice President.
  5. Train and supervise local employees.
  6. Assist Vice President in the completion of status and statistical reports as required by the agency.
  7. Coordinate, develop, and implement all local public education including utilization of mass media and community presentations.
  8. Conduct regular staff meetings with local staff.
  9. Attend regular County Directors’ meetings.
  10. Assist in development, implementation, and monitoring of annual county budget.
  11. Assist Vice President in completion of annual staff reviews.
  12. Assign cases to appropriate program and approve closure.
  13. Review client files for local Center.
  14. Maintain required personnel information for local Center.
  15. To provide assistance to President/CEO and Vice President in any way that would allow the Center to grow, develop and implement the mission of the Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center.
  16. Report to the Vice President.
  17. Reporting to this position are all Family Advocates, support staff and other personnel located in their designated Centers.
  18. Perform any other duties as directed by the Vice President and/or President/CEO.

Basic Function:
The position’s primary responsibility is to provide direct clinical services— trauma-focused therapy— to an assigned caseload of clients. Provides consultation, case management and information as a referral. Completes necessary clinical and administrative records pertaining to work related activities and assigned clients. Assists with and participates in professional development activities and client and community outreach; performs other duties as assigned.

 

Dimensions:
Personnel: Exempt
Supervision received from: Clinical Director

 

Nature of Scope:
Master’s degree in social work or counseling from an accredited program with at least three years of clinical social work/counseling experience.

Experience providing therapy to children required. Highest level of state licensure preferred. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Diagnostic ability and familiarity with DSM IV; working knowledge of child physical and sexual abuse and their impact on children and families; clinical interviewing and assessment skills; knowledge of child development stages and demonstrated ability to utilize this knowledge; ability to communicate with a wide range of children and families from different cultural backgrounds; familiarity with child protection laws, investigative and judicial procedures; knowledge of community resources; working knowledge of family violence dynamics; working knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse and its impact on children and families. Demonstrated computer experience with word processing or varied software required.

 

Examples of Responsibilities:

 

Performance Expectations:
• Conducts intake, psychosocial and extended assessments necessary
• Provides direct clinical services for clients and their families including individual, group and family therapy; leads/co-leads support groups
• Provides crisis intervention as necessary
• Makes referrals to appropriate community services and resources based on client needs
• A minimum of 12-hours in-service training is required. Attendance at conferences and workshops may be included as part of the 12-hour minimum. Six hours of the annual training must be provided by sources outside of the agency. Three hours of training must be in the area of cultural competency.
• Develop and complete required reports.

Provides consultation and case management:
• Consult with appropriate CAC staff and partner agencies staff regarding client needs and problems
• Assists in consultation and education services to other agencies and organizations
• Participates in clinical staff meetings to plan and review client status and assess effectiveness of service
• Regularly attends CAC staff meetings

Provides information, referral and follow up:
• Assists agency staff in welcoming families and providing information about CAC/clinical services
• Schedules appointments and provides follow ups for missed appointments
• Provides and secures information from other community agencies based on client needs
• Assists other community agencies with client information and makes referrals when appropriate

Completes all clinical and administrative records pertaining to work relates activities and assigned caseloads:
• Establishes and maintains clients records and complies with all requirements related to documentation of services rendered
• Completes clients statistical documentation/reports by established deadlines
• Prepares and submits proper summaries and reports to other agencies and professionals promptly and in accordance with confidentiality protocols
Assists with and participates in professional development activities and client and community outreach:
• Assists with the organization, preparation, and provision of professional development activities for CAC and other professionals
• Assists with the development and delivery of programs and activities promoting client outreach
• Assists with the development and delivery of community outreach programs

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

Madison County CAC - The Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center (Jackson, TN)

The Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center is seeking a Forensic Interviewer in West Tennessee.  If you or someone you know of might be interested, please call Lisa Schmidt at 731-697-5509.

Responsibilities and Expectations:
Conducts developmentally and culturally sensitive forensic interviews of children in a legally sound manner.

Assists with facilitation, coordination, and scheduling of the forensic interview process.
Provides forensic interviews in accordance with all CAC and National Accreditation standards.
Communicates effectively on behalf of the agency.
Functions collaboratively within all levels of the organization including partner agencies and within the community.
Testifies in court proceedings when a subpoena is issued.
Participates in peer review.
Attends local, statewide, and national trainings as required and deemed appropriate.
Ensures timely and accurate data entry into the tracking system (NCA Trak).
Submits statistical reporting on a monthly basis. Assists in semi- and annual grant reporting in both statistical and narrative format.
Submits narrative summation of forensic interviews in the form of a Disclosure Information Guide.

Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrates the ability to relate to children and adults of all ages, culture, race, socio-economic, psychological, and developmental backgrounds.
Must be able to cope in highly tense situations and conduct self in a professional manner.
Requires knowledge of dynamics of child sexual abuse, and physical abuse, crisis management skills, and ability to function within a multi-disciplinary setting.
Requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of automobile insurance.
Frequent travel within West Tennessee is required.
Must demonstrate the ability to communicate in oral and written forms.
Requires an ability to utilize appropriate office technology.
Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a field related to social service, education, criminal justice, nursing, psychology, or other similar profession.
Experience equivalent to three years of full-time professional work in one or more of the following areas:
Child Protective Services
Criminal Justice
Clinical Evaluation
Counseling
Forensic Interviewing or other comparable work with children.

Job Type: Full-time                     Salary: $36,000.00 – $38,000.00 per year

Benefits:
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

Nashville Children's Alliance (Nashville, TN)

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE

Clinical Therapist Position

 

 

Organizational Overview:

Nashville Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the child advocacy center for Nashville and Davidson County. NCA serves all children in Davidson County aged 3 – 17 when sexual or severe physical abuse allegations are reported, with the majority of referrals coming from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). NCA is a child-focused, trauma-informed therapeutic environment designed to meet the needs of child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. NCA is involved in child sexual and severe physical abuse cases from the first allegation of abuse until after the case is resolved in court, at absolutely no cost to families. Since 1992, NCA has worked to deliver and coordinate the services required for children to feel safe, begin the healing process, and look forward to bright futures.

 

NCA’s mission is to provide healing and justice for children who have been abused or exposed violence. In 2019, NCA moved into the Family Safety Center (FSC), a groundbreaking co-working space that facilitates services between Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD), the Department of Children’s Services (DCS), the District Attorney General’s Office (DA), and various nonprofit organizations. In collaboration with these partners, NCA works with children and non-offending caregivers using three evidence-based approaches: forensic interviews, Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) coordination, and trauma-informed therapy.

 

Objectives:

The primary responsibility of the clinical therapist is to provide trauma-focused therapy to children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. To provide consistent therapeutic sessions to children and families
  2. Maintain proper record keeping for each client.
  3. To attend supervision with supervisor
  4. Work a minimum of two days with later evening appointments per week
  5. Adhere to the center’s policies

 

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s level degree in counseling, social work, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
  2. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, preferably child sexual abuse.
  3. Experience planning and facilitating groups for adults, preferably in child sexual abuse and trauma.
  4. Fluent in Spanish and English preferred.

 

Special Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team preferred.
  • Professional licensure and/or two years post masters experience desired
  • Registered Play Therapist (or working toward completion of 150 training hours in Play Therapy to become registered as a play therapist) desirable.
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art therapy, Sand tray therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and/or Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Framework (ARC) desirable.
  • Training and experience with family based/ attachment therapies

Responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly individual/family therapy sessions to children and siblings dealing with traumatic stress symptoms using evidenced based/evidenced informed Trauma-Focused Therapy.
  • Provide individual/family therapy sessions two late evenings per week.
  • Provide skill building and psycho-education to non-offending caregivers in conjunction with their children’s therapy.
  • Complete intakes with caregivers including crisis counseling when necessary.
  • Write clinical case notes following every client therapy session, phone conversations with caregivers, and phone conversations with other agencies (for example DCS) regarding the client.
  • Call caregivers of clients to (1) schedule intake sessions (2) schedule therapy sessions, and (3) to follow up and reschedule missed appointments.
  • Administer and score assessments required of all clients.
  • Communicate with caregivers regarding lapse in children’s attendance at therapy sessions.
  • Help clients complete and submit Victim’s Compensation applications. Provide follow- up on applications as necessary.
  • Provide support for clients by being present in court when their cases are prosecuted.
  • Maintain client records.
  • Maintain NCAtrak records for all clients.
  • Attend clinical meetings regarding administrative matters and review of client cases.
  • Advocate for clients by making phone calls or writing letters to help them receive appropriate services.
  • Assist clinical director in training master’s level counseling interns in paperwork, agency policies, counseling methods, and in providing support.
  • Conduct research for use in grant writing.
  • Record and disseminate data for grants.
  • Attend regular clinical trainings provided within the professional community in Nashville.
  • Provide trainings within the community regarding trauma-focused therapies, child abuse or to provide information about the NCA Clinical Program.
  • Actively participate in marketing the NCA’s services and program to the community.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the clinical director and/or CEO.

 

On the Job Supervision:

  1. Attend regular supervision with Director of Clinical Services
  2. Attend regular clinical meeting with NCA Director of Clinical Services and Staff

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Gina Crean at gina.crean@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “Clinical Therapist Position”.

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  NCA does not discriminate in regards to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

 

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year.  NCA provides insurance options including medical, vision, dental and life.

Director of clinical programs position

 

Major Objectives:

The primary responsibility of the Director of Clinical Programs is to oversee all aspects of the NCA Clinical Program, which provides trauma-focused therapy and intervention to children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime, and their non-offending caregivers.

 

The Director of Clinical Programs is a key member of NCA’s leadership team.  The Director of Clinical Programs oversees the clinical team including the grants that support the clinical department of the Nashville Children’s Alliance.

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance is seeking a dynamic Director of Clinical Programs to oversee all aspects of the NCA Clinical Program, which provides trauma-focused therapy to children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime and their non-offending caregivers.  The Director of Clinical Programs is a key member of NCA’s leadership team and will inspire and lead the clinical team to excellence.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s level degree in social work, counseling, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
  2. Clinical licensure in a mental health field with no less than 3 years post licensure experience.
  3. Supervisory and Management experience required.
  4. Certification (or eligibility to be certified) to provide licensure supervision.
  5. Experience managing administrative functions and grants preferred.
  6. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma (including but not limited to child sexual abuse).
  7. Experience planning and facilitating groups for child and adults, preferably in attachment and trauma.
  8. Experience in legal and court process and procedure preferred.

 

Special Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of the impact of traumatic experiences on youth.
  • Documentation of training of evidenced based treatment modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, and/or Play Therapy.
  • Registered Play Therapist desirable.
  • Experience with Somatic Therapy desirable.
  • Art therapy, Sand Tray therapy and/or Theraplay® training desirable.
  • Training and experience with family based/ attachment therapies desirable.
  • Grant-writing and budgeting experience preferred.
  • Experience engaging with a multidisciplinary team.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train and provide weekly supervision of clinical therapists.
  • Supervise or oversee supervision of master’s level counseling interns, and volunteers and/or oversee clinical therapists who supervise interns.
  • Supervise or oversee supervision of the court education program and/or oversee clinical staff who provide court education program.
  • Provide performance evaluations and feedback to clinical staff.
  • Act as neutral liaison between partners on the Child Protection Intervention Team.
  • Provide weekly individual therapy sessions (as appropriate) to children, siblings and families of children dealing with traumatic stress symptoms using evidenced based/evidenced informed Trauma-Focused Therapy.
  • Provide skill building and psycho-education to non-offending parents in conjunction with their children’s therapy.
  • Develop and oversee accurate record keeping by therapists to meet professional, ethical, and grant-related requirements.
  • Develop and monitor appropriate processes and procedures for the agency to contribute to a Trauma Informed Environment.
  • Accumulate data for the purposes of writing grants to fulfill unmet needs of the NCA’s clientele.
  • Conceptualize and write grants pertaining to the Clinical Program.
  • Aggregate and maintain data for grant reports, board reports and the growth of the agency
  • Attend grant-related trainings as necessary.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the client referral list and the timely assignment of clients for therapy.
  • Facilitate weekly clinical meetings regarding administrative matters and review of client cases.
  • Attend or oversee therapists who attend Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) meetings.
  • Act as liaison between therapists and NCA attorney regarding court-related matters.
  • Maintain memberships in professional organizations.
  • Attend regular clinical trainings provided within the professional community.
  • Provide (or oversee therapists who provide) trainings within the community regarding trauma-focused therapies, child sexual abuse or to provide information about the NCA Clinical Program.
  • Actively participate in marketing the NCA’s services and programs to the community when appropriate.
  • Actively participate in board meetings and subcommittees.
  • Participate and collaborate within the management team.
  • Collaborate and participate in multidisciplinary meetings within the Family Safety Center.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the CEO and/or Director of Clinical Programs.

 

On the Job Supervision:

  1. Attend supervision with Chief Executive Officer
  2. Attend and facilitate weekly clinical supervisions and clinical meetings with NCA Clinical Staff

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Dawn Harper at dawn.harper@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “Director of Clinical Programs.”

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  NCA does not discriminate in regards to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

 

Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year.  NCA provides insurance options including medical, vision, dental and life.

 

Safe Harbor (Sevierville, TN)

Position Title: Forensic Interviewer

 

Supervisor: Forensic Interview Program Supervisor

 

Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hours weekly), salary

 

Overview:

 

Where Hope and Healing begin…Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center is dedicated to serving children who are victims of severe neglect, physical and sexual abuse through prevention, education, intervention and treatment. Safe Harbor is a non-profit agency that offers specialized services, at no cost to a child or their family, to aid in the investigation of child abuse and crimes witnessed by children in the 4th Judicial District.

 

General Description:

 

The forensic interviewer will provide developmentally and culturally appropriate and legally defensible forensic interviews of children and adolescents (ages 3 – 17, younger when appropriate) alleging sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, who have been witness to a violent crime, as well as victims of child trafficking or child pornography and/or in cases where the interviewee is alleged to be the victim of such crime or act. The forensic interviewer must meet minimum training, education and experience requirements and maintain ongoing training and participation in peer review.

 

The forensic interviewer will be responsible for maintaining accurate data, notes and case files. The forensic interviewer will report data in a timely fashion to the forensic interview program supervisor. The forensic interviewer will participate in peer review and CPIT (Child Protective Investigation Team) meetings and will be an active participant in the multi-disciplinary teams of the 4th Judicial District.

 

The forensic interviewer will uphold confidentiality policies of Safe Harbor and the multi-disciplinary teams.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Conduct forensic interviews for appropriate cases referred to Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center according to Safe Harbor Forensic Interview protocol and protocol for which each interviewer received formal training.
  • Ensure that written interview reports are completed in a timely manner, subpoenas are responded to in a timely manner
  • Participate in case reviews and present cases when requested
  • Assist the advocate in collecting all relevant child and family history and making appropriate referrals
  • Enter data in case tracking system
  • Participate in supervision, professional development and on-going training activities
  • Maintain the required training by MDT – Initial 8 hours of approved MDT Coordinator training and continuing education of 8 hours every two years in child maltreatment and/or facilitation.
  • Remain current on required training and professional development
  • Maintains confidentiality of client information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

CPIT Coordination

  • Serves as the primary coordinator for each of the four CPITs in the 4th Judicial District.
  • Coordinates and facilitates day-to-day information sharing and activities of the CPIT. This will include CPIT meeting scheduling, facilitation, and maintenance of the dockets in a timely manner.
  • Tracks cases and communicates with team members to ensure cases are reviewed and provides follow up as needed.
  • Fosters healthy, collaborative relationships among CPIT team members.
  • Facilitates dialogue and feedback from all team members during case review, ensuring that each discipline has the opportunity to provide feedback.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of group dynamics, conflict resolution techniques, and team problem-solving.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and ability to work with a variety of professionals in the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Familiar with the CPIT protocol and NCA MDT Accreditation Standards and ensures fidelity to requirements.

 

Pay Information:

  • $40,000-$45,000

 

Schedule

  • 37.5 hours weekly
  • Monday-Friday

 

Work Location:

  • 1109 Oak Cluster Drive Sevierville, TN 37862

 

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Competitive retirement plan
  • Short term disability
  • Long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off, including holidays, sick leave and vacation time

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Meets all qualifications for a forensic interviewer outlined in T.C.A. 24-7-123, Department of Children’s Services and NCA Accreditation standards.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to social science, education, criminal justice, nursing, psychology or other helping profession, a master’s degree is preferred
  • Experience equivalent to three (3) years of full-time professional work in one or a combination of the following: child protective services, criminal justice, clinical evaluation, forensic interviewing, or other comparable work with children, demonstrated professional knowledge of child abuse and neglect and child development (through course work, professional training, or higher education) and demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Strong communication skills both orally and in writing and be comfortable presenting to groups.
  • Passion for working in an organization that values and promotes antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Embraces and actively promotes an inclusive and equitable work environment for all.

Application:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the employment application: Application

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is a safe and welcoming environment for clients, partners, and employees. We actively pursue diversity in our team members and are committed to personal and professional growth in areas of racial and social justice, including racial equity, justice, and healing; gender identity and sexual orientation; religion; immigration; and intersectionality. Women, historically excluded populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Therapist, Bilingual Preferred

 

Supervisor: Clinical Director

 

Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hours weekly), salary

 

Overview: Where Hope and Healing begin…Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center is dedicated to serving children who are victims of severe neglect, physical and sexual abuse through prevention, education, intervention and treatment. Safe Harbor is a non-profit agency that offers specialized services, at no cost to a child or their family, to aid in the investigation of child abuse and crimes witnessed by children in the 4th Judicial District.

 

General Description:

This position contributes to the overall mission of Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center (SHCAC) by providing direct and indirect therapy services to child victims of severe abuse, including sexual abuse, and/or who have witnessed a violent act, and their non-offending families and caretakers. The full-time therapist is responsible for intakes, assessments, evaluations, treatment planning, and delivery of services, maintaining of clinical records as established by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and upholding confidentiality and code of ethics for their perspective discipline. The therapist will participate in a multi-disciplinary team, case consultation, and peer review and in any legal proceedings as may be required.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The therapist will provide a therapeutic environment and setting appropriate to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of the children served. The therapist will accept and process referrals from members of the SHCAC Child Protective Investigative Team members.

The therapist will provide direct and indirect therapy services to children and their non-offending caregivers which includes but is not limited to:

• Crisis Counseling utilizing best-practice trauma-focused modalities, including evidence-based TF-CBT, EMDR, PCIT and others when and where appropriate

• Assessment and evaluation of counseling needs

• Development of a treatment plan(s) with individualized goals and objectives for each client

• Provide individual and family/caregiver therapies for the abused children we serve

• Consult with the Child Protective Investigative Team members, attending CPIT meetings whenever possible and serve as a consultant to our CPIT members as needed

• Provide referrals for other services and resources as deemed necessary

• Consult and serve as a resource for other agencies when requested or as may be necessary

• Participate in any legal/judicial proceeding as may be required by Court Order

• Maintain clinical records as required by the State of Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Outpatient Facility and Licensure Board, as well as SHCAC Policies and Procedures in accordance with the National Children’s Alliance recommended practice model

• Serve as Mental Health Representative on the Child Protective Investigative Team in each of the four counties of the 4th Judicial District (Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier) in lieu of the Clinical Director

• Attend staff meetings, in-service trainings, peer review and other job-related conferences, workshops, and professional meetings as may be required to maintain and further licensure Administrative Duties include but are not limited to:

• Collect data, prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as well as any special reports regarding the Therapy Program that may be required

• Assist the Clinical Director and the Executive Director in reviewing and monitoring the Therapy Program to ensure compliance with all established state licensure and federal

guidelines, grant/funding requirements and compliance with standards established by the National Childrens Alliance

 

Other:

• Provision of training and education to other CPIT members, professional and lay groups in the 4th Judicial District service area

• Develop liaison relationships and network with professional organizations and agencies in our community and surrounding districts

• Data collection and reporting (as may be required)

• Other duties as may be assigned by the Clinical Director and/or the Executive Director

• Clean criminal background checks and personal/professional references will be completed prior to any employment being approved

• Reliable transportation and a “clean” driving record are required

• Honesty, dependability, trustworthiness, and client confidentiality are paramount

 

Pay Information: $45,000 – $52,000/year, depending on training, experience, and licensure status

 

Schedule

• 37.5 hours weekly

• Monday-Friday

Work Location:

• 1109 Oak Cluster Drive Sevierville, TN 37862

 

Benefits:

• Comprehensive health insurance package including health, dental, vision and life insurance

• Competitive retirement plan

• Paid time off, including holidays, sick leave and vacation time

 

Minimum Qualifications:

• Strong communication skills both orally and in writing and comfortable presenting to groups.

Licensed mental health professional with two or more years of experience, preferred, professionals working under supervision of a licensed clinician and working toward licensure with relevant experience equivalent meet minimum requirements.

Preference given to Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT). Master’s Degree required in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Human Services or other related degree and preference given to those possessing two (2) years of clinical practice

specifically geared to working with children and families in the provision of individual and family therapies.

Specialty training and experience in the child abuse field with particular emphasis on

Child Abuse and Trauma, including TF-CBT, EMDR, and/or art/play therapy is preferred, but not required.

• Experience with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint as well as social media platforms.

• Passion about working in an organization that values and promotes antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Embraces and actively promotes an inclusive and equitable work environment for all.

• Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule

 

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is a safe and welcoming environment for clients, partners, and employees. We actively pursue diversity in our team members and are committed to personal and professional growth in areas of racial and social justice. Women, historically excluded populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.