Employment Opportunities

Counselor/Therapist

Position Title:            Counselor/Therapist
Reports to:                 Therapy Program Manager
Primary Location:      Kids’ Harbor, Inc.-Osage Beach/St. Robert, MO
Designation                Exempt

General Summary:

To provide trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment services to Kids’ Harbor’s clients and their non-offending caregivers.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide direct and indirect services to children and their safe caregivers including, but not limited to:
    • Crisis counseling, utilizing best-practice, trauma-focused modalities, including, but not limited to evidence-based TF-CBT, CBT, ITCT, and/or EMDR where and when appropriate
    • Assessment and evaluation of counseling needs, including pre and post assessment tools
    • Development of treatment plan(s) with individualized goals and objectives
    • Provision of individual and “family unit” therapy modalities
    • Serve on Kids’ Harbor’s Multidiscipline Teams, and as a consultant to our team members as may be required and/or needed
    • Submit/offer referrals for other services or resources
    • Coordination/consultation with other agencies when and where ethically appropriate
    • Provide oversight and supervision of all mental health clinicians employed or contracted by Kids’ Harbor, Inc.
  • Participate in any legal/judicial and administrative proceeding when required and in accordance with professional standards of conduct
  • Provide treatment planning, case management, and follow-up of cases including support calls, networking with other agencies, and coordinating services
  • Establish a therapeutic setting in which the environment is conducive to meeting the physical, social, and emotional needs of the children we serve
  • Maintains client files according to federal law, State of Missouri, the National Children’s Alliance, and Kids’ Harbor’s documentation standards.
  • Participates in peer supervision group and individual supervision of cases as needed.
  • Participates in professional development and training such as attending continuing education workshops
  • Participates in program planning and problem solving, attends and participates in multidiscipline case review meetings.
  • Maintains a productive and working relationship with multidisciplinary team members
  • Develop and provide group therapy to child abuse victims and their safe caregivers.
  • Participation in performance and quality improvement activity is required by each employee.
  • Therapists are expected to assist other employees, including practicum and intern students by sharing experience, expertise, and training.
  • Attend annual agency functions, special events, and meetings as necessary and appropriate
  • Remain abreast of issues and current research related to child abuse and neglect and trauma informed, evidence-based counseling modalities

Basic Requirements

Master’s degree (M.A.) in psychology, social work, counseling, or other applied behavior science degree (Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work). Must be licensed in the State of Missouri as a Professional Counselor (LPC), Social Worker (LCSW) or Psychologist. Provisional licensure will be considered. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job satisfactorily. The requirements above 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.

Must have a valid Driver’s License, provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed), and insurance coverage on vehicle.

Physical/Mental Requirements: Visual acuity necessary to read and develop center materials along with verbal skills to communicate with the public. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, children, families, multidiscipline team members and the general public. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Must be able to have the ability to use general office equipment and use computer software. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds; standing or walking for more than 50% of the day; working under pressure to meet deadlines. Must be willing to accommodate limited travel and work nights, evenings and holidays if necessary.

Work Setting: Must be able to function amicably in a small, but busy work place. Must acknowledge and adhere to the agency’s confidentiality policy and procedures and must adhere strictly to the highest professional ethics, confidentiality, direction and judgment.

Principles and Values 

Team Work: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of the Kids’ Harbor, Inc. team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organizations’ strengths and weaknesses; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Willing to Grow: Accepts accountability for mistakes and uses the mistakes as an opportunity to learn about self and to change future behaviors.

Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; remedies potentially unsafe conditions.

Attendance: Regular attendance is a requirement of this position

Other: All new employees must agree to and pass a Children’s Division and law enforcement background check due to the sensitive nature of work.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume with cover letter to jmurray@kharborcac.org by close of business July 10, 2020 for immediate consideration.  Include “Counselor” in the subject line of your email.

 

Counseling Program Manager

Position Title:              Counseling Program Manager
Reports to:                   Executive Director
Primary Location:       Kids’ Harbor, Inc.-Osage Beach/St. Robert, MO
Designation                  Exempt

General Summary:

The Counseling Program Manager, in collaboration with the Executive Director, is responsible for the development, implementation, operational evaluation of the therapy program at Kids’ Harbor, Inc., Child Advocacy Center and any and all future satellite locations, ensuring that its mission is carried out according to applicable professional, ethical, and legal standards. The Counseling Program Manager provides trauma informed, evidence-based therapy to children and their safe caregivers. Provides clinical supervision of agency mental health providers, student interns, and volunteers. Maintains positive working relationships with partner agencies, networking and facilitating opportunities to encourage cross-disciplinary communications, protocol development, training, and education to improve the outcomes of child abuse investigations and treatment.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide direct and indirect services to children and their safe caregivers including, but not limited to:
    • Crisis counseling, utilizing best-practice, trauma-focused modalities, including, but not limited to evidence-based TF-CBT, CBT, ITCT, and/or EMDR where and when appropriate
    • Assessment and evaluation of counseling needs, including pre and post assessment tools
    • Development of treatment plan(s) with individualized goals and objectives
    • Provision of individual and “family unit” therapy modalities
    • Serve on Kids’ Harbor’s Multidiscipline Teams, and as a consultant to our team members as may be required and/or needed
    • Submit/offer referrals for other services or resources
    • Coordination/consultation with other agencies when and where ethically appropriate
    • Provide oversight and supervision of all mental health clinicians employed or contracted by Kids’ Harbor, Inc.
  • Participate in any legal/judicial and administrative proceeding when required and in accordance with professional standards of conduct
  • Develop implement, provide, and supervise group therapy programs for child abuse victims and their safe caregivers
  • Train program personnel, volunteers, student interns, and multidisciplinary team professionals involved in child abuse investigations
  • Establish a therapeutic setting in which the environment is conducive to meeting the physical, social, and emotional needs of the children we serve
  • Develop and maintain interagency communication and networking regarding child abuse and the role of Kids’ Harbor, Inc. in the community
  • Provide back-up assistance to agency mental health providers
  • Be responsible for supervising and maintaining all clinical records, administration of client database for tracking child abuse cases from intake to disposition as established by federal law, the State of Missouri, as well as Kids’ Harbor, Inc. Employee Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures, and the recommended practice model as established by the National Children’s Alliance. Compile statistical information for grant reports
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the policies, procedures, and practices which assure that the welfare of the abused children served by Kids’ Harbor, Inc. are the agency’s first priority
  • Maintain administrative aspects of the program’s functioning, recommending, and implementing program changes when necessary. Assure program compliance with all applicable laws and policies
  • Responsible for the evaluation of the mental health service program to ensure that program goals and objectives of the programs are met as stated in grant goals and expectations set by the Board and Executive Director. Responsible for the development and administration of evaluation procedures and instruments as necessary to ensure goals and objectives are met. Routinely report evaluation results to the Executive Director
  • Serve as a community liaison; represent agency in appropriate public relations and task forces as necessary and requested by the Executive Director
  • Attend annual skills-based training to remain abreast of the latest research, trends and best practice standards in cultural competency and mental health practices, as funding allows
  • Provide ongoing information to multidisciplinary partner agencies and community agencies on child abuse and neglect, trauma informed, evidence-based mental health treatment, programs, and services of the agency
  • Assist in the recruitment and use of student interns wherever possible and appropriate
  • Remain abreast of issues and current research related to child abuse and neglect and trauma informed, evidence-based counseling modalities
  • Attend annual agency functions, special events, and meetings as necessary and appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Requirements

Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related degree. Must be licensed in the State of Missouri as a Professional Counselor (LPC), Social Worker (LCSW), or Psychologist.Minimum of three years of program administration preferred, including staff supervision, clinical and/or practice experience. Specialty training and experience in the child abuse field with particular emphasis on child abuse and trauma informed, evidence-based therapy practices. Must demonstrate advanced working knowledge of child welfare systems and child abuse and neglect research. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills, and public speaking experience. Must demonstrate an ability to accomplish and advance program goals, a willingness to remain abreast of current research related to child abuse and neglect, and an ability to remain sensitive and demonstrate appropriate boundaries with program clients, agency staff, and volunteers.

Provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) with valid driver’s license, and insurance coverage on vehicle.

Physical/Mental Requirements: Visual acuity to read and develop center materials along with verbal skills to communicate with the public. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds; standing or walking more than 50% of the day; working under pressure to meet deadlines. Must be willing to accommodate limited travel and work nights, evenings, and holidays if necessary.

Work Setting: Must be able to function amicably in a small, but busy workplace. Must acknowledge and adhere to the agency’s confidentiality policy and procedures and must adhere strictly to the highest professional ethics, confidentiality, discretion, and judgment.

Principles and Values 

Team Work: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of the Kids’ Harbor, Inc. team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organizations’ strengths and weaknesses; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Willing to Grow: Accepts accountability for mistakes and uses the mistakes as an opportunity to learn about self and to change future behaviors.

Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; remedies potentially unsafe conditions.

Attendance: Regular attendance is a requirement of this position

Other: All new employees must agree to and pass a Children’s Division and law enforcement background check due to the sensitive nature of work.

COMPENSATION

Kids’ Harbor, Inc. offers a competitive pay and benefits package including paid medical insurance for employee; paid holidays and a generous paid time off policy.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume with cover letter to jmurray@kharborcac.org by close of business June 19, 2020 for immediate consideration.  Include “Counseling Program Manager” in the subject line of your email.