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Therapist

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POSITION PROFILE:

Reports to: Clinical Program Manager

Function: KCSARC therapists are experts in providing trauma-specific treatment for victims of sexual assault. They are trained in gold-standard treatment models that have been scientifically proven to be effective. Therapists work with a range of clients who span the ages of 6 through adulthood. Training is provided in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

This type of therapy is not passive as is often the case when the client leads the session. Trauma focused interventions require intense emotional and intellectual presence. The treatment requires active engagement, continuous discovery and strategic intervention by both the therapist and the client. While the therapeutic process is collaborative, sexual assault victims would understandably rather avoid talking and thinking about or experiencing feelings related to their assault. This avoidance actually perpetuates difficulties for survivors. Thus, the trauma therapist owns a directive role in guiding survivors to revisit and recount their memories and reminders of their assault in the context of a safe environment, specifically the therapy session. Through this process, the therapist must be able to ask pertinent, open-ended questions and listen intently to quickly identify maladaptive, trauma-related beliefs about self, others and the world (i.e. beliefs that perpetuate guilt and shame). Therapists can then begin to guide the client and lead them in examining and challenging thinking patterns during their sessions. Because treatment is structured and focused, most client’s complete treatment in an average of 16-20 sessions.

Therapist are supported in their role with weekly supervision as well as have access to consultation with national experts.

 

Hours:  40 hours per week Monday- Friday. No on- call duties or weekends

Status:   Exempt

Salary$67,002.60 / Year 

5% increase in pay for Bilingual Candidates. Must be fluent in oral and written Spanish.

 

KCSARC seeks to create a work environment that reflects the diverse community that we serve. People of color, LGBTQ, and multi-lingual individuals are encouraged to apply.  We also encourage you to include your personal pronouns in your resume.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct Clinical Assessments

  • Maintain a caseload of 20-25 active cases

  • Provide individual, trauma-specific therapy to a designated number of children/adolescents and their non-offending family members

  • Provide individual, abuse-specific therapy to a designated number of adult victims

  • Provide crisis intervention services to clients and/or family members

  • Maintain and submit all required records in the Client Tracking System in timely fashion

  • Maintain a collegial relationship with community professionals (CPS, CASA, teachers, etc.)

  • Consult with other client services staff on specific cases as appropriate

  • Participate in weekly supervision

  • Participate in and attend clinical meetings such as group consultation and therapist meetings

  • Other duties as requested by the Clinical Supervisor or the Deputy Executive Director

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

  • Participate in community committees if requested

  • Conduct community training events if requested

TECHNICAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to proficiently utilize Word, Excel, Access based database, and Outlook

  • Keyboarding skills

  • Ability to use a standard telephone

  • Ability to use a TTY

  • Ability to use audio-visual equipment

PERSONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent decision-making skills

  • Excellent and professional judgment

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent active listening skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent empathic skills

  • Knowledge of sexual assault victimization and the healing process

  • Ability to work with independence

  • Ability to work with initiative and assertiveness

  • Ability to teach new concepts

  • Ability to teach alternate behaviors in a persuasive manner

  • Understanding of cultural differences and barriers that clients may encounter

  • Ability to organize and prioritize competing work demands

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to build rapport quickly

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Accept and work in accordance with the Guiding Principles of KCSARC

PHYSICAL-MENTAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS

  • Travel to satellite offices may be required (Renton and Federal Way)

  • Ability to interface with the impact of secondary trauma

  • Ability to work with individuals in a high stress situation

  • Ability to uphold confidentiality

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

  • Masters degree plus 2 years clinical experience

  • Must be licensed in Washington State

  • Experience working with sexual assault survivors

  • Cultural knowledge and experience

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

  • Written and Oral fluency in Spanish and English

  • Clinical experience with empirically supported therapeutic interventions for treating trauma

  • Experience working with parents