The Trauma Specialist is a full-time position that leads trauma healing services for residents with histories of and/or at high risk for sexual exploitation/trafficking. This position encompasses collaboration with internal and external integrative service providers and supports the clinical operations of the Lighted Path Program. This is a leadership position that includes program development, service tracking, documentation for billing, and leadership and support for other clinical services.
• Minimum Master’s Level Degree in Behavioral Health fields (Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, etc).
• Active license to practice independently in the state of AZ (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
• Certification to supervise graduate behavioral health interns or associate level licensure preferable but not required
• Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card required
• Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid preferred
• Crisis Prevention and Intervention certification or equivalent preferred
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving history preferred
• Documentation of freedom from communicable disease (TB test- updated annually)
• Physician Clearance to work with no restrictions (updated every 2 years)- reasonable accommodations provided if needed.
• Background cleared of any criminal offenses disqualifying employment (i.e.: Sexual abuse of a minor, first or second-degree murder, sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a minor, felony drug offenses, robbery, dangerous crime against children, etc.)
• 2-5 years training and clinical experience working with adolescent populations, complex/developmental trauma healing, and integrative services.
• Experience working in a residential setting and working with survivors of sex trafficking ideal but not required.
• Non-Profit operations and/or faith-based service experience preferable.
Language Skills: Strong clinical writing skills, as well as verbal and written strength-based communication style.
Reasoning Ability: Able to comfortably and professionally make clinically sound decisions in crisis situations.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this assignment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and must state on application if there is a weight lift restriction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
• Be able and willing to engage in Emergency Safety Response intervention as a last resort to keep a resident and/or others from imminent danger.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work collaboratively with integrative services to implement treatment model and operational procedures.
• Assist with the development and utilization of clinical documentation, as well as ensure that all ethical, professional, and licensure documentation requirements are upheld and completed within timelines delineated in policies and procedures and licensing board(s) standards.
• Lead trauma-healing clinical sessions and groups for residents in StreetLightUSA’s group home program.
• Lead trauma-healing clinical sessions for minor clients referred to StreetLightUSA’s outpatient program.
• Collaborate with academic team to assess for readiness-to-learn and help to inform personalized learning plans.
• Oversee documentation for the purposes of billing for the Lighted Path team including Support Services and Direct Care. Review and finalize all clinical documentation to ensure it supports the services that are provided.
• Participate in Child Family Team and Treatment Determination meetings. *Some meetings/appointments, although rare, might be off-site and may require the Trauma Specialist to travel to the meeting.
• Provide crisis intervention support as needed, to include Emergency Safety Response intervention if necessary, to keep the resident and/or others safe from imminent danger.
• Develop and maintain positive collaborative relationships with referents and community partners.
• Facilitate weekly (or more frequently as needed) staffing meetings with Direct Care Manager, Director of Qualified Residential Treatment Program, The Sanctuary Clinical Director and Academic Teams to address any case and/or programming/operation needs.
• Attends all mandatory meetings and trainings.
• Ensure that the Directors are kept informed of all high needs/ high risk cases, treatment plans, etc.
• Willingness to promote StreetLightUSA’s mission to the community
• Other duties as assigned and aligned with position scope of work.
Case Load: Caseload for this position is 10-15 residents.
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