C.R.E.A.T.E. Hope Clinician
Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc. is urgently hiring Clinicians for the C.R.E.A.T.E. Hope Program in our Lake Waccamaw office.
C.R.E.A.T.E. Hope is a grant-funded program through the Governor’s Crime Commission, which provides trauma-informed therapy and advocacy services to child victims of crime and their non-offending caregivers in rural North Carolina. Children served by the C.R.E.A.T.E. Hope program have been victimized or witnessed crimes such as physical/sexual abuse/emotional abuse, domestic violence, severe neglect, assault, human trafficking, and other crimes.
Education: Master's degree in mental health counseling, social work, psychology, or related field.
License: Must be a Licensed or Provisionally licensed clinician in the State of North Carolina (social work, clinical mental health counseling, psychology or a related field from an accredited university).
Experience: One year of postgraduate mental health experience working with children is preferred.
Implement outpatient therapy weekly for a caseload of 20 - 25 child victims of crime and non-offending caregivers utilizing current evidence-based practices in trauma treatment. Provide assessment, treatment, advocacy, and wraparound support for clients. Administer, score, and interpret appropriate trauma screenings, standardized assessment instruments, Comprehensive Clinical Assessment, and additional non-standardized assessment techniques (e.g. interview and observation).
Develop a treatment plan that is individualized, strengths based and incorporates treatment needs and support/advocacy needs of the client and family using pre-treatment measures and the Child and Family Needs Assessment.
Provide case management, crisis intervention, advocacy and support for clients and families on caseload. Work individually with the non-offending caregiver to provide education on childhood responses to trauma, parenting strategies, safety planning, and caregiver emotional support.
Educate victim and non-offending caregiver about victim’s rights, legal procedures and available resources. Provide support and encouragement for the victim throughout the investigative and court processes. Coordinate and collaborate with all involved community services and justice system services involved with the client and non-offending caregivers including legal services, victim assistance services, law enforcement, educational settings, healthcare providers, childcare centers, and social services. Identify environmental, educational, financial, medical, and social factors that affect families and link them to community resources. Make appropriate referrals for victims and families to address needs or access of available services at the beginning and throughout treatment. Participate in regular individual supervision with assigned program staff; participate in regular clinical consultation as provided by the agency/program.
Able to work a flexible schedule. Extended work hours are necessary on occasion due to crisis intervention and/or immediate needs of child or caregiver. Clinicians have the ability to flex their schedules when extended hours are necessary.
Job Type: Full-time
Clinician Advocates for the C.R.E.A.T.E. Hope program are strongly encouraged to participate in the North Carolina Child Treatment Program’s Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) learning collaborative. Participation fee of $1,500 is paid for by the Governor’s Crime Commission and supported by Boys and Girls Homes (BGH). https://www.ncchildtreatmentprogram.org/training-opportunities/ Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc. is a non-profit organization, and therefore employees, qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.