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Bilingual Therapist

The mission of the Rape Recovery Center is to empower those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, and therapy and to educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence. Our philosophy is that every person victimized by sexual violence is treated with dignity and respect and is empowered to work toward recovery. (Range: $41,000-$46,000
for 32 hours/week)

JOB OVERVIEW
The licensed therapist will provide direct services to survivors of sexual violence through weekly individual psychotherapy sessions, crisis services, and facilitation of supportive psychotherapy groups for survivors. We utilize a trauma-informed lens that focuses on empowerment and strengths-based perspective when working with clients. The position entails providing direct service to clients 70% of the time, the remainder of the time will be dedicated to personal development, inter-agency meetings, and supervision. Opportunities for community outreach, creativity, and
collaboration with partnering community agencies. The therapist position will include excellent supervision, active engagement with a highly collaborative clinical team, and opportunities for professional growth and leadership. Applicants from historically excluded communities are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, benefited, 32 hours per week position. The remuneration for this position is based on trauma therapy clinical experience, experience in working with vulnerable communities, knowledge, and willingness to learn about the feminist multicultural therapy approach, as well as a deep understanding of intersectionality. Hourly rate $26-$28/hour with an increase in hourly rate/salary dependent on experience, licensure, and ability to provide services in Spanish.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
● Provide individual psychotherapy to 15-20 clients, facilitate 1-2 groups in the evening, provide crisis intervention services to clients, engage in professional training and follow code of ethics of licensing board under the clinical supervision of the Clinical Director. Assist in supporting Spanish speaking clients regarding immigration, documentation, and access to services in and outside of agency as needed. Document accurate service and clinical assessments records.
● Participate and engage in weekly clinical supervision, clinical meetings, training seminars, and staff meetings. Engage in case consultation and conceptualization for clients to ensure best practices and ethical considerations for clients.

REQUIREMENTS
● Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Masters in Counseling, Social Work, or related field, licensure eligible.
● Bilingual (Spanish) speaking therapist
● Demonstrated knowledge of working with Spanish communities, issues with accessibility, and barriers to treatment.
● Demonstrated knowledge of Utah statutes concerning mental health and crisis services.
● 40-hour state-mandated crisis counselor certification
● Innovative, collaborative, and self-directed
● Outstanding communication skills, including writing, de-escalation, crisis intervention, and listening
● Excellence in balancing multiple responsibilities
● Organized and detail-oriented
● Understanding of micro, mezzo and macro systems and their impact on survivors

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
● Must embrace the mission of the Rape Recovery Center
● Masters or Doctorate degree in social work, mental health counseling, psychology.
● 1-5 years of clinical experience
● Excellent clinical skills and knowledge of the treatment of complex trauma.
● Experience and understanding of providing Spanish speaking services including immigration, undocumentated immigrants, refugees, asylees.
● Experience with case management, crisis advocacy, working with vulnerable populations (LGBTQI+, Homeless, Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Native American, undocumented immigrants)

BENEFITS
● A supportive, energetic work environment.
● Training and experience in working with survivors of sexual violence and trauma
● Training in feminist multi-cultural and Trauma-oriented approaches to therapy.
● Annual Training Funds for Professional Development (amount based on grant funding)
● Excellent weekly supervision and clinical mentorship.
● Paid Time Off: Sick time (9 days first year)/Vacation (8 days first year)/Personal Holiday (2 Days), Holiday Pay (14 Paid Holidays), and the center is closed for the last two weeks of the year.
● Staff and team lead retreats focusing on self-care, professional development, and team development
● Weekly Bi-cultural meeting to support translation of documents for clients
● Health Insurance upon 30 days of employment
● Retirement (Roth IRA) option upon 30 days of employment
● Paid Family Leave (upon 1 year of employment)
● Flexible Work Week: 4 day (M-Thurs) work week
● Organization/Position qualifies for public service loan forgiveness

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT OFFER
● Employee must complete and pass a criminal background check
● Employee must comply with flu and covid19 vaccination policy
● Employee must obtain 40-hour crisis counselor certification before the start of employment or by 90 days.
● Employee must complete all new hire paperwork by end of the day on the first work day
● Employee agreed to a probationary period of 90 days from the start of employment.. After 90 days, the employee will receive a detailed evaluation of progress.
● Embrace the mission and committed to the values of RRC, including anti-oppression and anti-racism To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@raperecoverycenter.org with the subject title “Bilingual Therapist Position.” Please direct all questions about this position to Clinical Director, Laura Baumgart, LCSW at l.baumgart@raperecoverycenter.org.

Application Priority Review Date: April 8th, 2022
Position Estimated Start Date: April -May 2022 (flexible depending on needs of applicant)

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Last Updated: 3/10/22