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Bilingual (Spanish) Therapist

THE ORGANIZATION

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. (Rate: $30 per hour)

JOB OVERVIEW
The therapist will provide direct services to survivors of sexual violence through weekly individual psychotherapy sessions, crisis intervention, and facilitation of supportive psychotherapy groups for survivors. When working with clients, we utilize a trauma-informed lens that focuses on empowerment and a strengths-based perspective. The position entails providing direct service to clients 70% of the time, with the remainder dedicated to personal development, inter-agency meetings, and supervision. There are 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 professional growth and leadership opportunities.

This is a part-time, 24 hours per week position. Benefits include a telehealth health plan, retirement match, and a generous time-off policy that includes paid holidays, paid sick time, paid vacation, and hybrid work schedule. The candidate selection is based on trauma therapy experience, experience working with vulnerable communities, knowledge and a willingness to learn about the feminist multicultural therapy approach, and an understanding of intersectionality. Applicants from historically excluded communities are encouraged to apply.

Reports To: Clinical Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Psychotherapy
● Provide individual psychotherapy to 12-15 clients under the clinical supervision of the Clinical Director.
● Facilitate 1 group from 5:30 to-7:00 pm weekly.
● Provide crisis intervention to clients and callers on the phone as needed.
● Engage in professional training and follow the code of ethics of the licensing board.

2. Information and Referrals
● Represent the Rape Recovery Center with a professional image and manner at presentations and community events.  Show confidence in the knowledge base, people skills, and competency.
● Assist in supporting Spanish-speaking clients regarding immigration, documentation, and access to services in and outside of the agency as needed.

3. Documentation and Evaluation
● Keep accurate service and clinical assessment records on all clients.
● Supply surveys and assessment tools to clients for individual and RRC service evaluation.
● Complete biopsychosocial assessments, treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, and clinical notes within 24 hours of a therapy appointment.

4. Supervision and Meeting
● Meet with the Clinical Director for weekly clinical supervision.
● Participate and engage in weekly clinical meetings and training seminars.
● Engage in case consultation and conceptualization for clients.
● Participate and engage in monthly agency staff meetings and other meetings as directed.

REQUIREMENTS
● CSW, LCSW, LMHC, or other related mental health licensure
● Masters or Doctorate degree in social work, mental health counseling, psychology.
● Bilingual (Spanish) speaking therapist
● Demonstrated knowledge of working with Spanish speaking communities.
● Demonstrated knowledge of Utah statutes concerning mental health and crisis services.
● Innovative, collaborative, and self-directed
● Outstanding communication skills, including writing, de-escalation, crisis intervention, and listening
● Ability to work well with—and inspire confidence in—volunteers and clients
● 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
● Licensed Clinical Social Worker or other terminal Clinical Licensure, licensure eligible.
● 1-5 years of clinical experience
● Excellent clinical skills and knowledge of the treatment of complex trauma.
● Experience with case management, crisis advocacy, and working with vulnerable populations (LGBTQI+, Homeless, Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Native American, undocumented immigrants)

BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR THE RRC
● 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 (3 Days), Holiday Pay (14 Paid Holidays), and the center is closed for the last two weeks of the year. PTO Daily equivalent of 6 hours
● Staff and team lead retreats focusing on self-care, professional development, and team development
● Agency paid TeleHealth plan
● Retirement ( IRA) with employer match 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
▪ 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 title Bilingual Therapist.

Application Priority Review Date: October 17th, 2022 Position Estimated Start Date: October/November 2022

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Last Updated: 9/29/22