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We seek compassionate, talented individuals with a heart for helping others and making a positive impact on the lives of men, women, and children across our large region. People of faith helping people in need achieve self-sufficiency and live with dignity.
St. Jerome Emiliani Foster Care Program provides residential services to immigrant and refugee youth through the care of foster parents, supported by program staff. In addition to residential services, youth are provided medical and mental health care, educational services, recreation opportunities, among others. Youth are provided guidance toward self-sufficiency so that they may be successful post discharge from the program.
As Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Bilingual Clinician, you are responsible for providing culturally sensitive and trauma-informed clinical services such as individual, group, and family counseling and psychoeducational services to the URM youth residing in community-based foster homes. You are also responsible for providing educational trainings and presentations to program staff as well as foster parents as required by Office of Refugee Resettlement, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and State Licensing standards, or in promotion of program/agency initiatives. This position works collaboratively with interdisciplinary team members as well as foster parents. The URM Bilingual Clinician may supervise interns hosted by the program in the service of its clients. As an employee of Catholic Charities, it is expected that the Bilingual Clinician becomes familiar with the Catholic Social Teachings and promote the integration of these values into the program's services.
The Expertise We’re Looking For
- You have a master's degree in the mental health field, (Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage & Family Therapy).
- You are licensed by the State of Texas (LCSW, LMSW, LPC, LPC-Intern or LMFT, LMFT Associate) and in good standing with the respective board
- It is preferred that you have three to five years of experience providing direct clinical services, including psycho-social assessments, service planning, and regular therapy notes
The Skills and Assets You Bring, and More
- The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to operate independently to accomplish goals and tasks assigned while remaining accountable to the mission, vision, and values of the organization, as well as, the strategic plan of the program and department
- It is preferred that you have comfort and experience serving individuals, families, children, and groups
- You have experience providing treatment that is trauma-informed and sensitive to diverse populations
- It is preferred that you have public speaking ability, including the ability to provide presentations and workshops to large audiences
- You have strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish
- You are open to being trained in the mind-body medicine skills approach
- You can work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines concurrently
- You can properly handle and maintain confidential information
- You interact with peers, supervisors, and administrators in a respectful and professional manner
- You can work well within a team and provide services with an integrated approach
- You approach challenges with a solution-focused approach and maintain a positive attitude
- You can gather, track, and report large quantities of data; must be well organized and timely
- You have knowledge and experience with Word and Excel spreadsheet and word processing programs
- It is preferred that you have experience and comfort managing situations requiring crisis response and reporting
The Value You Deliver
You join Catholic Charities and help people in southeast Texas by providing caring, compassionate services and advocating for social justice in collaboration with parishes and communities.
What you Deliver
- Clinical Services – You provide individual, group, and family counseling and psychoeducational services to children and foster parents in compliance with professional licensing standards, agency standards, COA standards, ORR requirements, and HIPPA. Additionally, you participate in and execute abuse risk management responsibilities, as recommended by the entities and Praesidium. You direct client service delivery includes, but is not limited to, the following clinical duties: conducting assessments; documenting diagnostic impressions; developing and implementing treatment plans and interventions; assessing risk and safety needs; providing appropriate referrals as needed; reporting abuse and/or neglect, or suspicions of such safety concerns to the appropriate authorities. Also, responsible for developing the content for psycho-educational group services to clients and the facilitation of these groups, independently or in conjunction with interns.
- Documentation – You complete required documentation of client progress within required timeframes; maintaining client records following regulatory/agency standards. Completing data entry tasks associated with tracking measurable outcomes and performance management.
- Collaborations: - You work in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of case management, education, legal, and other program staff. You offer clinical impressions and recommendations during weekly staffing of cases with treatment team members. You contribute to the overall service planning of the care of the minor. Also, attends and participates in St. Jerome Emiliani Foster Care Program staff meetings, Counseling Program staff meetings, and Stakeholders meetings hosted by ORR and USCCB. Attends and participates in individual supervision meetings with the clinical supervisor.
- Professional Development – You participate in professional development training opportunities as required by the program and professional license. Provides trainings and presentations on childhood development and other psycho-educational topics as required by ORR, State Licensing standards, or in promotion of agency/program initiatives.
- Other – You perform other duties as required such as participating in staff retreats, United Way tours, agency fairs and speaking engagements, assisting with special organizational projects/events, etc. You participate in the on-call schedule as needed by the program for clinical or emergency support.
How Your Work Impacts our Organization
The work you do will help us advocate for the vulnerable among us, a network of support services to people of all ages and from all walks of life and religious backgrounds.
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