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Refugee Foster Care Therapist

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Refugee Foster Care Therapist

Human Services

Position Title: Refugee Foster Care Therapist

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Full or part-time status: One Full-time Employee or Two Part-time Employees

Department: Migration and Refugee Services

Reports to: Bi-Lingual Clinician

Hiring Range$31.00-$40.50/hr DOE

Date written or last revised: September 2023

Primary Function of Position

The primary function of this position is to provide dedicated mental health services to refugee and immigrant foster youth and foster families. This role encompasses conducting comprehensive mental health assessments, delivering therapy (both individual and group), and offering critical crisis intervention when necessary.

Major Position Responsibilities

  1. Therapeutic Connection: Establish and nurture therapeutic relationships with youth in the Refugee Foster Care program.
  2. Assessment Expertise: Conduct mental health assessments upon clients' arrival and every six months until discharge.
  3. Individual Therapy: Provide one-on-one therapy to youth, involving assessment, the creation of treatment goals, and meticulous documentation of progress.
  4. Group Facilitation: Facilitate group therapy sessions to address the unique needs of the youth.
  5. Family-Centered Care: Offer family therapy sessions, collaborating closely with foster families to ensure holistic well-being.
  6. Consultative Support: Provide consultative input concerning placement decisions and crisis intervention strategies, contributing to the welfare of the clients.
  7. Level of Care Guidance: Collaborate in determining the appropriate therapeutic level of care for foster families, optimizing the support provided.
  8. Continual Learning: Actively participate in internal and community-provided training programs, applying newly acquired knowledge to enhance service delivery.
  9. Team Engagement: Attend weekly staff meetings to contribute insights and align with program goals.
  10. On-Call Commitment: Maintain on-call readiness to address critical needs when necessary.
  11. Meticulous Documentation: Maintain thorough and compliant case files per all state and federal regulations.
  12. Additional duties as assigned.  

Work Environment

  1. Therapeutic services will be flexible to meet the youth's needs and may include time in the office, outside, or at the youth's home or school.

Physical Demands

  1. The role requires sitting, standing, walking moderate distances, and driving.
  2. Occasional assistance with physical activities may be necessary, such as event setup for RFC events.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  1. Effective Work: Demonstrates the capacity to independently perform tasks safely and efficiently.
  2. Problem-Solving: Exhibits adeptness in identifying and resolving issues while proactively working to prevent them.
  3. Sensitivity: Displays a keen understanding and consideration for the diverse needs of individuals within the scope of work.
  4. Time Management: Acknowledges the importance of time management and promptly addresses the needs of clients and colleagues.
  5. Efficient Tasks: Demonstrates a consistent ability to complete tasks while adhering to established deadlines.
  6. Bilingual Proficiency: Possesses fluent bilingual communication skills in English and another language spoken by clients (Spanish, Farsi, etc.) in both oral and written forms.
  7. Adaptability: Exhibits adaptability, creativity, and competence when operating in diverse environments and contexts.
  8. Client Rapport: Shows an innate ability to establish strong connections with clients, facilitating their adaptation to new situations.
  9. Confidentiality: Maintains the utmost discretion and confidentiality concerning client-related information.
  10. Computer Proficiency: Possesses advanced computer proficiency, effectively utilizing software tools such as Outlook and Excel for tasks like maintaining case files, documentation, scheduling, and email correspondence.

Education, Training, and Experience

  1. Possession of a Master's degree in social work or counseling from an accredited university.
  2. Obtain LCSW Certification within two years of hire.
  3. Familiarity with trauma-informed treatment modalities.
  4. Strongly preferred: Experience with teenagers, attachment, gender-based violence, and familiarity with the refugee and immigrant community.

Background Screening Requirement

  1. Must pass a national BCI/FBI background check.

Licenses, certifications, and credentials

  1. A current Utah driver's license and provide proof of auto insurance meeting minimum policy liability limits of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per incident. Additionally, be 21 years of age or older, maintain a clean driving record, and have the capacity to fulfill CCS vehicle safety standards.

Position status and expected schedule

  1. Flexibility: This role can be held by either one full-time employee or two part-time employees.
  2. The standard schedule is 40 hours between Monday and Friday, between 8:30 AM and 8:00 PM. Occasional weekend hours may be required for emergency response.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position with or without notice. 

CCS is an equal-opportunity employer.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below.

Additional Info

Pay Range : $31.00-$40.50/hr DOE

Benefits Offered : Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, Life Insurance

Job Status : Nonexempt

Compensation Type : Hourly

Closing Date : 4/1/2025

Work Model : On-site

Job Location : Salt Lake City, UT 84116

DEI/Nondiscrimination Statement : CCS is an equal-opportunity employer.

Organization Mission : To practice gospel values of love, compassion and hope through service, support and collaboration.

Education Level : Masters

Job Type : Full-time

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