Therapist - Youth Trauma Project
Hopewell Center for Children | St. Louis, MO | Full Time
A professional mental health staff serves a growing caseload of 2,800 patients, of which greater than ninety-five percent are chronically mentally ill and suffering from major psychiatric disorders. Hopewell Center operates a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center and a Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for adults and youth. Many services are provided at schools. Emergency services, including a crisis bed and mobile outreach, are available twenty-four hours per day. A multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counselors, social workers, educators, and support staff work diligently to carry out the mission of providing comprehensive care to patients and their families.
Provide individual, group, and family counseling/therapy for project consumers. This is an evidence-based therapist position that is well versed in trauma-informed care therapy. This would be a therapist that will work directly with the identified youth in the program and work with the Youth Trauma Project team. This therapist will also be be mobile. The project will focus on caseloads of both youth ages 3-6 years old and high school-age youth that have been impacted by trauma (with focus on violent trauma).
- Collaborate with families and systems to develop Individualized Child and Family Plans.
- Provide crisis intervention and critical incident stress management services focusing on violent trauma.
- Provide parenting education when appropriate.
- Maintain contact with children who are hospitalized/respite/residential and participate in discharge planning and necessary collateral contacts.
- Provide skill building training as appropriate and as goal directed (anger management, communication, social skills)
- Will seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member.
Masters degree in Human Services or a related field and at least one year of behavioral health experience in a behavioral health setting. Must be an eligible Qualified Mental Health Professional and eligible for LPC or LCSW provisional licensure. LCSW or LPC license preferred.