Other - Full-time
Location: Wyoming & Grand Rapids, MI
Hours: Full-time and Part-time Opportunities Available (20-40 hours/week)
Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.
As a Therapist for Refugee and Immigrant Services, you will be primarily responsible for providing therapy and clinical support to refugee and immigrant youth and/or adults with a wide range of issues including mental health and substance disorders.
This position is expected to function effectively with little supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain an awareness of current trends and relevant evidence-based practices to recommend changes in agency policy and practice to advance the use of appropriate clinical interventions and training;
- Complete proper documentation and write reports, including clinical depth and breadth of service, and concrete clinical progress and goals;
- Coordinate outside professional consultations when needed while ensuring documentation for consultations is completed in a timely and effective manner;
- Provide individual counseling sessions based on caseload and/or coverage needs utilizing the trauma model chosen for the respective program;
- Attend meetings with treatment team on a regularly scheduled basis;
- Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements related to social services;
- Stay up-to-date on treatment modalities, while also completing and coordinating trainings as required by funding sources by attending conferences, seminars and journal reading;
- Implement and promote service delivery through a trauma-responsive lens consistent with the Sanctuary Model of Care.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college;
- At least one (1), preferably two (2) years of post-educational experience counseling;
- Bi-lingual in English and Spanish, strongly preferred;
- Demonstrated experience within a therapeutic setting while utilizing interpreters;
- Prior experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations;
- Prior experience with co-occurring disorder treatment, strongly preferred;
- Must have a broad knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methodology of social work as acquired through a Master’s level degree;
- Active Certification in the state of the work location;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated clinical, therapeutic, and crisis intervention skills;
- Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate customer service;
- Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality;
- Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;
- Active motor vehicle license and a reliable vehicle with adequate insurance coverage;
- Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
- Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment.