The Alternatives to Domestic Violence Clinician is a mental health professional who conducts outreach, assessment, case management, and psychotherapy services, bringing a trauma-informed, evidence-based, cultural humility approach to service provision.
Clinicians have training and abilities in the assessment and treatment of acute trauma and poly-victimization, along with co-occurring mental health disorders. Evidence-based treatments include Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Agency Clinicians work with a broad range of clients who tend to be found in marginalized populations. The variability of clients’ needs requires the Clinicians to see the clients within the framework of their environment and recognize both the challenges and strengths in each person’s environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Utilizes evidence-based, trauma-informed counseling interventions.
- Administers or evaluates psycho-diagnostic tests as part of the client intake process, as well as regularly scheduled intervals during treatment.
- Completes a thorough, biopsychosocial, client assessment, and develops a detailed individual treatment plan for each client.
- Maintains proper records and follow-up data on clients to whom they are assigned.
- Follows all ADV documentation procedures to ensure collected client data is available for entry into client management databases, as indicated.
- Facilitates Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, and teaching in the Group setting
- Attends regular agency staff meetings and other meetings, as indicated.
- Completes assessments and evaluations of the clients being served.
- Records and collects clinical information in ways appropriate to the agency’s standard and maintaining accountability to risks and threats associated with clients’ presenting problems.
- Develop case plans; maintain referral sources, collateral contacts, community resources, and other agencies involved with the victim’s plan for stabilization and wellness.
- Provides treatment planning, risk assessment, clinical interventions, case management, and coordination of therapeutic activities with other providers.
- Ensures that documentation and maintenance of clinical records is completed per appropriate standards and regulations.
- Provides facilitation and support to enhance the efforts in the implementation of evidence-based treatment.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree (MA/ MS) in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or a closely related field required. Two (2) years of supervised clinical experience with adults required. Must be registered with the California BBS as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Training in domestic violence, physical/sexual child abuse, and suicidal trauma with the competency to maintain current knowledge related to the state, county, and local law preferred. Knowledge of local county rules and regulations from the Department of Social Services or related division preferred. Experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities with culturally diverse populations required. Bilingual communication skills in another language preferred.
Please Note: Alternatives to Domestic Violence is a small 501c3 nonprofit and does not currently offer medical benefits; we do, however, offer a generous vacation, holiday, and sick package. We also encourage work/life balance which includes a one-year paid Gym Membership upon completion of the probationary period as well as a Tuition Reimbursement Program. (restrictions apply).