Impact NW started 50 years ago when a group of neighbors came together to address the growing poverty in their Southeast Portland neighborhood. Ever since, Impact NW has created life-changing partnerships with our clients to help them find their way and achieve their life goals. Key to our success is the cultural, educational, ethnic and social diversity of our employees. We tap our deep, diverse knowledge and experiences to build relationships with clients from many backgrounds and provide the extra guidance our clients desire. If you believe in what we do, join our team. Together, we can find a way.
Job Summary: Our Parent Child Therapeutic Services (PCTS) program providing home and agency based therapeutic services in the Portland-Metro area to non-offending parents and their children between the ages of 0-12 to address trauma resulting from domestic violence. Impact NW is seeking a Child and Family Therapist who is committed to providing culturally responsive trauma informed services to clients from various backgrounds. The program primarily uses the Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) model along with other therapeutic modalities to promote safety, parenting skill-building, self -awareness, attachment and healthy communication. This position would work specifically with families in YWCA housing units, and in addition to providing individual/family counseling would provide parenting groups on site at the units. We are a small, diverse team with a part time LCSW Program manager and LPC Clinical Supervisor and four full time clinicians. This position is a part-time position, 20 hours a week; hours can be determined in collaboration with program but after school hours will be necessary.
Position Title: Child and Family Therapist
Classification: Part Time 20 hrs. /week
- Conduct home visits and center-based therapeutic sessions to domestic violence survivors and their children.
Support parent to strengthen trust and communication with their child, increase awareness of the impacts of domestic violence on the parent-child relationship, promote emotional and physical safety, increase coping strategies and link to other support systems.
- Actively carry a caseload of 5-8 clients, completing mental health assessments, treatment plans, and all documentation in a timely manner.
- Develop and run parenting groups in YWCA housing for DV survivors.
- Working understanding of the effects and common symptomology of trauma on individuals and families, particularly within the context of DV.
- Advocate for clients as needed within systems as appropriate to meet their needs; legal, housing, child welfare, etc.
- Ability to efficiently travel in order to perform duties. Climbing of stairs and moderate lifting may be required.
- Master’s level Clinician- must be registered as a QMHP, LPC intern, CSWA, LPC, LCSW, LMFT or Psy D.
- Experience working with children, ideally in a mental health setting.
- Understanding of dynamics of domestic violence and how it affects the parent/child relationship.
Skilled at providing trauma-informed culturally responsive clinical services.
- Strong commitment to child safety, violence prevention, gender equity, and systems change as it relates to the intersectionality of issues addressed by this program.
- Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, good driving record and sufficient auto insurance.
Impact NW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, veteran status, disability or other status protected by applicable law.
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