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Licensed Therapist- Child Advocacy Center

Synergy Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The following position is currently available. Resumes with cover letter may be submitted in confidence to hr@synergyservices.org

For questions contact LaMonya Lockett at 816-505-4846.

All full-time positions are eligible for generous benefit package including medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sick days and personal holidays and a 401K Plan with Employer Match. Some regular part-time positions are eligible for partial benefits. Synergy Services is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER/FAMILY CARE

Licensed Therapist: (1) FT position, this position will provide assessment and treatment services to Synergy Service’s clients and their families in the Children’s Advocacy Center and Family Care programs. To provide consultation services and professional development to multidisciplinary team members as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Clinical Services

· Provides direct clinical counseling services to clients setting including assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy and support/psychoeducation groups (may include in-home work);

· Provides professional development regarding trauma to CAC staff and multidisciplinary team members;

· Assists with trauma-informed care implementation in the CAC program;

· Provides crisis management as needed;

Case Coordination

· Provides treatment planning, case management and follow-up of cases;

· Provides support calls and networks with other agencies;

· Represents the agency at legal proceedings and responds to subpoenas;

· Writes reports as requested;

· Makes outside referrals for additional services as appropriate;

· Maintains client files according to agency documentation standards;

Supervision and Training

· Participates in monthly peer supervision;

· Participates in weekly supervision with the Clinical Manager to discuss cases and create a plan for ways to mitigate vicarious trauma;

· Participates in professional development and training in order to maintain requirements for licensure;

Supervisory Responsibilities

· Potentially provides supervision to practicum or intern students;

· Expected to assist other employees by sharing experience, expertise and training;

Self-Management

· Behaves in honest, fair, and ethical manner; demonstrates consistency in words and actions; models high standards of ethics;

· Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect;

· Assesses and recognizes own strength and challenges and pursues self-development;

· Deals effectively with pressure; identifies skills to build resiliency in self;

· Listens effectively and communicates clearly and effectively both orally and in writing;

· Adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles;

· Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates, evaluates, and recommends alternative solutions.

Position requires Master's degree (MA/MS) in psychology, social work, counseling, marital and family, art therapy, or other applied behavior science degree and a license in the State of Missouri. Must be licensed or provisionally licensed as a therapist at the Master’s level (Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Social Worker).

Must be at least 21 years of age, consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) screening, drug screen and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Diversity & Inclusion:

Synergy Services is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We feel our staff, interns and volunteers are among our most valuable assets. The collective sum of the individual difference, life experience, knowledge, self-expression and unique capabilities that our staff, interns and volunteers bring to their work at Synergy represents a large part of not only our agency culture but our reputation as well.

We embrace and encourage our staff’s, intern’s and volunteers’ differences in age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veterans status or any other characteristic that makes us unique.

Non-Discrimination:

We firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal employment for all individuals, regardless of age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability (including pregnancy), national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veteran status or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state or local laws.

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