Safe Shores – The D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center is an organization striving for excellence as a service provider and as a workplace. Safe Shores values respect, honesty, trustworthiness, professionalism, growth and learning, taking care to give care, innovation, teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking a highly skilled, experienced, respected and resourceful mental health professional who can work well as a member of our team and is passionate about developing and implementing innovative, effective solutions to help children and families heal.
Safe Shores Cultural Code
We are a mindful public-private partnership unflinchingly focused on children and families.
We believe that leadership is a collective experience.
We view professional growth and self-care as essential for giving our best selves to our mission.
We value the power of collaboration to achieve organizational goals.
We believe in generosity of spirit.
The Clinical Services Program Coordinator is responsible for receiving and processing referrals to the Clinical Services Program, providing administrative support to the clinical team, and seeing a small caseload of clients for therapy. This position is required to participate in the on-call rotation for after hours and weekend crisis intervention services. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute § 4-1321.02
Primary Areas of Responsibility
Review therapy referrals and process according to Safe Shores’ clinical policies and procedures
Coordinate clinical intakes and manage wait-list
Provide individual therapy to a small caseload of children and adolescents
Maintain and assure quality and confidentiality of electronic and paper files and statistical tracking
Track and enter trauma screenings and assessments, and manage collection of clinical data
Maintain clinical waiting room area and provide youth structure when caregivers are otherwise occupied; manage clinical program supply requests
Facilitate caregiver support and treatment groups
Participate in individual supervision and case review, program peer review, and in-service trainings
Share appropriate information with MDT partners; collaborate with team members in planning care for children/adolescents and arrange services
Participate in on-going training and professional development
Other Duties Include
Consult with members of the multi-disciplinary team as requested or as deemed necessary
Participate in MDT and organization-wide planning efforts
Research possible referral sources for clients
Other duties as assigned
Master’s Degree and graduate level licensure in counseling, social work, or related field
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally to a variety of individuals and groups
Ability to work with caregivers, children and adolescents, ranging in age from 5 to 17
Strong interpersonal skills; high level of cultural competence and humility
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work independently
Ability to successfully pass Child Protection Registry clearance and criminal background check
Experience working in a Children’s Advocacy Center setting, a Mental Health practice, and/or a Teaching/Childcare setting
Familiarity with and a disposition toward the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach to the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases
Knowledge of investigative, social services and legal system in the District of Columbia
High level of comfort with technology and proficiency with MS Office applications and the internet
Candidates must submit all the following information to be considered for the position:
2. Proof of Licensure in the District of Columbia or statement regarding license eligibility
3. Writing sample
4. Personal statement indicating your interest in the position and how your experiences will benefit Safe Shores
5. Three professional references (must include: name, current title, address and phone number)