Position Title: Bilingual Therapist (English/Spanish)
Supervisor: Clinical Director
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt
Employment Status: Part-time (20 hrs)
Salary Range: $20.00-$25.00/hour
The Part-time Bilingual Therapist is responsible for providing individual and group therapy to Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, adult survivors of child sexual abuse and child witnesses to intimate partner violence in our out-patient setting.
At HopeWorks we use an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework; enabling us to address and decrease the root causes of sexual and intimate partner violence, as well as the systems that fuel sexism, racism, poverty, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, genocide, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression. The successful candidate will be invested and engaged in altering these systems and imbalances of power.
- Passionate about HopeWorks’ mission, vision, and values
- Masters level social work or professional counseling degree
- Maryland State licensure (LCPC or LCSW-C preferred)
- Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish
- Previous family violence or sexual assault experience (preferred)
- Experience working with adults and children (preferred)
- Understanding of the impact of intersectional oppressions on survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence
- Availability to work at least 2 evenings per week
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Team oriented and believes in a strengths-based approach to services
- Current driver’s license and reliable transportation with up-to-date insurance
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other computer software
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide individual and group therapy to a caseload of 12-15 clients
- Complete intake assessments, treatment plans, case notes and outcome measurements
- Collaborate with outside agencies for continuity of care
- Work at least two evenings to meet client needs
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
- Accurately complete client paperwork and compile reports as needed
- Document and communicate all pertinent information/issues to the Clinical Director
- Attend weekly supervision meetings with Clinical Director
- Attend clinical and agency staff meetings
- Maintain clinical license in good standing
- Prioritize the use of best and evidence based practices, including researching programming trends and current practices being used in other jurisdictions
- Other duties as assigned
An individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner as well as skillfully gathers and analyzes information.
Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, and conducts productive meetings. Speaks comfortably with a diverse array of individuals and groups. Reads, analyzes and interprets technical procedures, program policies or governmental regulations. Writes reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients and the general public.
Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; and makes timely decisions.
Maintains an ethical practice (e.g. awareness of ethical standards and conduct); demonstrates strong client relationships and interpersonal skills (e.g. establishes and maintains rapport, accurately perceives and understands clients, and maintains role boundaries); Recognizes diversity, individual difference, and cultural competency in clinical practice; implements appropriate assessment and intervention strategies; demonstrates competency in general clinical skills including the understanding of concepts, theory, and empirical foundations for practice.
Able to manage multiple projects; able to determine project urgency in a practical way; uses goals to guide actions; creates detailed action plans; organizes and schedules people and tasks effectively.
Cooperation and Teamwork
Works harmoniously with others to get a job done; responds positively to instructions and procedures; able to work well with staff, co-workers, peers and managers; shares critical information with everyone involved in a project; works effectively on projects that cross functional lines; helps to set a tone of cooperation within the work group and across groups; coordinates own work with others; seeks opinions; values working relationships; when appropriate facilitates discussion before decision-making process is complete.
Quality of Work
Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines; does work right the first time; corrects own errors; regularly produces accurate, thorough, professional work.
Personally responsible; completes work in a timely, consistent manner; works hours necessary to complete assigned work; is regularly present and punctual; arrives prepared for work; is committed to doing the best job possible; keeps commitments.
Commitment to Anti-racism, Anti-Oppression, Equity, and Inclusion (AAEI)
Uses an anti-racist lens to understand and critique the profession’s history. Understands the common framework for understanding racism, including the historical roots of racism and institutional racism. Provides effective and responsive services across language, culture and race. Develops skills to engage in interactions, discussions and courageous conversations with others, (i.e. co-workers, leaders, community members, other agencies’) around issues of race and bias.
Support of Diversity
Treats all people with respect; values diverse perspectives; participates in diversity training opportunities; provides a supportive work environment for a multicultural staff; applies the HopeWorks commitment to cultural proficiency; shows sensitivity to individual differences; treats others fairly without regard to race, sex, color, religion, mental or physical ability, health status, nation of origin, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation; recognizes differences; takes advantage of opportunities to learn and gain by working together; values and encourages unique skills and talents; seeks and considers diverse perspectives and ideas.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, communicate and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest and complete resume to:
NO phone calls
Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications, we receive, we will only respond to applicants whose candidacy is being considered.
HopeWorks is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.