Position Title: Bilingual Therapist (English/Spanish)
Supervisor: Clinical Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time (40 hrs)
Full-time Therapist is responsible for providing individual and group therapy to Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual violence and adult survivors and child witnesses to domestic violence in our outpatient setting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT:
• 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)
• Availability to work at least 2 evenings per week
• Hybrid services (in-person and or remote work) depending on the needs of clients
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Passionate about the mission and philosophy of HopeWorks
• 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
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.
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.
Commitment to Social Change and Social Justice
Willing and able to approach their work with an understanding and appreciation of social change and social justice issues.
HopeWorks’ staff are invested and engaged in altering the systems and imbalances of power that maintain the status quo and are root causes of sexual and intimate partner violence - including racism, transphobia, poverty, xenophobia, ableism, and other forms of oppression. The successful candidate will have a commitment to social justice. The ideal applicant would also be aligned with the HopeWorks Values:
We affirm the worth and dignity of every person in our diverse community and we meet each person with respect and compassion.
We affirm each person’s right to name and live free from physical, psychological, emotional, and economic violence and other threats to self-determination.
We affirm each person’s right and capacity to make choices and decisions about their own lives.
We believe that widespread change of social norms requires participation of individuals in all their complexity, family, friends and neighbors as well as engagement of civic life and social services.
We acknowledge that creating the community we want requires long-term strategies that will address the root causes of sexual and intimate partner violence and alter the systems and balances of power that maintain the status quo.
We acknowledge that ending sexual and intimate partner violence requires structural change. Social justice makes room for change to come from those communities that are most affected by social inequity.
To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest and complete resume via the Paylocity website.
NO phone calls please