Contract Youth Program Therapist (Part Time)
Update (7/15/2019: This position has been filed.
Under the direction of the Clinical Director, the Contract Youth Program Therapist is responsible for planning and facilitating open-ended grief support groups for children and teens who have experienced the death of a loved one. This position collaborates with other program staff and volunteers on planning and implementing innovative grief support services in the Seattle area.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Create curriculum for children’s grief support groups and concurrent caregiver groups
- Facilitate open-ended, child-centered grief support groups for children, teens, and their caregivers
- Conduct briefing meetings with volunteers before each group and debriefing meetings after each group
- Respond to clinical emergencies and volunteer/group member concerns
- Maintain consistent contact with group member guardians/caregivers as needed
- Assess for mental health and behavioral concerns among group members and take appropriate clinical action as needed
- Participate in clinical staff meetings
- Provide occasional sick/vacation coverage for adult group facilitators
- Assist in the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteer co-facilitators
- Provide outreach to schools and other community organizations in need of grief support
- Participate in planning and implementation of children’s program events including Summer Camp, Holiday party, Summer BBQ, May Walk, etc.
- Participate in broader Healing Center program activities including Ceremony of Remembrance, Oktoberfest, Annual Luncheon, etc.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or other related field
- Group facilitation experience with children, teens and adults
- Facility in interacting with children in child-centered manner
- Experience implementing therapeutic play techniques with children and teens
- Experience with clinical interventions around behavior and mental health concerns in children
- Understanding of grief and loss across the lifespan
- Proficiency in collaborating with team members
- Experience in training, recruiting, and managing volunteers
- Understanding of and dedication to the mission of the Healing Center
- Demonstrated ability to work within a growing non-profit environment
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Must possess sound judgment; prioritization and follow-through skills; attention to details; dependability; tact; and ability to maintain confidential information.
- Flexibility in schedule to include the potential for both evening and weekend hours
Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience.
About The Healing Center:
The Healing Center offers a safe, loving place that honors grief and helps individuals move through it and heal. We serve children, teens, and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.
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