Psychotherapist

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York is a not-for-profit charity serving children, families, and individuals with developmental disabilities across New York City and Long Island. Our staff of over 600 people provide caring and professional services to nearly 2,000 people every year. Since 1930, Little Flower has been committed to improving the lives and well-being of those we serve by providing foster boarding home care, residential treatment care and where appropriate, adoption. Our work focuses on strengthening the family so that they can provide a safe nurturing environment for raising children and to overcome a myriad of obstacles that threaten a child's safety. Position Summary The Psychotherapist works in the Residential Treatment Center with residents and their families to help them cope with a range of psychiatric, psychological and emotional problems. The Psychotherapists uses individualized treatment plans and a variety of non-medical-based treatments to address thought processes, feelings and behavior, understanding inner conflicts, and find new ways to deal with, and alleviate, distress. Position Responsibilities: * Conducts a series of sessions with the child and family on a weekly basis, to assess need, explore issues and build trust; * Encourages the child to talk about and explore his/her feelings and behavior and what changes can be made; * Evaluates therapy outcomes and writes reports * Monitors treatment plans and modifies them when needed * Work with staff in providing suggestions for therapeutic interventions with the clients * Utilize evidence-based models (e.g. TF-CBT, CBT+) * Participate in evidence-based practice trainings and consultation calls as needed Qualifications: * LCSW/LMHC/LMSW (clinical hours available) * Experience with evidence-based models (e.g. TF-CBT, CBT+) preferred * At least two years of experience with children and families is preferred * Ability to establish effective working relationship with supervisors, workers, clerical staff as well as with youth and families * Ability to work collaboratively with an Interdisciplinary Treatment team * Ability to prepare clear, accurate and comprehensive case reports * Strong verbal and written communication skills Travel Requirements: This position is located in Brooklyn.

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