Women in Transition seeks full-time therapist

Women in Transition (WIT) is an organization dedicated to helping individuals move forward from domestic violence and substance abuse.  WIT empowers people to find safety by providing telephone support, peer support groups, counseling and advocacy, referral and community education services.

Our staff members are dedicated and passionate professionals who are inspired to make the world a safer and healthier place.  We do this work to educate individuals so that they can feel empowered to protect themselves from violence, to be a compassionate listening ear for people who feel like they are suffering intimate partner violence alone, to be a loud voice in the streets drawing awareness to the fact that the fight against gender-based violence is not over, and to be powerful advocates for collaborative systems change.   The WIT office is located in Center City, Philadelphia.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Assess and provide evidence-based individual and group therapy to domestic violence survivors with trauma-related mental health challenges
• Help clients develop and implement safety, goal and advocacy plans
• Provide client advocacy, accompaniment and service coordination for clients involved with multiple service providers
• Conduct follow-up phone calls with clients who no-show and for clients referred to external resources
• Offer crisis intervention for walk-in clients
• Serve as back-up telephone counselor for the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline and WIT’s LifeLine hotline
• Accurately document all program and direct service activities including keeping client records current and up-to-date

Skills & Experience
• 3-5 years direct service experience in social service agency preferred
• Knowledge of mental health and drug & alcohol system
• Excellent listening and problem-solving skills
• Strong verbal communication & interpersonal skills
• Highly motivated
• Well organized, focused, and committed to advancing safety for WIT clients
• Strong advocacy skills for both client and systems change
• Commitment to working with clients experiencing domestic violence and substance abuse to develop a plan for their safety and to preserve their right to determine what is best for them
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse range groups of clients
• Working knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence and its impact on adults and children
• Experience facilitating groups preferred but not required
• Broad knowledge of local community resources
• Ability to maintain client and program records and to submit them in a timely fashion
• Computer proficiency
• Ability to work flexible and evening hours

Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in field of social work
• Licensed therapist (proof of licensure required)
• 2 years’ experience with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and related modalities preferred
• Upon hiring, within 60 days, must complete 40 hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training and the Crime Victims Compensation Training, and within 30 days must provide FBI, Act 33 criminal background check and child abuse clearances

Salary & Benefits
• Annual salary low to mid $50s
• After a one month period, benefits are available including paid leave, health & dental insurance, Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance

How to Apply
• To apply for the position, please email a current resume and cover letter to here.

Hiring for this position is contingent on contract funding award.


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