Just Us - Therapist

Oasis Center:  Oasis Center provides a wide range of opportunities that reflect the diverse needs of youth and their families, from crisis intervention to youth leadership and community engagement to college and career access.

Position: Just Us Clinical Therapist

Summary: To provide immediate crisis intervention/referral/intake services mainly for but not exclusively to clients who identify within a marginalized sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or as intersex who are referred through the crisis phone line/crisis walk-in service/community based agencies/Just Us/Students of Stonewall programs; provide individual, family and group counseling; provide support as needed to coordinators for other programming for LGBTQ youth, provide case management and aftercare services to assigned clients; and actively participate in the Clinical and Just Us teams.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Provide individual, family, and group counseling services for youth and young adults who are experiencing a housing crisis.
  • Utilize creative approaches to provide therapeutic supports for youth beyond talk therapy or other traditional methods.
  • Assist in  a comprehensive assessment of youth’s needs to ensure youth are matched with appropriate interventions
  • Operate from a family systems approach to support young people in family strengthening efforts, as appropriate.
  • Engage in a case conferencing approach with youth, case managers, and other parties as relevant to understand youth’s needs, strengths, and goals and to create a plan for services.
  • Provide liaison, advocacy and referral services with appropriate mental health centers, courts, physicians, school systems, Department of Children’s Services and others as needed.
  • Provide crisis response support in helping youth mediate conflict with families, friends, peers, and roommates.
  • Conduct therapeutic support groups with LGBTQ teens and young adults and other groups as needed
  • Participate in clinical on-call rotation
  • Document client interactions in a consistent and ethical manner.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Strong capacity to form meaningful, caring, and affirming relationships with all young people, including LGBTQ+ youth.
  • One-year relevant experience with LGBTQ youth.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply behavior management techniques, basic counseling principals, crisis intervention theory, group work theory, and systems theory.
  • Knowledge and ability to access community resources.
  • Knowledge of an ability to apply Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care, and evidence-informed practices based in an understanding of adolescent and family development.
  • Clear understanding of racial inequities and other forms of discrimination and willingness to operate from an anti-oppression model.
  • Understanding of and ability to deliver services through a low barrier approach.
  • Spanish-speaking a plus, but not required.

Educational Requirements:     Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or other related field, plus one year of relevant experience


Please send a cover letter and resume to Joseph Clark (he/him) - jclark@oasiscenter.org

No phone calls please.

Details

  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 37K-41K
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