Title: Contract Clinician (Social Worker or Counselor)  (Temporarily Funded Position)

Reports to: Clinical Director

Purpose: The contract clinician will responsible for providing high-quality case management, counseling, and co-facilitation of support groups on behalf of Transgender Wellness, a program of Out Youth, for transgender and non-binary identified adults.

Position type: Contract, Temporary

Essential Functions:

  • Attend Kind’s evening Gender Care Clinic, offered by Texas Health Action, bi-monthly. Inform Kind Clinic patients of behavioral support services offered by Transgender Wellness, a program of Out Youth.

  • Co-facilitate a weekly support group for transgender and non-binary adults. Group goals and focus will be determined collaboratively with co-facilitator(s) and participants.

  • Provide individual therapy, including assessment and treatment planning, to support the mental health and well-being of transgender clients.

  • Provide case management, client navigation, and/or advocacy services to address the bio-psycho-social needs of patients referred from the Kind Clinic.

  • Prepare and submit regular and timely documentation of services as required by funders and the Clinical Director.

  • Perform other activities and duties as directed by Clinical Director, including but not limited to providing additional clinical or social services on behalf Transgender Wellness, a program of Out Youth.

  • Arrange and receive clinical supervision as required by licensure, if applicable.

Hours: This position is a temporary, contract position funded from June 1st - September 30th, 2017. Hours would be a maximum of 10 weekly.

This position would require the clinician to provide services onsite at Out Youth Tuesday evenings from 5:00 - 8:30 PM and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 5:00 - 8:30 PM. On 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, effective July/August, the clinician would be providing services at the Gender Care Clinic from 5:00 - 8:30 PM. Additional administrative and/or training hours will be required to complete documentation and ensure consistency of care.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I) under clinical supervision, or equivalent licensure.

  • Cultural competence with the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Ability to work effectively with clients from a variety of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, and religious backgrounds.

  • Knowledgeable about  gender identity, sexuality, as well as systems of privilege and oppression.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with minimum direction and to meet deadlines.

  • Must be conscientious and detail oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years counseling or social service experience.

  • Experience collaborating with personnel in medical settings and/or community agencies.

  • Experience planning and facilitating therapeutic group activities.

  • Experience with providing comprehensive case management and treatment planning.

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish or American Sign Language).

  • Experience with or membership within with the trans or gender non-binary community.

Computer and Technology Skill Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, and other computer programs.

Pay

Pay will be commensurate with experience. This is a contract, temporary funded position.

This grant period will end on September 30, 2017. Transgender Wellness, a program of Out Youth,  cannot guarantee this position will continue after September 30, 2017.

Hiring Process:

Transgender Wellness, a program of Out Youth, is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment. We aim to reflect the diversity of the community we serves. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other factor protected by state, local, and/or federal laws. Applications will be accepted for at least two weeks from date of posting. Send your cover letter, resume, and references in PDF format by email to sarah.kapostasy@outyouth.org.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the this position. All personnel may periodically be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.

 

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