Title: Clinical Social Worker  (Temporarily Funded Position)

Reports to: Clinical Director

Purpose: The clinical social worker will be 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. The clinical social worker will also be responsible for intake and managing the continuum of care for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 12 - 23 who present at the Out Youth drop-in center.

Position type: Full-Time, Exempt, Temporary

Essential Functions:

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

  • Co-facilitate at least one weekly support group for transgender and non-binary adults. Group goals and focus will be determined collaboratively with co-facilitators and participants. Provide additional psycho-educational support groups as needed to meet the needs of this population.

  • Provide individual therapy, including assessment and treatment planning, to support the mental health and wellbeing of transgender adult clients.

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

  • Assist with the development of an adult mentoring program under the Transgender Wellness umbrella.

  • Complete general intakes at the Out Youth drop-in center for youth ages 12 - 23. Identify youth who may benefit from referrals, both internal and external, to support bio-psycho-social wellbeing.

  • Help further develop, facilitate, and oversee support groups at the Out Youth drop-in center.

  • Coordinate referrals as needed with mental health and/or medical providers for youth, young adults, and families.

  • Provide supervision of graduate student social work interns providing advocacy and case management services for clients of Out Youth and/or Transgender Wellness.   

  • 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.

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

 

Hours:

This position is a temporary, exempt, full-time position. We expect to receive funding from October 1, 2017 - September 30th, 2018. Evening and weekend hours are required. This position would require the clinician to provide services onsite at Out Youth on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays from (at minimum) 4:00 - 9:00 PM. The clinician would also be onsite at the KIND Clinic location each Thursday for a minimum of 7 hours, time frame to be determined. Additional scheduled hours would be determined at the discretion of the clinician and the clinical director.  Additional administrative and/or training hours will be required to complete documentation and ensure consistency of care.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), working toward LCSW.  

  • 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:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • 3 or more years counseling or social service experience.

  • Experience providing supervision to graduate-level social work interns.

  • 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 full-time, temporary funded position. Specific funding for this position will end on or before September 30, 2018. Out Youth cannot guarantee this position will continue after September 30, 2018. Also, this position may be subject to end before this period without notice.

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. 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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