Current Job Opportunities

Title: Full-Time OR Three-Quarter Time Group Therapist 

Reports to: Clinical & Social Services Director

Purpose:

The group therapist will co-facilitate support groups on behalf of Transgender Wellness, a program of Out Youth, for transgender and non-binary identified adults, and carry a limited caseload of individual counseling clients. During the 2019 - 2020 school year, the group therapist will also provide campus-based therapeutic activities to LGBTQ+ students and allies in area middle and high schools. Finally, the group therapist (if full-time) will direct support groups at the drop-in center for youth ages 12 - 18. 

Position type:

Three-Quarter Time (would exclude group responsibilities related to drop-in center youth) or Full-Time, Exempt 

Essential Functions:

  • On a limited basis provide individual psychotherapy, including assessment, diagnosis (using the DSM-5), and treatment planning, to support the mental health and well-being of adults participating in the Transgender Wellness Program (approximately 4 clients). 

  • Co-facilitate at least two weekly support group for transgender and non-binary adults. Group goals and focus will be determined collaboratively with co-facilitators and participants. 

  • Plan, coordinate, and deliver on-site psycho-educational support groups for students at Title I schools in collaboration with Communities In Schools of Central Texas.

  • Plan, coordinate, and deliver on-site support groups for youth at the drop-in center. 

  • Assist with the development and revision and oversee the implementation of a variety of  curricula addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ youth. 

  • Coordination and oversight of co-facilitators, including graduate student social work and/or counseling interns, assigned to in-school and drop-in center groups in conjunction with Clinical Director. Provide effective and timely coaching, feedback and intervention to co-facilitators as needed.

  • Prepare and submit regular and timely documentation of services as required by funders, Communities In Schools, 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: 

Evening and weekend as well as daytime hours are required. Schedule will be determined in Coordination with the Clinical and Social Services Director. 

We are offering this position as either a three-quarter time position (30 hours per week) or a full-time position (40 hours per week) and can work with the needs of a qualified candidate. Both qualify for benefits as outlined below, except salary, which will be adjusted accordingly.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), working toward LCSW or LPC-I/LMFT-A. 

  • 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:

  • 3 or more years counseling or social service experience.

  • Experience providing supervision to helping professionals. 

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

  • Experience planning and facilitating therapeutic group activities.

  • 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 Google Suite and other computer programs.


Pay: 

$38,000 - $40,000 for full-time, based upon level of experience.  

Benefits: 

As a three-quarter time or full-time exempt employee, this position is eligible for Out Youth-sponsored benefits, including health and dental insurance, 4 weeks of vacation as congruent with the established organizational schedule, and additional paid-time-off (PTO) by request. 

As applicable, the Out Youth will also pay for ongoing clinical supervision for this position’s  licensure up to $250 per month. 

Hiring Process:

Out Youth is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment. Out Youth aims to reflect the diversity of the community it 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 any questions regarding this posting to jobs@outyouth.org. No phone calls will be accepted. The position will remain open until filled. 

To Apply: 

Send your cover letter, resume, references, and employment application in PDF format by email to jobs@outyouth.org. Employment application can be downloaded at: http://www.outyouth.org/employment-application 

Disclaimer:

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

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