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Therapist

Under general supervision of the Clinical Director, the Therapist will provide professional therapy for survivors of sexual violence.

Essential Functions/ Duties

· Provide individual therapy and co-facilitates psycho-educational groups as needed.

· Counsels individuals or groups regarding sexual abuse, violence or assault and challenges such as stress, and trauma. Utilize evaluative techniques to assist and develop a therapeutic treatment plan for each client individually.

· Interviews clients to obtain information concerning previous history or other pertinent information.

· Observes client to detect indications of abnormal physical or mental behavior.

· Consistently reviews progress of treatment goals to continue to evaluate client needs.

· Plans and administers therapeutic treatment, such as behavior modification and stress management therapy, using biofeedback equipment, to assist patient in controlling disorders and other problems.

· Change method and degree of therapy when indicated by client.

· Discuss progress toward goals with client regularly.

· Consults with Director of Clinical Services or other specialists concerning treatment plan of clients.

· Refers clients to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.

· Refer clients to other resources when not appropriate for Ampersand services.

· Consult with other therapists working with victims of sexual violence.

· Network with area professionals to provide a coordinated service delivery system for victims of sexual violence.

· Provide consultation to professionals about working with and treating victims of sexual violence.

· Staff crisis line and provide office coverage when needed.

· Train volunteers to provide crisis intervention counseling and advocacy services to victims of sexual violence.

· Provide crisis intervention counseling and advocacy services to victims of sexual violence.

· Maintain license or certification and comply with their certification and licensure requirements.

· Carry manageable client caseload; conduct assessments, treatment planning, case coordination, and group and/or individual therapy.

· Respect and maintain a high standard of confidentiality for all clients and cases.

· Provide case coordination, referrals and advocacy.

· Provide court testimony when necessary, including expert witness testimony.

· Maintain professional documentation and record keeping for client files.

· Engage in ongoing evaluation of services and treatment modalities.

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