Arizona's Children Association
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Would you like to help build a stronger Arizona for children and families? Do you have a passion for making a direct impact your community? We are looking for a licensed Therapist / Clinician to join our Tucson team. As a Therapist / Clinician you will be focused on the rapid response and urgent engagement clients.
Who We Are:
Founded in 1912, Arizona’s Children Association is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and families each year. When working with AzCA, you’ll be surrounded by highly talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families.
Why You'll Love Working for Us:
At Arizona's Children Association, our employees are our most valuable asset; and as such we offer a wide range of benefits to aid your health and wellness including:
- Eligibility for Medical, Dental, and Vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of employment
- Employee Assistance Program
- Generous paid time off, paid sick leave, and 8 paid holidays
- 403B Retirement Savings Plan
- Tuition Reimbursement and Discounts
- Clinical Licensure Reimbursement
Find your passion. Join our team!
What You'll Do:
- Conducts a full and ongoing assessment utilizing the program specific protocol
- Engages the child/ family collaboratively in order to create safety and stability for each family member.
- Develops and implements successful trauma informed intervention
- Plans for client treatment discharge/termination including establishing treatment plans
- Interacts professionally, clearly and in a timely manner with internal and external customers, other community professionals including staffing meetings, providing consultation or advocacy representing AzCA as a trauma informed agency.
- Participates in in-service training and educational opportunities outside the agency as required and as time and resources permit.
- Provides effective client treatment with regular supervision.
- Provisions psychotherapy to individuals and families
- Provides crisis management, including assessing and providing appropriate responses, handling the situation calmly.
Rapid Response Intake:
- Conducts a comprehensive psychosocial assessment and makes treatment recommendations, summarizes primary presenting issues, identifies child/family strengths, and formulates a diagnosis based on this initial interview.
- Reviews behavioral health documentation produced by BHT’s and provides feedback to BHT staff when necessary.
- Develops interim service plans that identify the next steps taken after intake by the provider and person/family, and what issues are to be addressed for ongoing assessment.
- Provides effective crisis assessment including the following of program triage protocol, arranging for emergency psychiatric evaluation/hospitalization as indicated by protocol, provides for follow-up, normalizes situation, discusses options and handles situation calmly.
- If no behavioral health problem exists, refers client to an appropriate community resource.
- Performs duties with knowledge and skill in group processes, establishes group commitment to common goals, and establishes an environment of mutual respect and understanding.
- Performs duties using knowledge and skill in assessment and diagnosis utilizing DSM-IV criteria.
- Understands human development and family life cycle in children and families and demonstrates application of this knowledge in assessment and diagnosis.
Minimum Education & Experience:
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college or university.
- 2 year’s relevant experience to include provision of clinical services
- Associate License required
Minimum Qualification & Requirements
- Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
- Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under the agency’s automobile policy.
- Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients’ homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies
- Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
- Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.
- An individual may qualify for this position if the individual is able to “perform safely” the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer