Clinician, Therapeutic Visitation Program

TITLE:  Clinician, Therapeutic Visitation Program (FULL TIME POSITION)


HOURS: Some evening hours included; schedule negotiated upon hiring.  40 hours per week.


JOB SUMMARY: Provide child-focused counseling to children and their parents impacted by maltreatment, neglect, attachment disruption, loss, separation (often through foster care), high conflict divorce and custody, and histories of trauma within the context of supervised visitation. Primarily office-based with some home and community sessions.  Goals are developed to promote healing and support the well-being of the child within the family system.   Attachment theory and psychodynamic theoretical underpinnings are woven into a variety of evidence & practice based and trauma informed practices; candidate must demonstrate working knowledge of these frameworks. Therapists maintain all aspects of treatment (i.e., intake, assessment, developing treatment goals, providing therapeutic sessions, preparing reports, maintaining files, communicating with collaterals, etc.)  Therapist must demonstrate verbal and written communication that maintains a child-focus and preserves the high caliber and integrity of the program and agency.


QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling, or a related field, with at least two years of clinical experience working with children and families.  Must be licensed or license eligible (with license approval within one year of hire); Infant Mental Health Endorsed or Endorsement eligible preferred.  Applicant must be familiar with the psycho-social aspects of child maltreatment, neglect, trauma, and high-conflict custody.  Infant-Parent Psychotherapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, or Creative Arts Therapy experience preferred.  Excellent verbal and writing skills are required. Basic computer skills required. Selected candidate will continuously be expected to advance his/her professional knowledge and skills by attending relevant workshops and seminars and must demonstrate the commitment and ability to perform as a competent child-focused therapist.


WORKING AT SPCC: As an employer, SPCC believes that it is our responsibility to offer a work environment that is family-friendly, supportive, and trauma-informed, with generous paid time off and flexible scheduling.  Professional development opportunities that enhance program goals and employee needs are offered, including many no-cost CEUs for clinical positions (LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, LCAT).  Quality weekly individual and group supervision is prioritized for all staff. This position will be eligible for health insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, dental and vision insurance, EAP, and 401K.


SPCC is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the agency and therefore encourage people of color as well as those with a diverse range of languages, heritages, experiences and identities to apply.  Applicant will complete Agency Confidentiality Agreement and must successfully complete a Background Check, and State Central Register Clearance. Applicant must possess a valid NYS driver’s license with a good driving record and carry agency required levels of automobile liability insurance.



Laurie Valentine, Chief Strategic Officer