Society for the Protection & Care of Children Job Posting

TITLE: Therapist – Family Trauma Intervention Program (FTIP)

REPORTS TO: FTIP Clinical Supervisor

HOURS: Full Time – 40 hours per week including remote and in-office hours with flexibility to meet
personal and agency needs

JOB SUMMARY: Provides home-based counseling services to children of all ages and their families,
for whom the children are at risk of foster care placement, have experienced severe abuse or a
fatality, and/or where trauma, including exposure to domestic violence, has been a major
disruption to family life. General goals of the program include child well-being and relationship
repair. Attachment theory and psychodynamic theoretical underpinnings are woven into a variety
of evidenced based and trauma informed practices, and candidates must demonstrate working
knowledge of these frameworks.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
 Provides home-based, direct services to children (ages 0-18) and their parents –including (but
not restricted to) the following interventions: Child-Parent Psychotherapy; Trauma FocusedCognitive Behavioral Therapy; play therapy; family therapy; parent skills-training; and
supportive case management.
 Conducts formal and informal assessments for families referred to the program to determine
their clinical needs, including assessment of potential safety issues, family history, problem
identification, and necessary community linkages. Establishes safety plans for all families as
needed.
 Completes a variety of case documentation in the NYS Connections system and SPCC’s
internal database, maintaining accurate, up-to-date records on all referrals and open cases.
 Makes appropriate community referrals for children and parents when as necessary.
 Collaborates with community agencies and collateral contacts in order to facilitate optimal
working relationships.
 Actively participates in all levels of individual and group supervision and contributes positively
to an effective team dynamic.
 Attends mandatory trainings, including agency-wide events.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Minimum of a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), Social Work (LCSW,
LMSW), Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), Creative Arts Therapy (LCAT), Psychology
(licensed) or a related license-eligible field with a minimum of two years of experience
working with trauma, children, and families.
 Must be licensed or license eligible within 6-months of employment.
Society for the Protection & Care of Children Job Posting
 Familiar with the psycho-social aspects of child maltreatment, attachment, and multi-cultural
issues.
 Demonstrated commitment and ability to operate as a competent therapist in child
development, trauma, and attachment from a family systems perspective.
 Experience with Child Parent Psychotherapy and/or trauma focused clinical practices preferred.
 Candidate will ideally possess an interest, passion and/or experience working with infants,
young children 0-6 years old, and their families, from an Infant and Early Childhood Mental
Health (IEMCH) perspective. Upon hire, candidate will be provided with additional IEMCH
training.
 Adherence to professional and ethical standards, including ethical principles related to client
interaction, documentation, report writing, file maintenance, and confidentiality.
 Willingness to conduct continuous progression of professionalism by attending available
workshops and seminars.
 A valid NYS driver’s license in good standing in alignment with agency requirements.
 A demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work and delivering services
with a trauma-informed and equitable lens.

WORKING AT SPCC: As an employer, SPCC believes that it is our responsibility to offer a work
environment that is family-friendly, flexible scheduling, supportive, and trauma-informed. Professional
development opportunities that enhance program goals and employee needs are offered. Quality
weekly individual and group supervision is prioritized for all staff. SPCC is committed to the work of
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and delivering services with a trauma-informed and equitable lens. We
are seeking candidates who can contribute to this standard and purpose of the agency in efforts to
better serve the well-being of all.

Candidate will be required to successfully complete the Agency Confidentiality Agreement, required
Background Check, and State Central Register Clearance. The Candidate must possess a valid NYS
driver’s license with a good driving record and carry agency required levels of automobile liability
insurance.

This position is benefits eligible.

SUBMIT APPLICATION and RESUME TO: Jess Ghio, Receptionist at Jghio@spcc-roch.org

DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

APPLICATION LINK HERE: Employment Opportunities – Society for the Protection and Care of Children (spcc-roch.org)