Therapist - Caminos Program

Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States Full-time

Caminos Program - Therapist

Reports to: Care Team Coordinator – Caminos West

FLSA Classification:  Exempt

Last date reviewed: 11/16/2018

Position Summary: To provide individual, group and family therapy to children, adolescents, and their families; conduct mental health assessments and screen for human trafficking concerns; maintain current and accurate case documentation and provide crisis intervention and support services.


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for providing youth with individual counseling sessions at least one time weekly, providing additional support as clinically necessary.
  • Responsible for ensuring group counseling sessions are provided in the residential milieu at least twice weekly and that one session is facilitated by a therapist.
  • Works with youth and family/sponsor to establish short term goals and objectives.
  • Provides assistance with the completion of the individual service plan and required assessments within regulatory time frames.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing clinical interventions designed to assist the youth with acclimating to Board of Child Care and life in the United States.
  • Responsible for ensuring the youth are given the support necessary to identify and discuss concerns related to their journey into the United States or life in home country.
  • Collaborates with program staff to ensure that interventions and supports are established to modify dysfunctional behaviors and assist the youth to heal and strengthen their internal resources as well as learn socially appropriate skills.
  • Conducts screenings and assessments to identify special needs, developmental, medical or mental health concerns as well as criminal history, gang involvement, trauma and/or trafficking related concerns in accordance with mandated timeframes.
  • Conducts and documents risk assessment screenings in accordance with mandated timeframes.
  • Provides crisis intervention and supports.
  • Ensures all assessments and screenings reflect involvement of the youth, family and potential sponsors as appropriate.
  • Therapist, within the scope of professional license, to provide individual, family, and group verbal therapies.
  • Promote child/youth/family understanding of available Board of Child Care and community resources and facilitate referrals as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with the Board of Child Care staff members and community resources to address clients’ service needs.
  • Evaluate the child’s/youth’s/family’s progress towards goal attainment on a designated basis in line with individual treatment and discharge plan goals.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with families, children/youth, colleagues, consultants and community agencies.
  • Active participation in mandatory case review and planning meetings, demonstrating the ability to present an accurate and concise client summary to both internal and external team members.
  • Complete required documentation and reports within the defined time lines.
  • Ensure assigned case records meet documentation standards both with regards to documentation in the required agency, state and federal databases and with regards to the client case file.
  • Acts in the capacity as Therapist On Call.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and familiarity with both Board of Child Care and Office of Refugee.
  • Resettlement Policy and Procedures relating to the care and supervision of Unaccompanied Children.  This includes knowledge of legal background and authority governing the practice as related to working with Unaccompanied Children.


Non Essential Functions:

  • Identify supervision and/or professional training needs to supervisor as they arise.



  • Accountability for Others
  • Accurate Listening
  • Alignment with BCC Core Values
  • Balanced Decision Making
  • Commitment to the Job
  • Consistency and Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Handling Stress
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Self-Motivated
  • Meeting Standards
  • Persistence
  • Personal Accountability
  • Relating to Others
  • Time Management
  • Frequent Interaction with Others
  • Frequent Change
  • Urgency 

Supervisory Responsibility:



Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

In the nature of being at a residential and school living environment there may be times you experience conditions in which challenging behavior can be exhibited from our youth to include but not limited to, physical agitation, physical violence and/or emotion outburst.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Physically intervene and restrain student, as necessary.  Provide crisis intervention.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and must include two evening shifts (e.g. 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.). Must rotate through as Therapist on Call. Eligible for flex schedule. Non-essential for snow emergencies.


May include some travel by car to community-based meetings, to the local hospital emergency department to support a youth who is awaiting psychiatric evaluation following an emergency petition, and/or transportation of youth to community-based meetings.  Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area, occasional out of state travel, and overnight travel may be expected.


Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or University
  • Current LGSW, LGPC, LCSW-C, LCPC, LGMFT, LCMFT, LGPAT, LCPAT or other applicable State Licensure
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish




Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience working with diverse populations, including refugee and/or unaccompanied children and adolescents
  • At least one year post-graduate experience
  • Current advanced level of State Licensure

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Knowledge of normal and abnormal human growth and development
  • Ability to assess family strengths, level of functioning, and service needs
  • Ability to assess children’s and youth’s strengths, levels of functioning, and service needs
  • Ability to effectively develop and implement service treatment plans which include transition/discharge planning
  • Ability to analyze case information and reach a sound decision based on objective information
  • Ability to render a diagnostic impression using the DSM-5
  • Ability to develop/implement effective treatment strategies and interventions
  • Ability to provide individual, group and family verbal therapies using evidence-based protocols
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a treatment team
  • Ability to effectively express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Ability to utilize electronic health record system.
  • TCI (upon hire)
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Maintenance of a valid State issued professional license in good standing
  • CPS clearances
  • TB test negative
  • Physical completed by a health care professional
  • Federal and State Fingerprinting Background Checks
  • Drug screening (Pre-Employment and Random)


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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