Early Childhood Therapist- Part-time
Spofford’s early childhood program is expanding and has an immediate need for an Early Childhood Therapist. Part-time position with potential to expand to full-time. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
-The Early Childhood Therapist will provide a broad range of services including individual and family therapy to young children, ages 2-12 years, who display emotional and behavioral symptoms and have limited access to mental health services.
-This position may collaborate with Head Start teachers and service providers to improve the social and emotional functioning and well-being of the child in the classroom and at home.
-The therapist will work in-home, at Head Start sites and/or at Spofford to provide services for young children and their families.
The Cornerstones of Care Family of Agencies is committed to the Sanctuary Model, a comprehensive trauma-informed method for creating change and helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences. It is a whole system approach built around the framework of SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss, and Future). It is designed to facilitate the development of structures, processes, and behaviors on the part of staff, children and the community as a whole that can counteract the physical and psychological wounds suffered by the children, youth, and families in our care. The ultimate outcome of a trauma informed philosophy is the creation of safe, therapeutic living and working environments for our clients, families, agency members and ancillary providers which espouse the proactive principles of growth, change, and empowerment of the individual for the betterment of the community. Each employee across our family of agencies has the responsibility to demonstrate the tenets of the Sanctuary Model in their work with clients and in their interaction with other team members. Demonstrating these tenets is considered an essential responsibility for all staff in all positions across our family of agencies.
-Requires awareness and responsiveness to the cultural and environmental needs of the client, including a flexible schedule to meet family availability.
-Knowledge of attachment, play and trauma-informed interventions is necessary.
-The therapist will prepare child and family assessments, treatment plans, goals, strategies, and interventions and document all contact with child and family.
-Supervision will be under the general direction of the Program Director of Community-based Services.
Education Level: Masters’ Degree in a clinical discipline and at least two years’ experience working with emotionally troubled children & families. LPC or LCSW in MO required.
In addition to the above requirements, incumbent must:
- Complete Sanctuary training in a timely manner;
- Have a valid driver’s license and proof of current vehicle insurance;
- Follow all agency policies;
- Be able to pass State Abuse, Neglect and criminal background checks;
- Be able to carry out the essential functions of the position with, or without, accommodation.
- Perform all job duties in which demonstrates a commitment to Sanctuary values and practices.
- Demonstrate awareness and understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity of clients, staff and other community partners.
EOE/Drug Screens/Must be at least 21/Smoke Free Campus
If you’re ready to join a team of professionals that are dedicated to making a difference, we want to hear from you!
For consideration, please apply on-line at www.cornerstonesofcare.org