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Therapist, Unaccompanied Children Program - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Company: Bethany
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Therapist, Unaccompanied Children Program - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Requisition #: req12733

Location: Paw Paw, MI

Hours: Part-time (20 hours/week)

SIGN ON BONUS
$750 Sign on
$750 Retention Bonus at 6 months of employment
Note: Internal candidates do not qualify for sign-on bonuses.

What it's like to work here

We love God and we love people. Love like that motivates us to cast a big vision and believe that, together, we can change the world through family. For more than 75 years, our faith has inspired us to serve children and families close to home and around the world.

At Bethany, our culture is driven by five core values:

  • We're motivated by our faith.
  • We support one another.
  • We champion justice.
  • We pursue excellence.
  • We're in it for the long haul. How your role makes a difference

    Imagine facing violence, extreme poverty, unexpected separation from your family, gang extortion, or trafficking-all before the age of 12. That's the reality for unaccompanied children, primarily from Central America, who are seeking asylum at the U.S. border. The vast majority have one wish: to reunite with a family member or sponsor already in the U.S. In other words, to know they're finally safe and out of harm's way.

    You'll be one of the first to welcome unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children when they arrive at the program, helping them feel safe and assessing their needs. You'll join a team that takes action, providing exceptional care and helping children reunite with their family.

    Your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
    • Conducting initial assessments
    • Developing and implementing therapeutic plans
    • Holding weekly individual and group therapy sessions
    • Coordinating reunification plans
    • Facilitating transfers
    • Attending trainings, meetings, and supervision sessions
    • Preparing reports and required documentation. We invest in you

      Individual development support from our clinical supervisor, a seasoned therapist experienced in various modalities and environments.

      Opportunity to accumulate hours toward licensure requirements.

      Opportunity for hands-on learning of proven evidence-based practices, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and others.

      Experience working in a team environment with other professionals who support one another, pursue excellence, and are in it for the long haul.

      Competitive benefits package
      • Low-cost health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)
      • Matching 403B retirement contributions
      • Generous time off (11 paid holidays, separate vacation, sick, and paid absence banks)
      • Comprehensive employee assistance program
      • Employer covered long-term disability and term life insurance QUALIFICATIONS:

        What will make you successful
        • This position requires a master's degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or related field of study from an accredited college.
        • Must be license eligible.
        • Bilingual English and Spanish required.
        • Prior experience working with children and families from diverse cultures with sensitivity to cultural differences and norms, strongly preferred.
        • Computer skillssufficient to perform essential functions including knowledge of MicrosoftOffice suite;
        • Must be 21 years old with a valid driver'slicense with at least 3 years driving experience in the U.S. to operate avehicle on behalf of Bethany. Must also pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR)check and maintain a reliable vehicle with proof of adequate insurancecoverage;
        • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries.
        • Documentation of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases or the willingness to receive vaccination, or seeking an exemption;
        • Subscribe to and integrate the agency statement of faith and mission statement.

Keywords: Bethany, Kalamazoo , Therapist, Unaccompanied Children Program - Bilingual (English/Spanish), Other , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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