Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center – Clinician I – Open Doors Outreach Network

Posted Aug 11, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Aug 19, 2022


The Clinician I will work as part of the Open Doors Team to provide survivor-centered therapeutic services to victims/survivors of commercial sexual exploitation based on assessed needs in a victim centered manner. The Clinician will also serve as one of the first responders and provide immediate crisis intervention and mobile direct services support once a victim/survivor is identified. They will provide psychotherapy services to adults and children who are primary or secondary victims of human trafficking.

There are two opportunities available in this role. One serving NE Florida and the other serving Daytona and its surrounding areas.

Essential duties and responsibilities

THERAPUETIC • Provides ongoing mobile therapeutic services to victims and their families (if appropriate) wherever the victim is housed. • Completes individual clinical assessments to ensure victims receive a comprehensive, trauma-informed, culturally-competent direct service plan that meets the individual needs of the victim/survivor. • Implements counseling services utilizing current best practices in core arenas of trauma treatment, holistic strength based case management, danger and lethality assessment, high risk case management, crisis intervention, constructive coping, resiliency, and interdisciplinary teamwork • Ensures that therapy services are delivered in a manner that is consistent with Policy Center policies, applicable laws, contracts, professional standards, and community expectations • Provides individual, family, and group counseling COLLABORATIVE • Supports the development of the individual wellness plans alongside the Survivor Mentor and Regional Advocate. • Works in partnership with the Regional Advocate and Survivor Mentor to provide mobile direct services based on the needs identified in the victim’s individual needs assessment • Works collaboratively with other member of First Responder Network to ensure that the needs of victims are met • Participates on multidisciplinary teams to present care plans for proper care • Collaborates within management team to achieve best practices, trauma informed and survivor centered delivery of services ADVOCACY AND CARE MANAGEMENT • Verifies victim’s eligibility for services/benefits based on individual situations • Accompanies victims to court hearings as needed • Assists with referrals and accompanies to appointments as needed • Provides and ensures support for immediate health and safety such as crisis intervention; accompaniment to hospitals for medical examinations; emergency clothing or transportation to appointments as needed • Provides safety planning on an as needed basis • Provides confidential information regarding victim rights • Advocates for clients and victims of human trafficking ADMINISTRATIVE • Completes documentation as required by funding entities, courts, referral sources • Completes administrative paperwork thoroughly and in a timely manner • Maintains thorough and accurate files as required by agency policy. Protects client confidentiality, following protocols to obtain signed informed consent forms for release of information Secondary Functions • Participate in the development of Human Trafficking awareness campaigns • Participate in co-facilitating trainings and groups • Supervise volunteer interns • Support DBWPC programs and events Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions listed above.


Network: • Ability to assess trauma and recovery and identify the unique and individualized needs of a commercially exploited or sex trafficked victim • Ability to work with the Outreach Team in a peer-to-peer environment while leading the development of a victim’s individualized Wellness Plan • Availability to work flexible hours and days and has ability to be on call 24/7 when requested. • Team player, flexible and nonjudgmental. • Committed to the experiences of vulnerable individuals and families. • Excellent communication skills. Organizational • Understanding of Girl-Centered Principles – Understands girl-centered principles and is willing to grow in knowledge of these principles • Growth-Mindset – Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embraces reflective practice • Solution-Oriented – Brings possible solutions when presenting obstacles or challenges to supervisor • Collaborative – Seeks input and buy-in from girls, colleagues, and external partners, as appropriate Individual: • Knowledge of causes and symptoms of mental health issues • Knowledge of family and relationship dynamics • Knowledge of the impact of individual and intergenerational trauma • Knowledge of the impact and dynamics of sexual exploitation on youth • Knowledge of Florida Safe Harbor laws • Knowledge of resources available to victims/survivors in Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns, and Baker counties; or demonstrated ability to develop resource networks • Experience navigating the juvenile justice and child welfare systems • Experience in emergency response and crisis management • Demonstrated ability to document interventions appropriately and on deadline • Experience completing needs and risk assessments

Education and Experience

• A minimum of 2-4 years related professional experience • Master's degree and completed internship from a FL license-eligible program that allows the applicant to register as an intern in the clinical social work, mental health counseling or marriage and family therapy disciplines • This position is part of a first responder team and requires availability during evening and weekend hours • Experience with clients who have experienced complex trauma including sexual abuse and/or sexual exploitation COVID-19 considerations: DBWPC has COVID policy and procedure in place. DBWPC is a mandatory vaccine employer.

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