Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center-Clinician I

Posted May 17, 2024 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Jul 31, 2024


Purpose of Position The Clinician I will work as part of the programming team to provide survivor-centered therapeutic services to victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) based on assessed needs in a victim centered manner. The Clinician I will also serve as one of the first responders and provide immediate crisis intervention and mobile direct services support once a victim is identified. They will provide psychotherapy services to adults and children who are primary or secondary victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Essential Functions • Provides individual, family (when appropriate) and group counseling services, utilizing best practices related to trauma, strength based, holistic approaches to also include constructive coping and resiliency strategies.(20%) • 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. (5%) • Ensures that therapy services are delivered in a manner that is consistent with Policy Center policies, applicable laws, contracts, professional standards, and community expectations (2.5%) • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, partnering with the Regional Advocates and Survivor Mentors to provide mobile direct services based on the needs identified in the victim’s individual needs assessment (10%) • Supports the development of the individual wellness plans alongside the Survivor Mentor and Regional Advocate. (5%) • Facilitates crisis intervention care as needed to include safety planning to support the needs and safety of the victim (10%) • Provides for and ensures support for immediate health and safety such as crisis intervention, safety planning, and accompaniment to hospitals for medical examinations, emergency clothing or transportation to other appointments as needed (5%) • 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 (2.5%) • Completes and submits contract required data collection methods and forms (mileage, victim transportation and client needs forms, SPL’s and special needs requirements) and any corrections needed, within the agency timelines, making them suitable for invoice submission per the Operations Mgr and COO (2.5%) • Advocates for victims needs alongside and/or on behalf of victims and their families in courts, schools and other systems (2.5%) • Documents interventions as required by internal policies & procedures to comply with HIPAA, funding contract, courts and to meet research needs (10%) • Informs research and strategic advocacy agendas by elevating victim’s voices and stories to Policy Center leadership (2.5%) • Provides feedback through surveys, interviews, reports, and other data collection mechanisms to help inform the agency leadership about service gaps and outcomes of service provisions in the Northeast Florida region (3%) • Participates in DBWPC and the programming team staff meetings and decision-making processes (2.5%) • Provides 24-hour, on-site crisis response for calls to 24-Hour access line (10%) • Fulfills other duties as assigned based on program and victim needs. (2.5%) Secondary Functions • Participates in the development of Human Trafficking awareness campaigns (1%) • Participates in co-facilitating groups based on needs of victims (2.5%) • Supports DBWPC programs and events (1%) Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions listed above.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Organizational: • 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 victims, 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 • Availability to work flexible hours and days and has ability to be on call 24/7 when scheduled. • Team player, flexible and nonjudgmental. • Committed to the experiences of vulnerable individuals and families. • Excellent communication skills.

Education and Experience

Required Education and Experience • A minimum of 2 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 • Experience with clients who have experienced complex trauma including sexual abuse and/or sexual exploitation *Internship can be counted towards professional experience.

Salary/Salary Range

From $49,000 Annually

How to Apply


Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center


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