Looking to work for a dynamic organization that is truly making a difference in the lives of girls? Want to know that what you is contributing to making big changes? Join a team that uses a 4 prong approach to change policies for girls at risk or in the juvenile justice system! At the Policy Center, we utilize research, advocacy, training and technical assistance and Model Programming to change the lives of girls by changing laws! We have changed 5 laws in the 9 years we have been open. Join our team as a Clinician working with survivors of commercially sexually exploited children and young adults and know that what you do isn’t just touching one life but is contributing to making the community and state better.
Essential duties and responsibilities
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.
• 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