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Bilingual Therapist

Organization: St. Francis Community Services
Full Time

St. Francis Community Services has an immediate opening for a Bilingual Therapist. In the Bilingual Therapist position, you will work with low-income, Spanish-speaking immigrant households. You will be providing culturally competent individual and family outpatient mental health counseling services to children of Spanish-speaking immigrant families. Full benefits available; salary range of $45,000-$49,000.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

● Conduct intakes, screen for suicidality and homicidality, and provide appropriate referrals when necessary.

● Maintain a caseload of approximately 25 mental health clients, conducting and interpreting appropriate assessments, diagnosing through use of the DSM-5, preparing treatment plans, and implementing treatment interventions.

● Assist in development and implementation of group therapy curriculum.

● Provide limited case management to mental health clients based on need.

● Drive to multiple parishes and/or schools to provide mental health outreach, education, and clinical services or provide telehealth sessions when necessary for safety and/or accessibility.

● Participate actively in agency and community efforts to build culturally responsive mental health outreach, education, and interventions for the Spanish-speaking immigrant community.

Knowledge and Expertise Requirements

● Education: Must have Masters of Social Work degree or a Master of Arts or Science degree in Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field from an accredited school.

● Must be eligible for full or provisional licensure in the State of Missouri.

● Bilingual (oral and written) in Spanish and English required.

● A preferred minimum of 2 years direct experience in social services or mental health setting providing treatment and support services to Spanish-speaking individuals and/or families.

● Awareness of trauma and trauma-related mental health disorders in Latinx immigrant populations.

● Knowledge of individual and family treatment strategies, including evidence-based and non-traditional treatment/service modalities.

● Must be trained or willing to be trained in TF-CBT and EMDR.

● Computer skills including Microsoft Office, word processing, and data entry.

● Able to work independently, as part of a team, and across lines of difference.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Carlos Ruiz Martinez, Director of Immigrant Services, at [email protected]