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Job Description

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Who We Are

Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.

At Project Harmony, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients and our community. Project Harmony is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national original, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


Our Culture

At Project Harmony, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals who are supportive of our culture:

We are all Project Harmony: Project Harmony exists because of the unique collaboration of community partners, dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect. Our strength lies in our people, their ideas, their differences, their diverse talents and perspectives.

We bring our best everyday: Project Harmony consists of experts, problem solvers and visionaries dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation. We demonstrate personal integrity and maintain a high standard of ethical behavior. Project Harmony is dedicated to fostering a learning environment where all members of the collaborative process can flourish.

When it comes to children, we don’t compromise: Children come first in all that we do. Project Harmony provides a safe place where children have the courage to use their voices – a place where healing begins. Because of Project Harmony’s coordination of care, children entering Project Harmony go from crisis to courage. Our vision reimagines the system to make it work best for all involved, especially the child.


Job Purpose

If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference in the life of a child, Project Harmony is looking for you. We are seeking an experienced and committed Mental Health Therapist to join our dynamic and innovative organization. This position will work with the Director of Mental Health and the Clinical Program Manager. The Mental Health Therapist will have a focus on caregivers and families. The position may perform some crisis intervention services with children and families.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide counseling to youth and families needing short- or intermediate-term mental health interventions with an emphasis on caregivers and teens.
  • Provide group therapy to youth or caregivers referred through Children’s Service’s Programs.
  • Complete clinical records including progress notes, reports, assessments, service plans and discharge summaries on a timely basis according to agency requirements, state regulations, and licensing standards.
  • Provide comprehensive clinical assessments.
  • Effectively utilize evidenced-based therapeutic interventions.
  • Manage caseloads and meet program established direct service expectations.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and service providers, including case managers, to advocate on behalf of clients.
  • Participate in consultation and supervision sessions as required.
  • Collect statistics and implement Continuous Quality Improvement procedures.
  • Meet clinical requirements of third-party payers and provide information necessary for prompt and accurate billing.
  • Ensure culturally competent services are provided to all families we serve without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Perform other program related duties as assigned.

Requirements

Education and Training

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college in Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field.
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete within 6 months of being hired initial two-day training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and have completed or be willing to complete TF-CBT monthly consultation calls.
  • Licensure as a mental health practitioner in the State of Nebraska. Provisional licensure as a mental health practitioner may be considered.
  • Must be eligible for and maintain credentials to participate in Nebraska Medicaid and private insurance panels.


Work Experience

Minimum of two (2) years experience working with children and families impacted by child abuse/neglect preferred


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Crisis intervention and family engagement skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening communications skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent organization, time management and decision-making skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to analyze and make clinical recommendations regarding individual cases with consideration of larger systemic issues.
  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Understanding and maintenance of clear professional boundaries.
  • Strong commitment to follow code of ethics and comply with all laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures that govern the practice of mental health.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic evidenced based practices and understanding of trauma informed care.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence.
  • Understanding of family systems theory and attachment theory.
  • Training in evidenced based practices for treatment of trauma in adults and teens.
  • Familiarly with Circle of Security Parenting program.
  • High level of initiative and energy.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Access.


Other

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
  • Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Position may involve some travel, primarily within the state.
  • Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

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