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Date Posted06/25/2020
Job TitleTrauma Systems Therapy (TST) Therapist
StateNew York
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The TST Preventive Therapist is responsible for the provision of clinical and case management services to families with children who have been exposed to traumatic events and are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems as a result. The TST therapist works to strengthen the relationship between the child/ren and their caretakers and social environment with the goal of restoring safety, attachment and appropriate affect. The therapist works closely with the supervisor and model consultant to insure all responsibilities are carried out in accordance with model fidelity and the standards of ACS and SCO Family of Services. We offer strong supervision, robust professional development and the opportunity to learn Trauma Systems Therapy, an evidence based model of practice.

Responsibilities include:

· Partner with families to provide assessment, treatment planning, interventions and case management to prevent foster care and promote wellbeing.

· Learn the Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) treatment model by participating in TST training, coaching and case consultation.

· Adhere to fidelity of the TST model: Work within model structure regarding case contacts, interventions, supervision, documentation and length of treatment.

· Participate in weekly TST Team Meetings.

· Work collaboratively with the treatment team including Case Aide, Psychiatrist/Nurse Practitioner and legal advocate.

· Conduct regular home and office visits, and other field visits as needed.

· Provide clinically focused case management including advocacy and referral.

· Assess safety and risk and implement crisis management plans and safety plans as needed.

· Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to insure their buy-in and cooperation throughout treatment, including schools, and other service providers.

· Schedule and participate in conferences with families, community partners and ACS using the Family Team Conferencing (FTC) model.

· Complete all required documentation and data entry within deadlines including assessments, progress notes, treatment plans and closing summaries.

· Utilize mobile technology to complete documentation.

· Attend individual supervision and all necessary meetings and trainings.

· Demonstrate strong sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic diversity.

· Commit to being an active contributor to the vision and mission of the program.

· Work to create and support a respectful learning environment.

· Other duties as assigned.


· Master of Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling or related field with commitment to obtaining license.

· 1-2 years of clinical experience, in trauma-informed practice preferred.

· Comfortable with group supervision and commitment to work on professional development goals to improve adherence.

· Bilingual Spanish a plus.

· Some evening hours required.

· Excellent organizational, written and oral skills.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office.

NameTara Benjamin
Company NameSCO Family of Services
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