Bilingual Mental Health Counselor

Northern Virginia Family Service
Oakton, VA
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time
The Violence Prevention and Intervention Program (VPIP) of NVFS utilizes a highly effective, trauma-informed, culturally relevant service model to provide multi-modal "neighborhood based-school connected" services designed to ensure that at-risk immigrant youth and families are able to thrive in their chosen communities; succeed academically and socially; and that the communities themselves are equipped to prevent future community and family violence. The complex issues facing low income minority families living in high crime, high poverty neighborhoods require a comprehensive prevention, intervention and therapeutic approach that centers on youth in the context of the family and community. A menu of services tailored to the needs of the community, are offered in the targeted neighborhoods of Culmore, Annandale and Herndon to reduce family and community violence.The VPIP Mental Health Counselor will provide community-based therapeutic services (individual, family, and group) to low-income individuals and families with multicultural and trauma backgrounds as part of a holistic, neighborhood based intervention and prevention team consisting of case managers, therapists, and program management.Job duties include:Provide individual, family and group therapy services for a culturally diverse population of adolescents and their families who have experienced trauma and violence in their homes, communities, and/or countries of origin including gang violence, community violence, sexual assault, and family violence, as well as families struggling with reunification after an immigration separation.Collaborate with VPIP Case Manager to ensure holistic service provisionProvide workshops and groups in schools and community-based settingsEnsure that service delivery is performed in accordance with the NVFS mission, agency policies and procedures, case management model, and project requirements.Perform other indirect service activities that may include: program development, community outreach, or Agency committee work.Prepare statistical and narrative reports as requiredEducation and experience required:Masters in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Counseling1-2 years of post-graduate clinical experience in trauma focused psychotherapy such as: work with torture survivors; victims of sexual offenses, domestic violence or any other trauma survivorsExperience providing services to immigrants and recently reunified families and adolescentsFluency in Spanish and English requiredProficiency in Microsoft Office SuiteAbility to work a flexible schedule; evenings and weekend availability requiredMust be comfortable with undesirable home conditionsMust be able to travel to client homes to provide servicesSuccessful completion of background checks required upon hire, including a TB testThis description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.Northern Virginia Family Service is a private, non-profit human service organization with a $38 million annual budget, 450+ employees, 4,500 + volunteers, and offices located throughout northern Virginia. Serving nearly 35,000 children and families, our programs encompass eight core service areas: safe and stable housing, access to affordable health care, emergency services, workforce development, legal services, anti-hunger, and early childhood and youth development. Northern Virginia Family Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant.This is a full-time, benefited position located in Oakton with frequent travel to Annandale. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your salary requirements, a letter of intent and resume.

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