Monroe Harding is committed to viewing and interacting with youth from a Trauma Informed perspective. Staff understand normal and trauma impacted brain development and interact with youth in ways that encourage and restore normal brain functioning. Staff are curious about “what happened to the youth to cause current behavior” and work with them uniquely based upon their developmental level. Focus is on providing a safe and stable environment that encourages learning from mistakes and celebrating small advances in behavior or thought process. Staff models healthy emotional regulation skills, flexibility in working with others, and effective restoration of relationships after issues arise.
Monroe Harding is seeking a part-time mental health therapist to provide therapy services to victims of crime. The VOCA Therapist will work under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services. The therapist will provide supportive services to victims of crime, including but not limited to responding to the emotional and psychological needs of the young adults, assistance with life stabilization, and to restore a measure of security and safety to the victim. The therapist will walk alongside victims of crime as they heal from past trauma, journey to self-sufficiency as they create a self-determined future.
- Provide individual and group therapy/ family therapy as needed to young adults residing in our independent living program.
- Responsible for completing diagnostic intake assessments, treatment planning, documenting therapeutic progress notes, and discharge summaries.
- Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in mental health counseling, psychology, social work, or related field
- Two years of experience in counseling/social work
- TN Licensed preferred or on licensure track
- Able to work independently
- Possess good leadership and interpersonal communication skills
- Licensed driver with automobile insurance in good standing
- Experience working with young adults
- Experience working with underserved populations
- Understanding of Trauma-Informed Care
- Use of DBT concepts and skills group
Ability to build rapport
Applicants must pass thorough background check and drug screen. Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license.
Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.
This is a grant funded position.