Do you have a passion for working with children and their families? Are you looking for a career where you are able to make an impact right in your own community? We have a great opportunity for you to join our team as a Therapist out of our Apache Junction office. As a Therapist with Arizona's Children Association you will be able to enjoy a very flexible schedule and the opportunity to work a portion of your hours from home while you provide the clinical evaluation and assessment of clients and their family's situation, provide group and/or individual therapy in the client's home; and maintain clinical files and complete required progress reports.
Who We Are:
Founded in 1912, Arizona's Children Association is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and families each year. When working with AzCA, you'll be surrounded by highly talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families.
Why You'll Love Working for Us:
At Arizona's Children Association, our employees are our most valuable asset; and as such we offer a wide range of benefits to aid your health and wellness including:
- We have a whole new comprehensive benefits package for 2021! Click hereto view our 2021 Benefits Guide for full details!
- All full time employees working 30 hours or more per week are eligible and we offer several plans for Medical, Dental, and Vision so you can choose the option right for you and your family!
- Plans are effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Life and AD&D, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more!
- Employee Wellness and Support Time
- Flexible Schedules
- Generous paid time off, paid sick leave, and 8 paid holidays
- 403B Retirement Savings Plan provided through Mutual of America
- Tuition Reimbursement and Discounts
Find your passion. Join our Team!
What You'll Do : Conducts a full and ongoing assessment utilizing the program specific protocol, including verbal and written diagrams, summarizes central issues, themes and agreements reached, develops operational problem definition, assess structural functioning of individual in relationship to environment/milieu/family, conducts thorough child/family strengths and needs assessment.
Engages the child/ family collaboratively in order to create safety and stability for each family member.
Builds rapport and credibility simultaneously with varying individuals, family members, populations, stakeholders, and community members. Relates to variety of individuals with professionalism, warmth, empathy, acceptance and humor.
Develops and implements successful trauma informed intervention including identifying the treatment method, collaboratively establish treatment plans that identify issues, goals and measurable objectives that are achievable in a reasonable time frame, interventions/strategies that address the assessment issues, and maintains timely progress notes that reflect movement towards goals/objectives.
Provides effective trauma informed crisis management according to program guidelines (within each program/specialty).
Plans for client treatment discharge/termination including establishing treatment plans that addresses projected length of care and discharge criteria, helping the family plan and prepare for discharge needs, maintaining progress notes that reflect movement towards goals/objectives. Makes follow-up referral as needed.
Conducts educational activities to promote client understanding of the impact of trauma, treatment issues including medication, diagnosis, parenting skills.
Establishes team commitment to common goals and an environment of mutual respect and understanding.
Minimum Education & Experience:
Masters Degree in Counseling/Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college or university.
Minimum Qualification & Requirements:
Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
Possess a valid Arizona driver's license and be insurable under the agency's automobile policy.
Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients' homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies
Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.
An individual may qualify for this position if the individual is able to "perform safely" the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer