Mary's Center is committed to promoting diversity, equity and
inclusion (DEI) within our organization and the communities we
serve. We embrace diversity of experiences, ideas, and individuals,
and seek to bring a diverse group of candidates to the table.
The Child-Focused Mental Health Therapist works in Mary's
Center's outpatient behavioral health clinic and is responsible for
providing the following core services: mental health assessment,
treatment planning, and individual and family psychotherapy.
Candidates must have current licensure in the District of Columbia
at the LGSW/ LGPC level. Candidates with LICSW/ LPC licensure and
who practice psychotherapy in Spanish are encouraged to apply.
This position will report directly to the Early Childhood Senior
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Explain the therapist's role and client rights and
responsibilities, including confidentiality and mandated
Complete a diagnostic assessment on all clients referred,
gathering information from a referral source, client chart and
other pertinent sources, including family members and past
providers of care;
Determine DSM-5 diagnosis as well as DC:0-5 diagnosis for
children 0-5 years old;
Complete treatment plan and authorizations for services as
required by individual insurance payers;
Provide individual and family therapy to assist clients in their
insight development and achievement of personal goals identified in
the treatment planning process;
Provide service to adult clients to support insight
Provide therapy to children and adolescents along with their
families, to support attachment and family development.
Train and in providing evidence-based therapy to children ages
0-6 years old.
Maintain documentation set forth by the evidence-based modality
Document all contacts, referrals, and other necessary
Maintain client records that are accurate, comprehensive, and
adhere to documentation policies and billing timelines;
Meet weekly productivity standards as set by Director;
Engage families and significant others as needed to support
Apply crisis management skills when necessary to stabilize
Maintain monthly statistics and provide reports as needed to
Participate in weekly case reviews of clients in peer-group
Embrace cultural diversity and integrate the family's values and
culture into services;
Provide 24-hour on-call phone support to clients in rotation
with other therapists, 1-2 weeks per year or more as needed;
Identify and participate in other training or committees that
can further enhance professional growth;
(Licensed staff only) Opportunities to provide clinical
supervision to LGSW- and LGPC-level clinicians, interns, and
others, as needed;
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director and
the Chief Programs Officer.
The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience - This position requires a master's
degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field and
a license (LGPC, LGSW, LPC, LICSW) in the District of Columbia. MD
licensure is preferred in addition to DC.
Physical Demands - Regularly required to sit; frequently
required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch,
talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25)
Work Schedule - Full-time with minimum of 2 evenings.
Work Environment - Mostly in a typical office and/or home
setting with a quiet to moderate noise level. May be exposed to
extreme cold, heat, and humidity due to outside weather
Add-on Benefits - Early childhood training provided; Loan