Bilingual International Assistant Services is an established and growing St. Louis-based non-profit with the mission of ensuring equal access to health, mental health, and social services for all, regardless of national origin or language ability, through advocacy, education, and direct multilingual services.
In 2014, agency therapists began serving refugee and immigrant children in St. Louis through the primarily school-based Project Safe Space: Trauma-Focused Mental Health Services for Refugee and Immigrant Children. This innovative project continues to expand and currently provides services that include a comprehensive assessment with parental component, somatic-based interventions, and trauma re-processing interventions for children in the Ritenour, Bayless, Hazelwood, and St. Louis Public School Districts as well as in select charters. All Project Safe Space clinicians are trained in EMDR and receive ongoing clinical consultation.
Position: Project Safe Space Clinician, FT
Project Coordinator for caseload assignments
Mental Health Director for administrative and caseload supervision
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide in-school trauma-informed individual and group mental health therapy to immigrant, foreign-born, and refugee children utilizing somatic-based and EMDR interventions.
- Conduct assessments and formulate appropriate treatment plans for clients aged 5-19.
- Keep accurate and up-to-date files for each client.
- Coordinate with various elementary, middle, and high school faculty and staff to deliver services. This includes working with school staff to schedule individual sessions and determine appropriate space for sessions.
- Provide trauma-informed trainings and individual coaching for teachers upon request.
- Provide caregiver support through trauma-informed psycho-education sessions and coaching.
- Coordinate with interpretation services to provide appropriate language access
- Other administrative tasks assigned by Mental Health Director
- Bilingual/Second language proficiency [Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, and Somali are given special consideration]
- Spanish is currently in highest demand
- Cultural immersion experience
- Direct clinical experience with refugee or immigrant populations
- Master’s degree or higher in Clinical Social Work or Mental Health Counseling
- LCSW, LPC or provisionally licensed
- Completed or willing to complete modules I and II of EMDRIA certified EMDR training
- Cultural sensitivity and curiosity
- Social and communication skills
- Boundary setting
- Complex problem solving
- Familiarity with evidenced based treatments for trauma in children
- Time management
- Familiarity with using Google Drive applications (ex. Sheets, Docs, Calendar) and electronic case record systems
- Flexible Schedule
- Earned Personal Time
- Competitive Hourly Wage
- Monthly consultation with an expert EMDR consultant in the St. Louis area
- Access to free Clinical Supervision (for LMSW’s and PLPC’s seeking licensure)
- Standard agency benefits package (vacation, sick time, health insurance, short-term disability, dental, vision, elective coverages, licensure supervision)
Interested applicants should submit their:
- cover letter and resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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