Employment Opportunities

Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist 


Reports To: Executive Director 


Position Overview:

This position is responsible for providing mental health assessment and treatment to children and their caregivers impacted by abuse. This position will provide on-site mental health therapy and crisis intervention to families in Hancock and Pearl River Counties.  The position will be responsible for working collaboratively with community partners and agencies to best support the mental health needs of families we serve. A portion of this position will also include outreach and education to our community partners.  

Classification: Contracted, Part-time 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide mental health services to victims and their caregivers on site at HHCAC as well as through TeleHealth 

  • Provide mental health support and referral services as appropriate to walk-ins and hotline calls. 

  • Provide short and long-term mental health assessment and treatment services (specialized trauma-informed and evidence-based therapy) to children and their caregivers impacted by abuse. 

  • Establish and maintain an appropriate therapeutic relationship with clients. 

  • Maintain clinical record keeping requirements, including therapy referrals, pre/post-assessments and treatment, and termination documentation promptly. 

  • Administer, score, and interpret evidence-based assessment tools.

  • Work collaboratively with other mental health agencies and referring parties to connect families with appropriate therapeutic services. 

  • Provide statistics on service provision for grantors and other functions.

  • Maintain high ethical standards concerning the treatment and client confidentiality. 

  • Maintain professional communications and case coordination with all involved agencies and community resources. 

  • Organizes educational groups for parents, guardians and family members of the trauma victim.

  • Participate in regular supervision, team, and staff meetings. 

  • Attend weekly Multidisciplinary Team Review (MDT) meetings, provide consultation on case staffing when appropriate, and provide consulting services for MDT members on individual cases as requested. 

  • Provide court testimony and expert witness testimony when requested. 

  • Adhere to the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) standards.

  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Client Programs and Prevention.

  • Other duties as requested.  These duties would include helping to build community relationships in Hancock and Pearl River County for the maximization of resources for treatment options.  


Required Experience and License

  • Master’s degree in Behavioral Sciences and 2 years of clinical experience providing direct therapy to children, adolescents and their caregivers, having trauma from sexual abuse.  MS or LA license as LCSW, LPC, or LCP or eligible for license. 

  • Valid MS driver’s license in conjunction with proof of personal minimum liability insurance coverage. 

  • Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and/or Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) strongly preferred. 


HHCAC is an equal opportunity employer.


Please email resume and cover letter to info@hopehavencac.org.

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