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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bilingual Therapist Position

St. Francis Community Services
Southside Center
4172 Delor St. • St. Louis, MO 63116
Phone: 314.773.6100 • Fax: 314.664.6200
Bilingual Therapist Position
St. Francis Community Services Southside Center has an immediate opening for a Bilingual Therapist. The Bilingual Therapist is a specially trained professional who is primarily responsible for providing culturally competent individual, couple, family, and group outpatient mental health counseling services to a diverse Spanish-speaking population in multiple office locations. Full benefits available; salary based on experience.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
·         Conduct intakes, screen for suicidality and homicidality, and provide appropriate referrals when necessary.
·         Maintain a caseload of mental health clients, conducting and interpreting appropriate assessments, diagnosing through use of the DSM-5, preparing treatment plans, and implementing treatment interventions.
·         Drive to multiple parishes and/or schools to provide mental health outreach, education, and clinical services.

Knowledge and Expertise Requirements
·         Education: Must have Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree or a Master of Arts or Science degree in Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field from an accredited school.
·         Must be eligible for full or provisional licensure in the State of Missouri.
·         Bilingual (oral and written) Spanish required.
·         A minimum of 2 years direct experience in social services or mental health setting providing treatment and support services to Spanish-speaking individuals and/or families.
·         Strong knowledge of trauma and trauma-related mental health disorders in immigrant and refugee populations.
·         Knowledge of individual, family and group treatment strategies, including evidence-based and non-traditional treatment/service modalities.
·         Computer skills including Microsoft Office, word processing, and data entry.
·         Able to work independently and as part of a team.

To apply, please send resumes and cover letters to Meredith Rataj, Director, atmrataj@ccstl.org by July 3, 2015.

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