About the Role
Creating Families Together.org, is always available for dedicated Clinical Trainees who are passionate about providing mental health services to at-risk and vulnerable young children, adults, and families.
Our mission is to empower young children and families in overcoming adversities while promoting emotional well-being, health, and family cohesion. We primarily operate in existing child development programs, offering a variety of specialized therapeutic services. These include infant and child developmental screening and assessments, parent-child relationship therapeutic interventions, parent education, clinical consultation, school-based mental health services, and case management.
As a Clinical Trainee, you will provide direct and indirect mental health services to young children and their families using modalities such as individual play therapy, therapeutic coaching, group therapy, caregiver-child therapy, and family therapy. You will also gain experience conducting, scoring, and writing developmental assessments (birth - 5 years of age), as well as psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessments (ages 5 & above). Other services include parent education, teacher trainings, and therapeutic support.
Our training program is centered around theories such as Client-Centered, Attachment Theory, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy. You will receive one hour of individual supervision per week, 1.5-2 hours of group supervision per week, and monthly didactic training on topics such as Play Therapy, Adaptive and Maladaptive Behavior in Young Children, Mindfulness, and the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children.
This 12-month training program typically begins in August of each year and ends in July the following year. The required working days are either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, with 8 hours per day, depending on the assigned school or childcare site.
Preferred candidates should be comfortable working with diverse ethnic groups, predominantly African-American & Latino populations. Bilingual (Spanish) capabilities are preferred, as well as the ability to work independently. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not offer a stipend. However, you will have two weeks vacation and the observation of national holidays.
This role requires current enrollment in or recent completion of a relevant graduate program (e.g., LMFT, Counseling, Clinical Psychology). It also necessitates prior experience or demonstrated interest in working with at-risk and vulnerable young children, adults, and families, and familiarity with conducting developmental, psychodiagnostic, and psychoeducational assessments would be an asset. Understanding of or interest in Client-Centered, Attachment Theory, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy is essential. The candidate must have the ability to work 8 hours per day either on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on the assigned school or childcare site. Proficiency in English is required, and bilingual abilities (particularly Spanish) are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with diverse ethnic groups, predominantly African-American & Latino populations, and must be capable of working independently and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. They should also be able to meet the physical demands of the role, which may include being on your feet for extended periods, bending or kneeling to interact with children, and lifting or carrying educational materials. Upon hiring, the successful applicant will need to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, complete all necessary background checks, and be approved by their Field Training office (if applicable).
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