Girl Power, a leader in providing safe spaces and trauma focused, evidenced-based programs for at-promise girls is seeking a Licensed Mental Health Therapist to successfully implement the goals, objectives and deliverables under OJJDP’s Preventing Sex Trafficking of Girls grant award for the Girls Intervention Program PLUS (GIPP). The Goal of the GIPP is to prevent/reduce victimization of girls who are vulnerable to sex trafficking.
Reporting directly to the GIPP Program Manager, the Licensed Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing Individual, Group and Family Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy services to girls enrolled in the GIPP and their families. The Mental Health Therapist will work to address other social and emotional needs of the girls and will utilize Girl Power’s referral sources for needed specialty care, hospitalization, or advance psychiatric assessments and treatments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assess the mental and behavioral health status of all girls enrolled in the Girls Intervention Program.
2. Provide Group and Family Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizing professional
3. Maintain the highest confidentiality of records relating to the girl’s sessions, interviews and treatment.
4. Formulate differential diagnosis of each girl’s mental health conditions including sexual and/or
substance abuse, trauma and other problem behaviors.
5. Formulate short-term and long-term counseling plans for each girl receiving therapy services.
6. Consult with the GIPP Program Manager and/or Director of Programs regarding complex problems.
7. Identify girls with urgent mental health conditions (e.g. suicidal, homicidal, psychotic, etc.) and make
appropriate referrals to available emergency or psychiatric treatment facilities.
8. Maintain and provide written documentation of counseling sessions, assessments, interventions, and
recommendations to meet local, state and national guidelines and requirements.
9. Provide non-scheduled urgent assessment for girls and their families who may need emergency therapy services.
10. Assist the management staff in developing protocols for GIPP’s counseling services and criteria for
making outside referrals to other agencies for advanced or emergency psychiatric care.
11. Prepare monthly productivity and quality improvement reports.
12. Provide in-service training on relevant topics for co-workers as requested.
13. Participate in a team management approach to the care and treatment of enrolled girls.
14. Maintain an understanding of how behavioral health priorities are administered under OJJDP and the State of Florida guidelines.
15. Maintain quality care through participation in peer review, policy development and quality improvement programs.
16. Maintain and update professional knowledge and proficiency through continuing education, staff
meetings, workshops and serving on special committees.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION • Current and valid license as an LMFT, LICSW or LPCC
• 5+ years’ experience with providing diagnostic assessment and therapy services to a full range of
individuals, with emphasis on girls and youth who live and attend schools in high poverty or
economically distressed communities.
• Maintain professional licensure and/or certification throughout employment with this agency
• Must be able to work flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends on occasion
• Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with mentally or emotionally disabled
girls and their families.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Graduate coursework in treatment and assessment methods, group counseling, rehabilitation,
criminology and human development focuses on the needs of children who are victims of or at risk or
• Professional and/or general counseling experience in a mental health/substance abuse treatment/juvenile justice/residential setting.
• Knowledge and experience of risk reduction principles and assessments with the juvenile girls.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 1. Able to pass Level 2 background screening.
2. Hold a valid driver’s license, adequate vehicle insurance and reliable transportation.
3. Negative COVID-19 Test taken within 14 days of employment start date.
HOURS AND COMPENSATION Full-Time Position
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6:30 pm
Some evenings and weekends are required
The starting salary for this position is $52,500
If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org