|Department:||Childhelp Children's Center of Virginia|
CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org.
About Childhelp Children's Center of Virginia
In 2002, the Childhelp Children’s Center of Virginia (CCCV) began aiding victims of child abuse and neglect with the determination to make treatment and investigation the most comfortable and non-threatening process for the children whose lives, so far, have been subjected to anxiety and intimidation. Accordingly, the CCCV provides services from treatment and investigation, to family support and therapy under one roof through the collaboration of medical personnel, law enforcement, child protection investigators, victim services and mental health professionals.
Licensed mental health professionals will provide evidence-informed clinical services to children and their families in a variety of formats including individual, group, and family therapy. Mental health professionals work within a multidisciplinary context, participate in professional meetings and CST, maintain accurate and protected medical information, and provide reports as warranted for funding sources. In addition, mental health professionals maintain the highest standards of clinical practice, including licensure in good standing, continuing education training, and familiarity with the field of child abuse prevention and treatment.
- Provide direct clinical services to children and their families;
- Develop timely, individualized, goal-oriented treatment plans with specific timelines;
- Provides clinical reassessments and revisions of treatment plan as needed;
- Maintains adequate records of therapy sessions, current diagnosis, and treatment progress utilizing Carepath e-records system;
- Provides accurate records and timesheets of clinical hours for billing purposes;
- Develops and maintains professional working relationships with all the necessary treatment providers and obtains appropriate consent forms to share information;
- Coordinates schedule availability updating client discharges and openings to Intake Coordinator;
- Conducts all assigned duties in a professional, ethical manner which protects the rights and dignity of all individuals assigned to their caseload;
- Responds to referral calls and community requests for information in timely way;
- Provides community education, training, and in-service education as time allows and when requested to do so;
- Provides ongoing supervision of student interns in accordance with policies and procedures as well as placement contracts;
- Completes or makes arrangements for the completion of assessment tools at scheduled times both for diagnostic and research purposes.
- Provides feedback to Clinical Director regarding job satisfaction as well as career development.
- Minimum 3 years experience in a mental health agency or equivalent.
- Minimum 3 years experience working with abused children and their families.
- Licensed as a mental health professional (Ph.D., Psy.D. MFT, LCSW, LPC).
- Familiar with ethical and legal reporting duties as mandated by Federal and State regulatory agencies.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work in a team environment efficiently and with minimal supervision.
- Willingness to initiate tasks, organize existing procedures, and continue to enhance program operations.
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer