|Department:||Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona|
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 Arizona
Since 1998, the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona (CCCA) has been instilling a sense of serenity in abused and neglected children by providing treatment, intervention and investigation services. Cheerful colors, teddy bears, toys and child-friendly paintings line the walls of the fully accredited advocacy center enhancing each child’s sense of safety and well-being.
The goal of CCCA is to provide medical treatment, mental health therapy, efficient investigational resources, and victim support services to address the immediate safety and complete well-being of children who are referred to the center.
Offers individual, sibling, and family counseling, facilitation of psychoeducational groups, education, family support, court support, and child advocacy to child victims and their non-offending family members in a culturally sensitive manner and makes every effort to ensure that services are not financially prohibitive.
- Provides individual and family therapy related to child abuse issues for children, adolescents, non-offending adults, and families, as well as the facilitation of psychoeducational groups for non-offending guardians, caretakers, and adolescents. A minimum of fifty percent of time is spent in the provision of direct service to clients.
- Creates and maintains files with all paperwork and written reports related to clientele in accordance with OBHL, the Center’s policies and procedures, and the forensic environment
- Provides immediate intervention and family stabilization services, when necessary
- Coordinates services with a multidisciplinary team, including law enforcement, CPS, medical staff, forensic interviewers, and other persons/groups related to child abuse issues and ongoing cases, as necessary and appropriate within the forensic environment
- Provides parent education, including facilitation of psychoeducational groups (PEAKS)
- Attends weekly individual supervision, weekly clinical staff meetings and training, monthly Center all-staff meetings, and multi-disciplinary team meetings, as necessary
- Reports to Clinical and Administrative MH Directors, who report to the Director of the Center
- Participates annually in 24 hours of relevant, continuing education/training events in order to maintain continuing education for professional licensure and clinical competency in the forensically sensitive specialty setting
- Represents Childhelp through speaking engagements, educational opportunities, and public appearances
- Provides court testimony, as needed
- Performs other related duties, as assigned
- Master’s degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in psychology, counseling, social work, or other related field
- Licensure eligibility by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, to be completed within 6 months from starting date of service, if applicable
- 2 years of work experience providing mental health counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families
- Preference for post-Master's experience and training in child abuse, treatment of complex trauma, PTSD, forensics, and criminal justice system procedures
- Basic computer literacy
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer