The Office of the State’s Attorney is seeking to fill the position of Child Bereavement Therapist for the Family Bereavement Center. This is a 3 year grant-funded position.
The Family Bereavement Center in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City provides counseling, court support, and other services to survivors of homicide victims. The therapists serve over 500 survivors of homicide each year and are the only therapists in Baltimore who provide individual counseling to survivors of homicide.
The selected candidate will join the Family Bereavement Center as the Child Bereavement Therapist and will work exclusively with youth who are the survivors of or witnesses to homicide in Baltimore City. Responsibilities will include:
- Collaborating with the Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide Advocates and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center’s team of Forensic Interviewers and Family Advocates to accept client referrals and manage cases
- Providing individual and family counseling sessions and facilitating youth support groups
- Accompanying clients to court
- Assisting clients with obtaining services from social service agencies
- Conducting outreach to schools, churches, and other local organizations serving youth to increase awareness about the impact of homicide on youth and the services provided by the Family Bereavement Center
- Attending community events as a representative of the Office of the State’s Attorney and the Family Bereavement Center
- Developing and leading training for prosecutors, law enforcement, advocates and community groups on working with youth impacted by homicide
- Representing the Office of the State’s Attorney on the Multidisciplinary Response to Child Witnesses to Homicide team created under this grant program
- Recording information on services provided and completing required quarterly grant reports.
Applicants must be licensed as a clinical social worker, LCSW-C, by the Maryland
Board of Social Work Examiners and must have at least five years of counseling experience. Experience working with children required. Experience in the criminal justice system is preferred.
Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, be highly organized and be able to meet deadlines. Selected candidate will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing as well as a criminal background check before starting employment.
Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
Salary: $85,000. Benefits are not associated with this position.
All interested persons should email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 14, 2017. Please use “Bereavement Therapist” as the subject reference of your email and in your cover letter. Documents must be in pdf or Word format. Position remains open until filled.
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