POSITION: Housing Stabilization Clinician

LOCATION:  Providence and Woonsocket, RI

SCHEDULE: Full-time 37.50 worked hours per week.

COMPENSATION:  Based on credentials and experience. Without license: Range of $58,000 – $70,000,   With license:  Range of $70,000 – $85,000. Eligible for benefits that include health/dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, 15 paid holidays, accrued vacation/sick/personal time, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan with employer match.

ABOUT US:  Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault agency that provides residential, educational, and community-based interventions to families and individuals impacted by abuse.  We have offices in Providence and Woonsocket, and programs that operate statewide. Our goal is to help our clients rebuild their lives, through a variety of services. All of our programs work from the premise that violence is an unacceptable means to solving interpersonal conflict, and we encourage only non-violent methods of working out conflicts.

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Sojourner House is seeking a bilingual Spanish candidate for our Housing Stabilization Clinician position.  The Housing Stabilization Clinician will work closely with the housing and community  programs to develop and offer solution-focused interventions that promote stability, wellness and recovery, with the goal of providing trauma informed therapy and clinical case management to clients in our housing programs, as well as clients that are homeless, fleeing or in unstable housing situations. Interventions with clients include developing a behavioral health plan, in-person risk assessment, level of care determination and appropriate referral, case collaboration, and clinical case management. The position reports to the Clinical Director. The Housing Stabilization Clinician will coordinate care and work very closely with the housing and community program staff.

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES (in descending order of priority):

  • Provide individual counseling, assessment, and safety planning to clients in Sojourner House’s Housing and Community  programs working with clients who have struggled with housing insecurity  and have been exposed directly to violence. Oftentimes, they are struggling with PTSD related symptoms, substance abuse issues, and other serious mental health concerns and basic needs deficits.
  • Offer support to staff by providing on-site crisis intervention, risk assessment, and advocacy to clients at Sojourner House’s Housing clinic, Immigration Program, and at Drop In Center to help clients with a focus on housing stability
  • Work with the clinical director to develop strategies for services, participation, and retention
  • Offer groups and other therapeutic interventions to housing clients of Sojourner House.
  • Offer clinical case management and systems advocacy to clients in various settings such as court, DCYF, and DHS.
  • Travel between Sojourner House sites and to clients’ homes to offer therapy where needed.
  • Communicate with other Sojourner House staff, client’s social supports, and other involved agencies as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Sojourner House staff members, providing case consultation support when necessary. Attend team meetings
  • Comply with mandated reporting requirements and immediately communicate all concerns about child abuse and neglect to DCYF as mandated by law.
  • Complete data entry and clinical documentation and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance and billing reimbursements. Prepare and deliver community presentations when requested. Perform other duties as requested by the Clinical Director.
  • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health counseling, and must be registered or certified with, or licensed by, either the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, the Rhode Island Board of Registration of Social Workers, the Rhode Island Board of Psychology, or the Rhode Island Department of Health as a Mental Health Counselor or a Therapist in Marriage or Family Practice, or by an equivalent state licensing authority upon hire or within 6 months of hire.
  • Please do not apply for this position without proper licensure or the ability to obtain licensure within 6 months of employment, and please indicate in your cover letter which license you hold.
  • Preference given to bilingual Spanish speaking candidates
  • LCSW or LICSW preferred – licensure supervision support is available for LCSW’s
  • Professional experience and training in providing therapy to people impacted by trauma.
  • Extensive understanding of domestic violence and its effects on people across the lifespan, including the impact of trauma on brain development and functioning.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle as this position requires travel between sites.
  • A background check will be required prior to starting in the position

TO APPLY:

Please forward a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 professional references by email, with the subject line “Housing Stabilization Clinician,” to resumes@sojournerri.org. Please ensure that you address how your license/path to licensure and experience comply with the above-mentioned requirements. Applications may also be made via mail by sending the materials to Sojourner House, Attn HR/Housing Clinician, 386 Smith St, Providence, RI 02908. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are encouraged. 

Sojourner House is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. To learn more about Sojourner House, please visit www.sojournerri.org