Job Information

Organization: Bivona Child Advocacy Center

Posting Start: 2024-04-04

Location: Rochester

Job Title: Mental Health Therapist

Posting End: 2024-06-02

A Brief Job Description:

Bivona Child Advocacy Center

POSITION TITLE: Mental Health Therapist

REPORTS TO: Mental Health Program Manager

SALARY RANGE: $55,000 - $62,000

FLSA STATUS: Full time (40 hours), Exempt


The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing evidence-informed, trauma specific treatment to children who have experienced trauma. The Mental Health Therapist assesses and tracks the effectiveness of the treatment provided through the use of standardized measures pre and post treatment. The Mental Health Therapist reports to the Mental Health Program Manager.


· Receive and successfully complete training and ongoing consultation in evidence-informed, trauma specific treatment.

· Provide evidence-informed, trauma specific treatment to children who have experienced sexual and/or physical abuse or witnessed a violent crime.

· Implement standardized assessment measures pre and post treatment to evaluate trauma symptoms and track the effectiveness of the treatment provided.

· Engage non-offending family members in the child’s treatment, as warranted.

· Work alongside Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) members to identify and eliminate barriers to following through with treatment.

· Provide support to the child as they go through the criminal court process, if applicable.

· Assist the MDT in assessing children’s risk for suicidal ideation and safety planning.

· Adhere to mandated reporter guidelines, as applicable.

· Enter case notes in Collaborate, RedCap and other databases as needed in a timely manner.

· Gather data for monthly/quarterly grant reporting, ensuring reports are submitted in a timely manner.

· Receive ongoing training to ensure compliance with the NCA standards and best practices in the field of child abuse.

· Assist with the development of resource materials, mental health manuals and assist with special projects etc.

· Regularly attend Case Review, Team, and Staff meetings.

· Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate proficiency in meeting competencies required for position; able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology field, plus three years’ experience practicing with children who have experienced trauma required. NYS Certification as a Licensed Master of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or comparable credential required.


· Advanced knowledge of the clinical treatment of trauma in children.

· Knowledge of child abuse; child protective and law enforcement investigation procedures; and the legal reporting mandates for professionals.

· Ability to provide effective clinical supervision to individuals and groups.

· Strong organizational and communication skills.

· Experience working with people with diverse backgrounds.

· Outstanding ability to work cooperatively with service providers and partner agencies.

· Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft® Office and database software.

· Respect for diversity and a commitment to providing culturally competent and inclusive services


· Prolonged periods of working on a computer and ability to sit during client sessions

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

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Contact Information:

Shannon Bigongiari I Human Resources Manager (she/her) Bivona Child Advocacy Center One Mount Hope Avenue Rochester, NY 14620 Email: Direct: 585-935-7828 I Fax: 585-232-1391