Phoenix Children’s Hospital Gender Support program is seeking a licensed mental health therapist for a unique and exciting opportunity to join our Gender Support Program - the only comprehensive gender support clinic in Arizona. We provide outpatient services geared towards supporting the physical, emotional, and social health of gender diverse children and youth and their families as they progress through their gender identity development. Our specialists in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, nursing, psychology and pediatric mental health practice a gender affirmative model and determine the best treatment plan for each youth in collaboration with families, physicians, mental health therapists, and other specialists that may be involved in their care.
Our mental health therapist will serve as the primary contact for patient and families establishing care and cared for in our program as it relates to their social and emotional support needs. They will perform initial assessments, identify emotional and social support needs, deliver brief behavioral health interventions and direct therapy, provide information and referrals, and extend any necessary care navigation support across various aspects of transition. The position offers the opportunity to participate in shared decision making with members of our multi-disciplinary team and to collaborate with other health care professionals and community service organizations, including family support groups and youth development programs. Prior experience in working with gender diverse children and youth and performing assessments for gender dysphoria consistent with WPATH (World Professional for Transgender Health) guidelines is required.
Schedule: M-F 8:00 -5:00
Location: 1919 East Thomas Rd, Phoenix, A 85016
Requirements: Current AZ license conferred by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Licensed Professional Counselor; and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Prior experience in working with gender diverse children and youth and performing assessments for gender dysphoria consistent with WPATH (World Professional for Transgender Health) guidelines is preferred.
This position provides clinical assessment, therapeutic interventions, care coordination, transition planning and emotional support to patients and families at PCH as an independently licensed social worker. Participates as an interdisciplinary team member providing interventions with the patient/family that include a range of care from bio-psychosocial assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions, crisis interventions, coordination of care, bereavement support, and transition/discharge planning. The position requires knowledge of family systems and interpersonal dynamics/relationships and is able to use that knowledge to assist patients and families in achieving therapeutic goals. Knowledge of mandated reporter responsibilities; use of financial, community and other resource networks; coordination with DCS, Police jurisdictions, and other governmental authorities; ability to advocate with outside systems; and, collaborate with medical staff. The position may provide individual, group, family therapeutic interventions for an assigned caseload and bill independently for those services. The position is responsible for implementation of patient treatment assignments, management of open patient records, and for collaborating with outside referral sources as applicable. May provide clinical supervision if approved by the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.
Masters' degree from an accredited school in the field of social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology or related behavioral health field. (Required)
Child Protection experience. (Preferred)
Three years post-Masters social work experience in a health or behavioral health care setting. (Preferred)
Pediatric social work experience. (Preferred)
Current AZ license conferred by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Licensed Professional Counselor; and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. (Required)
Must be eligible to be added to relevant insurance panels. (Required)
CPR/First Aid and CPI training or the ability to obtain at hire. (Preferred)
Valid AZ Department of Public Safety (DPS) Fingerprint Clearance Card (Required)
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. (Required)
Effective decision-making, problem solving skills, demonstration of creativity in problem solving, patient and family strengths, influential leadership skill. (Required)
Critical thinking skills and ability to anticipated patient discharge needs. (Required)
Ability to assess symptoms and develop diagnostic impressions and treatment plans. (Required)