Job Posting: Contract Therapist – Child & Teen Program

Job Posting: Contract Therapist – Child & Teen Program

Position/Title:  Contract Therapist – Child and Teen Program

Organization:  The Refuge Center for Counseling

Category:  Independent Contractor

Location:  Franklin Office

Reports to:  Director of Child and Teen Programs

 

Purpose of the Position:  Contract Therapists in the Child and Teen program will provide excellent services to individuals based on the mission of the Refuge Center for Counseling.

Specific Duties

  • Maintain weekly caseload of Individual and family clients.
  • Turn in monthly stats by the end of each month.
  • Attend regular meetings with Director of Child and Teen Programs.
  • Support policies and procedures of The Refuge Center for Counseling.
  • Demonstrate administrative and ethical excellence in notes, files, reports, EMR, etc.

Critical Qualities

  • A passion for the Refuge Center’s mission, vision, and culture to offer high quality, professional counseling services to everyone, no matter their income level.
  • Understanding of the importance of mental health, therapy, counseling, and the confidential nature of our work.
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced, changing work environment.
  • Ability to be self-directed and show initiative.
  • Maintain ethical documentation.
  • Maintain all requirements for state licensure during time of employment.

Skills, Education, Experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or related field.
  • Current licensure in the state of Tennessee OR necessary Individual Licensure Supervision
  • Previous experience working with child and adolescent clients.
  • Training in modalities specific to working with children and adolescents.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Participation in continuing education opportunities as required by State License and The Refuge Center.

Compensation

  • Based on level of experience and training

Those interested in applying may send their cover letter and resume by April 16th to Rob Fitzpatrick at rob.fitzpatrick@therefugecenter.org

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

"Springtime can be a wonderful time to air out the home and declutter, after a long winter of hibernation."

The warm breeze, the budding of trees and flowers, and the scent of fresh cut grass, are all signals that a new season has arrived and life on earth has begun anew. During the cold of winter, the earth falls under a dying stillness. The trees lose their cover, the grass fades to brown and ceases to grow, and the animals go inside their homes, leaving the world feeling empty and bare. People go into their houses and shut all the doors and windows, cranking up the heat and preparing to withstand whatever the planet has instore for us. The return of spring for many is a return to life. In our homes, it signals a time to air out and freshen up.

Our homes need to breathe just like we do, as we use chemicals to clean our homes and little things that can get trapped in the carpet. Springtime can be a wonderful time to air out the home and declutter, after a long winter of hibernation. Besides just for our physical health, this cleansing of the home can also have some positive mental health effects as well! Countless studies have shown a direct impact on clutter in the home and it’s connection with increased stress and depression symptoms. A cluttered or messy environment can signal unfinished business to your brain, causing you to not be able to focus and feeling overwhelmed. Cleaning your home can promote a more positive mood and sense of productivity and accomplishment. The old adage of “spring cleaning” can still be something each of us incorporate in our lives as a chance to begin again this season from the inside out.

Blog written by Master’s Level Intern, Christina Reddon

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