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Child Saving Institute Inc Prevention Services Therapist in Omaha, Nebraska

Essential Job Duties:  

  • Initiative to research and find various client resources. Therapy will emphasize treatment of trauma, including trauma related to domestic violence.

  • Manage caseloads and meet minimum direct service expectations. 

  • Serve as a team member and collaborate with the team to ensure clients and families are receiving quality care.

  • Complete paperwork, including progress notes, reports, assessments, service plans and discharge summaries on a timely basis according to agency and licensing standards.

  • Effectively engage clients in treatment plans that result in positive outcomes.

  • Effectively utilize evidence-based therapeutic interventions.

  • Maintain flexibility in scheduling to meet the demands of clients and referral sources.

  • Collaborate with community partners to meet client needs.

  • Complete service and billing documentation on a timely basis according to program standards. 

  • Participate in consultation and supervision sessions as required.

  • Collect statistics and implement Continual Quality Improvement procedures as required.

  • Maintain flexibility with regard to work schedule; evening and weekend work is required. 


    Other duties:

  • Drive to and from home and community-based appointments.

  • Provide community parties with education on parent/child relationships , trauma, domestic violence, abuse/neglect, intervention techniques, and other related topics.

  • Complete training necessary for position and for professional growth.

  • Facilitate a team atmosphere by working in partnership with other agency staff and by promoting a positive working environment.

  • Represent the agency and programs in a positive manner to clients, community organizations and the public, in general.

  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


Job Requirements:  To be able to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.

  • Minimum of Provisional Licensure as a Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP).

  • At least two years Human Services experience working with children, adolescents, and/or families.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

  • Eligibility for participation in Medicaid and private insurance provider panels. 

  • Strong direct service professional skills, including:

  • Client-centered, strength-based therapy services,

  • Commitment to empowering others to achieve healthy problem-solving skills,

  • Demonstration of a belief in a person’s ability to change and grow,

  • Understanding and maintenance of  clear professional boundaries, with sensitivity to the vulnerabilities of those served,

  • Ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other service providers,

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to clients, families, co-workers, colleagues, and community stakeholders and,

  • Commitment to follow the ethics of the profession and comply with all laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures that govern therapeutic practice.

  • Required knowledge of:

  • Family and individual counseling, and

  • The process of advocating for families and children.

  • Preferred knowledge of the child welfare system.

  • Preferred knowledge of evidence-based practices including:

  • Attachment theory,

  • Trauma theory,

  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy,

  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy,

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,

  • Circle of Security, and

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the varying backgrounds and personal perspectives of others.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups.

  • Ability to analyze and make recommendations regarding individual cases and to apply larger, systemic issues.

  • Ability to make independent decisions and act accordingly, and, when appropriate, to seek the counsel of a supervisor or consultant.

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret forms, documents, evaluations and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to respond to inquiries and possible complaints from clients and other providers.

  • General mathematical skills:  addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, computation of ratios, etc.


    Vehicle Requirements:

  • Own transportation that meets agency vehicle inspection requirements.

  • Valid driver’s license with no more than 3 points.

  • Proof of insurance that meets agency requirements.



  • Majority of work is in combination of office and community-based environments.   Additional work may be performed in a variety of settings to meet client needs. 

  • Hours/schedule will vary and will include evening and weekend hours.