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Men's Change Step Therapist

Domestic Abuse Project



 

Organization Summary:

DAP Overview

Since 1979 Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) has served the Twin Cities’ community with innovative and successful programming to end the inter-generational cycle of domestic violence. We have made it our mission to work with all affected members of the family–men, women, and children–to stop domestic violence as it occurs and prevent it in the future. DAP has grown its annual operating budget to $1m-$1.5m.

 

Diversity Statement:

DAP is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. We prioritize and actively seek to create an agency that is anti-racist and anti-oppressive, free of discrimination, bias, and harassment. We value having an environment where all individuals receive dignity, safety and respect. 


 
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Mental Health and Crisis Intervention
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Part Time Salary: DOQ
 

Primary Duties:

Position Responsibilities Overview

DAP believes in the importance of offering culturally appropriate and language accessible services to support healing for families impacted by domestic abuse. DAP is currently looking for a part-time Men's Change Step Therapist to participate as a staff member in the DAP Men's Team. This position requires direct client care with perpetrators of domestic abuse of diverse cultural backgrounds. This position will provide group and individual therapeutic services, complete intake assessments, as well as provide coordination of care through regular collateral contact, collaboration with culturally specific community organizations, and maintaining up-to-date client files. This position includes, but is not limited to, services that are client centered, trauma-informed, culturally specific, systemic, and have a holistic approach. This role also includes working on our Hot Spots Project partnership with the City of Minneapolis by providing home-based visits with a Minneapolis Police Department officer to assess for domestic violence incident needs and supports and to provide resources and referrals to community agencies if in need. The Men's Change Step Therapist will be expected to participate in program development, case consultations, weekly meetings and trainings, as well as community outreach when appropriate. The Men’s Change Step Therapist will provide culturally appropriate services to individuals who have used abusive behavior and have a military background or are active duty service members as well as to the mainstream population. This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week, and reports directly to the Supervisor of Men’s Program. 


Experience:

Skills Profile

The Men’s Change Step Therapist requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to support and work with individuals who use abusive behavior, to work well with the staff, and to work effectively in the community and with other service providers. The Men’s Therapist contributes to a positive work climate and culture.

 

What does Success Look Like for the Men’s Change Step Therapist?

The success of this position will require effectively and ethically meeting the stated needs of clients who are seeking domestic violence services. The therapist will engage in trauma-informed, client-centered, and culturally appropriate care which is attuned to the needs of a diverse and multi-cultural

population. They will engage with other systems representatives, the various teams at DAP, and clients with professionalism, mutual respect, and compassion.

 

Expectations/Qualifications

* Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

* Supervision experience and capacity to clinically supervise LGSW level therapists

* A minimum of 2 years of experience working cross culturally

* Veteran or someone with extensive experience working within military settings and with military persons.

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication

* Computer skills: Microsoft office, email, data entry

* Interest and experience in program development and evaluation of client services as well as contract and grant management

* A general interest in social justice, women’s issues, domestic abuse, human rights, and advocacy

* Ability to work with people from diverse racial, cultural, and social-economic backgrounds

* Experience working with trauma survivors preferred 


 

How To Apply:

 This job is a part-time position. This position’s wage is dependent upon experience. Please email a resume and cover letter to akeefe@mndap.org


 

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