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Contract Mental Health Therapist

Location: St Louis, MO
Department: Social Work
Posted: 09-09-2019
Location Name: IISTL
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Part-time

Mental health therapist to provide trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, short-term therapy to foreign born adults residing in the City of St. Louis. Therapy will be provided both in the home and in office dependent on client need. Interpretation support available as needed. This is a temporary, part-time contract position, no more than 20 hours per week, through January 2020. Ideal for a seasoned therapist looking for additional hours. Reports to Director of Social Work.


  • Intake/Assessment, including:
    • Bio-psycho-social-spiritual Assessment
    • Risk Assessment
    • Mental Status Exam
    • Diagnosis
  • Develop individualized treatment plans
  • Administer PHQ 9 / GAD 7
  • Conduct safety/harm reduction planning as needed
  • Facilitate access to Emergency Services for individuals reporting intent for self-directed violence and/or violence against others
  • Psychoeducation
  • Provide regularly scheduled interventions based on individualized treatment plan.
  • Conduct monthly treatment plan/progress reviews 
  • Adhere to time frame of service per grant requirements
  • Adhere to strict guidelines regarding client confidentiality
  • Adhere to guidelines on mandated reporting


  • Masters in Social Work (MSW) or Masters in Counseling - required 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - required 
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Record systems - preferred
  • Strong psychoeducation skills
  • Strong ability to set boundaries
  • Strong ability to maintain therapeutic frame
  • Ability to conduct home visits/ home based therapy
  • Training in any of the following modalities - preferred:
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
    • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, 
    • Prolonged Exposure, 
    • Somatic Experiencing, and/or 
    • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocess (EMDR)
  • High level of language proficiency in Arabic, Farsi/Dari, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, and/or Swahili preferred. Additional language proficiency in Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya a plus.

Position will remain open until filled.

Part time, contract position.