Building Character

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Title: Therapist
Reports to: Program Manager
Employment Type: Full- time, Mode of Work: In- person (no remote work)
Work Location: Positions Available in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade Counties
Salary Range: $50,000- $55,000 (non negotiable)

Position Summary

Gang Alternative, Inc.’s Collective Action for Addressing Trauma Program involves programming in the tri-county area, namely: Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. It is designed to effectively address community violence and collective trauma, using a comprehensive, integrated, and multi-sectoral approach to substance use prevention, violence prevention, and trauma-focused community engagement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Therapist is responsible for providing behavioral health services in an outpatient community-based program serving children, adolescents, and their caregivers. The Therapist also: facilitates sessions; conducts outreach and recruitment; conducts screenings; administers assessments; prepares client development and treatment plans; creates and maintains client files; coordinates client development activities; liaise with case managers from other programs or partner agencies to ensure cohesive continuum of care; monitors and tracks client progress (including administering data collection and evaluation instruments); and facilitates resource development including linking clients to appropriate support services.

  • Deliver trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy to children, youth, and their families in high-risk communities.
  • Provide initial screenings and mental health assessments that identify service needs and recommend options for care.
  • Share assessment findings with clients and their
  • Prepare care plans for individuals and families.
  • Involve client and their families in the development of treatment plan goals, objectives and interventions that address their assessed behavioral health
  • Provide individual, family and group therapy
  • Lead group sessions at the community
  • Conduct training for community leaders in trauma-informed approaches
  • Conduct training for community leaders in mental health first aid and de-escalation strategies
  • Participate in program evaluation and development of service options that best address client need.
  • Participation in staff training and development seminars.
  • Working cooperatively with other GA teams and programs to maintain smooth continuity of care when cases are shared across teams.
  • Become familiar with and utilization of outside resources as needed to provide comprehensive services to clients.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counselling, Psychology, or related field
  • Minimum two years’ experience delivering trauma-focused counselling to high-risk youth and families.
  • Candidates certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy preferred.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of and experience in the areas of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, diagnostic assessment, long and short-term treatment, family systems theory and group treatment.
  • Willingness to work flexible schedules as deemed necessary including weekends and evenings.
  • Willingness to deliver sessions in community settings.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent organizational skills, dependent and responsive with attention to details and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  •  Ability to work effectively in a team environment, excellent interpersonal skills with positive attitude and maximum discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Customer service oriented and sensitive to client’s immediate needs.
  • Extended knowledge of community and social services.

This position will require independent travel between headquarters and outreach communities as well as training and meeting venues.  The Outreach Worker must have reliable transportation,  always maintain a valid Driver’s License and insurance coverage on personal vehicles during employment. 


Gang Alternative, Inc. will offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, health, 403b and vacation benefits.

  • Health Insurance (partially funded by employer)
  • Medical Gap Insurance (fully funded by employer)
  • Dental Insurance (partially funded by employer)
  • Vision Insurance (fully funded by employer)
  • Life and AD&D (fully funded by employer)
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement plan (with employer match)
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off, including Birthday and Personal Day
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career growth

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