The DC Center for the LGBT Community is hiring! We are looking for a part time staff social worker. See below for details.
Job Position Description: Staff Social Worker/Therapist (LGSW or LICSW)
Staff Social Worker/Therapist Position:
The DC Center for the LGBT Community has a mission of educating, empowering, celebrating, and connecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Washington, DC. The Staff Social Worker/Therapist helps to achieve this mission by providing mental health support services to survivors of violence, crime, and trauma. These services are available free-of-charge to our community members due to grant funding from the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG). The Staff Social Worker/Therapist will see clients individually, with a chance to also work with clients in group settings. The person who fills this position is also responsible for other related projects, such as supporting the social work team in quarterly reporting and management of the OVSJG grant and occasional outreach and education opportunities in the LGBTQ community. They will report to the Executive Director. Please note that this position does not provide on-site clinical supervision hours, so should candidate want to pursue clinical supervision, they must do so off-site.
The Staff Social Worker/Therapist must have the appropriate licensure to practice in DC (LGSW or LICSW) and have at least 2 years’ experience working as a clinician with a diverse client population. They must also have a demonstrated ability to work with LGBTQ+ adults, to work well in a team, to problem solve and communicate at all levels verbally as well as in writing. Must be self-motivated and be able to build and maintain relationships, both with colleagues and community members, as well as be well adept at working in a fast pace environment. Bilingual capabilities are strongly preferred, but not required.
Functions and Duties
Staff Social Worker/Therapist: Responsibilities:
Provide individual and couples mental health support services, both through counseling and case management to a caseload of 10-15 unique clients, with potential for group work
Conduct intake assessments with all new potential clients to assess safety, job status, financial resources, living arrangements, current support system, type and history of victimization, legal issues, related medical history, and clinical symptomatology for the past 30 days.
Provide clients with LGBTQ-friendly and affirming referrals to community-based services, aimed at assisting individuals affected by crime, violence and trauma
Assess clients and provide necessary intervention in crisis situations (safety plans, hospitalization, referrals, etc.)
Keep current and accurate records of all clinical interactions in MyClientsPlus, a clinical database system
Support social work team in writing of quarterly reports and managing grant deliverables for the OVSJG grant throughout the fiscal year
Deliver trauma-informed, culturally competent assessment and treatment techniques to all survivors seeking support services, and serve as a resource for all individuals seeking support through The DC Center
Work in partnership with The DC Anti-Violence Project members to further the mission, vision, and values of DC AVP
Facilitate, as needed, cultural competency training opportunities, community presentations, and outreach events
Work well with a diverse staff to facilitate an open, supportive and warm environment for all individuals who visit The DC Center
Please send qualified resumes to Justin Johns at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 16th.
The DC Center is looking for a motivated, energetic individual to coordinate its Center Latinx program, which centers queer, trans, non-binary, Black, brown, Indigenous, Two-Spirit, and disabled Latinxs in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area.
This is a part-time, staff position that will require approximately 15 hours of work per week between October 2018 and September 2019.
The employee will be in charge of:
Managing the Center Latinx program, including all of its events, community partner relationships, social media pages, bilingual monthly newsletters, blogs, and more
Administering the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs grant that funds Center Latinx, including drafting all quarterly and final reports, and tracking the budget and workplan,
Organizing bi-monthly meetings of the Latinx LGBTQIA+ Coalition, a loose collective of trans and queer Latinx individuals and organizations in the DMV area
Organizing a job readiness training to expand DC’s Latinx LGBTQIA+ community’s workforce development
Planning town halls, community dialogues, and workshops on issues that impact Latinx LGBTQIA+ communities,
Hosting arts and cultural events that uplift Latinx hxstories and diverse communities
Building relationships and uplift members of the local community, and seek ways to collaborate to transform the lives of Latinx LGBTQIA+ people in DC
Working with DC Center staff as needed, and uphold the mission and values of the organization
Educating themselves on the many DC Center programs and other local resources, including housing and other emergency assistance, and staff the support desk as needed
The ideal candidate will:
Have a personal and deep understanding of issues that impact Latinx LGBTQIA+ communities in DC and beyond,
Be proficient at speaking Spanish in a professional and community setting,
Have experience with event organizing and planning,
Know how to use grassroots organizing methods and social media to reach community members, and
Be highly self-motivated and able to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.
Interested individuals can contact Justin Johns at email@example.com or (202) 682-2245 with questions or to apply for the position with a cover letter and resume. Please submit all applications by close of business on Monday, October 8th.
Students who are currently enrolled in an academic program, as well as individuals who have recently completed studies.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent is generally expected (with withdrawals and incompletes explained).
Ability to work a minimum of twenty hours per week. These internships are unpaid.
Funding is available on a competitive basis from the Office of Fellowships and Internships.
The Smithsonian Institution welcomes the opportunity to work cooperatively with schools seeking to grant academic credit for internships. Applicants are encouraged to initiate arrangements for credit with their college or university. The Smithsonian does not grant academic credit.
Internships occur during the summer, fall, and spring from 10 to 15 weeks, beginning June 1, September 15, and January 15. Start dates and duration are flexible and arranged in coordination with the supervisor.
Summer Internships: March 15
Fall Internships: July 15
Spring Internships: October 15
Applicants interested in combining an internship at the NMAAHC with a paid intern through the Minority Internship Program, Native American Internship Program, or James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration must submit an application by the deadline for these programs. For more information, see the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships.
Part-time, 3-6 month intern projects will take place throughout the year. Specific start and end dates and hours will be determined by the intern supervisor and the intern. This is an unpaid internship.
Internships will take place at the National Museum of African American History and Culture office at Capital Gallery, 600 Maryland Avenue SW, accessible by Metro Yellow/Green & Blue/Orange/Silver Lines.
An internship appointment is conditional, subject to your successful completion of a pre-appointment background investigation for a non-critical, sensitive position.
Please be aware that complete applications must include the following:
Internship program application form
Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
Personal essay (use this to tell us how the internship will advance your academic/career goals)
Two letters of reference
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