The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) in Burtonsville, Maryland (located just off Route 29 between Washington D.C. and Baltimore), is seeking a full-time therapist to provide individual family and group psychotherapy to foster and adopted children and their families.
C.A.S.E. was founded in 1998, and is one of the premier organizations in the country providing innovative and specialized services to adoptive and foster families. We are seeking a skilled energetic therapist to join our team. All clinicians receive individual and group supervision and have opportunities for continuing education.
Provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy to foster and adoptive children and their families.
Conduct initial psychosocial assessments and develop treatment plans.
Perform others duties as required.
3 evenings per week required; 2 in Burtonsville and 1 in Bethesda
C.A.S.E. offers a competitive salary, medical, vision and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, life and disability insurance, opportunities for professional development, generous holidays and annual leave. We are a friendly, flexible work environment. Interested candidates should send resume and a cover letter including salary requirement to Kathy Sheehan, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com. To learn more about C.A.S.E., please visit our website, www.adoptionsupport.org
Master's degree in counseling, social work, or marriage and family counseling.
Current Maryland licensure.
4 to 6 years clinical experience (individual, group, and/or family therapy), experience working with foster and adopted children preferred.
Demonstrated understanding of loss, grief, and trauma.
Experience with and commitment to providing culturally competent services with diverse client populations.
Additional Salary Information: competitive base salary plus benefits
Founded in 1998, The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Burtonsville, MD, outside Washington D.C. We are one of the premier organizations in the country providing innovative and specialized services to foster and adoptive families. We serve the local, national and international communities. In addition to our headquarters in Burtons...ville, we provide clinical services in our Annandale, VA and Riverdale, MD sites.
The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) strengthens the well-being of foster and adoptive families, promotes adoption awareness, enhances adoption sensitivity, and develops the skills for professionals and families to empower children to thrive.
C.A.S.E. envisions that everyone touched by foster care and adoption has access to the adoption-competent support necessary to navigate their lifelong journey.
C.A.S.E. combines best practices and innovation to provide premier resources and training to advance permanency for children and promote the healthy growth and development of families, nationally and internationally.
• Children and adults need support in order to cope with confusing and often traumatic experiences
• Early therapeutic intervention leads to long-term success in managing adoption-related grief and trauma
• Foster children, adoptees and their families deserve a safe, supportive environment to share their feelings and experiences
• Family-based, strengths-based and evidence-based approaches yield the best outcomes
• Candid, open discussion about adoption promotes healthy adjustment
• Therapists trained in adoption-competency are best-suited to help the families and communities we serve
• Schools, youth groups, civic organizations, employers and public-policy that are adoption-sensitive are important for the well-being of every community
• Counseling and support services must be available to all who need them, regardless of income
• C.A.S.E. implements its core values through direct, specialized clinical services; parent and professional training and education; adoption advocacy at the community, national, and international levels; participating in groundbreaking adoption research; fundraising; and the development and production of print and electronic resources to aid adopted children, families, and the professionals who support them.