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Lifeline Youth & Family Services

Residential Therapist

Lifeline Youth & Family Services
Jarabacoa, West Indies, Dominican Republic

Date Posted: 05/02/2012
Categories: Missions - Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Crosswinds Youth Ministries is looking for a Full-Time Therapist for its residential services, located in the Dominican Republic.
Since 1971, Caribbean Mountain Academy, set in the rural mountains of the Dominican Republic, has been assisting parents in reshaping the lives of their high-potential, under-achieving teens. Our desire is to promote an environment where each teen can thrive physically, socially and spiritually during their experience. Simply put, we help struggling youth transform into healthy responsible adults.
We believe students should be held accountable for their actions. Our approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, service projects, social skills training, relational accountability and structured activity. We provide our students with a Christian community that empowers him/her to live up to their God-given character, potential, and leadership.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Residential Therapist is responsible to provide assessments, treatment planning, individual, group, family, and parent counseling for assigned clients. The Residential Therapist is also responsible for taking part in staff meetings and Therapeutic Team meetings to aid in the overall treatment of clients.

* Master's Degree in social service field (with ability to get licensure)
* Excellent counseling skills and ability to help people address identified issues
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
* Exceptional verbal and nonverbal communication skills
* Excellent people skills
* Experience in oversees a plus

If you are interested in this ministry, desire to work with troubled youth and have a heart for ministry, please send your resume!