The Salvation Army

  • Clinical Trauma Focused Therapist (FT) - Child Welfare

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Job ID
    Human Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community.


    The Clinical Trauma Focused Therapist will administer trauma informed clinical services including the provision of domestic violence services, formalized trauma assessments, home/community based therapy, parent and community education, and clinically facilitated group therapy. This position will collaborate with the Early Head Start Program.

    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition program
    • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program


    • Oversee intakes for all referrals
    • Provide clinical counseling, assessment and intervention including parent education, case management, group and recreational therapy and community education
    • Initiate and maintain regular contact with assigned clients
    • Devise and implement individual intervention plans
    • Provide court documentation and testimony as warranted
    • Present cases for intra-agency consultation, in addition to participating in regularly held department staff meetings, case conferences, supervision, and in-service training sessions
    • Collaborate effectively with Early Head Start Staff and other Salvation Army program staff to integrate service data into program planning systems
    • Collaborate effectively with outside services and agencies
    • Compilation of all required statistical and evaluation data, grant reports and monthly reports, responsible for meeting grant requirements, program monitoring and evaluation
    • All other duties as assigned or requested by Director including but not limited to: Working as part of an integrated service team with other public and private agencies and programs
    • Represent The Salvation Army and Child Welfare Services in a professional manner in the community at meetings, trainings, and assigned groups
    • Demonstrate cultural competence, as well as integrate understanding into daily responsibilities and participate in meeting the objectives of The Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services Strategic Plan


    • M.S.W. or Master’s Degree in another clinical field with a license of limited permit
    • Requires background and/or training in dynamics of domestic violence, trauma and child development
    • Must have valid license that meets The Salvation Army insurance requirements
    • Must have access to own vehicle during work hours
    • Minimum of three years of related experience.  E.g. Social Worker, Case Worker, Program Manager, Coordinator

    • Able to substitute for other program staff in case of emergency and fulfill job requirements, maintain flexible schedule as required to perform duties


    The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of disability status, veteran status, or any other New York State or federally protected characteristic.



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