Trauma-Informed Psychotherapist & Program Clinician, Peggy Chung Thrash Memorial Program:
The Peggy Chung Thrash Memorial Program is a trauma-based partner program of Wissahickon Charter School’s Fernhill Campus. The program supports 7 current K-3rd grade students who have underlying traumatic experiences that lead to disruptive behaviors in school. Referrals end in 3rd grade, but students remain in the program until the end of their 5th grade year. The program is designed to help the students address and cope with underlying traumatic experiences by supporting the student in building skills to calm down when triggered, and to increase communication, social and problem solving skills in order to maximize their student success.
Students will work with a trauma-informed psychotherapist weekly in school for the duration of the school year and will attend a day-long equestrian therapy experience at a horse farm in Malvern, PA under the supervision of equestrian therapists.
The psychotherapist is an independent contractor and not an employee of Wissahickon Charter School.
Responsibilities & Qualifications Include:
Supports the mission of Wissahickon Charter School.
Provides psychotherapy in the school to up to 7 students on a weekly basis and occasionally observes them in a classroom setting.
Partners with the teacher, family, and school counselors in order to support the student.
Psychotherapist must be available to meet with students during school hours in the school building, ideally on Mondays and/or Fridays.
Must be comfortable connecting with families of the students at least once a month.
Must be available for an equestrian trip in the Spring.
Prior equestrian therapy/experience a plus.
At least 2 years experience working with urban youth preferred.
Reads referral material and becomes familiar with the child’s history and presenting issues.
Abides by current laws and organizational policies and procedures.
Responsible for providing and maintaining up-to-date clearances.
Develops effective and timely treatment goals with measurable objectives.
Maintains appropriate records.
Master’s degree in social work or a counseling-related field.
Experience in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy preferred.
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