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Clinician, RIS

Monday, July 01, 2024 2:13 PM | Anonymous

Clinician, RIS (

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Fairfax, VA - Fairfax, VA

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree Required

Salary Range: $85,000.00 - $86,368.00 Salary/year

Travel Percentage: 10 - 20%

Job Shift: Regular

Job Category: Health Care

Job Description 

Clinical Therapist (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, LGPC, LCADC, LGADC, LMSW or LPC) provides professional trauma-informed counseling services to individuals, families, or groups receiving services within the Refugee and Immigrant Services (RIS) Department at Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area in Northern, Virginia. The RIS Department provides resettlement and employment services to refugees, asylees, and other forced migrants. The ideal candidate will have extensive culturally appropriate counseling experience working with asylum-seekers, refugees, immigrants, victims of human trafficking, and/or victims of domestic violence. The candidate must have a commitment to the mission of LSSNCA, as well as the diverse refugee and immigrant populations which we have served for over 100 years in the National Capital Area. 

Essential Functions 

  • Conduct intakes, psychosocial assessments, and trauma inventory; determine acuity, strengths, and therapy needs. 

  • Coordinate and provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and client centered. 

  • Develop family-centered and culturally appropriate and responsive treatment plans and provide outpatient services including individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, and training using evidence-based and trauma-informed practices. 

  • Work cooperatively with members of a larger treatment or service coordination team, either internally within the agency or externally in the larger community. 

  • Provide short term crisis intervention to address immediate mental health emergencies, stabilize the individual in crisis, and create and implement a safe, appropriate plan. 

  • Provide basic case management services to assist clients achieve wellness and autonomy as needed. 

  • Responsible for clinical documentation, i.e., case notes, patient assessments, service/treatment plans, and other forms/records as required in a timely manner. Maintain detailed case files and other documentation in 100% compliance with the RIS program standards. 

  • Develop, facilitate, and effectively present program curricula for classes or groups on human trafficking, substance abuse/mental health, and other topics. 

  • Participate in actively soliciting feedback from program participants through distributing satisfaction surveys or other approved means. 

  • Meet or exceed program productivity expectations on a regular and sustained basis. 

  • Participate in meetings and be an active member of the RIS Team 

  • Other duties as assigned. 



Competency Statement(s) 

  • Empowerment - Facilitator in building the capacity of our clients, staff and organization 

  • Inclusion - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences while promoting a harassment-free environment. 

  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. 

  • Respect - Highest regard to the dignity of the whole person, and for the opinions, circumstances and feelings of all stakeholders. 

  • Quality - Up hold the highest standards, through the demonstration of accuracy and thoroughness, and is accountable to all stakeholders. 

  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. 

  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. 

  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures. 

  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions. 

  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems. 

  • Professionalism - Accepts responsibility for own actions and always engages in respectful behavior. 


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), Licensed Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LGADC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Psychologist. 

  • Fully licensed in Virginia, provisionally licensed considered 

  • Skilled in providing individual, family and group therapy. 

  • Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed practices. 

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, “active” listening skills, and attitude. 

  • Strong analytical and data management skills. 

  • Proficient in data collection, electronic medical record database and Microsoft Office products. 

  • Maintain patient, team member and employer confidentiality, compliance with all HIPAA regulations. 

  • Must pass required physical, TB test, and drug screening. 

  • Must pass required child registry clearances for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. 

  • Must be eligible for employment in the U.S. 

  • Valid driver’s license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations. 



Other Requirements: 

  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages - Dari, Pashto, Spanish, Arabic, or Tigrinya; Ability to work in a diverse environment 

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