The Covering House Therapist Fenton, MO · Full time



Please note: The home where this position is located is approximately 1 hour from St. Louis. The residential home is in northwest Jefferson County. The largest city near it is House Springs. The exact location is undisclosed due to the confidentiality of the clients.

Job Title: Therapist

Department: Clinical

FLSA Status: Full Time

Reports to: Program Director or Designee

Days/Hours of Work: 40

Start Date: Immediately

Primary Objective: Ensure a quality therapeutic program through a multi-disciplinary treatment team approach. 

Primary Responsibilities

The Therapist will be responsible for but not limited to the following: addressing the unique needs of clients, who have experienced trauma through sex trafficking and/or sexual exploitation. The focus of this position is to provide assessment and therapeutic services to girls and to non-offending care givers.

a) Works with Program Director in planning the delivery of the overall program and its activities in a way that supports the mission and strategic plan of The Covering House.

b) Responsible for the overall trauma-informed care at The Covering House with clients in our residential and community-based programs.

c) Design the appropriate plan of care, including the type and frequency of treatment. Modify the plan of care as needed.

d) Conducts thorough initial clinical assessments including development of a diagnostic formulation and utilization of assessment scales at designated times during treatment.

e) Develops a comprehensive treatment plan for the client and non-offending family members.

f) Adapts strategy to changing conditions and communicates changes effectively with clients, families, and team members.

g) Provides virtual and in-office therapy to TCH clients and families as clinically indicated.

h) Provides group therapy to clients in our residential and community-based programs.

i) Accompanies the client, when needed, to court.

j) Ensures that all documentation related to the provision of direct client services is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with established policies and procedures and state standards.

k) Develops and maintains positive working relationships with staff, interns, volunteers, management, and other professional collateral contacts.

l) Attends mandatory training and in-service collaborations.

m) Maintains expert knowledge of client’s clinical and non-clinical charts.

n) Contacts law enforcement officials or emergency responders in cases of severe crisis representing danger to others and/or a significant problem to the community.

o) Ensures compliance with all policies, rules, and regulations established by The Covering House as a condition of employment.

p) Serves in QMHP and Admin On-Call rotations.

q) May be called upon to participate by leading training of staff. 


Additional Responsibilities

a.)Represent The Covering House in a positive and professional manner.

b) Ability to maintain the highest confidentiality.

c) Willing to obtain a Class E Driver’s License. This employee must be able to transport clients in accordance with licensing standards.

d) Must be able to perform JIREH certified physical intervention techniques to provide crisis intervention.

e) Must be current on all required trainings and maintain licensure.

f) Other job assignments as instructed by supervisor.



a) PLPC, LMSW required and LPC, LCSW preferred, plus 2 years’ experience, preferably working with adolescents.

b) Demonstrates integrity and professionalism managing confidential material and sensitive situations.

c) Identifies and analyzes needs and applies resources effectively to meet those needs.

d) Adapts strategy to changing conditions and communicates changes effectively.

e) Speaks clearly and effectively in positive or negative situations.

f) Demonstrates respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

g) Continues to build on knowledge and skills.

h) Demonstrates persistence in meeting difficult challenges.

i) Dedicated to working with specialize populations.

) Extremely organized and has a strong attention to details.

k) Demonstrates a capacity to listen to adolescents with understanding, help adolescents find constructive solutions to problems, and cooperate with each other in providing services that adolescents need.

l) Computer Skills: Ability to interact with email and light typing.

m) Can not have a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect.

n) Must adhere to a comprehensive background check.

o) Knowledge of or experience with evidence-based practices. 


Physical Demands and working conditions

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demand and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

a) May experience stressful situations and events.

b) Working conditions include indoor and outdoor activities, and weather conditions (heat and cold) could be unpredictable.

c) Physical demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; run; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; twist; stoop; bend; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs and push/pull or resist force during a physical restraint. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

d) Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time during transports, recreational activities, and outings. The work is very rewarding; however, may be physically and emotionally taxing. Shifts can potentially be very long or unusual hours due to the needs of the home. 


$53,000 - $56,000 per year