To continue our success and realise our growth ambitions, we are looking for a Therapist / Psychologist at our clinic in Hilvarenbeek.
As a psychologist at Yes We Can Youth Clinics, you will be working with various colleagues in a multidisciplinary team, leading individual therapy sessions, being part of group sessions, therapeutic interventions, creative out-of-the-box sessions, walk and talk sessions, theme sessions and more.
We take you through a sample working week:
Monday mornings you will attend a multidisciplinary meeting where you will get an update on how the fellows were doing this past weekend and set the goals for the week. During the morning block, you will be co-facilitating a group therapy session together with an experienced based counselor, which follows the 10 actions method of recovery. You will have a lovely lunch with the colleagues which includes a lot of healthy food, tea and coffee and can enjoy a small walk through the forest before the second part of the day. After lunch, you will attend the second multidisciplinary daily meeting, in which you will discuss more fellows and treatment plans. In the afternoon you will be conducting individual sessions with your fellows. As a therapist you provide individual sessions to fellows suffering from mental illnesses, substance abuse problems, addictions, or other issues that may be impacting their ability to function, using therapeutic methods and incorporating the 10 actions and which is based on the 12 steps method of addiction recovery. You will be back in the shared office for the last hour reporting your sessions and group sessions.
Every morning you will attend a multidisciplinary meeting where you will get an update on your fellows and discuss fellows and treatment plans within your team. Today you will join your fellow and a colleague on a creative out-of-the-box session outside of the clinic or have a therapeutic intervention. A therapeutic intervention could be for instance a boxing intervention in which a fellow learns to set boundaries or expresses their anger in a healthy way. An example of an out of the box session is creating a day for the fellow that they would find memorable and inspiring, anything from sky diving to art therapy and more. Every Tuesday at 5pm there will be a ‘farewell’ session, in which a fellow has completed their 10 weeks at the clinic and have a ceremony in which all the fellows and colleagues attend.
You will start your morning off with a multidisciplinary meeting discussing fellows and their goals for the day and treatment plans. During the morning block, you will co-facilitate a family session together with a counselor, with your fellow and their family. You have worked towards this for 5 weeks, and witnessing a new beginning in the family is inspiring. Later in the afternoon you will attend a community meeting with fellows and colleagues, and a lead theme session on one of many topics related to mental health that are more practical. After which you will have the rest of the afternoon to work on weekly sessions or discharge reports or have after-care calls. You will communicate continuously with case managers, family counsellors and treatment coordinators to create an after-care plan together.
You will begin your morning by attending the multidisciplinary meeting where you will get an update on your fellows and discuss your fellows in your team. Your morning will then consist of you seeing your fellows for individual one-hour therapeutic sessions, or even join the fellows in their activities to observe your fellows in a group and activity session. In the afternoon after another multidisciplinary meeting, you will co-facilitate group sessions together with an experienced-based counselor which includes loving confrontation, reading out their actions work, or reading impact letters. You conclude the day in collaboration with a fellow treatment coordinator. Together you will evaluate the progress of one of the fellows.
Every Friday morning you will join a walk through nature together with all the fellows, and you will be able to have a walk and talk therapy session through nature and get connected with the rest of the fellows and your colleagues. While everyone was walking, two selected fellows have in collaboration with a chef prepared a lunch for all colleagues and fellows. They share their personal story about their dish and what it means to them, which gives the lunch meaning. After either spending some time on your reports, you are encouraged to spend some time connecting with your fellows on a casual level as well, such as a fun ping pong game or playing a musical instrument or a board game before going home.
Working days are by mutual agreement.
Yes We Can Youth Clinics considers your personal development as very important. That is why we offer: Training opportunities, work supervision, team supervision, individual supervision, training opportunities and expertise promotion.
a certified psychologist/therapist with a Nuffic-accredited master's degree in psychology or counselling. You have a minimum of two years of treatment experience, residing in the Netherlands, can communicate proficiently in English, and are known for your ability to blend knowledge with dedication and maintain open and honest interactions with peers and clients.
When all else fails, Yes We Can Youth Clinics provides a solution for many teens and young adults, aged 13 to 25, struggling with mental health issues, addictions and behavioural problems. Our approach has proven to be very successful: about 70% of the fellows no longer need specialised care after having completed 10 weeks of residential treatment and a minimum of 4 weeks aftercare. Our success rate is so high because we not only work together with our fellows, but also with their parents. Successful treatment requires a serious effort from both of them. The collaborative approach at Yes We Can Youth Clinics has proven to be a turning point in the lives of thousands of teens and young adults.
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