This position is a member of a multi-disciplinary child and family team that provides comprehensive services for enrolled children, families, and the community. The approach of the team is characterized by being strengths-based, family-centered, culturally competent and community responsive. Utilizing this approach, the position provides outpatient therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and their family systems that are uniquely tailored to the needs of each individual family. This position provides a wide range of interventions that include (but are not limited to): diagnostic mental health assessments; individual, family, play, couples, and group psychotherapy; linkage to case management support and psychiatric services; crisis intervention; coordination and ongoing communication with appropriate collaterals. The children and families we work with present with a broad range of bio-psycho-social issues and mental health disorders including trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, and substance abuse, among others. This position is also responsible for maintaining compliance to documentation standards for all work performed.
MHTII - $20.22/hr. - $24.28/hr. (Master degree)
LPC/LMFT - $23.49/hr. - $28.17/hr.
LCSW - $24.86/hr. - $29.81/hr.
Spanish Language differential: $2.50/hr. (language testing required)
Essential Job Functions
1. Provide diagnostic mental health assessments as well as individual, family, play, couple, and/or group psychotherapy along with crisis intervention and case management support to assigned clients.
2. Develop treatment plans, monitor treatment progress and follow-up as clinically indicated.
3. Facilitate the coordination of medication/medicinal needs of clients with psychiatric, case management, and medical resources.
4. Facilitate the client and family's growth and development with an emphasis on strengths and resiliency.
5. Collaborate with internal and external partners in support of the family's growth and development.
6. Maintain accurate and timely clinical documentation consistent with agency standards.
7. Participate in team meetings, in-services and supervisory sessions as required.
8. Other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree (or higher) in Psychology, Social Work, or other human service field. Licensed or license eligible (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychologist). Bilingual Spanish required.
At least three years experience working with children and families experiencing significant mental health challenges.
Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy. Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately. Clinical assessment and diagnostic skills utilizing the DSM - IV/V. The ability to focus on what people can do, not on what they can't do. The ability to partner with clients and families and work alongside them as they shape their treatment. Able to navigate an electronic medical record and utilize technology effectively. The ability to laugh with others and have a sense of humor. Effective written and verbal communication skills.