The Bi-lingual Children's Mental Health Clinician will provide direct service, paraprofessional staff consultation, training and support for the after school youth development program. We seek a licensed or license-eligible clinician to serve as our Bilingual Children's Mental Health Clinician in a non-traditional, mental health setting, using a trauma-informed, child-centered, multicultural, community social work model. Our setting requires formal mental health skills (assessment, therapy, referrals, etc.) and informal behavioral coaching, youth development and skill development. We are designed to bring mental health services to communities that wouldn't normally access supports and are seeking a professional who will commit to the community. This position is full time and includes benefits.
EXPECTATIONS OF THE POSITION:
- Provide individual, family and group therapy for youth
- Provide clinical case management for youth
- Develop, monitor, and implement treatment goals and interventions for all modalities of direct service
- Perform accurate and timely record-keeping, documentation, and outcomes data of all client related activities (e.g., progress notes, treatment plans, session rating scales, etc.)
- Lead case conferencing for paraprofessional staff team to coordinate services for youth members
- Provide consultation to afterschool staff on mental health issues impacting children and youth club members
- Provide coaching and support of para-professional Case Management staff
- Provide supervision to MSW interns in compliance with graduate school and/or BBS requirements
- Attend and participate in regularly scheduled client review meetings, clinical meetings, and staff meetings
- Orient afterschool staff regularly to referral process
- Coordinate with mental health providers to identify treatment options for members
- Assist with the development and implementation of agency-wide mental health policies and procedures
- Facilitate staff training regarding mental health issues affecting youth in the Clubhouse setting
- Work independently as the sole mental health provider on site, demonstrate effective decision-making and risk reduction
- Consult with clinical team (off-site) proactively and preventatively
- Interfacing with paraprofessional team
- Providing trauma-informed, child-centered, therapy for diverse children, teens and families
- Utilizing and partnering with community resources and systems
- Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Must be able to lift 15 lbs.
- Must be able to sit for at least 90 minutes
- Must be able to sit at computer workstation for long time periods
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
SKILLS/ KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
- MSW/MA in social work. Registered with appropriate licensing Board or eligible for license working under supervised licensed clinician.
- Requires Masters Degree (Social Work Preferred or Marriage and Family Therapy)
- Minimum one-year previous post-graduate experience providing individual and family therapy with emphasis in youth services required, trauma-informed preferred.
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish
- Basic understanding of youth development settings in an after school program
- Experience working with adolescents at-risk and diverse communities
- Criminal Justice clearance and valid CA driver's license
- Current First Aid/CPR certification
- Able to work afternoon and evening hours