The Whole Child is actively recruiting for a Mental Health Therapist – Bilingual.
STATUS: Non-Exempt (not licensed), Exempt (licensed)
REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor
Job Description: Positions allocable to this class are assigned to various services offered by our mental health agency, and work directly under a Program Director. Within agency guidelines and professional standards, incumbents of the position function independently. The master level therapist promotes a strengths based approach to treatment that empowers families, supports a community based philosophy of service, and ensures that all clinical services are aligned with the agency’s mission, vision, and core values. Therapist position for Birth to 5 Program to provide community based mental health services; experience in infant/preschool mental health required; trained in evidence based practices (CPP, Triple P, IY) highly desirable, must have DMH experience; LCSW/MFT preferred but will consider unlicensed with related experience; bilingual Spanish a plus.
- Interviews individuals and/or their families to obtain a family, medical, and mental health treatment history;
- Makes an assessment of the patient’s functioning in his/her environmental setting; Meets agency’s productivity standards for client service hours;
- Completes and submits clinical documentation in a 24 hour time frame utilizing the agency’s electronic health record system (EXYM).
- Establishes a treatment plan designed to address the mental, emotional, and behavioral needs of the client and family. The treatment plan may include individual, group, family or conjoint therapy, and/or referral to another treatment source such as a psychologist for psychological testing or a psychiatrist for medication or another agency that offers specific services needed by the client and family.
- Provides psychotherapy to individuals, groups, families, and significant others. Provides crisis intervention and evaluates for a higher level of care such as inpatient psychiatric treatment.
- Provides psycho-education to clients and families regarding mental health needs and treatment recommendations.
- Participates in multidisciplinary treatment review meetings to discuss and evaluate the client’s progress.
- May participate in social work or psychology student affiliate programs for training professional social work and psychology students.
- Provides consultation services to community agencies to advise the consultee on the utilization of mental health services pertinent to the recognition and treatment of mental health needs dealt with by the community agency.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING
LCSW, MFT, or License eligible in California required. DMH experience required and training
in MAP, TF-CBT, or other evidence-based practices is preferred. At least two years of relevant work experience.