JOB DESCRIPTION - Bilingual Child Therapist
Family Services has an immediate opening for a therapist in its Children’s Counseling Center. This is a full-time, 40 hours/week, position with benefits. Rate of pay: $20.11 - $21.65 (intern) BOE and $3,955.62 - $4,367.32 (Licensed) BOE. In addition to providing child therapy, this position will include leading groups for adult perpetrators of violence.
Must demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical standards of professional fields.
Education: Master's Degree from an accredited social work, counseling, or psychology program with emphasis on clinical practice.
Licensure: Proof of licensure as an LCSW, MFCC, or of registered intern status required.
Experience: Minimum one year paid or volunteer direct service experience with children, adolescents and families.
Language: Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish is required in this position.
Transportation: Must possess valid California Driver’s License, availability of automobile for business use, and at least minimum automobile liability insurance as required by law.
Additional Qualifications: Must receive clearance from the Department of Justice Criminal Record Offender Information Data Base.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Review literature and attend trainings to maintain current knowledge of evidence based practice and research covering theory, treatment, dynamics and effects of trauma, abuse, exposure to violence, and other adverse childhood experiences on child and adolescent functioning and development.
- Review literature and attend training to maintain current knowledge of evidence based practice and research covering the diagnosis and treatment of DSM-5 disorders and conditions.
- Complete comprehensive assessments utilizing range of assessment tools. Develop case treatment plans and outcome evaluation measures linked to the assessment.
- Provide individual, family or group treatment interventions at assigned Family Services or community based locations.
- Meet or interface with school personnel, CWS, other collateral contacts, systems or agencies that impact the child to include participation in multi-disciplinary or inter-agency meetings.
- May participate in meetings with collaborating agencies to plan, develop, implement, evaluate or improve services to be provided at collaborators’ sites.
- Provide training or educational presentations to other professionals or community groups.
- Complete required case records, forms and reports. Maintain confidentiality of all records.
- May assist with program marketing or outreach.
- Maintain awareness of the influence of ethnicity and culture on the child and contribute to maximizing accessibility of services to all client populations.
- Attend clinical supervision sessions and maintain continuing education units as required.
- Maintain knowledge and comply with the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and an other reporting laws that supersede client confidentiality.
- Adhere to agency policies and protocols and to codes of ethical and legal standards of profession.
- In addition to providing child therapy, this position will include leading groups for adult perpetrators of violence.
- Other duties as assigned