JOB DESCRIPTION - Marriage, Family, Child Therapist

Family Services has an immediate opening for a therapist in its 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
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: Successful completion of graduate field placement required. Previous volunteer or paid work in a human services agency preferred.

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. Bilingual/bicultural preferred. Must demonstrate specialized knowledge or interests (e.g. family systems, impact of divorce on children, domestic violence or sexual assault counseling) helpful.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assess the psychosocial needs of individuals, couples, family groups requesting service and develop individual case treatment plans, including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
2. Provide psycho-educational, case management and therapeutic services, including individual counseling, coparenting sessions, therapeutic reunification, divorce or marital therapy, assessments, family therapy, parenting skills education, referral and advocacy services.
3. Develop and implement specialized therapeutic groups and programs as needed or assigned.
4. If unlicensed, participate in appropriate supervision activity as prescribed by the BBSE. If licensed, individual supervision as arranged with Clinical Manager.
5. Maintain knowledge of and ability to implement all current mandatory reporting laws that supersede client confidentiality policies: suspected incidence of child neglect or abuse to Child Welfare Services; abuse or exploitation of an elderly person to Adult Protective Services. 
6. Maintain and develop clinical knowledge and skill through attendance at seminars or conferences, use of FSTC library, review of current professional journals and other literature.
7. Maintain up-to-date client case records including assessment summary, weekly progress notes, closing summary, consent to treat minors, release of information forms, correspondence, evaluation data, and any other documents related to the case.
8. Contact or prepare any written reports required by referring parties or other practitioners, Court Services, Child Welfare, Probation, Victims Assistance, Mental Health etc., as needed to communicate client's problems/needs, diagnosis, progress, and prognosis.
9. Adhere to all protocols and office procedures regarding accepting new cases, scheduling appointments, fee policies, treating insured clients and reporting of such in accordance with individual health insurance company, EAP, or HMO policies, and requesting clerical support.
10. Perform all duties in a confidential and safe manner to avoid injury to self and others

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