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ACSW, AMFT Clinician

Website Five Acres

Five Acres promotes safety, well-being, and permanency.


Five Acres is considered an essential business provider. Responsible for providing a wide variety of individual, family, and group therapy; case management counseling; crisis intervention; and advocacy services to families, children, and other clients in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs.

Essential Duties:

  • Depending upon specific program, assignment may perform any or all of the following: Provides direct clinical work and/or therapeutic services to clients and families as measured by supervision and/or direct or taped observation.
  • Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours. (refer to Productivity Policy)
  • Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports (refer to Progress/Case Note Submission Policy).
  • Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients and families (meets medical necessity)  formulating psychosocial diagnosis, gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method (s) of providing treatment/Evidence Based Practice (individual, family, group, supportive, outreach etc.)
  • Continually assesses client progress and modifies treatment via completion and submission of outcome measures.
  • Accurately documents all work with client and/or family and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and peer review audit results.
  • Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and/or therapeutic practice with clients.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with child (ren), families, and community; works effectively within the Agency and community at large.
  • Advocating and/or ensuring accompaniment for clients (court, medical, mediation, medication, and visitations) with the goal to ensure satisfactory placement of a child in a safe, permanent, and stable home setting.
  • Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Five Acres, COA, Community Care Licensing and other governing bodies; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the art practices; participating in in-service programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned; accepts new tasks and challenges within educational scope of practice and experience; including providing services to other Five Acres’ programs, if needed.


  • Master’s Degree required.
  • MFTI or AMFT registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
  • Must maintain registration as a condition of employment.
  • Working knowledge of the family patterns, child-rearing practices, special needs, traditions and values of the ethnic and cultural groups served by the program/agency.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multicultural team and agency.
  • Working knowledge of community resources that address the special needs of the client base.
  • Ability to attend Day 1 of the Pro Act de-escalating system training.
  • Maintain First Aid/CPR Certification.
  • Must have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet the Agency’s safe driver guidelines.
  • Availability of a personal car with appropriate insurance which employee is willing to use for all Agency business, if needed; adhering to federal motor vehicle safety standards when transporting children.
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written; bi-lingual skills in Spanish/English may be preferred.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
  • Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and WELLIGENT software for program notes.
  • Ability to work varied hours including evenings, nights and weekends.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures of the Agency.
  • Ability to model positive behaviors and Agency values.
  • Strong problem solving skill.

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