Paid Associate Position for private practice
April 27, 2021
Clinician III – 11624
May 5, 2021
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Clinician – Intensive Treatment Foster Care

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.

Five Acres is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Therefore, the Agency does not discriminate, and does not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees or applicants because of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related legally protected medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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