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Mental Health Therapist

Website Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services

Full Job Description

Founded in 1906, we are one of the oldest and largest non-profit child welfare agencies in Southern California and we continue to expand our services. Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services is in need of staff to work with at-risk youth and their families. More information about our history and mission can be found on our website at www.oyhfs.org.

OVERALL FUNCTION :

The STRTP Therapist provides assessment, treatment planning, and direct clinical services to clients at one or more STRTP sites. S/he also works collaboratively with direct child care staff, families, Probation Officers/Social Workers, and other Child and Family Team (CFT) members to ensure that the client’s needs are being met and addressed in a trauma-informed, culturally appropriate, and clinical manner.

We offer a competitive benefits package:

· Medical Insurance

· Dental Insurance

· Vision Care Plan

· Life Insurance

· Paid Holidays (11)

· Paid Vacation Time

· 401(k) Retirement Plan (up to 4%)

· Educational Reimbursement

· Employee Referral Bonus Program

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assesses and creates treatment goals and plans based on client and family need, monitors progress, and adjusts plan and services accordingly.
  • Provides individual, group, and family therapy to assigned client caseload as well as crisis intervention, intensive care coordination, rehab services, and discharge planning.
  • Maintains communication and works collaboratively with all treatment team members, referring agencies, and other CFT members.
  • Facilitates and participates in treatment team, CFT, and case consultation meetings.
  • Shares client background information and clinical guidance and oversight in best practice approaches to program staff.
  • Conceptualizes cases and provides services in a strength-based, trauma-informed, client and family-centered, and clinical lens with cultural humility.
  • Is on-call during the week for assigned clients and on a rotating weekend basis for all STRTP sites.
  • Documents all services provided in the electronic health records system (Exym) and complies with deadlines and guidelines set by DMH, Probation, DCFS, CCL, CCR, and the agency.
  • Participates in weekly group supervisions and individual supervision as needed.
  • Provides agency wide trainings in field of expertise as requested or needed.
  • Attends and participates in mandatory training and in-services as required.
  • Performs other tasks and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Possesses a MSW or MFT, LCSW or LMFT preferred.
  • Active registration through the Board of Behavioral Science (BBS).
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and adolescents who are served by agencies. Therefore, each employee must at all times be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, adolescents and adults who may have mental or behavioral health problems. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions as well as appropriate role modeling. Hostility, aggression, and unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions as well as inappropriate emotional expression are not acceptable.
  • Must be able to pass criminal/fingerprinting background check, TB Test, Physical Exam and Drug Testing. Must have a valid California Drivers License and a clear DMV record.
  • Must have the visual, physical and technical ability to independently operate a variety of office equipment including the use of a computer. Will also require bending, stooping, filing, lifting and be able to interrupt physical altercations if necessary.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $67,000.00 per year

Education:

  • Master’s (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Registration with BBS (Required)
  • CA Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Company’s website:

  • www.oyhfs.org

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/OYHFS/

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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