Since Amanecer Community Counseling’s inception it has been devoted to creating acessible psychiatric and psychological services for people living in populations whos’ needs have been historically neglected. As a part of Amanecer you would be a part of a dynamic team creatively strategizing to provide the absolute best services to clients in such populations.
Our team pride themselves as driving forces in Community Counseling Services, we serve almost 2,000 individual clients. That is not including the 1,500-2,000 siblings, parents and other relatives that benefit from our clinical services, case management, family therapy, and parenting training.
Amanecer Community Counseling is seeking an Adults Therapist who is ready to be invested in and take charge in impacting long-term improvements in their clients’ livelihood. You would join a roster of other driven therapists who share the values aligned with building prosperous communities through genuine care paired with clinical intervention.
Learn more about our impact, story, and mission at: amanecerla.org/
· Competitive salary
· Employer paid medical insurance
· Generous paid-time-off
· Paid personal days
· Ten annual paid holidays
· 403B with employer match contribution
· Annual merit salary increases
CHILDREN’S THERAPIST DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for rendering mental health services, which includes interventions to provide the maximum reduction of mental disability and restoration or maintenance of functioning consistent with the requirements for learning, development, independent living and enhanced self-sufficiency.
- Under direction of clinical and/or administrative supervisor, interventions, including Evidence Based Practices, will be provided that adhere to DMH and agency policy.
- Provide initial and annual assessments, evaluations, therapy, rehabilitation, and plan development for clients as needed.
- Provide crisis intervention; individual, group, and family therapy; and psychosocial rehabilitation therapy according to client needs and safety issues of self or others.
- Referral to psychiatrist when appropriate. Monitoring of medication compliance. Consultation with psychiatrist as needed.
- Develop Coordination Plan and Client Care Plan for mental health services with the client, and family when necessary, and securing required signatures with current dates.
- Maintain required records of all counseling sessions and client contact.
- Completion of outcome measures on a timely manner, as needed.
- Able to provide electronic documentation of all services and tasks indicated in the preceding items 1 through 7 in accordance with DMH and ACCS documentation standards and time limits.
- Work collaboratively with various systems, for example, DMH, DCFS, hospitals, and residential facilities.
- Provide or provide for case management/brokerage services to access medical, educational, social, prevocational, vocational, rehabilitative or other needed community services.
- Provide or provide for linkage, consultation and placement services as necessary.
- Communicate with Program Coordinator regarding client progress, issues, and any other important information, particularly those regarding client issues of safety of self or others.
- Attend weekly one-hour individual and two-hour group clinical supervision meetings. Responsible for accurate logging of supervised hours and other BBS documentation.
- Respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the organization and is guided by professional rules of ethics and legal practices.
- Actively participate in all required meetings, trainings, and other activities as directed.
- Comply with HIPAA requirements of privacy and access of records.
MUST HAVE MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Associate Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern Active BBS Number.
- Bilingual Spanish/Bicultural
- Valid California Driver License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Experience providing therapy to children and families and/or adults.
- Experience working with multi-ethnic/racial communities.
- Previous experience working in a community-based organization.
- All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for the clients who are served by our agency. 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, verbal aggression, unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions, and inappropriate emotional expression are not acceptable.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Some positions require employees to see clients outside of the office. For those positions, the ability to drive is required.
- Physical effort required includes typing, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, talking and hearing.
- Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.