For over 30 years, the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) has been the leader in building transformative programs that raise the standard of care for all victims of child abuse, neglect, and sexual assault in Los Angeles County. Today, VIP functions as a public-private partnership between the publicly-funded VIP Childrens Medical Village at the LAC+USC Medical Center and our non-profit, the VIP Community Mental Health Center, Inc. (VIP-CMHC). Our history of quality mental health care is due in large part to the dedicated and talented employees whose efforts have helped improve the lives of children, transitional age youth, and their families.
The Birth to Five Program focuses on the relationship between a caregiver and their young child. This program utilizes a variety of methodologies including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to ensure positive outcomes for all clients. The goal in Birth to Five is not merely the short-term immediate changes in behavior, but rather the long-term patterns that will positively affect the family throughout a childs upbringing, often resulting in the caregiver identifying their own symptoms of trauma, anxiety and/or depression.
The Clinical Therapist, Birth to Five program is responsible for providing clinical services to children ages zero to five and their caregivers. Clinical Therapists in this role must have a passion for holistic family services and have a variety of approaches to work with young children and their adult caregivers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the program supervisor, the Bilingual Clinical Therapist is responsible for the following:
- Performs intake assessments
- Formulates Client Treatment Plans
- Provides direct clinical work and therapeutic services to clients using a team and community-based approach.
- Fills out and maintains client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes.
- Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients, formulating diagnosis, gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method(s) of providing treatment.
- Accurately documents all work with clients as measured by QA standards.
- Monitors and maintains documentation of client services, ensuring compliance with Agency policies and procedures, DMH contract and other related agencies standards and guidelines
- Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy.
- 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 therapeutic practice with clients.
- Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients; works effectively within the Agency and community
- Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by VIP-CMHC and other governing bodies
- Maintains confidentiality over all information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency
- Maintains professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stake holders at all times and exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities
- Performs other duties as assigned.
BENEFITS & PERKS
- $4000 per year additional bilingual (Spanish) differential
- Licensure differential
- Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Accounts
- 401(k) plan & Basic Life Insurance
- 12 paid holidays per year
- Generous paid time off accrual
- Travel reimbursements at IRS rate
- Cell phone provided for business use
- Fully paid EBP training opportunities, including TF-CBT, MAP, PPP, IY, Seeking Safety, IPT, PCIT and ICBT
- Ph.D/Psy.D/MSW/MFT degree from an accredited university
- Current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) (AMFT, LMFT, ACSW, LCSW); unlicensed Ph.D./PsyD. is eligible for DMH waiver; must maintain CA BBS registration as a condition of employment.
- Must be fluent in English and Spanish
- Strong clinical and communication skills
- Able to collaborate effectively and professionally with all community partners, children, caregivers, supervisor and co-workers
- Strong computer skills, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and web-based Electronic Health Record software (EXYM)
- Well organized, detail oriented and skilled with time/task management, able to adapt to frequent changes
- 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 model positive behaviors and Agency values.
- Ability to provide field-based work
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Interested candidates must submit a completed application through VIPs candidate portal
- Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
- Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States