The School-Based Outpatient Therapist is responsible for the ongoing provision of culturally responsive mental health services including individual, family and group therapy, case management, and consultation services for a caseload of children and families in a public-school setting. As an Outpatient Therapist you will be a part of an agency that is committed to Unconditional Care, strengths-based service planning, cultural humility, and collaboration.The Outpatient Therapist provides administrative oversight to the clinical trainee in a collaborative relationship aimed at meeting the contractual needs of the school site. They are also responsible for documentation to comply with agency-wide requirements, as well as the requirements of the counties with whom we work.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.
- Provide individual, group and family therapy based on the results of individualized clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning.
- Provide case management services, making home visits and outside referrals when necessary.
- Complete all reports required for each student as outlined in the paperwork guidelines including county documents, intake and assessments, treatment plan, discharge, and all necessary paperwork for Thread internal audits.
- Document individual and group therapy, collateral, crisis, case management and plan development for all clients within 24 hours of services provided.
- Attend Coordination of Services Team (COST) meeting at school site to accept new school referrals, update school team on current caseload, and identify supports to address school wide needs.
- Collaborate with school administrators to enhance integration into school community, assess school wide needs, and develop and provide Tier I interventions to school site. This may include participating in school team meetings, consulting with school teachers, and providing supports/training to school staff.
- Provide administrative oversight to the Seneca clinical trainee at the school site. Meet weekly with trainee to coordinate logistical needs and to assign therapy referrals.
- Attend program meetings: program professional development, therapist meeting, outpatient team meeting, program event, and all required in-service meetings.
- Active engagement and interest in our program vision of promoting racial equity, including anti-racist actions for change in our program, practice and partnerships.
- Master's degree in Social Work or Psychology; license eligible.
- Bilingual Spanish/ Spanish Language Capacity preferred.
- Knowledge in Mental Health Billing preferred.
- Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and contribute to a cohesive program culture and development.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Solid computer skills in Microsoft Office.
- Valid California Driver’s License and insurability by Seneca’s automobile insurance carrier.
- Fulfillment of TB Test, fingerprinting, state clearance, and any other mandatory state/federal requirements.