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Mental Health Therapist (Bilingual Spanish & English)

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YouthCare
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Seattle, WA

YouthCare


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Published 25 days ago

March 1, 2021
February 28, 2021
$54,000 - $56,200

ABOUT CASA DE LOS AMIGOS:  This program has 2 locations and 20 beds, serving clients ages 12-17, who have been placed in the program by the Office of Refugee Resettlement Department of Unaccompanied Children's Services (ORR / DUCS). 

 

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Bilingual Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing mental health services to young people at YouthCare in the ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) funded programs. Duties include initial mental health and risk assessments, one-on-one counseling sessions, facilitation, and planning of psychoeducational groups for young people, collaboration with case planning and completion of on-going assessment paperwork. This position requires a high degree of flexibility in responding to emergent needs of young people in crisis and good organizational and documentation skills.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide a 20 - 40 hours weekly of direct client contact, including face-to-face counseling, and appropriate outside functions, such as escorting to appointments.
  • Carry a caseload of up to 10-20 active clients.
  • Assess each client’s goals, safety, and need for level of services. Screen all clients for human trafficking.
  • Provide each young person in care with weekly one-on-one sessions. Create and implement group curricula; facilitate groups on at least a weekly basis.
  • Partner with program leadership to create learning opportunities for Youth Counselors to learn about the mental health of clients, trauma-informed care, attachment theory, and other relevant topics for success in the program.
  • Provide referrals and case summaries to psychiatric providers in the event that it is necessary for young people to access a higher level of service.
  • Develop safety and behavioral contracts, as well as post-care resource lists that focus on mental health resources and coping skills following reunification. Communicate safety considerations to the team in a timely manner.
  • Conduct family sessions, provide psycho-education to sponsors, and conduct sponsor assessments (as needed) to ensure the safety of the family and home for the client’s reunification.
  • Complete and submit all documentation in a timely manner, including client intake and exit paperwork; assessment and service plans; child trafficking referrals, and significant incident reports.
  • Complete 30-day safety and wellness calls following a client’s discharge.
  • Review caseload weekly with Assistant Director, Case Managers, and 3rd party GDIT. Attend Quarterly Stakeholders’ Meetings.
  • Participate in file audits of all ORR young people in care quarterly to ensure proper documentation is being completed.
  • Must be flexible, to be able to cover the floor as needed.
  • Training and/or facilitation of mental health curricula to a variety of audiences

This job description is not intended to cover every aspect of your job at YouthCare. We are a team that works together to meet the needs of our clients and every member of the team is expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this description.

 


ABOUT CASA DE LOS AMIGOS:  This program has 2 locations and 20 beds, serving clients ages 12-17, who have been placed in the program by the Office of Refugee Resettlement Department of Unaccompanied Children's Services (ORR / DUCS). 

 

POSITION…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

Benefits

YouthCare provides a competitive benefits package to full time employees including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k), vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave after successful completion of the 90-day Introductory Period.

YouthCare provides a competitive benefits package to full time employees including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k…

Location

2500 Northeast 54th Street, Seattle, WA 98105

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