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Mental Health Therapist - Bilingual Spanish/English Clinician

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YouthCare
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Seattle, WA
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Published 15 days ago

ABOUT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.

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). The clients are unaccompanied minors, primarily from Central America, and the program’s goal is safe and timely reunification with family in the United States.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Clinician 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:

  • 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 direct service staff 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 an accurate and 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.
  • Training and/or facilitation of mental health curricula to a variety of audiences
  • Must be flexible and be able to cover the floor as needed. Must maintain flexibility to work evenings and on some weekends due to programmatic needs.
  • Share in on-call rotation to respond to program and client needs, as needed.



ABOUT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Up to $6,628,900$3,000 new hire bonus

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…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish

Spanish

Location

On-site
3601 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA 98125, USA

How to Apply

Please apply with cover letter and resume on company website

Please apply with cover letter and resume on company website

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