Bilingual Clinical Therapist
1721 Griffin Avenue
Violence Intervention Program Community Mental Health Center (VIP-CMHC) treats the effects of all types of abuse while also emphasizing community-based prevention to end the cycle of family violence. VIP-CMHC is world renowned for its programs which together provide medical, forensic, mental health and social services for all victims of violence. VIP-CMHC Clinical Therapists provide mental health services to the community with the following clinical programs:
- Traditional/Outpatient program: Just like every child learns differently we understand that while some children might respond best to individualized therapies, others respond better in group sessions with other kids and/or their caregivers. Using a wide array of evidence-based practices, our mental health clinicians are expertly trained to provide and tailor appropriate therapies designed to meet the unique needs and strengths of each child and their family. For those children who are unable to come to VIP for medical reasons or transportation issues, we offer home-based therapy where a child may feel more comfortable. Ensuring adequate mental health services for every child in distress has allowed our clinical staff to succeed in the most critical of cases.
- Birth to Five Program: The role of the Clinician in the Birth to Five program is to provide clinical services to children and their caregivers. 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 child’s upbringing, often times resulting in the caregiver identifying their own symptoms of trauma, anxiety and/or depression.
- Recover, Resilience, and Reintegration (RRR) Program: Recover, Resilience and Reintegration (RRR) are specialty mental health services provided to children/youth, ages 0-25 by professionals and paraprofessionals specially trained to recognize and respond to the unique biopsychosocial needs of children/youth. Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, RRR Program, this role will provide specialty mental health services to children/youth, ages 0-25. The bilingual clinical therapist for the RRR program is responsible for providing Field Based Services which may include individual and family therapy and interventions.
- School-Based Program: For many of our families, getting to VIP for weekly appointments can create a challenge due to limited transportation options or work commitments. For other children, visiting VIP can be too stressful and disruptive, especially for a child that has suffered extreme trauma. For this reason, VIP has a vibrant and growing school-based therapy program, delivering services right where children often need it the most; at their school. Through strengthening relationships with administrators and providing a much needed layer of support, our clinicians are utilizing area schools to be better aware of positive mental health and serve as a stronger support structure for their students.
Reporting to the Program Clinical Supervisor, Bilingual Clinical Therapists will provide mental health services to clients in a specific program. Regular duties include:
- Performs intake assessments
- Formulates Client Treatment Plans
- Provides Individual, family, group, and/or collateral therapy
- Monitors and maintains documentation of client services, ensuring compliance with Agency policies and procedures, DMH contract and other related agencies standards and guidelines
- Ph.D/Psy.D/MSW/MFT degree from an accredited university
- Currently registered with the BBS (AMFT, LMFT, ACSW, LCSW); unlicensed Ph.D./PsyD. is eligible for DMH waiver
- 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
- Well organized, detail oriented and skilled with time/task management, able to adapt to frequent changes
- Ability to provide field-based work (in certain programs)
VIP offers Great Benefits and Perks:
- $4000 per year additional bilingual (Spanish) differential
- Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Accounts
- 401(k) plan & Basic Life Insurance
- 11 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
Level of Language Proficiency
Candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Candidates must submit a completed application through the VIP-CMHC jobs portal.