Position ID: 654
Gathers information, assesses needs and provides direct clinical and related therapeutic services to clients and/or their families including: Gathering client’s history through personal interviews with client, family, friends, teachers; observes behaviors and conducts mental status examinations. Assessing parenting skills, family dynamics, family strengths, needs, attachments and mental status. Researching and collecting data (e.g., health, educational, psychosocial/mental health treatment records; DCFS placement history; family history; Regional Center and juvenile justice information) to be included in the final assessment; prepares case history of client. Assessing the needs of clients, formulating psychosocial diagnosis, and in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team, determining the most appropriate method(s) of providing treatment such as individual, family and group therapy; client advocacy, outreach, liaison services; supportive counseling and crisis intervention. Providing individual, family and/or group therapy to clients; co-facilitate therapy with others as needed. Consulting with supervisors, case workers, teachers, child care staff, mentors and paraprofessionals to ensure clinical and case management needs and service quality are being met; conferring regarding client needs, community services and resources and effectively matching services and resources to the needs of clients. Advocating for clients including court accompaniment, court translations, and supporting clients to successfully navigate the criminal and civil legal process or to ensure satisfactory placement of child in foster care. Develops, maintains and uses a working knowledge of the ethnic and cultural differences, practices and values of the client families in order to better understand their needs and provide appropriate services. Maintains absolute confidentiality regarding children and their families in compliance with HIPAA regulations and Institute policies.
The Therapist I is the entry level of the therapist job family. As such, the incumbent is expected to possess a master’s degree in psychology, social work or marriage and family therapy and be working towards licensure. Experience with similar clients is preferred but not required. Ability to work effectively within a multicultural work group. Working knowledge of community resources to address special needs of the client base. Current California driver’s license and State-required insurance required if using personal vehicle on Agency business and a driving record acceptable to the organization and/or insurance carrier. Effective communication skills both oral and written; bi-lingual skills in Spanish/English are preferred. Ability to build effective working relationships with clients and their families. Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
Los Angeles & Torrance
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