Tri-City is looking for one (1) special individual to serve as Clinical Therapist I/II for the Children’s Outpatient Program (COP). This Clinical Therapist I/II is a school partnership position and will appeal to individuals who are passionate about working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families and may have or would like experience in a school setting. Within the scope of practice, Agency guidelines and professional standards, Clinical Therapist I/II have the responsibility to formulate a differential diagnosis concerning the nature of the mental health challenges; develop an effective treatment program including intervention methods; and perform the full scope of therapy for children, adolescents and their families exhibiting a variety of mental health challenges, at the school or in the office. The Clinical Therapist I/II will report to a higher level clinical personnel and/or management.
This position is responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- Will initiate and conduct family-centered, strengths-based and culturally competent individual, family and group assessments, counseling/therapy sessions and treatment plans to children and adolescents;
- Will provide collaborative outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services needed as well as crisis intervention to individuals, groups and families;
- Provides intensive case management services in the community (school/field) or onsite (office);
- Facilitate partnership meetings with local school districts;
- Screens and tracks school referrals;
- Provide individual, family, group or case management services to children, adolescents, and young adults;
- Will assist clients in developing realistic plans while displaying sensitivity to cultural and linguistic factors and needs, as well as advice clients on community resources;
- Maintain records of all activities relating to clients’ care and must adhere to Agency and service billing requirements;
- May be required to transport client(s) in his/her own vehicle and/or a Tri-City vehicle;
- Work on an On-Call rotation;
- Work on a multidisciplinary team to promote recovery & other duties as assigned.
Clinical Therapist I: California Board of Behavioral Sciences registration as either an Associate Marriage or Family Therapy (AMFT) or as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) or as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). Preferably candidates who have completed hours.
Clinical Therapist II: Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) or Social Work (MSW) and California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensure as either a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) AND two years of experience working either in a community mental health clinic or school setting providing mental health services to children and adolescents.
BILINGUAL: Spanish is required.
LICENSE: Must have & maintain a valid Class C California Driver’s License.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered as qualifying. The Department will determine level of hire (CT I or CT II) at conditional offer of employment. *Candidates may be hired above the minimum salary range depending on qualifications (DOQ).
PREFERRED: The ideal candidate will also have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment; good oral and written communication skills; experience with Department of Mental Health (DMH), Electronic Health Records (EHR) and/or Welligent, and the Microsoft Office Suite; receptive to learning; ability to work in a team environment.
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
Merit Salary Increases: Annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.
CalPERS Pension: 2% @ 55 for Classic Members and 2% @ 62 for PEPRA Members; employee contributes 7% for Classic and 6.25% for PEPRA. No Social Security.
Vacation: 80 hours per year, increasing with years of service with a maximum of 240 hours; cash out option available.
Sick Leave: Full-Time employees = 88 hours per year with no cap.
Holidays: 10 paid holidays per calendar year plus an additional 16 hours of Floating Holidays.
Flexible Work Schedule: 9/80 or 4/10, where applicable and approved by supervisor. **
Health Insurance: Medical (Kaiser HMO), dental (MetLife PPO) and vision coverage (EyeMed) of which 80% is paid by Tri-City Mental Health Services (TCMHS).
Life Insurance: Paid at one times annual salary, paid by Tri-City MHS with additional optional coverage available.
Deferred Compensation (457b): Available to interested employees; no employer match.
Additional Optional Benefits: EAP, FSA, STD/LTD & ADD, Bilingual Incentive Pay, On Call Pay, Employee Referral Fee Program, Loan Forgiveness, Credit Union available through CU of So Cal, paid time off for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and more.
**Availability of flexible schedule and days of regular day off is dependent upon the needs of the Department and approval from Management.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE
Tri-City will communicate with applicants via email or mail. Please be aware of both forms of communications.
Tri-City does not cover the costs of relocation fees.
A copy of the full and complete job description is available upon request.