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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Fred Finch Youth and Family Services
Location: Oakland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

$5,000 Sign On Bonus-Limited Time!! Join a dynamic team of passionate mental health professionals, providing innovative, community-based services to children and families. The Clinician for Alameda Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is responsible for providing community based behavioral services to communities in Alameda County and the East Bay. The TBS Clinician provides individualized 1:1 behavioral and therapeutic interventions to participants in their home environment, school or other setting toward the goal of stabilization. The TBS Clinician delivers services as an adjunct to specialty mental health services in order to prevent higher level of care, hospitalization, or to transition to a lower level of care. Job Summary : The Clinician is responsible for providing high quality, trauma-informed therapeutic services and/or case management to a diverse population of at-risk youth, young adults, and families who may be experiencing barriers to receiving office-based behavioral health services. These developmentally appropriate, individualized services may occur in the community, school, office, or residential setting. Qualifications Required M.A. Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university. Registered intern or associate with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Some programs may consider candidates who are able to obtain registered status within first six (6) months after hire. Registered PCC intern (PCCI)* with relevant experience with target population eligible in San Diego/Alameda/San Mateo Counties (If working in a program licensed by Community Care Licensing must meet minimum training and experience requirements). Licensed (LCSW or MFT; or, in San Diego/ Alameda/San Mateo County Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC ). A license may be preferred based upon program need. Certified to conduct a CANS/ANSA assessment within 90 days of employment if the work assignment is in a County program that requires CANS/ANSA certification. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults to provide to provide care, treatment and services. Supervised experience in providing counseling and/or psychotherapy services Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of diagnostic assessment, individual/family/group behavioral treatment methods for target population of program. Experience with or knowledge of designing, supervising, monitoring, changing, and discontinuing individualized behavioral interventions for staff delivering behavioral services (e.g., TBS). Utilizes de-escalation techniques, including but not limited to: attentiveness to potential triggers/stressors and early indicators of distress; motivational interviewing; reflective listening; providing responses that rely on engagement and empathy; modeling composure through use of calm voice and neutral facial expressions; remaining self-aware of verbal and non-verbal communication, demonstrated ability to adjust verbal and non-verbal communication, prompting for use of known coping skills; etc., to defuse distress and ensure safety in a manner that aligns with the trauma informed care model. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities. Clean driving record; current CA Driver's License or ability to obtain within 10 days after hired. Must have access to dependable transportation; personal car insurance meeting minimum liability coverage required if position requires driving for work or transporting participants. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems. (*) For LPCC/PCCI's, the county-specific eligibility must be verified by the hiring manager including certification by the BBS to work with families, as required. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Fred Finch Youth and Family Services, Oakland , Mental Health Therapist, Healthcare , Oakland, California

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