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Mental Health Therapist

Company: WestCoast Children's Clinic
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus for hires by September 30th $4,000 Bonus for Bilingual hires (Spanish) by September 30th Who are we? WestCoast Children's Clinic, located in Oakland, California, is a non-profit community psychology clinic that has provided mental health services to Bay Area children since 1979. Our mission is threefold: 1) to provide psychological services to vulnerable children, adolescents, and their families regardless of their ability to pay; 2) to train the next generation of mental health professionals; and 3) to improve services to children and families by conducting research on the impact of clinical services and utilizing findings to advocate on behalf of the children we serve. Working at WestCoast Children's Clinic means being part of an organization that is client-centered, trauma-informed, collaborative, and committed to justice and equity. What is the role? Our Screening, Stabilization, and Transition (STAT) Program is an innovative, model program that provides mental health Screening, Stabilization, and Transition (STAT) services to children as they enter the foster care system in Alameda County. As a STAT Clinician, you will provide: Screening, assessment, and therapeutic interventions as children enter into or change placement within the child welfare system. Consult with county social workers and make recommendations regarding the mental health needs of clients. Short-term therapeutic interventions to clients as well as collateral support and guidance to foster parents, relatives, and group home staff in order to facilitate children's transition to and stabilization in their placements. Individual and family therapy, caregiver guidance, collateral contacts, and case management to children with chronic placement instability for a period of 3-12 months. Services at WCC program sites and in the community (youth's homes, communities, other agencies, and schools); travel is required WORK SCHEDULES AVAILABLE: Monday-Friday Sunday-Thursday Tuesday-Saturday For Saturday and Sunday shifts, the available shifts are: Day Shift: 8am-4pm, Evening Shift: 3pm-11pm What will you gain? Receive individual clinical supervision by a dedicated supervisor and participate in a case conference Enhanced training and professional development support for recent graduates Be part of a compassionate, driven team that is social justice-focused: We have several Staff Affinity Groups such as Staff of Color, LGBTQ+, Equity and Inclusion, Health and Wellness Serve vulnerable kids and their families and create positive changes in their lives As a Joint Commission Accredited agency, we provide the highest standard of care and offer extensive clinical training and seminars led by field experts. Training includes CSEC, Telehealth, Complex Trauma/Trauma-Informed Care, Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), Supervisor in training program, and much more! Benefits: 100% Employer-paid medical and a variety of different plans (base plan, Kaiser HMO), dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability coverage for full-time employees Competitive pay commensurate with experience (base salary starting at $60,000 post-masters, PLUS 10% differential for weekend position) Quarterly and annual incentive compensation plans, generous retirement plan contribution Bilingual pay differential for qualified candidates (5% of yearly salary) 403b retirement plan with ROTH and 403b contribution options Flex-spending options - Medical, Dependent Care and Commuter Plans 14 Paid Holidays, Self-Care Leave (additional PTO accrual with increased years of service) 20 days paid time off per year (equivalent to 4 weeks) Professional development stipend Weekly supervision and case conference CEUs for trainings Monthly wellness stipend Minimum Requirements A Master's or Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, marriage, and family therapy or social work Current and valid license or registration with the CA BBS or BOP 1-2 years post-graduate work with children and families preferred (open to recent graduates.) Demonstrate clinical skill in assessment/evaluation and treatment, crisis intervention while working with complex, multiple diagnosis histories. Well-organized, efficient, and excellent time management A trauma-informed and relational approach to working with youth Work with Medi-Cal reimbursement procedures and billing. Clean DMV record; travel is required. Join us and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families in the Bay Area. WCC is passionate about leading and encouraging open conversations around race, gender, power, and privilege and how these impact community mental health. Our staff affinity groups include Staff of Color Council, LGBTQ Staff Group, White Accountability Group, and Equity and Inclusion Council. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Employment Type: Contract Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $60,000 - $64,000 Annual Bonus/Commission: Yes

Keywords: WestCoast Children's Clinic, Oakland , Mental Health Therapist, Healthcare , Oakland, California

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