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Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician

Company: A Better Way, Inc.
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Accepting applications for Licensed and Unlicensed Clinicians.At A Better Way, we are dedicated to serving children and youth who are in - or at risk of entering - foster care. We support children in the foster system, and help them navigate the most difficult times of their life. Be inspired by your own actions. Join our talented and genuinely caring team.Our attractive compensation package includes base salary, sign-on bonus, 4 weeks PTO (5 weeks after 2 years!) , 16 holidays including 2 floating holidays, medical insurance, unlimited access to tele-health, and more.Services are delivered in Alameda County, program headquarter located in Oakland, CA.Role:Under the supervision of the Mental Health Programs Director, the Clinician has the primary responsibility for providing direct mental health services to children birth through five years old and their families.Services include:Assessment; development of a family centered treatment plan; providing developmentally appropriate dyadic mental health treatment; coordination of care with child welfare workers, parents, foster parents, and other collaterals; maintaining a written record of treatment, including initial assessments and treatment plans. We are seeking a clinician with previous experience working with systems-involved families; including school systems, dependency system, immigration system and criminal justice system. A demonstrated ability to engage and develop strong alliances with families who tend to be initially mistrustful of service providers. Clinician will also be well versed in current mental health practices and trends, such as trauma informed, developmental responsive, family centered, collaborative and culturally responsive services. Clinician should be ready to embrace the role of collaborative outcomes management and data collection that helps address the public health needs of our region.Duties and Responsibilities:Direct client care in home, through telehealth, in the office or in the community for children birth through five years and their familiesAttend appropriate meetings, which include weekly group supervision, staff meetings, trainings and supervisionCoordinate with child welfare workers, resource parents, and other systemic stakeholders where appropriateMonitor eligibility and obtain authorizations where appropriate.Provide psychotherapy, intensive clinical case management, crisis intervention, and parent training/psycho-education/skills-building, to assigned children and families. Work with various modalities including individual, dyadic, and family therapy. Conduct assessments, diagnosis, and treatment plans in collaboration with clients, caregivers, and other providers. Provide appropriate mental health services.Use time-management skills and supervisory support to meet productivity, documentation, and timeliness requirementsFollow regulatory guidelines, mandated reporting, and program/agency protocols in performing dutiesAbide by all provisions of the ABW personnel manualPerform any other duties as directedProvide culturally responsive servicesQualifications:MSW, MA, PhD or PsyD from accredited school of social work or psychology. Must be licensed or registered with BBS or BOP.Excellent clinical and writing skills.Direct experience working with culturally diverse populationsUnderstanding of basic theoretical and developmental principles of infant, early childhood, and family mental health and trauma-informed careBasic understanding of play therapyBilingual in Spanish preferredAbility to understand psychological assessment reports; psychological assessment experience a plus for psychologist applicantsMust have a car and good driving recordUnderstand and desire to work with a strength-based mental health approachKnowledge, understanding, and willingness to work with interdisciplinary approaches and partnershipsKnowledge, understanding, and willingness to provide telehealth services as neededUnderstanding of the DSM, DC: 0-5, and treatment plansAbility to work independently and to work as a member of a teamExcellent organizational, computer and communication skills.Work EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee will largely be in the community meeting with clients in or near their homes. Some work from home.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (subject to change, with supervisor approval, to meet the business needs)TravelLocal travel to various worksites is required.Work Authorization/Security ClearanceEmployees must obtain a livescan , TB, and health clearances prior to employment. Compliance with Vaccination policy.A Better Way is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, HIV-status, national origin or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: A Better Way, Inc., Oakland , Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician, Healthcare , Oakland, California

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