Bilingual TAYS Program Therapist
Company: WestCoast Children's Clinic
Posted on: June 14, 2019
**Sign-on bonus upon hire**
C-Change, Transforming the Lives of Sexually Exploited Minors is a
specialized program that provides mental health screening,
advocacy, clinical case management and psychotherapy to youth at
risk of, currently engaged in, or who have exited sexual
exploitation. Catch-21 is a specialized program serving Transition
Age Youth emancipating from residential treatment. We provide
clinical case management and therapy to help develop and execute
individualized emancipation and crisis prevention plans.
As a TAYS Clinician, you will:
- Provide mental health screening to assess cognitive, emotional
and social functioning and needs; facilitates the identification
and engagement in mental health services.
- Provide intensive mental health, clinical case management, and
wrap-around service development for youth emancipating from
- Provide crisis intervention and stabilization.
- Collaborate with partnering staff to develop and provide
trainings to other mental health providers on best practices in
working with sexually exploited youth.
- Assist youth in developing and executing their transition to
- Coordinate services with other agencies and resources to
address youth's needs including: housing, medical/physical health,
mental health, education, employment, independent living skills,
advocacy, placement stability, and age-appropriate enrichment
- Make collateral contacts on behalf of clients as needed
including Child Welfare Workers, Juvenile Justice personnel,
parents and caregivers, and other providers.
- Assist youth in accessing and utilizing community
- Understand and comply with policies, procedures, documentation
and paperwork for EPSDT Medi-Cal billing, meet billing requirements
as set by the agency.
- Comply with WestCoast and California state Boards' requirements
pertaining to supervision, consultation and case conference
- Provide services in the community, for which travel by car is
- Participate in agency and program meetings and professional
development trainings as required.
- Work proactively with the program director to ensure the
strength of the program.The ideal candidates have---
- Bilingual ability in Spanish (spoken and written).
- An advanced degree (Master's or Doctorate) in clinical
psychology, social work or related field required. Current CA Board
of Behavioral Science or Board of Psychology license and/or
- California License Preferred (LCSW, LMFT, Licensed
Psychologist). Based on our funding sources, California Department
of Mental Health requires all unlicensed psychologists to apply for
a professional licensing waiver or show proof of a valid waiver
prior to hire date.
- Direct clinical experience working with transition age and
- Demonstrated clinical experience with foster care, DCFS, and
community mental health.
- Proven effectiveness working with clients who have complex
traumatic histories and attachment difficulties.
- Knowledge of child and adolescent development, trauma, chemical
dependency and dual diagnosis.
- Knowledge and self-awareness of issues of race, class, and
ethnicity; experience in working with diverse communities.
- Ability to operate independently and collaboratively as part of
- Knowledge of Medi-Cal reimbursement procedures and
- Prior knowledge and experience with EHR such as Welligent,
- Excellent communication skills: written and verbal.
- Commitment to completing high quality and timely documentation,
meeting agency deadlines.
- Ability to be supportive and provide guidance in a
- Bilingual clinicians and clinicians of color are strongly
encouraged to apply. Position details and compensation: This is a
full-time, exempt position reporting to the TAYS Program Director.
Salary range for this position is $54,000-$64k+ annually depending
on experience and current licensure status, plus a 4% language
differential and sign-on bonus. Includes competitive compensation
and benefits package, 403(b) and incentive compensation
- Performance-based compensation and retirement plan
- Employer paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term
- Spanish-led Case Conference for bilingual clinicians
- 403b option
- Flex-spending options
- 20 days paid time off per year
- Excellent clinical training provided by field experts
- Individual and group supervision, and assistance towards
- Casual work environment that is professional and supportiveWCC
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.
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