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School Based Mental Health Therapist - Bilingual Spanish

Company: FRED FINCH YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
Location: oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionThe School Based Mental Health Therapist 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.Bilingual pay adjustment provided for verified bilingual skill! Required qualifications: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). For more information please see http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/pdf/CCR/STRTP_ILS.pdfLicensed (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 servicesDemonstrated 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. Click here for complete job description

Keywords: FRED FINCH YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES, Oakland , School Based Mental Health Therapist - Bilingual Spanish, Other , oakland, California

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