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Bilingual Mental Health Therapist (TAY Youth Program)

Company: WestCoast Children's Clinic
Location: oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionWestCoast Children's Clinic - Now Hiring Mental Health Clinicians for all programs$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for Bilingual Clinicians (Spanish) hired by June 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; 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?Transition Age Youth Services (TAYS) Clinicians provide community-based, intensive strategies to address any current need for stabilization, crisis intervention and individual trauma-focused treatment. Clinicians must have strong clinical and advocacy skills, demonstrate flexibility, utilize a strengths-based approach, and have demonstrated experience working with adolescents with high mental health needs. As a Bilingual TAYS Clinician, you will:Provide mental health screening, in both English and Spanish, to assess cognitive, emotional and social functioning and needs; facilitates the identification and engagement in mental health services.Provide individual or family intensive mental health services and clinical case management, as part of a collaborative wrap service team.Provide risk assessments, crisis intervention, stabilization, and create safety plans.Assist youth in developing and executing their transition to adulthood plan.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 activities.Assist youth in accessing and utilizing community resources and benefits.Understand and comply with policies, procedures, documentation and paperwork for EPSDT Medi-Cal billing.Provide services in the community, for which travel by car is necessary.What will you gain?Receive individual clinical supervision, in English and Spanish by a dedicated supervisor and participate in a case conferenceEnhanced training and professional development support for recent graduatesBe 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 WellnessServe vulnerable kids and their families and create positive changes in their livesAs 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 employeesBilingual pay differential (5% of yearly salary)Competitive pay commensurate with experience (base salary starting at $58,500 post-masters)Quarterly and annual incentive compensation plans, generous retirement plan contribution403b retirement plan with ROTH and 403b contribution optionsFlex-spending options - Medical, Dependent Care and Commuter Plans11 Paid Holidays, Self-Care Leave (additional PTO accrual with increased years of service)20 days paid time off per year (equivalent to 4 weeks)Minimum Requirements:A Master's or Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, marriage, and family therapy or social work Excellent ability in English and Spanish, spoken and writtenCurrent and valid license or registration with the CA BBS or BOP1-2 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 historiesWell-organized, efficient, and excellent time managementA trauma-informed and relational approach to working with youthWork with Medi-Cal reimbursement procedures and billingClean DMV record; travel is requiredPosition details and compensation:Salary range for all clinician positions is $58,500-$64k+ annually depending on experience and current licensure status, plus a 5% language differential, if applicable.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.

Keywords: WestCoast Children's Clinic, Oakland , Bilingual Mental Health Therapist (TAY Youth Program), Other , oakland, California

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