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Mental Health Therapist Alameda TBS

Location: oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionJoin a dynamic team of passionate mental health professionals, providing innovative, community-based services to children and families. The Clinician for Alameda Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is responsible for providing community based behavioral services to communities in Alameda County and the East Bay. The TBS Clinician provides individualized 1:1 behavioral and therapeutic interventions to participants in their home environment, school or other setting toward the goal of stabilization. The TBS Clinician delivers services as an adjunct to specialty mental health services in order to prevent higher level of care, hospitalization, or to transition to a lower level of care.Gain essential skills and experience working with diverse populationsFree training, professional development, supervision toward licensure and opportunities for advancement. Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits package; including choice of health plans, 401k, holidays and paid time offFlexible scheduleFred Finch Youth Center is an Equal Opportunity employer. Additional salary increase for Spanish language fluency.Job Summary:The Clinician 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.QualificationsRequiredM.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.Clean driving record; current CA Driver's License or ability to obtain within 10 days after hired.Must have access to dependable transportation; personal car insurance meeting minimum liability coverage required if position requires driving for work or transporting participants.Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems. PreferredOne (1) year post-graduate school experience with program target population (Example: intellectually disabled, homeless, teens or young adults, seriously emotionally disturbed).One (1) year experience with program modality (example: school-based, residential, mobile/community-based, assertive community treatment, wraparound, etc.)Demonstrated ability to assess, triage and organize work.Applies a strength-based, culturally responsive, trauma-informed approach to supervision, participant and community service.Experience with relevant evidence-based practices (e.g., CBT, DBT, trauma- informed interventions).Exhibits strong behavioral, crisis management and family/individual/group therapy skills.Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community.(*) For LPCC/PCCI's, the county-specific eligibility must be verified by the hiring manager including certification by the BBS to work with families, as required.Click here for complete job description

Keywords: FRED FINCH YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES, Oakland , Mental Health Therapist Alameda TBS, Other , oakland, California

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