Therapist - First 5
Company: Rebekah Children's Services
Posted on: September 23, 2019
"Passion is the difference between having a Job or having a
Career." Rebekah Children's Services is passionate about Mental
Health and providing the best care to our clients and community. We
are looking for individuals who share in our passion of Mental
Health and Quality Care.
Rebekah Children's Services has been serving Children and Families
since 1897, and is committed to seeing our community flourish by
building pathways of Hope, Happiness and Well-Being. Our agency
offers family-centered mental health services, education and
training that promotes healing, healthy development, and future
success of those we serve.
Benefits:Supervision for BBS HoursCompetitive Salary100% Employee
paid benefit package; Medical, Dental, and Vision401K matching
planOpportunities for growth and further trainingExcellent PTO
packageFamily oriented environment
We are hiring a Bilingual First 5 Therapist in our Gilroy office to
support our First 5 and Head Start program.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training, and Experience AMFT,
ASW, APCC or equivalent required. Current registration with BBS or
Board of Psychology if not licensed.One year of full-time
experience in a setting working with children and families,
preferred. Experience in a children's mental health setting,
strongly preferred. Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish & Vietnamese)
strongly preferred. License (s) California driver's license and
good DMV report (ability to be insured by our insurance carrier).
Ability to obtain licensure with the BBS upon completion of hours.
Knowledge and Skills Individual, family, and group therapy
including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral
Interventions, treatment of trauma-related symptoms, behavioral
approaches for externalizing symptoms, and cultural competency.
Completion of required First 5/KCN training including Brazelton
Touchpoints, Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), Keys to
Interactive Parenting Scale (KIPS) and others as needed.The ability
to demonstrate maturity, leadership, flexibility, creativity, and
problem-solving skills in the execution of clinical tasks. The
ability to conceptually and pragmatically organize complex
circumstances presented in community-based services. Ability to
remain calm and professional during crisis intervention, suicide
assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication.
Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment and
care of emotionally disturbed clients and families. Professional
ethics and confidentiality including informed consent, risks and
benefits to participation in treatment, knowledge of the issues
related to family disruption, immigration trauma, unmet mental
health needs, substance abuse, and domestic violence.
Special Requirements Must be able to meet and receive a criminal
records clearance as required by Title XXII licensing regulations.
Physical and Mental Requirements The following are required in
day-to-day performance of the duties of this position: Sitting,
walking, standing, grasping (simple), and visual/auditory acuity
are constantly required (over 2/3 of the workday). Bending,
squatting, kneeling, twisting, lifting, reaching and
pushing/pulling are required occasionally (under 1/3 of the
workday). Climbing and crawling are generally not required.
Community-Based travel is required.
TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES (*: The non-essential
functions) General Responsibilities Maintains a critical function
in providing clinical leadership to assure compliance with the
individualized treatment plan and monitoring the child's progress
in their treatment. Engages in consultation as needed with Agency
program staff (including paraprofessionals, managers, Psychiatrist
and nurse) as well as external team members (such as referring
workers and natural team members) on the development and progress
toward treatment plan goals of each client. Completes all clinical
documentation such as mental health assessments, individualized
treatment plans, and progress notes based on timelines set by Santa
Clara County Mental Health and RCS policies and procedures.Supports
in the collection and sharing of information and data required for
treatment and outcomes via the use of tools such as KIPS, CBCLs,
ASQ, CANS, PSC-35, CSQ-8 and others determined by SCCOE.
Demonstrates and promotes an understanding of the agency treatment
philosophy, including Transformational Care Planning, Wraparound
Values, and Best Practices; supports the integration of services
and approaches each child's functioning from an individualized
strength-based model that enables each child to make progress on
their treatment goals. Conducts site reviews/visits for SCCOE sites
and provides Site Directors, Teachers, and Teacher's Aids with
feedback to enhance and improve the classroom environment.Provides
assessments and direct services for at-risk youth and will act as a
liaison between SCCOE and Frist 5 KCN.Connects families to
necessary services to meet the individual needs of the child.
Provides training on an array of topics impacting children from 0-5
to SCCOE staff and parents. Maintains accurate documentation
outlined by SCCOE surrounding site visits, hours of services
provided, and trainings provided. Develops, reviews, and updates
the treatment plan for each client. Creates safety plans with
clients and their caregivers when clinically indicated. Conducts
and maintains authority for all therapy; individual, group, and
family and initiates communication with internal and external team
members. Maintains on-going written and verbal communication with
county workers and other referral sources, advocates, interns, and
consumers as indicated. Coordinates treatment direction and
discharge plans with parents, caregivers, community-based
resources, county placement workers, and the Program Director or
Clinical Program Manager. Maintains positive relationship with
parents, caretakers, referral sources, and internal consumers as a
valuable part of the treatment team. Develops and submits written
reports, including: assessment and admission documents, discharge
summaries, and coordination and service plans as appropriate.
Maintains professional standards regarding clients' rights
including confidentiality, access to competent, individualized
mental health promotion and treatment. Promotes cultural awareness
and competence within the program and the Agency. Maintains program
adherence to confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse
reporting, duty to warn procedures, and all laws, regulations,
ethics and policies that apply to program activities. Maintains
compliance with all applicable standards/requirements for Agency
services, e.g., Title XXII, CSC, MH. Utilizes supervision,
consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high
quality services to children and their families as effectively and
efficiently as possible.
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