• Bilingual Mental Health Therapist

    Job Locations US-CA-King City
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/1/2018 2:52 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1933
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinical (Master's level with BBS registration)
  • Overview

    Kinship Center, a member of the Seneca Family of Agencies, is seeking  Bilingual (Spanish/English) Mental Therapists. Therapists are a part of a multi-disciplinary team of clinical professionals providing mental health services children and their caregivers. Specialty populations include foster and adopted children, and those being raised by relatives. The Therapist will participate in the daily provision of services to clients within the program through assessment, diagnosing, direct mental health therapy and case management functions in family systems, strength-based model. Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client/student community.

    Responsibilities

    • Promptly respond to referrals of children and adolescents who present with symptoms of psychiatric disorders
    • Complete assessment and evaluation process of assigned clients including: obtaining consents for all aspects of treatment, obtaining relevant documents and meeting/speaking with various adults or professionals involved in the client’s life in order to develop and implement the treatment plan
    • On cases that indicate a medical necessity for treatment, implement a case specific treatment plan in order to provide mental health services including individual, family and group therapy in addition to case management, linkage and consultation with community resources including schools and other providers.
    • Maintain availability for crisis intervention services
    • Complete regular, timely reviews of all assigned cases
    • Comply with all requirements of child abuse reporting, Medi-Cal compliance and confidentiality in accordance with standards set by Seneca Family of Agencies

    Qualifications

    • Bilingual in Spanish/English required
    • Masters degree in social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy or similar field
    • Eligible to register with the California BBS
    • Direct work experience providing therapy based services to children, adolescents and families required
    • Must have experience and understanding of the clinical diagnostic process and utilization of the DSM-IV
    • Direct work experience and/or understanding of clinical issues pertaining to children in the child welfare system, adoption, relative caregiving a plus

    Schedule

    • Full time

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary.
    • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents.
    • Additional salary increase for bilingual Spanish abilities upon successful completion of the language proficiency exam.
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
    • 5 weeks of flexible paid time off.
    • We provide a 403b retirement plan.
    • Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure.

    Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration.

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