• Per Diem Mental Health Therapist

    Job Locations US-CA-Lake Forest
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/9/2018 3:18 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clinical (Master's level with BBS registration)
  • Overview

    The Mental Health Therapist is part of a multi-disciplinary team of clinical professionals providing mental health services children and their caregivers. Specialty populations include foster and adopted children, children impacted by trauma and those being raised by relatives. The Mental Health 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.


    • 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


    • Masters degree in social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy or similar field
    • Eligible to register with the California BBS
    • Bilingual in Spanish/English a plus
    • 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-5
    • Direct work experience and/or understanding of clinical issues pertaining to children in the child welfare system, adoption, relative caregiving a plus


    • Per Diem: 16-19 hours per week


    • Competitive salary
    • 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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