• Per Diem Bilingual Mental Health Therapist

    Job Locations US-CA-Lake Forest
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/9/2019 5:20 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clinical (Master's level with valid professional license)
  • Overview

    The Bilingual (Spanish/English) 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 Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.


    For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!


    • 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 required
    • 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
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