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Mental Health Therapist

The Village Family Services
Published
October 7, 2019
Location
Huntington Park
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Description

The Village Family Services Mental Health Therapist is a LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, PsyD and/or license eligible/waivered, BBS registered ACSW, APCC or AMFT and is an active member of our multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive mental health and therapeutic treatment services for children, adolescents/TAY, and/or adults. Individual and family services will primarily be provided in the community (home and school) to clients and their families. TAY clients are also seen at our Drop-In Center. The Therapist may also collaborate with our Resource Family Agency when appropriate to improve outcomes for our foster children.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

All of the responsibilities listed below are considered essential functions of this position. Additionally, this position is expected to ensure adherence to the core operating values and the strategic direction of the agency.

  1. Work with children, adolescents/TAY, and/or adults and their families at assigned agency location
  2. Provide comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment for clients
  3. Provide individual, family, and group therapy using evidence based psychotherapy interventions, and case management as needed
  4. Ability to work weekends as scheduled
  5. Likes collaborating and communicating with a multidisciplinary treatment team and makes referrals as needed
  6. Complete required documentation according to DMH and agency standards
  7. Maintain standards of confidentiality
  8. Maintain positive work relationships in a respectful and collaborative manner
  9. Maintain good communication to ensure others have necessary information
  10. Sensitivity to working with culturally diverse populations
  11. Attend staff development and general staff meetings
  12. Good computer literacy skills; utilize computer applications in a Windows environment such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and EHRS
  13. Arrange work schedule or required hours to the benefit of the program
  14. Perform other duties that may be necessary or in the best interest of the agency
  15. Ability to be on-call for FSP-after hours phone as scheduled, if applicable

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  1. LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, PsyD and/or license eligible with BBS number as AMFT, APCC or ACSW
  2. Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred
  3. Must possess valid California Driver’s license and state required registration and insurance
  4. Travel to meet with clients in home, school, and community settings
  5. Two or more years of direct practice experience working with children, adolescents/TAY, and/or adults and families
  6. Clients include young children, adolescents, and/or adults with serious and persistent mental illness; extensive trauma histories including foster care placement; and co-occurring disorders
  7. Excellent assessment, triage, and crisis management skills
  8. Experience working within a multidisciplinary team setting and ability to learn and provide the Core Practice Model of services with a client centered focus; knowledge of Wraparound, Treatment Foster Care or Full Service Partnership preferred
  9. Strong time management and organizational skills
  10. Skilled in engaging, motivating and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established goals
  11. Self-directed, efficient and effective in problem solving and managing multiple demands and objectives
  12. Knowledge of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) clinical paperwork and timelines
  13. Certified in one or more EBPs such as TF-CBT, MAP, Seeking Safety, PCIT, CPP, IPT highly desired
  14. Lived in community, educational and/or professional experience working with LGBTQ youth and young adults and LGBTQ diverse culture/issues
  15. Create community partnerships and alliances to form a network of positive supports for LGBTQ identifying youth and young adults

CONTACT US

hr@thevillagefs.org
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