Company: Children's Bureau
Posted on: May 3, 2021
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Therapist, as the Single Fixed Point of Responsibility, is
in charge of the client's treatment during the course of their
participation in the program. In conjunction with other
disciplines, the Therapist assesses the client and family, develops
the Client Coordination Care Plan, and actively provides
therapeutic interventions to the client and family. Assures that
progress toward the client's goals is maintained and revises the
care plan as necessary. Coordinates the client's discharge with a
transition plan towards use of the community for further care.
- Meets with client, family, staff, school personnel, and others
involved with client to evaluate needs and services for the
- Performs evaluations and periodic re-evaluations of clients
describing the level of psychosocial impairment, physical health
problems, self-care potential, support network availability,
adequacy of living arrangements, financial status, employment
status and potential training or educational needs.
- Receives training, utilizes, and completes required
certification at least one Evidenced Based Practice, including but
not limited to: therapeutic modality plus outcome measure data
collection and data reporting.
- Completes an Assessment and comprehensive, written Client Care
Plan identifying and linking the treatment, services, activities,
and assistance needed to accomplish a goal negotiated with this
client, as well as their nature, frequency and duration.
- Provides support and education to client and family members
others to assist in their understanding of client's mental health
condition, referring them to appropriate agencies when the facility
does not provide the needed services.
- Provides interventions for the client and family to improve
client's behavioral outcomes as indicated on the Client Care
- Monitors, supports and assists the client in developing or
maintaining skills needed to achieve the Client Care Plan,
including medical, educational, socialization, rehabilitation and
other social services.
- Intervenes by telephone or in person with the client in an
emergency crisis to provide support and assistance in problem
- Provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy services
- Interacts with clients and staff as needed in the coordination
- Interacts on behalf of the client with family, friends, legal
guardian, and significant others to initiate and maintain
- This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and
employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as
assigned by the Director or his/her designee as needed.
- Maintains 65% billable service delivery (26/wk)
- Other duties as assigned
JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
- Two (2) years direct service experience with severely
emotionally disturbed clients in an inpatient or outpatient health
care setting (internship and/or practicum time may be
- One (1) year case management experience preferred
- Bilingual English / Spanish Preferred
Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or
- Master's degree in psychology, social work, childcare
counseling, education or development from an accredited college or
university is required.
- Valid California driver's license
- Licensure as either Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
(AMFT), Associate Clinical Social Worker, or Registered
Psychologist in active status with State of California Board of
Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology. Active status with
respective board needs to remain active and in good standing at all
times. It is the employees responsibility to keep license active.
Employment is contingent upon active license.
- Bilingual Spanish language speaking, reading, writing
- Maintains confidentiality in matters of agency operations,
personnel, and clients
- Maintains positive communication with all agency staff, clients
- Exercises good judgement in performance of duties and
- Supports existing agency policies, principles and mission.
- Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in
writing with seriously emotionally disturbed children, other staff,
physicians and the public.
- Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its
- Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly assess the mental
status and psychosocial needs of severely emotionally disturbed
- Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of community services
and county agencies.
- Knowledge of DCFS reporting mandates and limits of
- Ability to write professional/clinical reports and
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or
employees of organization.
- Must be able to function independently and be able to seek
guidance when necessary to assist in working with children and
- Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and web
- Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM V).
- Good knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions and
models emphasizing empirically validated interventions
- Knowledge of child/adolescent development.
- Must meet documentation standards of completing all
documentation per DMH and CB policy within 24 hours from date of
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and talk
or hear. Fine motor skills such as typing, the use of a computer
mouse and telephone handset is required. Employee is frequently
required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to
sit, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Acknowledgements:
Employee signature below constitutes employee's understanding of
the requirements, essential functions and duties of the
Diversity is a core value at Children's Bureau and in the Mental
Health department. We are passionate about building and sustaining
an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all
staff, and people leaders. We believe every member on our team
enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to
understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to
discover, design and deliver solutions.
Children's Bureau practices Trauma Informed Care principles
which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of
trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge
of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices
with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes
resilience and healing of families, children, individuals, and
Keywords: Children's Bureau, Lancaster , Wraparound Therapist, Other , Lancaster, California
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