Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor or Director, the Therapist I is responsible for completing clinical assessments and providing therapy to individuals, families and groups. The Therapist I will provide psychotherapeutic services to children, youths, adults and families.
• Carries our Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors.
• Promotes and supports the mental health of clients.
• Participates in the agency Continuous Quality Improvement process for the division.
• Participates in the ongoing Quality Assurance efforts for the provision of mental health services to children and families.
• Provides an array of clinical services to clients including: psychiatric assessments; crisis intervention; clinical child abuse treatment; individual, family, and group therapy.
• Participates in weekly case conferences and training provided by the clinical services program.
• Provides therapy at the home or other locations when clients are unable to come to the office for treatment.
• Follows state laws regarding mental health issues and confidentiality.
• Maintains client files to level of requirements mandated in agency policy and completes documentation in a timely manner.
• Must be able to produce documentation in standard English which is legible and coherent.
• Prepares correspondence and reports in connection with case requirements by legal and contracting entities i.e., child protective services, probation, courts, Department of Mental Health, etc.
• Must be able to maintain positive working collaborative relationships with clinical services staff.
• Performs other job related duties as directed by supervisor or director.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully.
• MSW, MFT or MA in related field
• At least one year or more of experience working with low-income children and families.
• Have knowledge of evaluation of risk for suicidal and homicidal ideation, imminent danger and knows appropriate intervention.
• Have skills in providing counseling and therapy to clients experiencing emotional distress and crisis.
• Knowledge of child abuse/crisis intervention techniques.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Bilingual (E/S) required.
• Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).
• Valid California Driver License. State required automobile insurance coverage.
• TB clearance, to be renewed every two years.
To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Approximately fifty percent of the time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend. Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is imperative. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee will be required to life and/or move unassisted up to twenty-five pounds.
Salary: Negotiable depending on education and experience
Status: Exempt / Full-time
Location: 838 E. 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
Benefits: PLN offers an excellent benefit package, which includes full health,
dental and life insurance, vacation, sick days, holidays, 401k plan and EAP.
**Position is open until this announcement no longer shows on our website.
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