San Diego Center for Children - San Diego, CA

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To provide a safe and favorable therapeutic climate for each child in the school. The therapist is responsible for providing children and their families with an array of therapeutic services, working in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team at the school. In addition to individual, group, and family therapy, they provide case management, ongoing collaboration with outside professionals, and discharge planning for the children/families on their caseload.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Accepts screened intake assignments and completes intake assessment (mental health assessment) and general orientation of child and family to program and Center functions.
  • Completes intake paperwork, which meet clinical quality standards, within the allotted time frames.
  • Facilitates wide array of therapeutic interventions within individual, family, group, and conjoint modalities. In home therapy services and assessments may be indicated with some assigned cases.
  • Functions as primary individual therapist and family therapist for all assigned cases. Provides weekly individual and family sessions, as clinically indicated.
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and timely case records as per requirements of licensing, private payors, and facility policies.
  • When appropriate, maintains open communication with Center's Quality Management representative, School Case Managers, and insurance case managers regarding the treatment progress/status of assigned cases. Writes quarterly reports, treatment summaries, letters of appeal, waiver, extension, etc., as deemed appropriate by treatment team and referring agencies.
This is a part-time, hourly position.
Program Therapists must have a Masters degree from an accredited university and must be licensed clinicians or license eligible in social work (LCSW) or psychology (Ph.D.), or marriage and family therapy (MFT). Training/experience in the area of latency age children and families is desired as is the knowledge of basic case management skills. Demonstrated experience in clinical training, leadership, and ability to work effectively in a therapeutic setting.

Current BBS Registration as an IMFT/ASW or license as MFT, LCSW. May also be Psych Asst, PhD or PsyD.
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