Under the supervision of the Peninsula ECMH Director, the ECMH Clinician provides child-parent psychotherapeutic clinical services, in Spanish and English, to children and families in the Daly City community. The families referred to the clinician from the Early Childhood community have experienced trauma, child abuse, domestic violence, or other significant stressors. Treatment will be provided in the home setting and/or in the Daly City family resource center, Our Second Home. The ECMH Clinician will be an active member of a three-person team making up the Early Childhood Community Team (ECCT) and will work collaboratively with these members to ensure effective coordination and delivery of prevention and early intervention services in this community. The ECMH Clinician understands and works to fulfill JFCS’ mission and goals in compliance with the agency’s treatment philosophy and standards of performance.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
I. Training Program
1. Actively participates in a comprehensive training program that includes individual supervision, administrative supervision, and involvement in a bimonthly group-training forum.
2. Reads, studies, and applies materials presented in the didactic seminar on early childhood mental health and child development.
3. Presents clinical work in clinical case conferences to further develop clinical skills.
4. Regularly attends all seminars, case conferences, and supervisory meetings.
II. ECMH Clinical Services
1. Provides brief, focused child-parent psychotherapy services to children and families assigned by the ECCT, in accordance with the agency’s standard for performance.
2. Screens clients for postpartum depression, using selected screening tools.
3. Develops a working knowledge of the community resources and collaborates, when necessary, with other systems of care involved with the family, e.g., Mental Health, Child Welfare, Health Services.
4. Participates in the Early Childhood Community Team, working to ensure coordination of services within the community and building partnerships with local agencies and programs.
1. Completes administrative duties necessary to carry out clinical responsibilities in a timely fashion.
2. Maintains up-to-date records, charting regularly and accurately.
3. Prepares demographic, evaluation, and screening data related to service delivery, as requested.
4. Represents the ECMH Program in the community, as requested.
5. Complies with all standards of performance.
1. MFT or MSW degree
2. Fluency in Spanish and ability to conduct therapy sessions in Spanish.
3. Experience with children ages 0 – 5.
4. Training and experience in child-parent psychotherapy.
5. Experience working with high-risk, low-income communities.
6. Experience working with a culturally diverse community.
7. Experience with Medi-Cal cases and paperwork.
8. California clinical license preferred.
This is a part-time, salaried, exempt contract position with benefits.