Licensed Therapist, Strtp Residential Program

Casa De Amparo San Marcos , CA 92069

Posted 4 months ago

Casa de Amparo, is recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego County and beyond, and are CELEBRATING our 40th year.

Our Residential Services Program for Casa Kids, includes kids who are prenatal through 18 years old, who have been traumatized by child abuse or neglect. Each Casa Kid receives comprehensive trauma informed care tailored to their individual physical, social, emotional, developmental and educational needs, while also ensuring they have as many healthy childhood experiences as possible.

This full time exempt position is responsible for providing appropriate clinical services to youth ages 12-17, including non minor dependents, and their children in a licensed residential treatment setting. Must provide individual, group, family, and milieu therapy, while providing information, consultation, advocacy, and collaborative treatment planning within the agency and in cooperation with other agencies.

Shifts available: 8 am- 8 pm, 7 days/week.

MAJOR TASKS:

  • Provide comprehensive therapeutic services such as administering assessments and completing Needs and Service Plans, Client Plans, De-escalation and Safety Management Plans, progress notes, transition documents.
  • Maintain all clinical charts including: Community Care Licensing forms, documentation of outside mental health treatment, psychiatric notes, psychological evaluations, contact sheets and transition dispositions.
  • Pursue and provide individual, group, and family therapy and parent education, as appropriate.
  • Assess clients needs, strengths, and level of functioning; establish a current psychosocial and needs assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Complete required county and Casa de Amparo documentation including but not limited to resident education information, Personal Contact Authorization, and Early Head Start documentation.
  • Complete transition disposition and send to appropriate staff.
  • Provide therapy Groups and facilitate Community Meetings.
  • Participate in weekly Treatment Team meetings and appropriate Child and Family Team meetings.
  • Provide therapeutic services that are knowledgeable and respectful of differing cultures and the norms that exist within various cultures.
  • Consult with Clinical Coordinator and Consulting Psychiatrist regarding assessment and treatment.
  • Consult with clients outside psychotherapist, physician, etc., as needed.
  • Establish and maintain consistent contact with clients Placing Agency Representative, authorized representative, HHSA social worker regarding clients progress, placement planning, medical needs, and outside services. Provide advocacy and disposition recommendations.
  • Assist Consulting Psychiatrist in writing clinical reports for psychiatric and psychological assessments. Use assessments to provide advocacy and plan treatment.
  • Participate in weekly individual and/or group supervision.
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service trainings as required.
  • Observe residents activities and interactions daily, interact with clients multiple times per week, and regularly review daily progress notes.
  • Assist with crisis assessment and behavioral interventions to support milieu activities, education, and extracurricular involvement.
  • Transport residents to appointments using agency and/or personal vehicle, a needed.
  • Provide clinical services, prioritizing tasks to accommodate daily needs of residents.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

EFFECT ON END RESULT: This position assures that therapeutic and specialty mental health services are provided in a trauma-informed and culturally respectful manner to support the care, treatment, and services of residents and their child/ren in Residential Services.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. It is understood that the employee will also perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by his/her supervisor. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically and may be revised if deemed necessary. This job description is not a written contract.

Requirements

  • Current California licensure as LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC is required.
  • Must be able to be associated with Casa de Amparo through Community Care Licensing (CCL), which typically includes clearance by FBI, DOJ and CACI
  • Must be licensed in California. BBS Number required.
  • Knowledge of developmental needs of children ages 0-18 years throughout the developmental stages.
  • Ability to comply with all employment requirements including, but not limited to CPR/Pediatric 1st Aid, physical, TB and drug screen clearance, clear DMV record and approval from insurance carrier to drive agency vehicles. Must provide proof of immunization against influenza, pertussis, and measles.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, time-management, organizational, written/verbal communication skills, and intermediate computer literacy. English proficient/Bilingual Spanish preferred. Must have ambulatory, auditory and visual skills to observe residents and staff.
  • Must have the physical ability to participate in activities and perform related physical skills, including, but not limited to, crouching, lifting 50 pounds, crawling on hands and knees, and walking up and down stairs.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

Benefits

Salary is DOE. Position is full time exempt.

Full time benefits: medical, dental, vision, employer paid life insurance, LTD, EAP, 403(b) retirement plan, 12 paid holidays annually , Paid day off on your birthday, 8 days paid sick leave, PLUS a generous vacation package which includes 3 WEEKS paid vacation annually for the first 1-3 years of employment, 4 WEEKS of vacation annually for years 4 & 5, and 5 WEEKS of vacation annually for 6+ years of employment!

Other benefits: fun staff appreciation events, discounted tickets to special events hosted by Casa de Amparo, random free ticket offerings, free flu shots, Therapy Dog Tuesdays, Lunch with Executive Director, inspiring coworkers and work environment, and more!

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