This position is an in-house temporary position.
The Mental Health Therapist provides comprehensive therapy with children and their families within the mental health division, Department of Mental Health paperwork, case management and other related support services to children and their families in the field or at the clinic. The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for meeting weekly productivity expectations and maintaining accurate and up-to-date case records of all services rendered in accordance with state and county regulations. In addition, the Mental Health Therapist will be responsible for carrying an ongoing outpatient caseload.
Master's degree required in Clinical Psychology. Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage Family Therapist OR license-eligible Associate Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
One year or more previous experience with children and families requiring diagnostic evaluation, treatment planning and crisis intervention, as well as providing the various modalities of therapy, strong communication skills including: Exceptionally strong writing skills are required. Must be able to document in a clear and concise manner and in accordance with Department of Mental Health and other program standards.
Strong commitment to children and families, and a willingness to take the steps necessary to assure their well-being, knowledge of the L.A. County Department of Mental Health system is a huge plus, ability to work within administrative and process parameters as required, willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment, must be willing to work in homes, schools, and other non-traditional, community oriented environments.
Bilingual English/Spanish required.