Our Outpatient Mental Health services are uniquely suited to meet the needs of vulnerable and high-risk children, adolescents and families — particularly those involved in the Alameda County foster care system. Our mental health clinicians see clients at our Fruitvale clinic as well as in community settings, meeting families at their greatest point of need, equipping them with the tools and linkages to help overcome what often are multiple traumatic events.
As an Outpatient Clinician, you are often the one constant in a sea of chaos for some of the most vulnerable children in the Bay Area. You will work with a skilled team of licensed (and license-eligible) clinicians on evidence-based treatment plans, psychosocial assessments, individual and family therapy, parent training and support as well as case management. The impact of our work is evident in the lives we help to change on a daily basis. We offer extensive in-service training and support for our staff clinicians in this challenging and rewarding work.
As an Outpatient Clinician, you will:
-Manage a clinical caseload of clients by providing individual and family therapy in a nurturing and safe environment.
-Collaborate with professionals at the clinic, within Alameda County and/or with other partnering agencies to ensure client is connected to critical social and support services.
-Engage with the outpatient program leadership to foster a continuum of quality improvement and strength building strategies for enhanced client services.
Maintain highest standards in documentation and billing of client services.
-Actively participate in agency wide trainings, program staff meetings, clinical supervision and case conferencing as required.
-Contribute to conversations and actions that address and diminish dynamics of power and privilege related to race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
The ideal candidates have…
-A Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or social work with current CA license
-Current and valid registration with the CA BBS or BOP.
-Minimum 2 years’ experience (with at least 1 year being post graduate) working directly with children and/or families
-Demonstrated clinical skill in assessment/evaluation and treatment, crisis intervention while working with complex, multiple diagnosis histories.
-Sensitivity and awareness in dealing with issues of cultural competency; efficiency and time management
-Trauma-informed and relational oriented approach to working with youth
-Motivation to work collaboratively and build community within Westcoast Children’s Clinic
-Values humility, compassion, and ongoing personal growth
-Knowledge of or ability to learn Medi-Cal reimbursement procedures and billing.
-Clean CA DMV record and current car insurance and car; travel is required.
-Prior knowledge and experience with EHR, such as Welligent, preferred