We are seeking skilled mental health professionals with a heart for strengthening our communities of color, working from a trauma-informed and social justice lens to optimize the social and emotional wellbeing of children, youth and families. We value a team-based approach with a focus on personal and professional development, in an environment that encourages remaining open and curious about the intersectionality of race, gender, power and privilege. You will be joining a dynamic team of community-focused mental health clinicians with a passion for influencing social change through intensive strategies that address current needs for stabilization, crisis intervention and trauma-focused treatment.
How our Clinicians make an impact:
-Provides screening, assessment and therapeutic interventions as children enter into or change
placement within the child welfare system; assess cognitive, emotional and social functioning and
needs; facilitates the identification and engagement in mental health services.
-Provides individual and family therapy, caregiver guidance, collateral contacts and case
management to children.
-Provides intensive mental health, clinical case management, and wrap-around service
development, including crisis intervention and stabilization
-Provides services at WCC program sites and in the community (youth’s homes, communities,
other agencies, and schools); travel is required up to 90 miles one way.
-Maintains clinical caseload minimum; meets billable hours + goals as set by the agency.
-Collaborates with other professionals within WCC and partnering agencies to ensure the highest quality of service to WCC clients; make collateral contacts on behalf of clients as needed
-Engage with the program leadership to foster a continuum of quality improvement and strength building strategies for enhanced client services.
-Complies with WCC policies, procedures, and deadlines related to billing, record keeping, and documentation.
-Complies with WCC and California state Boards’ requirements pertaining to supervision, consultation and case conference attendance.
-Understands and complies with policies, procedures, documentation and paperwork for EPSDT Medi-Cal billing, meeting billing requirements as set by the agency.
-Actively participates in agency wide trainings, program staff meetings, clinical supervision and case conferencing as required.
The successful candidate has:
-Master’s or doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or social work with current CA license
-Direct clinical experience working with vulnerable populations and at-risk youth, foster care, DCFS, and community mental health.
-Demonstrated clinical skill in assessment/evaluation and treatment and crisis intervention.
-Knowledge of child and adolescent development, trauma, and chemical dependency.
-Sensitivity and awareness in dealing with issues of cultural competency, ability to be well-organized and complete timely documentation
-Proven effectiveness working with clients who have complex traumatic histories and attachment difficulties.
-Experience working with diverse communities.
-Ability to be supportive and provide guidance in a non-judgmental manner.
-Clean CA DMV record and current car insurance and car; travel is required.
-Bilingual Spanish skills (spoken and written) a plus.