Transitional Age Youth Services Clinician
WestCoast Children's Clinic
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Post Date: Apr 06, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 58,500
Location: US - California - Oakland
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Description
Transition Age Youth Services (TAYS) Clinicians provide community-based, intensive strategies to address any current need for stabilization, crisis intervention and individual trauma-focused treatment. Clinicians must have strong clinical and advocacy skills, demonstrate flexibility, utilize a strengths-based approach, and have demonstrated experience working with adolescents with high mental health needs.

As a TAYS Catch-21 Clinician, you will:
Provide mental health screening to assess cognitive, emotional and social functioning and needs; facilitates the identification and engagement in mental health services.
Provide individual or family intensive mental health services and clinical case management, as part of a collaborative wrap service team.
Provide risk assessments, crisis intervention, stabilization, and create safety plans.
Assist youth in developing and executing their transition to adulthood plan.
Coordinate services with other agencies and resources to address youth’s needs including: housing, medical/physical health, mental health, education, employment, independent living skills, advocacy, placement stability, and age-appropriate enrichment activities.
Make collateral contacts on behalf of clients as needed including Child Welfare Workers, Juvenile Justice personnel, parents and caregivers, and other providers.
Assist youth in accessing and utilizing community resources and benefits.
Understand and comply with policies, procedures, documentation and paperwork for EPSDT Medi-Cal billing.
Comply with WestCoast and California state Boards’ requirements pertaining to supervision, consultation and case conference attendance.
Provide services in the community, for which travel by car is necessary.
Participate in agency and program meetings and professional development trainings as required.
Work proactively with the program director to ensure the strength of the program and the overall agency contract deliverables.

The ideal candidates have…
An advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in clinical psychology, social work or related field required.
Current CA Board of Behavioral Science or Board of Psychology license and/or registration required.
At least 1-2 years of direct clinical experience working with transition age, high-risk, and system-involved youth in a community-based setting.
Knowledge of Alameda County community resources for TAY youth.
Bilingual clinicians and clinicians of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Proven effectiveness working with clients who have complex traumatic histories and attachment difficulties, and ability to be supportive and provide guidance in a non-judgmental manner.
Knowledge of child and adolescent development, trauma, chemical dependency and dual diagnosis.

The ideal candidates have…
An advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in clinical psychology, social work or related field required.
Current CA Board of Behavioral Science or Board of Psychology license and/or registration required.
At least 1-2 years of direct clinical experience working with transition age, high-risk, and system-involved youth in a community-based setting.
Knowledge of Alameda County community resources for TAY youth.
Bilingual clinicians and clinicians of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position details and compensation:

Salary range for all clinician positions is $58,500-$64k+ annually depending on experience and current licensure status, plus a 5% language differential, if applicable.

Skills
At least 1-2 years of direct clinical experience working with transition age, high-risk, and system-involved youth in a community-based setting.
Knowledge of Alameda County community resources for TAY youth.
Bilingual clinicians and clinicians of color are strongly encouraged to apply.



Contact Details
Name: Megan Kelly
Address: 3301 E. 12th Street, Suite 259
City: Oakland
State/Province: California
Zipcode: 94601
Country: United States