Kinship Center, a member of the Seneca Family of Agencies, is seeking Therapists for our Mental Health Clinics. Therapists are a part of a multi-disciplinary team of clinical professionals providing mental health services children and their caregivers. Specialty populations include foster and adopted children, and those being raised by relatives. The Therapist will participate in the daily provision of services to clients within the program through assessment, diagnosing, direct mental health therapy and case management functions in a family systems, strength-based model.
- Orange County
- Promptly respond to referrals of children and adolescents who present with symptoms of psychiatric disorders
- Complete assessment and evaluation process of assigned clients including: obtaining consents for all aspects of treatment, obtaining relevant documents and meeting/speaking with various adults or professionals involved in the client’s life in order to develop and implement the treatment plan
- On cases that indicate a medical necessity for treatment, implement a case specific treatment plan in order to provide mental health services including individual, family and group therapy in addition to case management, linkage and consultation with community resources including schools and other providers.
- Maintain availability for crisis intervention services
- Complete regular, timely reviews of all assigned cases
- Comply with all requirements of child abuse reporting, Medi-Cal compliance and confidentiality in accordance with standards set by Seneca Family of Agencies
- Assists with creating and updating assigned portions of electronic client files according to established procedures
- Maintains strict confidentiality of client and business operations information
- Conduct self in a manner reflecting credit on the agency and complies with agency policies and procedures as outlined by supervisors and administrators
- Performs all other duties as necessary for the good of the agency as directed by supervisor or staff
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) required
- Masters degree in social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy or similar field
- Eligible to register with the California BBS
- Direct work experience providing therapy based services to children, adolescents and families required
- Must have experience and understanding of the clinical diagnostic process and utilization of the DSM-IV
- Direct work experience and/or understanding of clinical issues pertaining to children in the child welfare system, adoption, relative caregiving a plus
- Experience working with trauma and attachment issues a plus
- Full time
- Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work some evenings and weekends
- Competitive Salary
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage andpartially paid premiums for dependents.
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
- 5 weeks of flexible paid time off.
- Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure.