Staff Therapist II
Job Details
EPSDT, SBBH, DD, Administration - Hayward, CA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$30.18 - $35.22 Hourly
Up to 25%
Any

POSITION TITLE:              Temporary Staff Therapist II

DEPARTMENT:                 0- 8 Early Childhood Mental Health

REPORTS TO:                    Program Supervisor

FLSA STATUS:                   0.5 FTE (18.75 hours) Temporary, Non-Exempt, Non-Union Position

COMPENSATION:              Licensed $35.22/hour or $35.84/hour (bilingual differential)

                                            Master’s Level $30.18/hour or $30.80/hour (bilingual differential)

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Staff Therapist will maintain an active caseload of EPSDT clients and meet monthly productivity goals; attend weekly group and individual clinical supervision; participate in weekly trainings as assigned by his/her clinical supervisor or LFCS administration; and attend weekly Outpatient Mental Health staff meetings.  The Staff Therapist will work within all compliance standards; complete documentation in a timely manner per LFCS policy; and maintain strict confidentiality protocols.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Makes psychological evaluations of assigned cases; determines appropriate diagnostic procedures and tests to be used; clinical interviews with clients and other interested persons to develop information pertinent to diagnosis and treatment.
  • Provides psychotherapy in group, individual, and family settings; provides consultation to clinic staff members as necessary; interviews clients and families to gather social and psychiatric data; prepares mental health/environmental case histories for use in diagnosis; and participates in developing psychological treatment programs and case planning for clients.
  • Meets with clients/families for regular therapeutic interviews; guides the client/family in understanding his/her illness and contributing personal, social, and economic factors; assists client/family in developing realistic plans; advises client/family on community resources; and makes referrals and other arrangements as necessary.
  • Helps increase prosocial and social engagement for children while helping children negotiate their own emotions and behaviors and decrease mental health symptoms as developmentally appropriate
  • Supports family-driven practices by bringing the family perspective to mental health service delivery.
  • Supports families in navigating systems of care.
  • Reduces community perception of stigma related to clients’ mental health issues.
  • Provides services agency offices, home settings, other field locations, and via telehealth (as needed).
  • Complies with all agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintains strict HIPPA guidelines, submits billings on a daily basis/submits client logs on a     daily basis.
  • Follow Short-Doyle Medi-Cal charting and documentation requirements and Agency regulations in a timely manner.
  • Provides input and feedback on potential related projects/programs, as appropriate.
  • Supports agency-wide Quality Improvement efforts.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent Written & Oral Communication
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical
  • Organizational Skills
  • Trustworthiness
  • Admission to Treatment
  • Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Treatment  Planning and Case Management
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Evaluation

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate degree in mental health (e.g. PhD, Psy.D., MSW and/or MA in Psychology or related field). Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology (or able to show proof of pending application); must be eligible for licensure via the BOP or BBS.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern clinical psychology, including abnormal psychology, personality theory, diagnostic interviewing. Psychotherapy including brief therapy and behavior change, casework, systems theory, family therapy, community psychology and community mental health.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and staff of all levels.
  • Ability to determine the needs of individual situations regarding diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, taking an effective course of action, and follow through with effective treatment plans.
  • Excellent speaking and writing abilities.
  • Knowledge of use of computer systems such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and FileMaker Pro or similar database applications.
  • Valid California driver’s license and current automobile insurance.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines.  Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards and proscribed procedures. 
  • Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to clients including cultural and ethical beliefs; and implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent and continuous manner.
  • Knowledge of community resources for client referrals.
  • Attends work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to supervisor and management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues including client confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of client care and department functioning.
  • Performs other duties as necessary

COMPENSANTION

  • Work life balance
  • Great working hours
  • Supportive/Collaborative work environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for Growth and Professional Development
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