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Clinical Therapist

Company: Greater Hope Foundation for Children
Location: victorville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Clinical Therapist must have strong clinical skills in working with children that have been emotionally and physically abused children included, but not limited to treatment of mental disorders, learning disabilities, cognitive and behavioral problems. Modalities of treatments utilized but not limited to Cognitive Therapy, Individual, Child therapy, Family therapy and Group therapy. This Clinical Therapist will consult with the Assistant Clinical Director to ensure quality and ethically sound services that also maintain compliance with State and Agency regulations.

Key Performance Areas

Provide consultation and treatment plans to clinical staff regarding psychological and or emotional problems, such as stress, substance dependency and or family situations.

Provide clinical assessments and treatment plans to clients with mental and physical behaviors

Provides support groups and parenting life skill classes to clients parents

Provide clinical treatment or behavior modification and stress management to clients and their parents.

Provide goals and treatment plans with clients/parents

Provide progress reports for Department of Children and Family Services

Provide and utilize and referrals to community resources

Provide and adhere to Greater Hope Foundation Mission Statement

Provide other duties not limited to aforementioned

Reporting Relationship

Assistant Clinical Director

Subordinate Staff (providing direct supervision)

None

Physical Demands. There are considerable physical demands associated with this position. The Clinical Therapist will make visits to clients homes and must often respond to emergency situations. The Clinical Therapist must also be able to remain in a seated position while working in the office. In cases of child relocation, the Clinical Therapist may be required to assist the child by carrying belongings and must often lift, carry and/or comfort small children up to 20 lbs. The Clinical Therapist may also be asked to lift and carry office items/supplies 25-50 lbs., usually holding it in the hands or arms or on the shoulder.

Employee will be required to drive a motor vehicle.

All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and adolescents who are served by our agency. Therefore, each employee must at all times be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, adolescents and adults who may have mental or behavioral health problems. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling. Hostility, aggression and unnecessary or inappropriate physical actions as well as inappropriate emotional expression are not acceptable.

A successful candidate must have the following skills and experience

Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage, Family and Child, and or other related fields recognized by Community Care Licensing.

Maintain a current MSW or MFT registration with Board of Behavioral Science (BBS).

Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage Family Child Therapist

Must meet Community Care Licensing and insurance requirements.

Must pass a physical exam and TB test.

Must be bilingual in Spanish.

Provide and pass Criminal and Child Abuse Clearance

Strong Clinical Skills in providing psychosocial assessments of children and parents

Inspiring, Self-Starter. Ability to work with a sense of autonomy and at times be a team innovator.

Good communication and organizational skills with focus on attention to detail

FFA experience preferred.

Must have a valid California Drivers License and a good driving record. Must be at least 18 years old with at least 2 years of driving experience.

Willingness to work evenings and weekends is essential. Must have availability to serve children outside of school hours.

As with all of our positions, we work as a team and various duties may be assigned at any time including cleaning, organizing, child care, attendance at meetings, transportation, paperwork, etc.

Keywords: Greater Hope Foundation for Children, Victorville , Clinical Therapist, Other , victorville, California

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