Part-Time Bilingual Mental Health Therapist
Seneca Family of Agencies was founded in 1985 as a small Bay Area residential and day treatment program with a simple but powerful mission: to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Since then, Seneca has expanded to provide a broad continuum of permanency, mental health, education, and juvenile justice services, which today reach over 18,000 youth and families throughout California and Washington State each year. The agency’s growth has been guided by a commitment to our Unconditional Care® model – doing whatever it takes to help children and families thrive, even when faced with tremendous challenges. Seneca is committed to supporting historically underrepresented communities and informing agency policies and practices through its agency-wide DEI Initiative and DEI Advisory Board. Our agency’s values of love and compassion, hope and courage, respect, curiosity, joy, equity and justice anchor our work across all programs, ensuring our staff leverage the cultural strengths of the families and communities we serve. Seneca is committed to fostering an agency culture that is welcoming, cooperative, and inclusive of diverse peoples and worldviews.
About the Role
The Bilingual Mental Health Therapist is part of a multi-disciplinary team of clinical professionals providing mental health services children and their caregivers with a family systems approach. Specialty populations include foster and adopted children, those being raised by relatives, and children 0-5 population. The Mental Health 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 family systems, strength-based model. Provide services at the program site and in the community, including hospitals, schools, and family homes
Seneca supports clinicians towards licensure and beyond. We provide individual and group supervision, regular clinical case conferences, and licensure and renewal courses led by field experts. Expenses such as outside trainings or licensure fees can be mitigated through your clinical training stipend, and you will receive a $4,000 salary increase upon getting licensed. Looking to expand your clinical skills even more? Apply for a Professional Development Scholarship and achieve certifications in areas such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, or Spanish for mental health practitioners. Training and growth opportunities in the agency are abundant, and Seneca is committed to helping you advance in your career!
- 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
- Ability to work with 0-5 population or interest in attending certification training a plus.
- 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
- Provide services at the program site and in the community, including hospitals, schools and family homes
- Masters degree in social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy or similar field
- Bilingual in Spanish and English required.
- Eligible to register with the California BBS and always maintain current registration/licensure
- 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-V
- Direct work experience and/or understanding of clinical issues pertaining to children in the child welfare system, adoption, relative care giving a plus
- Experience working with trauma and attachment issues a plus
- Competent in Medi-Cal documentation requirements.
- Valid CA driver’s license and insurable under Seneca Family of Agencies insurance policy
- Fingerprint Clearances through the DOJ and FBI.
- Excellent organizational, analytical, and computer skills; ability to multitask and prioritize projects
- Starting at $35.10 per hour. Actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role.
- $4000 salary increase upon BBS licensure.
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including 75% paid premiums for medical and fully covered dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, long-term disability, and life insurance, as well as 50% paid premiums for dependents.
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan.
- 403b Retirement Plan.
- Prorated 5 weeks of flexible paid time off.
- Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure.
- Training stipend and professional development opportunities.
- Opportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practices.
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