Clinician*

CLINICIAN

Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Clinical Supervisor. Responsible for providing a wide variety of individual, family, and group therapy; case management counseling; crisis intervention; and advocacy services to families, children, and other clients in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs. 

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Under clinical supervision, provides direct clinical and related therapeutic services to clients and/or their families documented on a progress note in timely manner per contract compliance.
  • Gathering client's history, Assessing the needs of clients, formulating psychosocial diagnosis, and  determining the most appropriate method(s) of providing treatment such as individual, family and group therapy; client advocacy, outreach, liaison services; art, music or movement therapy; supportive counseling and crisis intervention documented on a service plan completed in timely manner.
  • Advocating for clients including court accompaniment, court translations, and supporting clients to successfully navigate the criminal and civil legal process or to ensure satisfactory placement of a child in a permanent, stable home setting, or foster care.
  • Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the weekly expectation of client contact and billable hours; maintains timely and appropriate case/progress notes per contractual standards.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings (both internally and externally) to formulate psychosocial diagnosis and treatment plans that include individual, group/family therapy, and case management services.
  • Participates in clinical supervision by coming prepared to discuss casework, accepts constructive feedback and puts feedback into clinical practice with clients.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with child(ren), families, and community; works effectively within the Agency and social work community at large. 
 Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • MFTI or ASW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration required
  • LMFT or LCSW highly preferred (must maintain licensure as a condition of employment).
  • Bilingual Spanish Preferred
  • Previous employment experience with children and families and working knowledge of the family patterns, child-rearing practices, special needs, traditions and values of the ethnic and cultural groups served by the program.
  • Working knowledge of community resources that address the special needs of the client base.
  • Current California Driver License, a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier, and availability of a personal car with appropriate insurance which employee is willing to use for all Agency business, if needed; adhering to federal motor vehicle safety standards when transporting children.
  • Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and WELLIGENT software for program notes.

Location: Altadena, CA

Five Acres is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Therefore, the Agency does not discriminate, and does not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees or applicants because of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related legally protected medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.