East Bay Agency for Children Oakland, CA, USA
Jul 16, 2018
EBAC improves the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities and is committed to building a comprehensive, place-based continuum of accessible, trauma-informed and culturally relevant services that build resiliency, aid in recovery and, where possible, prevent exposure to adverse childhood experiences. Our staff seek to reduce barriers that contribute to disparities in wellness for socio-economically disadvantaged and racially marginalized families and to create communities where all children and families have supports to reach their full potential. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following dynamic position: MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN- YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES PROGRAM A. FUNCTION The Mental Health Clinician, as a member of the team, provides skilled clinical services to children and their families. Performs assessments, articulates diagnostic formulations, and make recommendations. Provides case management services and make referrals. Consults with teachers, site administration and Alameda County Probation officers. The Youth Empowerment Mental Health Clinician reports to the Program Director. B. QUALIFICATIONS and COMPETENCY FACTORS LCSW, MFT, or license eligible. Two years post-Master's experience in clinical work with children, group and family therapy preferred. 3 Cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs and life circumstances of inner city low income communities. Experience in school-based social work or therapy and work with Probation or truant youth. Ability to work as a team member and contribute to program development. Ability and willingness to maintain clear and complete records, meet deadlines for written reports, and compile and report monthly statistics. Language skills that include the ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, safety rules. Ability to write routine reports, and maintain clinical records. Ability to speak effectively with parents or guardians; teachers; school administrators; Probation officers; as well as interns and volunteers. 10 Ability to provide home-based mental health services including individual or family sessions while maintaining appropriate boundaries as well as respect of family's homes. Ability to drive with valid driver's license, auto insurance, and access to use of an automobile as needed. Work skills should include organizational abilities, dependability, and initiative, able to work independently, use good clinical judgment and seek supervision and guidance appropriately. Current legal and ethical knowledge of issues in the field. C. RESPONSIBILITIES (Those with an asterisk are essential duties.) *Provides individual, group and family counseling. *Provides consultation and feedback to probation officers regarding progress and scope of mental health treatment for the youth on Probation. Provides consultation to teachers and site administrators on a variety of topics including child development, behavior management, learning styles of children, and various mental health considerations. *Completes comprehensive youth /family assessment, formulates diagnoses, and communicates recommendations to school and family. *Maintains case records, including charts, treatment plans, termination summaries, statistics reports, and other reports as required. *Provides case work services for children and families, making home visits and outside referrals when necessary. *Participates as member of the Youth Empowerment Services team by contributing to program development and planning. Provides case presentations at clinical team meetings. *Actively participates and utilizes individual and group supervision. Supervises para-professionals, volunteers, and interns as program demands. *Collaborates with colleagues and school personnel and families with flexibility, sensitivity and a professional level of independence and judgment. Provides trainings for outside agencies on a variety of mental health topics related to the services the Youth Empowerment Services Program provides. Performs other duties as assigned. D. WORKING CONDITIONS and JOB SETTING Agency headquarters is in a four-story building with stairs that need to be climbed for multi-level access. Work setting is on school campuses as well as at agency headquarters and within client homes. Because work is directly with children, full mobility is required for standing, walking, sitting, using hands, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Some work is in potentially rough school settings, with broken windows as an example, and with high noise levels at times. Regular driving is required. EBAC offers a uniquely generous time off package and an outstanding benefits package that includes health; chiropractic; dental; voluntary life insurance (for yourself and your family), AD&D and SDT; accident and critical illness coverage (for yourself and family); flexible spending for medical, child care and commuter benefits; 403b retirement program; legal insurance; and, agency paid life insurance and long term disability coverage. East Bay Agency for Children is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply by sending a cover letter and resume, or by fax to . Please use the job title as the subject. No phone calls please. East Bay Agency for Children improves the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities.