Job: Bilingual Intake Therapist (TEMP)

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Posted: 11/20/2017

Job Status: Full Time, Contract/Temporary

Job Description

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Responsible for conducting intake/assessments for all community based clients including, in schools, in home, in office or in other community settings.
  • Responsible for assisting with walk in clinics for the Baldwin Park, Echo Park, South Pasadena FRC’s and any other Hillsides sites.
  • Responsible for assisting with residential/RBS intakes.
  • Responsible for assessment, treatment referral and consultation session with assigned provider.
  • Attends training sessions & staff meetings with program/clinical supervisors
  • Directly implements program protocols & guarantees that procedures are consistent with protocols
  • Conducts home-based & on-site individual, conjoint, group family therapy sessions under supervision of the clinical supervisor
  • Documents therapy sessions based upon DMH regulations
  • Is available on-call to respond to emergency calls after hours and on weekends to program families
  • Is available to do a parenting group, or assigned group, on a rotation one evening a week
  • Responsible for meeting current agency productivity standards and meeting agency deadlines in regards to paperwork timelines.
  • Other duties as required
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents
  • Ability to speak a language other than English if required based on case load

Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 30 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program in use
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE& CERTIFICATES

  • Masters Degree in a Social Service related field
  • Registered with the BBS and has a BBS number
  • Bilingual in Spanish    
  • Previous experience working with severely and emotionally disturbed children
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides’ insurance carrier

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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