Job: Therapist (FSP)

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Posted: 04/06/2017

Job Status: Full Time

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.

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:

  • Provide mental health services to clients and their families participating in the FSP Program
  • Knowledge and practice in accordance with HIPAA regulations
  • Participate in individual clinical supervision with a licensed supervisor and group supervision with peer group
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with intra-agency systems such as DMH, DCFS, Office of Probation, Office of Conservatorship and other government or private entities who are also invested in the client’s well being
  • Responsible for carrying a caseload of 10-12 FSP clients, depending on the client’s acuity level, which includes administrative oversight of the client’s files, and timely completion of goals, annuals and OMAs
  • Timely reporting of all work related documentation including mileage reimbursement, Outreach and Engagement forms, productivity packets and follow up correspondence to HR regarding proof of car insurance and BBS annual registration
  • Provide case management and resources to clients such as housing and employment
  • Available to work evenings as needed
  • Available on call to respond to crisis 24/7
  • Other duties as required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively. This includes crisis response 24/7 and a capacity to manage time well
  • 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 meet weekly productivity expectations

 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 currently in use
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES

  • Master’s Degree in Social Welfare or counseling from an accredited college or university
  • Strong knowledge base of the Recovery Model, crisis intervention and systems theory
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse clientele & staff
  • Candidate must be registered and in good standing with the BBS
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides’ insurance carrier

CQI STATEMENT

Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the continuous quality improvement (CQI) of Hillsides’ programs & services. Activities might involve membership on a CQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for CQI and evaluation purposes, completion of CQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by CQI committees or work groups.

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (TIC)

Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical insurance   
  • Dental insurance   
  • 401k   
  • Paid time off (PTO)   
  • Long term disability   
  • Life insurance   
  • Competitive salary   
  • Supportive work environment

Hillsides has embarked upon implementing and embedding Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles throughout the organization. Candidates should be aware that all employees are involved in the implementation and the practice of Trauma Informed Care within the organization.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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