Job: Therapist (Temp)

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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:

 

  • Complete ongoing intake study in preparation for placement, discharge and discharge planning, in cooperation with cottage/unit staff
  • Formulate and implement overall treatment plan for each client in their caseload
  • Provide individual and family psychotherapy as indicated in client’s treatment plan
  • Involved in social skills training for each client
  • Meet regularly with cottage/unit staff at staff meetings, unit meetings and informally
  • Collaborate with Wraparound staff and each client’s child and family team to participate in permanency planning
  • Take part in selective client activities in the cottage/unit and maintain awareness of group interaction in the unit
  • Meet regularly with each client, on an individual or other basis, for rehabilitation purposes
  • Coordinate with other staff to provide case-management and linkage services to clients and their family members
  • Coordinate visiting plans for clients with the treatment team
  • Maintain contact with referring agencies
  • Maintain contact and working relationships with school personnel and monitor client’s academic and behavioral functioning
  • Evaluate progress and make recommendations as necessary
  • Serve on agency committees and participate in general and staff meetings
  • Maintain and complete all required case records and forms
  • Write progress notes in a timely manner and regularly meet productivity standard for billing
  • Keep the Director, Treatment Services informed of overall group climate and specific problem situations as necessary
  • Participate in Residential Therapist meetings and group supervision
  • 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

 

     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 10 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:

  • Perform CPR/First Aid when necessary

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES

  • Masters degree in social work or marriage/family therapy
  • License, waiver and/or registration with California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • 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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