Job: Therapist, Youth Moving On

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Posted: 12/06/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy.

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

  • Competitive salary
  • Supportive work environment
  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Long-term disability 100% employer paid 
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit    
  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Generous time off policy accruing up to 22 paid days in a year for new employees
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 for BA/BS and $4,000 for MA/MS for all applicable positons
  • Cell phone allowance for applicable positions
  • Opportunity to ear BBS CEUs
  • Employee Assistance Program

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:

  • Provide weekly individual therapy to clients
  • Develop weekly group therapy session designed to meet the needs of the YMO population
  • Provide crisis oriented treatment and support when needed
  • Develop a schedule based on client needs that may include evenings and weekends
  • Available on call 24/7 to clients in crisis
  • Provide goal-oriented treatment
  • Lead mental health trainings and meetings with youth and staff
  • Arrange transition to community-based mental health resources during termination from YMO program
  • Attend in-service training
  • Attend weekly case consultation meeting with YMO staff
  • Maintains and completes all clinical and administrative record-keeping in a timely manner
  • Be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Other duties as required 

Job Requirements

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 30 pounds

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and CERTIFICATES

  • MSW/MFT
  • Registered with the BBS and maintain good standings with the BBS during employment
  • Experience working with transitional-age youth
  • Knowledge and experience in individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, independent living skills, social skills, and communication
  • Knowledge of the specific issues facing youth emancipating from foster care
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse clientele and staff
  • 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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