Mental Health Therapist
Join our team and let us provide you with an enriching experience to further your experience in providing services to the community! We accept applications year-round and provide opportunities to responsible adults who are qualified.
Casa de la Familia specializes in the treatment of post-traumatic, anxiety, and depressive disorders through the provision crisis intervention and long-term individual and family therapy. We work closely with city, county and state social service agencies, police departments, victim advocates, family resource centers, nonprofit agencies, and community service programs. The primary focus for the services we provide is the underserved and underrepresented minority populations, taking care to provide culturally appropriate and relevant services.
During this unprecedented time, Casa de la Familia is offering telehealth counseling services for the health of our patients and clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Individuals will gain an enriching learning experience under the guidance of a clinical supervisor, learning evidence-based techniques for the assessment, intervention, diagnosis and treatment planning for patients while professionalism and ethical understanding in a clinical setting. Casa de la Familia offers paid post-master's internships. These internships are focused on serving the marginalized surrounding communities, and mostly entail providing services to victims of crime. Associates will be provided with supervision and will be provided with training on techniques for treating those who have suffered a trauma. Patients come from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as age ranges.
Casa Counseling is looking for qualified Associate MFT's, Associate Clinical Social Workers and Associate Professional Clinical Counselors. A Clinician is primarily responsible for providing individual, family and group therapy to clients in their assigned mental health program. Clinicians works closely with county social workers, parents and team members, consulting and collaborating on client's progress and treatment plans.
- Acting with Empathy and Compassion: Exemplifies empathy and compassion in leading a team.
- Adaptability: Adapts to the situation
- Client Focus: Provides added value
- Decision Making: Makes decisions based solely on guidelines and policies
- Embracing Diversity: Values individual differences and invites participation while working with others.
- Emotional Intelligence: Leverages emotions to improve performance.
- Fostering Communication: Adapts communication
- Inspiring Others: Supports others to meet goals and excel at work.
- IT Support Troubleshooting: Applies the competency in common situations that present limited difficulties, working with a moderate level of guidance.
- Managing Resources: Uses resources effectively
- Resilience: Proactively assists others in dealing with strenuous work demands
- Self-Awareness: Regulates own emotions and behaviors to influence others.
- Treatment (Knowledge of theory & evidence based tx, communicate tx to pt. awareness of transference & countertransference's, handling of case management issues)
- Human Diversity (understanding of cultural/diversity issues, provides unbiases environment in accordance with pt values & beliefs)
- Ethics (ID ethic issues, communicates to patient confidentially rules, maintains & established therapeutic boundaries)
- Law (recognizes legal issues relevant to tx, obtains authorization in relation to legal regulations, adheres to legal statues, compliance with security of records)
- Professionalism (work appropriate appearance, meet work responsibilities, maintain professional relationships w patients, maintain professional relationships with co workers)
- Documentation (Orderly & Timely paperwork, abides by agency policy)
- Provide mental health counseling to clients with a case load of 16-20 patients (part time) or 32-40 patients (full time)
- Assess clients' needs and level of functioning including a bio psychosocial assessment of all clients referred to the case load
- Provide crisis counseling to children/families as necessary
- Write safety, behavioral, and treatment plans.
- Provide collateral parties with information to best meet the client's needs as necessary
- Schedule and coordinate therapy sessions.
- Complete documentation of services and treatment in a timely, organized manner.
- Attend clinical supervision as mandatory.
- Attend professional trainings
- Collaborate with additional treatment providers and placement agencies
- Adhere to a rotating schedule of on call crisis counseling
- (Post Pandemic) Clinicians may be required to travel with Los Angeles or Orange Counties.
- Complete appropriate mental health documentation, including but not limited to, client plans performance outcomes, progress reports, health questionnaires, and termination reports as required
- Attend clinical, school, planning and discharge meetings etc. to consult with clinical and program staff.
- Attend weekly supervision meetings with therapy supervisor if unlicensed, to comply with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensing requirements.
- Attend external training/conferences to meet licensing requirements and keep up to date with current information and developments.
- Clinicians must be registered with the California BBS as an AMFT, APCC, ASW.
- Schedules are generally five days/week, after 9 AM and are discussed prior to commencement.
- Clinicians may need to be able to travel for job duties (post-pandemic)