Limited Time: $5,000-Sign On Bonus
Are you interested in helping make your community a better place for youth and families facing challenges? Come join the team at Visiting Therapist Program (VTP)!
Visiting Therapists provide high quality, trauma-informed mental health services to youth and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Alameda County. The program serves participants in the community (most often at home, but also at school or other community locations), thus providing valuable continuity of services even if the participant experiences a change of placement. The majority of participants have been victims or witnesses of abuse and neglect. Through developmentally appropriate and individualized services, VTP supports a diverse population of at-risk youth, young adults and families who may be experiencing barriers to receiving office based services. VTP services enable participants to learn to cope with past trauma, increase their ability to regulate emotions, gain insight into their actions, develop a strong and healthy sense of self, and develop hope for their futures. Come and join our team!
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M.A. Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university.
Registered intern or associate with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Some programs may consider candidates who are able to obtain registered status within first six (6) months after hire. Registered PCC intern (PCCI)* with relevant experience with target population eligible in San Diego/Alameda/San Mateo Counties (If working in a program licensed by Community Care Licensing must meet minimum training and experience requirements). For more information please see https://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/pdf/CCR/STRTP_ILS.pdf
Licensed (LCSW or MFT; or, in San Diego/ Alameda/San Mateo County Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). A license may be preferred based upon program need.
Certified to conduct a CANS/ANSA assessment within 90 days of employment if the work assignment is in a County program that requires CANS/ANSA certification.
Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults to provide to provide care, treatment and services.
Supervised experience in providing counseling and/or psychotherapy services.
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of diagnostic assessment, individual/family/group behavioral treatment methods for target population of program.
Experience with or knowledge of designing, supervising, monitoring, changing, and discontinuing individualized behavioral interventions for staff delivering behavioral services (e.g., TBS).
Utilizes de-escalation techniques, including but not limited to: attentiveness to potential triggers/stressors and early indicators of distress; motivational interviewing; reflective listening; providing responses that rely on engagement and empathy; modeling composure through use of calm voice and neutral facial expressions; remaining self-aware of verbal and non-verbal communication, demonstrated ability to adjust verbal and non-verbal communication, prompting for use of known coping skills; etc., to defuse distress and ensure safety in a manner that aligns with the trauma informed care model.
Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.
Clean driving record; current CA Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 10 days after hired.
Must have access to dependable transportation; personal car insurance meeting minimum liability coverage required if position requires driving for work or transporting participants.
Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.
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