About the job
This position provides individual and group therapy, treatment and case management services to clients and their families.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Foothill Family empowers children and families to achieve success in relationships, school, and work through community-based services that advance growth and development.
Provides high quality, compassionate and ethical therapy, treatment and case management to Foothill clients and their families.
Manages own clinical caseload.
Meets treatment goals for their caseload showing Outcome Measure Scores for clients indicating increase functioning.
Provides direct service to child, adolescent, and adult clients, including difficult to reach, traumatized, or disengaged individuals and families.
Identifies and intervenes with the needs of abused and neglected children and adults.
Facilitates groups that engages and motivates group members in a manner that is beneficial to the group member and enhances his/her participation in the group. Leads discussions and facilitates group activities as relevant to group issues and topics.
Identifies symptoms of health, mental health and substance use conditions and responds accordingly.
Completes all required documentation, including charts, reports, client files and billing, within 24 hours of service delivery and in accordance with Agency policies.
Ensures documentation meets quality assurance, compliance, scope of practice and billing requirements independent of supervisory review.
Keeps abreast of all legal and ethical standards.
Assists intake, reception, clinical staff, and accounting in the collection of complete and accurate information necessary for treatment and billing.
Provides telephone counseling for emergencies both during office hours and outside of office hours for clients.
Provides a high level of collaboration and customer service both within the Agency as well as with community partners.
Communicates effectively with supervisor, co-workers and outside agencies.
Maintains current professional licensure.
Advocates for clients, as well as providing relevant information about community resources when needed.
Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomics characteristics.
Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures that other individuals do not put themselves or others at risk.
Follows all Agency guidelines on confidentiality, reporting of child abuse and neglect, and recording in case records.
Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist or registration with State of California and an active intern number as an Associate MFT or Associate Clinical Social Worker.
Master’s degree from accredited social work, marriage and family therapy, or psychology program.
Experience in providing direct service to individuals, families and groups.
Experience in providing child abuse treatment.
Experience in providing treatment to children with serious emotional problems.
Ability to effectively use of DSM V.
Good computer skills. Ability to navigate Foothill Family’s EHRS.
Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team member.
Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
An understanding of child development, as well as individual and family functioning.
Valid CA Driver’s License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s auto liability policy (including a minimum of 2 years driving experience) and maintains the California state required auto insurance liability limits.
Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred. May be required in some programs.