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Therapist II - Pro-GRIP (2019-54)

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County San Jose, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental


Catholic Charities is working closely with the Juvenile Probation Department to provide Mental Health Services, Case Management Services, Vocational and Educational Services, and Pro-Social activities to youth on probation within the gang unit.


1. Provide individual, family and group therapy:

o Meet with youth and families in the schools, community, or family home

o Engage clients and family in counseling sessions using CBT to prevent, reduce and treat behavior problems and improve family functioning

o Engage clients in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address severe or emerging behaviors that are trauma related

o Engage clients using CBT and Motivational Interviewing techniques in order to assist clients in receiving substance use treatment using a harm reduction emphasis.

2. Provides Clinical Case Management services

o Meet with families in the school, community or in the home

o Formulate, implement and monitor individual client and family assessments and treatment planning

o Conduct follow-ups and monitor service delivery and client progress

o Ensure that all required documentation is properly completed within the required timeframes

o Transfer family and service documentation to electronic data systems as necessary, including AWARDS (electronic health system) and other required Medi-Cal based tracking systems

o Maintains a caseload of 13-16 families

3. Lead Rehab and/or Therapy Groups as needed

4. Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor


MA or MS in counseling, psychology, social work or related field (REQUIRED)


* Bilingual Spanish/English – (REQUIRED)

* Board of Behavioral Sciences registration as MFT Intern, ASW or PCC Intern

* California Board of Psychology registration as a Pre-Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Psychologist

* Certified in Triple P Teen- Recommended

* Counseling experience in a community based setting

* Effective verbal and written communication skills

* Understanding of Medi-Cal eligible service provision and billing requirements

* Understanding of and sensitivity toward economic and cultural issues in diverse communities

* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

* Demonstrated computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, and Internet usage)

* Ability to pass certification requirements for CANS assessment 90 days of hire (training and support will be provided)

* Team oriented with strong interpersonal and organizational skills

* Valid California driver’s license, automobile for local travel and client transport, proof of current auto insurance

* Fingerprinting and background check as required by the DOJ, and DMV clearance

* TB test


* Thrive in a fast paced, diverse and dynamic environment

* The service is sometimes physical, requiring setting up for events which may require transporting or lifting cumbersome materials, e.g., easels, flip charts, refreshments, brochures, chairs, tables, etc.

* Must be able to report to service site on a regular and reliable basis

* Able to deal with stressful situations

* Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which includes day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours, as appropriate, to coordinate and provide services and activities for families during non-traditional hours

* Able to travel between sites and to attend offsite events throughout the county, as appropriate


* Must be at least 18 years of age

* Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency’s operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County changes lives for good. We help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. Because most lives are a complex pattern of choices and circumstances, we take a holistic approach to helping people change their lives, taking into account the whole person as well as their family and life situations. We do this through a broad range of services, including job skills training and placement, older adult services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, housing assistance, financial education, immigration support, and refugee resettlement. We also provide educational programs that help young people develop into self-sufficient adults. Each year, we serve more than 54,000 people in need. Our compassion and commitment go beyond direct service and compel us to address the root causes of poverty. We are leading Step Up Silicon Valley, the Campaign to Cut Poverty, part of a nationwide effort started by Catholic Charities USA. We are working with a coalition of community-based organizations, interfaith allies, government representatives, and business leaders who are working to cut poverty in half in Santa Clara County by 2020. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County has been serving individuals and families for more than 60 years. While we are affiliated with the Diocese of San Jose, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County is a separately incorporated nonprofit agency. We are self-funded and operate independently with a CEO, Board of Directors, and separate financial structure. We are part of the nation's largest social services network through our affiliation with Catholic Charities USA, which serves more than 7 million people each year.

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