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Mental Health Clinician - Throughout Alameda County

East Bay Agency For Children (EBAC) Alameda County, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

East Bay Agency for Children, also known as EBAC, is looking for a talented and passionate individual with a commitment to social justice to join our incredible team. EBAC's mission - to improve the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities - motivates our amazing staff to create change for our program participants each and every day.

For 5 years EBAC has been named a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group, reflecting our supportive and fulfilling work environment. As an EBAC staff member, you can enjoy a healthy work/life balance through generous paid time off and excellent benefits. A career with EBAC will make you part of a well-established and respected agency with an inspiring team of people furthering a compelling mission.

JOB DESCRIPTION

East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) has opportunities for Mental Health Clinicians providing counseling to children and their families for various programs throughout Alameda County which include: Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Newark

Incumbents will performs assessments (using CANS), articulate diagnostic formulations (with measurable objectives) and makes recommendations with regards to the impact of mental health issues. Candidates selected will provide case management services and makes referrals as appropriate. In addition, our Mental Health Clinicians will provide individual treatment; works collaboratively with families, teachers, administrators and school site staff.

To learn more about the variety of services that our Mental Health Clinicians support at EBAC please visit our website at www.ebac.org/services/

QUALIFICATIONS and COMPETENCY FACTORS

  • Master’s degree in counseling psychology or social work required.
  • MFT, LCSW or registered Associate with the Behavioral Board of Sciences (AMFT or ASW) preferred.
  • Experience with Medi-Cal documentation preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred NOT Required.
  • Experience providing therapeutic services to children and families utilizing evidence based practices, play therapy, expressive. arts, CBT and trauma informed methods.
  • Sensitive to the needs of vulnerable populations.
  • Committed to culturally informed practice and a multicultural learning environment.
  • Experience in school-based social work/therapy or prior teaching experience preferred as well as experience integrating well into school based culture.
  • Ability to work as a team member and contribute to program development.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain clear and complete records, meet strict deadlines for written reports and chart documentation, and compile and report monthly statistics.
  • Must be extremely organized, paying closed attention to details and procedures.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and government regulations.
  • Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and field notes.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of children, mental health professionals, parents or guardians, teachers, school administrators, and interns and volunteers.
  • Ability to drive with valid driver's license/auto insurance, and access to a vehicle as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides short term (3-9 months), trauma informed, solution focused individual, group and family counseling as well as classroom based interventions and school climate work.
  • Provides consultation to teachers and site administrators on a variety of topics including child development, behavior management, learning styles of children, and various mental health considerations.
  • Completes comprehensive child/family assessment (using CANS), formulates diagnostic picture and develops comprehensive treatment plans including substantiating impairment and developing measurable treatment objectives, and communicates recommendations to school and family.
  • Maintains case records, including charts, treatment plans, termination summaries, statistics reports, and other reports as required.
  • Manages and maintains due dates and timeline procedures as related to MediCal Standards and EBAC best practices.
  • Provides case management services for children and families.
  • Contributes to the Behavioral Health Services team by participating in program development and planning.
  • Provides case presentations at clinical team meetings.
  • Actively participates in both group and individual clinical supervision by being prepared to discuss case work, interventions, counter-transference issues, and theoretical rationales.
  • Participates in core team meetings (including IEPs, COST and SSTs) at site placement.
  • Supervises/mentors para-professionals, volunteers, and interns as program demands.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS and JOB SETTING

  • Work is primarily in an office / school setting with children or youth.
  • Program headquarters is in a multi-story building with stairs that need to be climbed for access to the other floors as needed.
  • Because work is directly with children, full mobility is required for standing, walking, sitting, using hands, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling.
  • Primary work is in challenging, under-resourced school settings, in neighborhoods impacted by poverty, community violence, crime, systemic racism and oppression.
  • May need to use child-size chairs for sitting.
  • Regular driving is required.
  • Periodic lifting up to 25 pounds is required.

EBAC offers a uniquely generous time off package and an outstanding benefits package that includes health; chiropractic; dental; voluntary life insurance (for yourself and your family), AD&D and SDT; accident and critical illness coverage (for yourself and family); flexible spending for medical, child care and commuter benefits; 403b retirement program; legal insurance; and, agency paid life insurance and long term disability coverage.

East Bay Agency for Children is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply. No phone calls please.

East Bay Agency For Children (EBAC)

Why Work Here?

You will be joining a well-managed and financially stable organization dedicated to improving the well-being of children.

We are very proud of our organization and the meaningful difference it has made over the years in the lives of so many children and their families. In joining EBAC, you will become part of a highly skilled, diverse team of colleagues who are dedicated to helping some of our most vulnerable children achieve academic success and more hopeful futures. You will also be joining a well-managed and financially stable organization that is consistently highly-rated and respected by community mental health leaders and school administrators, principals, teachers, and students and their families. East Bay Agency for Children's endeavor to create a positive work culture is acknowledged by our employees. Employee responses to the 2018 Bay Area News Group survey ranked EBAC among the top 100 Workplaces in the Bay Area! A career with East Bay Agency for Children will make you a part of a great agency, a great group of people, and a great mission. We are committed to maintaining a truly supportive work environment that reflects our values and culture. Being an EBAC staff member offers a unique opportunity to achieve a healthy work/life balance through generous paid time off and excellent benefits.

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