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Clinicians - Bilingual(Spanish) - Bonus($3000) & relocation incentive.

Southwest Key Program Phoenix, AZ
  • Expired: 10 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Clinician is responsible for providing mental health assessment and counseling intervention services, as well as continually monitoring and documenting clients’ mental well-being and overall adjustment to the Unaccompanied Minors program. The Clinician’s functions are performed as part of a multi-disciplinary team and include development and implementation of client therapeutic plans, facilitating transfers, and reunification planning. All duties will be performed based on education, training and certified counseling experience within the social service field. The Clinician is subject to work extended hours and weekends, and to be on-call.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct intake, admission, and diagnostic assessments with clients, and document results according to Southwest Key Programs standards.
  • Collaborate with treatment team members and clients to develop treatment plans.
  • Provide weekly one-to-one counseling and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and therapeutic client groups.
  • Continually monitor the mental well-being of clients and arrange for appropriate services as needed.
  • Provide consultation and documentation regarding clients’ functioning, mental health status, and treatment needs.
  • Provide clinical services within Southwest Key, licensing and funding source guidelines.
  • Participate in and comply with all meetings, assignments, process improvement, and quality improvement initiatives as assigned by supervisor

Other Functions:

  • Attend all organizational required trainings.
  • Attend all departmental and program meetings to ensure that up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy changes or practice are adhered to.
  • Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen occurrences.
  • Travel as needed for trainings, conferences or to transport youth to destinations located within the U.S.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and hazard-free work area.
  • Ensure the proper supervision of youth at all times.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

These requirements may be waived with written approval from the ORR Project Officer

  • A combination of one of the following:
    • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) Counseling, Psychology or other relevant behavioral science field in which clinical training and experience is a program requirement and two years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience
  • Two years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience preferred conduction clinical interviewing and assessment, as well as individual and group counseling.
  • Licensed or license eligible in respective field (to include but not limited to: LPC, LCSW, LMFT).
  • Experience working with children, youth, and/or families from high-risk backgrounds.
  • Successful completion of 86 hours of pre-service training and job shadowing.
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license and be eligible to drive to facilitate program services as required by contractual agreement.
  • Required to work a flexible schedule to facilitate program services.
  • Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
  • Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
  • Bilingual.
  • Cleared drug test results (for Texas programs only).
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.

Southwest Key Program

Why Work Here?

Awesome Benefits

Southwest Key Programs is a national nonprofit organization committed to keeping kids out of institutions and home with their families, in their communities. Our kids' programming is separated into three areas: Youth Justice Alternative Programs, Immigrant Children's Shelters, and Educational Programming. We also run programming that seeks to create opportunities for families to become self-sufficient including adult education and workforce development. The inspiring kids and families we work with are seeking the American dream: equality, education, and a healthier quality of life. At Southwest Key, we simply open the doors to opportunity so they can achieve these dreams. Our History Our founder and CEO, Dr. Juan J. Sánchez, grew up in one of the poorest barrios in Brownsville, Texas on the Mexican border where life was full of challenges. Shaped by his experiences as a young migrant worker, he grew up determined to spend his life helping as many people as he could to escape poverty through educational and other opportunities. His tenacity ultimately took him to Harvard University, where he was among the first Latinos to receive his doctorate from the School of Education. In 1987, Dr. Sánchez founded Southwest Key Programs in a basement in San Antonio, Texas with a staff of five. Today, that small team has grown to serve youth and their families in six states across the U.S. Fast Facts about Southwest Key Founded: 1987 Legal Status: Nonprofit, charitable 501(c)(3) Social Service, Education and Community Development Organization Programs: Southwest Key operates 77 programs including juvenile justice alternatives, shelters for immigrant children, adult educational programming and community-building initiatives. Headquarters: Austin, Texas Program Locations: Texas, California, New York, Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin Funding: Our Immigrant Children's Shelters are funded by U.S. federal contracts. All other Southwest Key programming is funded by grants and contracts from federal, state, and local governments, foundations, corporations and private contributions.


Phoenix, AZ