CALM partners with local health clinics to provide integrated behavioral health services to parents with young children 0-12 years of age. Parents and children who experience Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) are at heightened risk for toxic stress that interferes with learning, behavior, and health across the lifespan. The Integrated Behavioral Health Therapist will work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary patient care team to provide engagement, psychoeducation, and short-term psychotherapy in the clinic or in the home environment for parents and children with positive ACE scores. The Therapist will be a resource to the patient care team providing case consultation, trauma-informed education, and care coordination. The aim of this position is to expand resiliency tools to mitigate the effects of ACEs while improving social, emotional, and physical health.
- Create a treatment plan with measurable and observable goals in collaboration with supervisor, client, and caregivers.
- Complete clinical assessment with clients to assess their strengths and needs from a clinical perspective.
- Document referrals and patient chart notes in the clinics Electronic Health Record system.
- Educate parents on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences using approved curriculum.
- Provide developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions for children and families. Therapy services are often provided during after-school and evening hours when most convenient for clients.
- Coordinate with other agencies when appropriate to implement treatment plan.
- Maintain cooperative working relationships with parents, families, and clients.
- Participate in all evaluation activities as required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
MFT Intern, ASW, or licensed therapist, from an accredited university or college, or Psychological Assistant required. Knowledge of HIPAA regulations. Experience working with complex issues surrounding children and families preferred. Experience working with Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model preferred. Previous experience working in the nonprofit sector and training in Medi-Cal documentation standards highly desirable.
- Bilingual required.
- Strong verbal/written communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Able to work in busy environment, under pressure, without compromising accuracy, attention to detail or courtesy to staff and others.
- Able to prioritize competing responsibilities, with effective time management skills.
- Able to demonstrate mature judgment, initiative and critical thinking.
- Strong interpersonal skills, willing team member and supportive colleague.
- Flexibility, organization and can-do attitude.
- Must have respect for confidentiality; ability to work with discretion and integrity.
- Strong computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word and Outlook.
- Able to get along well with others and work collaboratively in a positive manner.
- Must have valid CA drivers’ license, clean DMV, and criminal record clearance from DOJ.
Our benefits package includes a competitive salary dependent on experience and education. Benefits include 100% Employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees plus partial benefits for dependent family members, 12 paid holidays, vacation time and sick days and a 403(b) 3% matching program.
TO APPLY: Qualified, interested candidates are asked to send us a cover letter and resume to HR@calm4kids.org.