Therapist (207)

WHAT WE OFFER

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance with a $20 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit
  • 401(k) with no wait period and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model, Trauma Informed Care and Evidence-based Practices
  • Clinical Supervision for licensure is provided   
  • Sign-On Bonus
WHAT YOU'LL DO

The essential functions include:

  • Provide individual, small group, and family counseling
  • Document progress based on IEP goals
  • Maintain weekly session note as directed by Resource Specialist
  • Evaluate student's progress social, behavioral and academic settings
  • Attend team meetings with teaching staff
  • Perform psychological and academic assessment as directed by the Resource Specialist
  • Attend IEP meetings, report on IEP goals and work with the IEP to create and implement new IEP goals
  • Other duties as required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents

  Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 30% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In the event of a psychological crisis, counselors may be called on to intervene, diagnose, assess, communicate with Psychiatric Emergency Teams (or equivalent), and make recommendations for treatment
  • In the event of reportable events disclosed during sessions, counselor may need to make hotline reports as directed by the Resource Specialist

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens
WHAT YOU'LL BRING

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATES & TRAINING

  • Masters Degree in a Social Services or related field Required
  • Registered with the BBS and holding a current BBS number Required
  • Previous experience with emotionally disturbed children preferred
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier Required

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.


Hillsides Education Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer