Therapist (437)

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, 5% employer match cap 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

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

The Essential Functions Include:

  • Provide mental health services to clients and their families participating in the FSP Program
  • Knowledge and practice in accordance with HIPAA regulations
  • Participate in individual clinical supervision with a licensed supervisor and group supervision with peer group
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with intra-agency systems such as DMH, DCFS, Office of Probation, Office of Conservatorship and other government or private entities who are also invested in the client's well being
  • Responsible for carrying a caseload of 10-12 FSP clients, depending on the client's acuity level, which includes administrative oversight of the client's files, and timely completion of goals, annuals and OMAs
  • Timely reporting of all work related documentation including mileage reimbursement, Outreach and Engagement forms, productivity packets and follow up correspondence 
  • Provide case management and resources to clients such as housing and employment
  • Available to work evenings as needed
  • Available on call to respond to crisis 24/7
  • 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
  • Ability to speak a language other than English if required based on case load

  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 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use
  • Able to use office equipment as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES

  • Master's Degree in a Social Service related field
  • Registered with the BBS and has a BBS number
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Previous experience working with severely and emotionally disturbed children
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer