Compensation: TBD (Based on experience) from $25 per hour
Employment type: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Contract
Non-profit organization: Humanidad Therapy and Education Services (Humanidad)
Humanidad is a Mental Health Therapy agency. Humanidad has a Marriage Family Therapist Training and Education Programs in Santa Rosa. We work with much of the Latinx community throughout Sonoma County. In 2016 we were awarded a California Department of Public Health Disparity Act Grant and are preparing to incorporate their requirements into our day-to-day business.
We work together in the style of mentorship and much of what we do is collaborative. If you are interested in being a part of a rich and creative learning environment, have a passion for cultural equity and proficiency, and are happy to work independently as well as a part of a team-we want to hear from you!
Provide culturally relevant therapy services to Humanidad’s clients. Support Humanidad’s mission and work to improve the emotional well-being of the community. A Multicultural Associate is an experienced, communicative, and compassionate professional who supports the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our clients. In this role, you will work directly with clients to actively listen to problems and concerns and suggest healthy and productive ways of coping with those issues. This role requires someone who enjoys working closely with people—not just with clients, but also with other members of our team and occasionally outside agencies.
Hours: Full time (32 hrs)
Reports to: Clinical Supervisor
Compensation: Based on experience
Language Skills: Bilingual English/Spanish
Essential Functions or Responsibilities:
● Provide psychotherapy services for children, youth, adults and families. Providing 1:1 telehealth sessions at a school-based setting and main office locations. In- person sessions will be approved once the school setting allows for a return to the campus. Applicant ability to have a hybrid schedule is highly preferred.
● Provide structured group facilitation for children and adolescents at school based programs.
● Associates are expected to manage a caseload of a minimum of 15-25 client hours per week and attend mandatory clinical supervision and consultations. More clients may be seen at the discretion of your clinical supervisor and as self-care is at the heart of our agency philosophy and alignment to the clients we serve.
● Attend agency meetings; clinical training (s), seminars, retreats, that will improve and develop the clinical competencies, skills, and experience.
● Associates will be able to better track client’s communication style along with having the insight of their own to build and strengthen the therapeutic alliance.
● Work collaboratively with the Clinical Supervisor, meeting once per week and as needed to fulfill hours for BBS approval.
● Willingness to explore and understand cultural competencies for addressing therapeutic alliance and client treatment goals. Including a willingness to self-evaluate one’s own understanding both of the helping role and process of use of certain modalities and defined goals are consistent with the life experiences and cultural values of clients being served. Understanding how sociopolitical stressors and stigma impact vulnerable communities.
● Maintain client records as part of standard of care practice. Document and keep current and updated charts of each client session. And follow agency policy with completing assessments, diagnosis and development of treatment plans.
● Manage and document all legal/ethical mandates and for reporting of child, spousal, or elder abuse, and follow BBS reporting protocol on advisement of the clinical supervisor.
● Perform crisis intervention and counseling services as required using evidence-based methods and trauma informed, humanistic and family system approach.
● Maintain a flexible work schedule, may vary due to the current online learning school program, demand for services increasing across school day hours and working evenings and some weekends.
● Work collaboratively in a team environment while maintaining accepted professional standards of clinical practice.
● Establish cooperative effective and productive casework relationships with school staff, agency administration, youth, families, teachers, and outside professionals.
Key Behavioral Traits
● The consistent display of these behaviors is essential to continued employment:
● Professionalism: Treats others with respect. Accepts feedback without defensiveness. Understands needs of the organization might outweigh personal feelings and still provides diligent and careful work product.
● Good Judgment: Considers impact of personal and professional choices. Consistently makes decisions in keeping with organizational values, supervisor’s direction and common sense.
● Problem Solving: Ability to manage common problems without supervisor intervention while also discerning when to contact your clinical supervisor.
● Organizational Culture: A commitment to the agency’s mission at Humanidad. Familiarity or experience with issues that impact the lives of people seen at Humanidad and the ability to demonstrate sensitivity to issues of confidentiality and diversity.
● Prerequisite Qualifications
● The candidate must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for employment in this position:
● Experience working with children, adolescents and families preferred.
● Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to relate to diverse client and community population via telephone and in person.
● Masters Degree from accredited college or university in the field of marriage and family counseling, social work or psychology and/or all academic preparation required for licensing or internship as defined by state licensing requirements.
● Must be currently registered as a MFT, ASW, or working towards the fulfillment of associate hours under the supervision of appropriately licensed MFT or per the State of California’s requirements.
● Valid drivers license, current auto insurance, ability to transport self to job-related events and education locations
● Experience with Windows operating and other programs of Windows
● Respond to electronic communication in a timely manner
● The candidate who possesses the following skill(s) is preferred over an otherwise equally qualified candidate:
● Bilingual English/Spanish
● Experience as group facilitator, and/or in crisis intervention and/or social work
· Personal protective equipment provided or required.
· Social distancing guidelines in place
· Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Work office setting the voice level is moderate. Temporary remote work and in the office due to COVID-19.
The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.
The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies while employed.
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