SDYS Job Announcement:
Bilingual (Arabic/English) Mental Health Clinician
East County Behavioral Health Clinic (ECBHC)
Status: Full-time, $46,446/year (unlicensed) + $1,500 (fluent bilingual differential) plus excellent benefits
Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to the Division Director and the ECBHC Program Manager. Responsible for the development and maintenance of an integrated treatment approach for at-risk youth with co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders and quality trauma informed youth services, including providing crisis management, family, individual, and group psychotherapy. Clinician will be asked to provide psychotherapy services at several area schools, clinic, home, and communitiy setting. In addition, clinician will be required to participate in weekly interdisciplinary treatment teams and present cases for clinical feedback. Position requires travel throughout East County and participation in on-call rotation.
Summary of Duties:
Other duties as assigned
Must have ability to bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to assist youth. Must have ability to hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations. Must have ability to lift and carry 20 pounds--lifting books, materials and equipment to execute sessions and/or presentations. Seeing to read, prepare and review a variety of activities and to monitor youth activities. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Walking extended lengths to move around campuses. Potential exposure to physical injury from aggressive behavior.
Qualifications: Licensed or license-eligible in Marital and Family Therapy, Social Work, or Psychology. Minimum of one year experience providing therapy for adolescents and their families. Experience working with at-risk youth and co-occurring knowledge strongly preferred. Must have or be willing to train in the Solution Focused Brief Therapy orientation and/or training in Motivational Interviewing. Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience working in trauma-informed and dual diagnosis programs preferred. Must be registered with the Board of Behavioral Science or Board of Psychology and be in good standing. Must have knowledge of case plan development. Must have strong collaboration skills with internal supports and with public entities or agencies. Familiarity with juvenile justice and social service systems preferred. Must possess excellent oral and written skills. Must have reliable vehicle and relevant auto insurance, plus a clean driving record. Bilingual (English/Arabic) required.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.
Job Opened: 8/1/2018
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to