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LICENSED THERAPIST - LCSW/LMFT

Wayfinder Family Services View Park-Windsor Hills Full-Time
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Wayfinder Family Services (Wayfinder) provides a spectrum of mental health services through various programs for populations of all acuities. We are tackling some of the toughest issues in the sector and changing more lives than ever before. Join the Wayfinder team and help make an impact! 

We are seeking an experienced full-time licensed Therapist who will provide direct clinical and case management services to high-risk children, adolescents, adults and their families within the Mental Health, Educational, and/or Child Welfare systems; to provide clinical direction to the treatment team. 

This is an exempt position that reports directly to the Assistant Director of Mental Health Services  

We offer a sign-on bonus of $2,500 for Therapists and a bilingual stipend of $2,500. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that professional services are rendered to and/or on behalf of clients and families in a manner that promotes their overall safety, recovery, health, and well-being, and adheres to the mission and vision of Wayfinder.  
  • Responsible for the delivery and coordination of Mental Health Services to clients and families as defined by Wayfinder’s policy and procedure, Core Practice Model, and LA County Department of Mental Health. Such services include conducting intake screenings, processing the steps for admission, performing full clinical client assessments, developing individualized treatment plans with clients and families, conducting individual, group and/or family therapy and/or rehabilitation services in adherence with the Client Treatment Plan (CTP) and engaging family members/caregivers/identified support persons in regular collateral contacts/sessions. 
  • Responsible for delivering therapeutic interventions/services to and/or on behalf of the client as established by the Client Treatment Plan (CTP) and that are consistent with established standards of practice.   
  • Verify initial and ongoing medical necessity for all client services and demonstrate medical necessity at the time of assessment, in the development and ongoing review of the CTP(s), and in every progress note for billed services. Ensure that the clinical assessment and CTP meets the standards for clinical competence, best practices and medical necessity at all times. 
  • Provide Evidenced-based Practice (EBPs) interventions that are individualized and commiserate with the appropriate training, education, and respective model adherence requirements.  
  • Monitor and document the client’s progress towards meeting the individualized objectives outlined in the CTP. Complete the required documentation of case consultations, individual and family services to track progress and increased/decreased level of functioning.   
  • Assume responsibility for on-call duty assignments and is responsible for providing, leading and coordinating all Crisis Intervention and Psychotherapy in Crisis services, whether face-to-face or by phone and in consultation with the person responsible for clinical supervision. 
  • Responsible for the development/reiteration of individualized safety plans in response to Crisis Intervention or Psychotherapy in Crisis services, as well as for face-to-face contact with clients within 24 hours following discharge from any and all psychiatric hospitalizations for the purpose of assessing the client’s mental status, coordinating support and the development/reiteration of an individualized safety plan.  
  • Responsible for the completion and processing of the psychiatric referral for clients needing psychiatric evaluation and possible medication support services, if needed.   

  • Complete all documentation in accordance with deadlines and performance standards established by the supervisor. Ensure compliance with and timeliness of documentation, productivity standards and service delivery, and that documentation is submitted in accordance with established schedules.   
  • Attend and participate in all regularly scheduled Treatment Team, IEP, Probation (MDT), and/or Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings. Assist the client and family with input and contribution to any such meetings and serve as an advocate on behalf of the client’s mental health needs, suitable placement, needed services, and/or permanency/discharge planning.  
  • Work collaboratively with STRTP, Mental Health, Health Services, Non-Public School, Wraparound, DCFS and/or Department of Probation personnel, and all other inter and intra-agency personnel in order to provide and coordinate services indicated by the CTP. 

· Master's degree in Social Work (MSW), Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy or related mental health/human services field. 

· Active license with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). 

· Two+ years' mental health experience with experience in providing direct clinical services to at-risk youth with severe emotional/learning problems and their families preferred. 

· Bilingual: English/Spanish preferred. 

· Knowledge or experience with DMH paperwork preferred. 

· Trained and certified in LA County approved Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) CBT, Seeking Safety, Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Aggression Replacement Training (ART) Triple P, and/or Incredible Year preferred. 

· Willingness and ability to make frequent field visits, attend meetings, conferences and other job related events away from headquarters. If driving a personal or agency vehicle, must be insurable by our agency’s automobile insurance carrier.  

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 

· Competitive salary (DOE) 

· Health, Dental & Vision Insurance 

· Life Insurance 

· Long Term Disability 

· Long term Care 

· Flexible spending benefit options including qualified transportation 

· 401(K) retirement plan with a 4% employer match after qualification 

· Generous Paid Time Off 

· 10 Paid Holidays 

· Education Assistance Program  

You can apply through this link or submit resume to: 

E-mail: hrdept@wayfinderfamily.org 

Fax: (310) 321-3488 

Wayfinder Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment background and drug screenings. 

Visit us online at: www.wayfinderfamily.org  

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