A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS
The Mental Health Counselor provides a range of services as a part of the treatment team. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Mental Health Counselor provides Individual and Group Rehabilitation Services, assists with linkage to community resources, conducts case management needs assessments, and provides interpretation and translation as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide Individual and Group Rehabilitation Services to clients in collaboration with the primary therapist, including, but not limited to, training in social skills, independent living skills, and pre-vocational skills. Services to be provided in the clinic and in the field (including home, school, and other community settings). Link families with community resources and act as liaison with community providers of services, (i.e., DCFS, schools, probation, etc.).
Conduct Case Management Needs Assessments during the initial intake process. Maintain required minimum productivity requirements consistently. Complete all documentation in a timely and comprehensive manner and by required deadlines in compliance with all DMH and Center requirements. Provide interpretation and translation services. Assist in overcoming linguistic and cultural barriers and in obtaining culturally appropriate services.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field.
Minimum of three (3) years’ experience, either employed or working as a volunteer, with special needs children or youth is preferred.
Bilingual, Spanish-speaking, and accurate interpreting and translating skills.
Valid California Driver’s License is required. Must meet guidelines of agency’s driving criteria (i.e. Proof of liability insurance, minimal moving violations, driving record free of DUI’s or reckless driving in the last 3 years, etc.) and maintain the criteria as per company policy at all times.
Computer skills and knowledge of community resources. Experience with children and families.
Experience working with a diverse client population
A team-oriented work environment
Excellent compensation and benefits