Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Children's Mental Health Therapist in San Francisco, California
The Children's Mental Health Therapist (also known as Behavioral Health Specialist) will provide direct service, paraprofessional staff consultation, training and support for the afterschool youth development program. We seek a licensed or license-eligible clinician to serve as our Behavioral Health Specialist in a non-traditional, mental health setting, using a trauma-informed, community social work model in person (in accordance with COVID-19 Public Health Order) and via telehealth. Our setting requires formal mental health skills (case management, assessment, individual & family therapy, referrals, etc.) and informal behavioral coaching, youth development and skill development. We are designed to bring mental health services to communities that wouldn't normally access supports and are seeking a professional who will commit to the community. This is a Full Time Exempt position located in the Bayview/Hunters Point community and includes benefits.
KEY ROLES (ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES):
Provide individual, family and/or group therapy for youth
Provide clinical case management for youth
Develop, monitor, and implement treatment goals and interventions for all modalities of direct service
Perform accurate and timely record-keeping and documentation of all client related activities (e.g., progress notes and treatment plans)
Facilitate ongoing, virtual, living skills or social emotional programming for youth and families throughout COVID-19
Lead case conferencing for paraprofessional staff team to coordinate services for youth members
Provide consultation to afterschool staff on mental health issues impacting children and youth Club members
Support Bayview area school-based programs by providing consultation to staff (Carver Elementary) on program structure and mental health issues impacting members, facilitating youth consultation and plan development for individual participants, and providing linkages and referrals for youth.
Provide supervision to MSW interns in compliance with graduate school and/or BBS requirements
Attend and participate in regularly scheduled client review meetings, clinical meetings, and staff meetings
Orient afterschool staff regularly on referral process
Coordinate with mental health providers to identify treatment options for members
Assist with the development and implementation of agency-wide mental health policies and procedures
Facilitate staff training regarding mental health issues, which affect youth and are helpful in the Clubhouse setting
Work independently as the sole mental health provider on site, demonstrate effective critical thinking, decision-making and risk reduction
Consult with clinical team (off-site) proactively and preventatively
Must be able to successfully navigate GoogleMeet and Zoom
Interfacing with paraprofessional team
Providing therapy for children, teens and families
Utilizing and partnering with community resources and systems
Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Requires Masters (MSW/MA) or Doctorate from accredited school of Social Work, MFT or Psychology. Must be licensed or registered with BOP or BBS.
Minimum one-year previous post-graduate experience providing individual & family therapy and case management with emphasis in youth services required
Basic understanding of youth development settings in an after school program
Experience working with high-risk adolescents and diverse communities
Criminal background clearance
Ability to move efficiently between locations
Current First Aid/CPR certification
Able to work afternoon and evening hours
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
Must be able to move about to accomplish tasks, particularly for events or moving from one Club to another.
Must be able to sit at computer workstation for long time periods
Must be able to provide on-site services during COVID-19 pandemic
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
Keyword: Therapy, Therapist, therapy, therapist
From: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco