Company: Foothill Family
Posted on: March 17, 2023
SUMMARYThis position conducts comprehensive psychological
assessments for newly detained foster infants, children and
adolescents, assessments that will be presented to the court by the
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to ensure that
these children's needs are met. This position also provides
individual and group therapy, treatment and case management
services to clients and their families ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
- Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Foothill
Family empowers children and families to achieve success in
relationships, school, and work through community-based services
that advance growth and development.
- Conducts comprehensive psychological assessments for newly
detained foster infants, children and adolescents, assessments that
will be presented to the court by DCFS to ensure that these
children's needs are met.
- Completes MAT assessments (Summaries of Findings) under strict
timelines required by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and
DCFS, which address the following areas: trauma exposure,
development, mental health, educational, medical and dental along
with a section of family history, their strengths and
- Gathers information through one-on-one interviews with foster
parents, children, biological parents, teachers, day care
providers, other mental health providers as well as collaborating
with social workers and the DCFS MAT Coordinator.
- Presents Summary of Findings to DCFS staff, parents, foster
parents, children and any other additional people integral to the
- Complete either the ICARE or the DMH Child/Adolescent
- Links the child to a mental health care provider, as
- Provides treatment and case management to Foothill clients and
- Carries a caseload of which will possibly include individual
therapy, conjoint, family and group therapy play therapy, sexual
abuse treatment, child abuse treatment, crisis intervention, school
based services and in-home treatment.
- Provides direct service to child, adolescent, and adult
clients, including difficult to reach, traumatized, or disengaged
individuals and families.
- Identifies and intervenes with the needs of abused and
neglected children and adults.
- Facilitates groups that engages and motivates group members in
a manner that is beneficial to the group member and enhances
his/her participation in the group. Leads discussions and
facilitates group activities as relevant to group issues and
- Demonstrates an understanding of group dynamics.
- Identifies symptoms of health, mental health and substance use
conditions and responds accordingly.
- Advocates for clients, as well as providing relevant
information about community resources when needed.
- Attends meetings as required to assist in client care.
- Attends all mandatory Agency meetings.
- Prepares for supervision and incorporates supervisor's input
into client care.
- Assists intake, reception, clinical staff, and accounting in
the collection of complete and accurate information necessary for
treatment and billing.
- Follows Agency billing procedures by providing accurate
information, working in concert with accounting and maintaining a
clinical relationship with clients.
- Represents the Agency at community meetings; provides
in-service training consults with other agencies, the Department of
Children and Family Services (DCFS), courts, and schools.
- Represents the Agency at marketing events and to professionals
from other agencies.
- Provides telephone counseling for emergencies both during
office hours and outside of office hours for clients.
- Provides individual, family and group short-term treatment
utilizing evidence based practices to facilitate positive
- Delivers services required by each treatment plan for assigned
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage Family
Therapist or registration with State of California and an active
intern number as an Associate MFT or Associate Clinical Social
- Master's degree from accredited social work, marriage and
family therapy, or psychology program.
- Ability to complete a comprehensive and narrative psycho-social
assessment that will be presented to DCFS and the courts.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Clinical experience working with children 0-5 preferable.
- Excellent verbal skills in order to present complex
psycho-social information at the MAT meetings.
- Experience in providing direct service to individuals, families
- Experience in providing child abuse treatment.
- Experience in providing treatment to children with serious
- Ability to effectively use of DSM V.
- Good computer skills. Ability to navigate Foothill Family's
EHRS and provide telehealth services as needed.
- Ability to manage county imposed deadlines.
- Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
- An understanding of child development, as well as individual
and family functioning.
- Valid CA Driver's License and maintains insurability on the
Agency's auto liability policy (including a minimum of 2 years
driving experience) and maintains the California state required
auto insurance liability limits.
- Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Keywords: Foothill Family, Pasadena , Therapist, MAT, Healthcare , Pasadena, California
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