Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Program Supervisor. Responsible for providing a wide variety of individual, family, and group therapy; case management counseling; crisis intervention; and advocacy services to families, children, and other clients in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Under clinical supervision, provides direct clinical and related therapeutic services to clients and/or their families documented on a progress note promptly per contract compliance.
Gathering client’s history, Assessing the needs of clients, formulating a psychosocial diagnosis, and determining the most appropriate method(s) of providing treatment such as individual, family and group therapy; client advocacy, outreach, liaison services; art, music or movement therapy; supportive counseling and crisis intervention documented on a service plan completed in timely manner.
Advocating for clients including court accompaniment, court translations, and supporting clients to successfully navigate the criminal and civil legal process or to ensure satisfactory placement of a child in a permanent, stable home setting, or foster care.
Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the weekly expectation of client contact and billable hours; maintains timely and appropriate case/progress notes per contractual standards.
Participates in treatment team meetings (both internally and externally) to formulate psychosocial diagnosis and treatment plans that include individual, group/family therapy, and case management services.
Participates in clinical supervision by coming prepared to discuss casework, accepts constructive feedback and puts feedback into clinical practice with clients.
Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with child(ren), families, and community; works effectively within the Agency and social work community at large.
Position requirements include, but are not limited to:
AMFT or ASW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration required.
LMFT or LCSW highly preferred (must maintain licensure as a condition of employment).
Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred
Previous employment experience with children and families and working knowledge of the family patterns, child-rearing practices, special needs, traditions and values of the ethnic and cultural groups served by the program.
Working knowledge of community resources that address the special needs of the client base.
Current California Driver License, a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier, and availability of a personal car with appropriate insurance which employee is willing to use for all Agency business if needed; adhering to federal motor vehicle safety standards when transporting children.
Computer skills are sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office and WELLIGENT software for program notes.
We recently celebrated a remarkable birthday for Five Acres – 130 years of uninterrupted service to Southern California caring for vulnerable children and their families. Originally founded in downtown LA as an orphanage, our initial mission was simply to provide safety to children who had no home. In time, our mission expanded to also focus on the well-being of our clients and caring for the mental and emotional health of children who were increasingly coming to us as a result of abuse or neglect. Having grown to an agency caring for nearly 8,500 children and family members annually across five counties, we now strive for permanency – a permanent, loving home – for all those in our care.These three pillars; safety, well-being and permanency provide the framework for all of Five Acres’ current programs and they will guide our steps in the future as we continue seeking even more effective means of caring for children and families in crisis. For over 129 years Five Acres has been committed to preserving successful childcare programs and developing innovative services for children and families in crisis. With over 100,000 clients served since its founding in 1888, Five Acres currently cares for 8,500 children and families annually, across five counties including Los Angeles.