Clinician - Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy

Lincoln Child Center Pittsburg, CA
JOB DESCRIPTION: Clinician

PROGRAM: MDFT Contra Costa

JOB SUMMARY:

To provide in home individual and family therapy to youth and their families utilizing the Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) model.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

M.S.W or M.A/M.S. in relevant field, from an accredited graduate school. Current license or registered internship toward licensure.

EXPERIENCE:

* A minimum of two years experience in providing direct clinical services to adolescents.

* Experience providing family therapy and/or experience with substance abuse treatment is preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

* Ability to work collaboratively with families in their homes

* Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population.

* The willingness and the ability to participate in intensive MDFT model and certification process.

* Fulfill video recording and live supervision expectations of MDFT.

* The willingness and the ability to be trained in Lincolns therapeutic and relationship-building philosophy that includes Collaborative Problem-Solving, Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), and SAFE Environments training programs

* Physical ability to work on a keyboard to prepare reports and to enter data.

* Physical fitness with the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, drop to one knee and get back up

* Willingness and ability to drive to clients homes located throughout Contra Costa County.

* Valid California drivers license, a satisfactory driving record and personal vehicle insurance coverage.

* Must meet eligibility requirements to bill for Medi-Cal services

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Participate in intake process.

* Obtain and complete necessary clinical records/documents within assigned time frames.

* Complete outcome measurements within specified time lines.

* Assess psychotherapeutic and case management needs of children and families and develop a treatment plan agreed on by the parent(s), placement agency and treatment team.

* Provide crisis intervention to youth and families in collaboration with the treatment team.

* Develop agreed upon discharge plan and assess continuing care needs in collaboration with the Clinical Supervisor, parent(s), placement agency, and treatment team.

* Ensure culturally sensitive and relevant treatment plans.

* Involve the youth and family members in the treatment plan and promote understanding.

* Provide family therapy as assigned.

* Collaborate with other involved agencies.

* Develop and monitor working treatment goals and objectives with measurable outcomes.

* Meet agency expectations regarding levels of direct service.

* Meet required deadlines for documentation.

* Participate in treatment reviews, IEPs and other case conferences as needed.

* Participate in weekly supervision, individual and group, as assigned.