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Clinical Therapist

A Place Called Home

This is a Full-time position in los angeles, ca posted November 24, 2021.

ABOUT US

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

Our mission is to serve youth and families directly and the optimal way to do that is in person. The majority of our positions require employees to work onsite at our facilities. We will always comply with or exceed government and public health safety mandates. Our priorities and policies to protect the safety and health of our staff and members may require special protocols on our campus and/or may require us to work remotely on a temporary basis.


APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

A Place Called Home will be mandating COVID-19 vaccines for our staff. Consistent with our mission and values, and the duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of recognized hazards, A Place Called Home (“APCH”) has adopted this policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our staff and our families, members and their families, volunteers, vendors, and others who spend time on our campus, and the community, from the risks associated with COVID-19. All new hires must provide proof of their first dose of the vaccine on the first day of employment, if not fully vaccinated, and will have 30 days from their date of hire to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and submit proof of completion to the organization’s HR department.

How To Apply:

After setting up your account, please ensure to fully complete the application in order to be considered. The application will be considered complete, once you have submitted your resume, cover letter and have signed the application.

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Our commitment to our staff wellness, development and experience:

A Place Called Home is committed to supporting our hard working staff by creating a work environment that builds relationships, careers and experiences through collaboration and transparent communication. We don’t just talk the talk but we walk the walk. Below are just some ways in which we support our staff:

Health and Wellness

  • HMO & PPO Medical and Dental Plans with APCH covering the majority of the group costs

  • 25K Basic & Accidental Life Insurance-no cost to the employee

  • FSA, DFSA and Supplemental Insurance to support your out of pocket costs

  • 401K Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Generous Time-off: Paid winter break, 2 wellness days, 13 holidays, 2 weeks+ vacation, 88 hours for sick days, Incentive time off opportunities

  • Assistance and funds for emergencies

  • Employee Assistance program to support your work life balance

Professional Development

  • Gallup’s Strengths Assessment for all employees

  • Quarterly Employee Training

  • Specialized Manager Training

  • Leadership Training through our Leaders In Training Program (LIT)

  • Professional development support and financial assistance

  • CPR & First Aid Training certification

Collaboration

  • Employee Engagement Committees: employee recognition, new hire experience, supporting community organizations, creating fun staff events, justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and wellness.

  • Monthly Employee Acknowledgment by Colleagues and Supervisors

  • Employee Portal – Staff Communication & Resources available at any time

  • TouchPoint-Monthly all staff meetings


Job Title: Clinical Therapist

Department: Counseling

Reports to: Director of Counseling

FLSA Status/Hours:Exempt

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.


SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Director of Counseling, the Therapist will facilitate counseling sessions and activities for participating members and families. The Therapist will collaborate with Case Managers and Member and Parent Services Coordinator to provide holistic or therapeutic support services to members.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts mental health assessments and coordinate services for APCH members in the Counseling program

  • Provide therapeutic services to APCH members and family thru individual, family and group therapy

  • Assess and recognizes behaviors or changes in mood that indicates suicidal or homicidal intent or plan and creates safety plans when needed

  • Initiates appropriate and timely interventions that are culturally and linguistically sensitive and appropriate to the family’s needs

  • Facilitate counseling program according to Board of Behavioral Services standards and regulations

  • Collaborate with department staff to plan and implement program activities

  • Work collaboratively with all APCH programs to facilitate psycho-educational support to members and training for staff members

  • Collaborate with the community to develop relationships and partnerships with other organizations

  • Refer and report per mandated requirements any issues of abuse and neglect according to the California law

  • Document member progress through case notes and Individual Program Plans (IPP)

  • Compile monthly case studies and reports

Other Responsibilities

  • Remain informed of best practices with regard to the administration of therapeutic services

  • Remain informed of requirements imposed by grantors and other funding sources including the federal government

  • Attends internal or external meetings as requested or required

  • Maintains strong relationships with department’s external collaborating partners

  • Regular attendance and accountability as well as punctuality with regard to work meetings and commitments

  • Adhere to the highest ethical, legal, and professional standards and values at all times

  • Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events and field trips

  • Serve as a mentor and role model for members

  • Attend all required program meetings and events

  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal APCH Clinical Therapist is someone who has a love for helping others and will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the Clinical Therapist candidate will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. As a Clinical Therapist, the candidate will also be expected to excel in the five Programs competencies of: internal & external collaboration, communication, prioritizing & planning, analytical thinking and work quality & innovation. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills

  • Excellent Communication Skills

  • Professionalism

  • Customer Service

  • Time Management

  • Ability to Multitask

  • Flexibility

  • Mission-Driven

  • Dedicated to excellence

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Strong Organizational Skills

  • Microsoft Office Skills

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred

Education/Training/Experience

  • Degree: Masters degree in counseling or marriage and family therapy and social work

  • Knowledge of best practices in client-centered, trauma-informed care and family systems

  • 4 years of experience in counseling youth and families in at-risk environment preferred

  • Registered under the Board of Behavioral Sciences

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in high energy level environment typical of a youth center

  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time

  • Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally

Additional Information

  • Able to work well with diverse populations of employees and clients

  • Able to work some evenings and/or weekends for the department and/or agency events

  • Solution-oriented team player who both promotes and practices a growth mindset

  • Provides exemplary customer service and welcoming hospitality

A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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