Clinical Therapist

Job DetailsJob Location APCH Main Building – Los Angeles, CA Position Type Full Time Salary Range $65,000.00 – $75,000.00 Salary/year Job Category Professional Services DescriptionJob Title: Clinical Therapist Department: Counseling Reports to: Senior Director of Counseling FLSA Status/Hours: Exempt Classification: Essential-Onsite (One location, no travel required) Direct Reports: may include Counseling Interns Salary: Commiserate with experience Candidates who have provided mental health services in a residential setting or in a milieu environment would be ideal. 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 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

Targeted Wellness Initiatives to support APCH staff 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 Pet care Generous Paid Bereavement Leave Generous PTO: Paid winter break, Paid summer break, paid spring & fall wellness day, 13 paid holidays, 2 weeks+ vacation, 11 paid sick days Employee Assistance program to support your work life balance Paid Jury Duty Professional Development

Quarterly Employee Training CPR & First Aid Training certification Supervisor’s corner to support managers with resources to be the best coaches possible Collaboration

Employee Engagement Committees: employees get to participate and develop different activities and or initiatives focusing on any of the following: employee recognition, onboarding new hires, supporting other community organizations, creating fun staff events, justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and wellness initiatives. Monthly Employee Acknowledgment by Colleagues and Supervisors Employee Portal – Staff Communication & Resources available at any time TouchPoint-Monthly all staff meetings Encouraged continuous employee feedback throughout the year via surveys POSITION SUMMARY Under the direction of the Senior Director of Counseling, the Clinical Therapist will facilitate counseling sessions and activities for participating members and families and assist with clinical supervision of incoming counseling interns and/or BBS Registered Associates. The Clinical 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 Supervise Counseling Interns and/or BBS registered associates on a weekly basis as directed by the Senior Director of Counseling 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 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 Sr. 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) Education/Training/Experience

Degree: Masters degree in counseling or marriage and family therapy and social work Licensed- LCSW, LMFT, LPCC – Preferred 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 Experience working with juvenile justice involved youth or diversion programs Registered under the Board of Behavioral Sciences 2 years post licensure Preferred Completed clinical supervisor course: 15 units in alignment with supervision of MSW or MFT degrees Preferred Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred 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

No productivity required, position is not a DMH contracted agency Able to work well with diverse populations of employees and clients Solution-oriented team player who both promotes and practices a growth mindset APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 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. All fully vaccinated staff are highly recommended to get their booster vaccine once eligible. 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. Please let us know if you are an APCH Alumni/ae Background screening required A Place Called Home participates in E-Verify

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