Are you passionate about helping foster children and families?
Join an ethnically and culturally diverse team of multidisciplinary professionals. Unity Care has a wide-range of rewarding positions serving underserved foster youth and families in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Placer Counties. As a member of the Unity Care team you will receive competitive benefits, training, and professional development opportunities.
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Clinician - WRAP
Clinician - WRAP
Under the general direction of the Clinical Program Director, the Clinician completes mental health assessments, develops and implements treatment plans, and provide individual as well as family therapy services to youth and families/caregivers referred from the Juvenile Probation Department and Department of Family and Children’s Services to Unity Care Group’s Wraparound services. The Clinician works collaboratively with Wraparound team members to ensure the treatment plan is being implemented, and provide clinical consultation. The Clinician works from a strengths-based, culturally sensitive approach and has a strong understanding of trauma on emotional and psychological functioning.
Master’s Degree in Mental Health/Social Services field or license-eligible intern.
Ability to be licensed-waivered (registered intern status as a MSW Intern, MFT Intern, or Registered Psychologist).
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience working with high-needs children and their families.
Good verbal & written skills. Strong computer experience with MS word and Excel.
Maintains excellent time-management skills. Effective personal organizational systems for ensuring paperwork/information management (filing, updating community resources, flex fund paperwork management) are developed and maintained to support timelines and priorities.
Maintains a high level of direct and proactive communication
Maintains a positive attitude during work hours and seeks out support to problem-solve self-care matters.
Maintains professional standards regarding Client’s Rights. Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to laws, ethics and policies regarding mandated child abuse reporting, duty to warn, confidentiality, dual relationships and the protection of the welfare of the client, family, and community.
Experience working in mental health setting emphasizing a family systems perspective
Skills in crisis intervention, suicide assessment, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication
Demonstrated Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) is a plus.
Skills and experience in dealing with substance abuse, gang involvement, and domestic violence issues
Specialized knowledge and/or abilities in positive behavioral management, recreational, art therapy
Experience with MediCal billing policies and procedures, and processing MediCal billing in a timely manner
Experience interfacing with schools, County Probation, Dept. of Social Services, the Mental Health, Child Welfare and/or Juvenile Probation Systems
Experience working with the Wraparound process.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):
Provides culturally relevant individual and family counseling services to approximately 10-15 high-needs youth and their families/caregivers
Completes comprehensive mental health assessment for each youth including assessment of behaviors, symptoms, strengths, functional impairment, risk factors biopsychosocial history, as well as accurate DSM5 diagnosis.
Completes the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool in a timely manner based on Unity Care and county standards.
Collaborates with the youth and family to develop and implement mental health treatment plan in accordance with MediCal requirements.
Collaborates with Wraparound Facilitator to develop safety plans.
Works closely and collaborates weekly with the Wraparound team regarding clinical treatment.
Utilizes evidenced-based interventions in counseling and collaborates with the youth and families to support the youth to make progress towards treatment goals.
Attends weekly staff meetings, individual and group supervision and is prepared to consult and review cases with supervisors and managers.
Documents necessary information as required within Unity Care Wraparound Program standards, and State and County requirements, in a timely manner. This includes the MH assessment and treatment plans, opening forms, progress notes, accurate and timely data collection, and updating of treatment plans and assessments as necessary to assess progress.
Demonstrates an understanding of confidentiality policies, mandated child abuse reporting and duty to warn procedures. Utilizes clinical supervision in any case where these issues are in question.
Participates in the 24-hour on-call response team rotation together with other Wraparound team members.
Prepares to discuss diagnosis and treatment summary for Santa Clara County Departments of Probation, Social Services and Mental Health regarding the youth and families with whom they work, for community team plan review, community team oversight committee etc.
Utilizes supervision, consultation and training as necessary to continue to provide high quality services to youth and their families as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Maintain 55% productivity.
Follows agency standards.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Ability to read and interpret documents and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to speak effectively before groups of students or employees of organization
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
Ability to identify negative disruptive behaviors and redirect behavior using mediation techniques
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The employee may be required to make and/or receive physical contact in the process of delivering First Aid/CPR or Handle with Care, or in training to those methods.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Ability to get CPR and First Aid certificate within 30 days of start date, and maintain a current certificate
Must clear a Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check including fingerprinting before start date and maintain clearance
Must clear a health screening, including TB before start date and maintain clearance
Must be at least 21 years of age and able to work in a Community Care Licensed Facility
Must be able to drive, have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and maintain a clean driving record.
Meet and maintain the minimum vehicle liability and property insurance limits (in order to be insured by our insurance carrier for transportation of residents)
We value our employees’ time and efforts. If you are committed to helping others, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the organization. Plus we are committed to your success and offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package which includes paid vacation and sick time, medical, dental, vision and life insurance for all full time staff. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.
Please send a resume and compelling letter of interest indicating how your skills, knowledge and experience match the responsibilities articulated in the job description in confidence to: