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Provides clinical supervision, case consultation and training to program staff and interns. Must be available to provide crisis intervention support to staff and interns. Provides comprehensive assessments, case plans and individual, family and group counseling for clients as needed, including Spanish speaking clients. Works closely with Department Supervisors to ensure contract compliance and quality assurance of programs. Assists with staff development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for overseeing the clinical cases for assigned staff under Family Services programs.
Provide on-going individual and group supervision (including case consultation) for all staff and interns assigned within the department. Serve as intern preceptor as needed.
Provide clinical, program and didactic training to department staff and interns.
Remain up-to-date with current research, clinical approaches and economic trends that impact families.
Oversee the delivery of quality clinical services and compliance with agency policies.
Provide individual, family, conjoint, and or group counseling services for individuals and families; bilingual in English and Spanish is required. Experience working with sexual assault is preferred.
Provide crisis intervention, including 24-hour, seven days a week on-call services.
Provide case management, including information and referral services as needed.
Provide and assist with outreach services when applicable.
Maintain client records daily and prepare reports, including billing and statistical information as applicable.
Assist in the development of program policies and procedures to ensure contract compliance, safety of staff and clients and to ensure legal/ethical standards.
Familiar with program documentation and assist in the development of new and improved documentation.
Ensure clinical documentation requirements are met for employees in a timely and accurate manner.
Assist in the coordination of Quality Assurance meetings.
Assist in the coordination of Peer Review meetings.
Assist in the preparation of internal and external audits/site visits.
Participate in supervisors meetings, staff meetings, agency wide meetings and in-service trainings.
Assist in the assessment of service plans for Family Services clients and participates in Service Planning and Multidisciplinary Case Planning Committee (MCPC) meetings; re-evaluate and reassess cases in collaboration with Service Planning and MCPC meetings.
Coordinate assessment data from a variety of community stakeholders, etc.
Interface with DCFS, DMH, court systems, schools and other community stakeholders.
Review and sign-off on clinical reports and documentation within the department.
Assist Department Supervisors with grants.
Adhere to California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and maintain good standing.
Verify the hours and maintain required documentation for MSW and MFTT staff in compliance with California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
Assign and/or approve cases to/for program staff.
Monitor clinical progress of staff.
Provide feedback for performance evaluations.
Observe staff during program related activities.
Gather contact and progress reports from all service providers involved in a case.
Related duties, as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong knowledge of clinical skills.
Strong knowledge of legal and ethical standards in social work.
Strong social work principles and values.
Knowledge of community resources.
Knowledge of DCFS, DPSS, DMH, DPH and other County Departments.
Knowledge of Office of Emergency Services a
Knowledge of Victims of Crime programs a plus.
Knowledge of the criminal justice system a plus.
Knowledge of Latino family structures.
Demonstrated skills in working with minority populations.
Experience in working with victims of sexual assault/rape.
Expertise in clinical supervision of multiple clinicians in social work, marriage and family therapy and related fields.
Expertise in evidenced based practices and approaches.
Knowledge of stages of child development; strategies that promote bonding; progressive parenting techniques or certification.
Knowledge of child abuse risk factors such as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues and/other factors that contribute to child abuse.
Knowledge of child development, early care and development/education, human development and/or progressive parenting.
Experience with Reflective Supervision a plus.
Strong ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the public; work cooperatively as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues.
Strong ability to maintain professional boundaries.
A high degree of judgement, discretion and decision making ability is required.
Computer literate, ability to interface effectively with other agency staff who perform the programmatic piece of contract compliance.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to be flexible with schedule to meet clinical and program standards and staff/intern availability; available after agency hours via phone, email or in-person.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Master’s in Social Work; Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy or related field.
Experience: Must have at least five year experience in working with families and children in provision of direct services to low-income and ethnically diverse clients in a non-profit setting; experience in providing individual, conjoint, family, couples, and group counseling services for abused and neglected children and their families, from diverse ethnic backgrounds; experience in play/art therapy; preferred 2-5 years’ experience in working with survivors of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health or other trauma work; minimum of 2 years of experience in working with families needing intensive case management; experience with the criminal justice system and/or victims of crime programs preferred; minimum of two years of post-licensure; minimum of two years’ experience providing clinical supervision to interns and/or clinicians registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Driving is required on an occasional basis. Must provide own vehicle, valid California driver’s license and proof of full insurance coverage.
Negative tuberculosis screen (required).
Must pass criminal background check.
First Aid certification, Child CPR certification preferred but not required.
40 Hour Domestic Violence Training Course (that meets the requirements of California Evidence Code Section 1037.1) preferred.
Licensed in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) / Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or related field by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; active status and in good standing.
Human Services Association (HSA), located in Bell Gardens, California, is a community-based agency providing a wide range of social services to residents of southeast Los Angeles County. The agency was founded in 1940 as an outreach service of the Presbyterian Church when floods in the southeast area highlighted the -re-existing problems of poverty in Bell Gardens and surrounding communities. Wh...ile HSA remains affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, all services are administered on a non-sectarian basis. Since its inception, HSA's purpose has been the enhancement, growth, and welfare of all clients. We are an organization dedicated to helping residents recognize and resolve individual, family, and community problems that inhibit their personal growth. As our motto says, "caring becomes doing" at HSA.