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Bi-lingual Psychotherapist (Spanish/English)
Huckleberry Youth Programs

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Bi-lingual Psychotherapist (Spanish/English)

Huckleberry Youth Programs

Job Summary

Wage
$52.4k-56.8k per year
Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 11 days ago
Job Role
Social Work, Therapist
Employer's Industry
Health & Wellness, Nonprofit, Education

Job Description

Huckleberry Youth Programs (HYP) is a critical provider of essential safety net services for high-needs youth and their families in San Francisco and Marin County. For over 50 years, HYP has developed and maintained prevention programs that promote the health and leadership of youth, and, as a result, divert youth from violence, crime and gang involvement, as well as other harmful behaviors, including running away, drug/alcohol abuse, risky sexual activities, and involvement in the juvenile justice system. The agency employs over 80 staff and operates on a $7.5 million annual budget.The Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker will be based at Huckleberry Teen Health Program (HTHP) in Marin County.  The psychotherapist works as part of a mental health team that provides assessment, brief intervention, individual and family counseling, care coordination, and groups, for adolescents and young adults, both onsite at Huckleberry and embedded on school sites.  The position works closely with public middle school and high schools, and is especially involved in supporting the needs of newly immigrated youth who have recently enrolled in the school system. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide individual, family, and/or group psychotherapy services on-site or in the community, to a culturally and economically diverse client population with primary focus on adolescents and young adults.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skill in conducting biopsychosocial assessments, evaluating and responding to clinical risks, creating diagnostic formulations, developing treatment plans and choosing and applying effective interventions to bring about therapeutic change.
  3. Develop rapport with youth and families in a manner that demonstrates awareness of the impact of sociocultural factors on experiences, values, learning and counseling needs.
  4. Demonstrate ability to engage and retain youth and families in services.
  5. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of legal and ethical issues and apply this to clinical practice. 
  6. Perform accurate, thorough and timely record-keeping and documentation.
  7. Participate in staff development activities including: individual supervision, group supervision, trainings and interdisciplinary meetings.
  8. Conduct outreach and presentations with community providers and school personnel on an as- needed basis. 
  9. Other duties as assigned. 

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor, and appearance at all times.
  2. Perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with agency policy and standards, and conforming to scheduling requirements of this job description and program.
  3. Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  4. Maintain an awareness of the agency's mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  5. Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times in keeping with the responsibility carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of youth and families.
  6. Actively strives to upgrade personal skills through engaging in appropriate professional training experiences.

 REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. A master’s degree in psychology, social work or counseling
  2. A clinical license registered with the BBS or BOP in pursuit of license. 
  3. Bilingual Spanish/English required.

PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  1. At least one-year previous experience successfully working with a culturally and economically diverse client base with a primary focus on adolescents and young adults.
  2. Experience with family therapy
  3. Experience with groups
  4. Experience with substance use counseling 
  5. Experience, awareness and knowledge of cultures of Marin County youth and families
  6. Experience, awareness and knowledge of community resources and systems for Marin County youth and families

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. TB Clearance
  2. Valid CA driver's license, clear DMV record, and reliable transportation 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:Must pass DOJ/FBI background check

OTHER DUTIES:Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position operates out of Huckleberry Teen Health Program in San Rafael, Marin County, and may travel to schools or community sites for service delivery and coordination. This role routinely includes the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The employee must be able to lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds unassisted on an occasional basis.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and sit. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb stairs and use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:Huckleberry Youth Programs is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race; color; ethnic background; religion; gender; gender identiy or expression; sexual oritentation; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy; childbirth; or other related medical condition; disability; including HIV-related conditions; or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions. 

FAIR CHANCE:Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

Business Overview

Our Story

For 50 years, Huckleberry Youth Programs' mission has been to educate, inspire, and support under served youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams. We accomplish this by providing San Francisco and Marin youth and their families with a network of services and opportunities.

Team Size

51-100 team members

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