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Bilingual Mental Health Therapist

  • Salary Scale: $29.00 to $32.00 per hour

  • Starting Salary Commensurate with Experience

  • Hourly pay differential for bilingual skills awarded upon qualification

  • Health and Retirement Benefits Eligible (health benefits limited to full-time only)

  • Hiring Bonus of $500 for FT position after 90-day probationary period

Parents Center is currently hiring a Full time Bilingual Mental Health Therapist to provide individual child and family therapy with at-risk families throughout Santa Cruz County. The ideal candidate has the ability to work with children, adolescents and families, able to assess behavioral and emotional strengths, and make informed recommendations for treatment.

Job Requirements and Duties

  • Master's level education in related Psychology field.

  • Prior experience billing EPSDT/Medi-Cal, ideally using the AVATAR Electronic Health Records System.

  • Maintain Medi-Cal (EPSDT) documentation including assessments, treatment plans and progress notes in electronic health record system in a timely manner as required by program standards.

  • Conduct evaluations, assessments and counseling services of referred children, adolescents and their families in school, home or community-based settings.

  • Knowledge of developmental stages and needs of children ages 3-18 a must.

  • Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings and workshops.

  • A high level of flexibility, reliability, organization, writing and computer skills including writing professional case notes.

  • Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

Core Competencies

  • Symptoms and behaviors of mental health

  • Principles and methods of interviewing, counseling, crisis intervention and assessing psychosocial behaviors

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Criteria

  • Medi-Cal/EPSDT service delivery and productivity standards

  • Strength based and culturally appropriate services

Bilingual Mental Health Adult Therapist

  • Salary Scale: $29.00 to $32.00 per hour

  • Starting Salary Commensurate with Experience

  • Hourly pay differential for bilingual skills awarded upon qualification

  • Health and Retirement Benefits Eligible (health benefits limited to full-time only)


Job Requirements and Duties 

We are currently hiring a Licensed or License eligible Therapist to provide mandated counseling services for parents with open child welfare cases to assist in family reunification. Position involves assisting parents to meet their court ordered case plan requirements as well as extensive collaboration with other service providers to support family treatment goals. Position entails a high level of flexibility, reliability, organization, writing and computer skills, including writing professional case notes. Services will be provided in both Watsonville and Santa Cruz offices. Some evening hours may be required.


  • Master's level education in Social Work, Psychology or related field

  • A high level of flexibility, reliability, organization, writing and computer skills including writing professional case notes.

  • Previous experience providing therapy and experience working with mandated clients preferred.

  • Able to provide DBT and/or EMDR or other trauma treatment services preferred.

  • Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.


Core Competencies

  • Symptoms and behaviors of mental health

  • Principles and methods of interviewing, counseling, crisis intervention and assessing psychosocial behaviors

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Criteria

  • Strength based and culturally appropriate services


We Provide

  • Competitive pay

  • Hourly pay differential for bilingual skills awarded upon qualification

  • Clinical hours and supervision for license-track clinicians - Our Clinical Supervisor is highly experienced and qualified licensed Clinical Social Worker that is passionate about their role in supporting Clinicians who are new to the Mental Health Field.

  • Training opportunities

  • A supportive work environment alongside a highly motivated staff, weekly supervision, and an opportunity to have a meaningful impact on our community

  • Health benefits: Paid vacation, paid sick leave, 14 paid holidays per year, 403b retirement

About the agency

Parents Center is a Non Profit agency that has been providing Mental Health services to youth and families for over 30 years. We provide counseling/therapy services to at risk families throughout Santa Cruz County, utilizing wrap around services in multiple settings, including families, homes, schools, community and our offices.

 

Come Work with Us

Parents Center is recruiting compassionate professionals interested in making a difference in their community and beyond. Our people and programs help encourage and foster growth in the lives of children and families each day and you can be part of our effort to help make this possible.

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