PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER / MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST I/II
County of San Mateo's Human Services Agency
July 27, 2018
San Mateo County, California
$5,767 - $8,086 / Month
Full Time - Experienced
PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER / MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST I/II
Spanish Speaking Preferred
$5,767 - $8,086/Month
The County of San Mateo's Human Services Agency, Children and Family Services Branch is seeking well-qualified and motivated individuals for the position of Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage and Family Therapist. The selected candidate will providetherapeutic counseling and support services to children and families connected to the child welfare system and individual and group therapeutic counseling and case management services to clients having basic and/or severe emotional, family and/or social adjustment problems.
The current vacancies are in the Children and Family Services Branch. One vacancy is in the San Mateo County - Foster Family Agency (SMC FFA) therapeutic program, one vacancy is in the Pathways to Well-Being program, and one vacancy is in the San Mateo County Family Resource Center (FRC). The PSW/MFT I/II may travel throughout San Mateo County to schools, community agencies, and homes as needed to provide services and/or to attend meetings.
The San Mateo County Foster Family Agency (SMC FFA) therapeutic program utilizes a team approach when providing support to children exhibiting high-need, trauma-related behaviors entering the County's foster care system by providing Intensive Treatment Foster Care services. The SMC FFA PSW/MFT acts as the point of entry for new referrals to the SMC FFA program. The PSW/MFT is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the mental health services, including psychotropic medication, for the children in the program; coordinating, facilitating and creating individualized needs and services plans for the youth; providing therapeutic support services to the youth and resource parent as needed; and developing and coordinating the monthly foster parent trainings. PSW/MFT also assists with the recruitment and retention of SMC FFA foster homes and collects statistical data on all youth referred to the program.
The Pathways to Well-Being (PTW) PSW/MFT is the liaison between the behavioral health recovery services system and child welfare. The PTW PSW/MFT assists social workers in ensuring all children with open child welfare cases receive timely and effective mental health screens and are referred for appropriate mental health services, as well as organizes the data to track the mental health services the children/youth are connected to. The PTW PSW/MFT also provides clinical support services to children and families. This position requires the applicant to be Spanish-speaking.
The San Mateo County Family Resource Center (FRC) is a school-based early intervention and prevention program. The FRC PSW/MFT provides clinical and case management services to children and families within the school setting. This includes providing therapeutic services one-on-one or in small groups to help children and their families with socio-emotional issues, behavioral difficulties and family issues that often are impacted by trauma. This position requires the applicant to be Spanish-speaking.
In all three programs, the PSW/MFT's primary duties will include providing mental health assessments, clinical case management and resource and referral management services; conducting brief crisis/stabilization intervention services; working with children and families receiving child welfare services; working collaboratively with foster parents, children/youth, parents/guardians, social workers, school staff members and other service providers; writing court reports; testifying in court cases as needed; and providing services that meet cultural and language needs of the children and families being served.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Experience delivering behavioral health services to children exhibiting challenging behaviors due to trauma
Solid clinical treatment, assessment, diagnostic and evaluation skills working with a youth population
Knowledge of principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management, crisis management, as well as trauma-informed child abuse treatment and other evidence-based practices
Experience working with youth with complex issues involving abuse and neglect, trauma, behavioral health and substance use
Experience conducting individual, group and family therapy
Solid documentation skills: progress notes, assessments, needs and service plans, etc.
Experience providing field-based services
Collaboration and coordination of services with other providers
Experience working with multi-cultural clients and staff from a trauma-informed perspective, including ensuring services provided are culturally-relevant and involve the child and family's participation to nurture the child's well-being
Experience establishing and maintaining effective work relationships
Effective oral and written communication skills
PSW I- current California registration as a Clinical Social Worker Associate (ASW) orMFT I - current California Registration as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF). Individuals hired in these classifications must become licensed within three years from the date of employment as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of California.
PSW II- current California license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) orMFT II - current California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).
Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in Social Work, Social Welfare or a closely related field.
Final Date for Filing: August 22, 2018
To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE
Internal Number: SR46230
About County of San Mateo's Human Services Agency
San Mateo County was formed in April 1856 out of the southern portion of then-San Francisco County with a population of fewer than 5,000 people and little in the way of commerce. Today, more than 758,000 people call San Mateo County home and it stretches the boundary of Silicon Valley northward. Innovation thrives here in industries including bioscience, computer software, green technology, hospitality, financial management, health care, education and transportation. The County prides itself on how that prosperity fosters its commitment to protecting and enhancing the health, safety, welfare and natural resources of the community.
Within its 455 square miles bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east, the County is known for its mild climate and scenic vistas. Nearly three quarters of the county is open space and agriculture remains a vital contributor to our economy and culture.
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