The Bilingual Therapist — Community Based Intervention (CBI) Therapist provides intensive crisis intervention, therapy and case management services to at-risk youth and their families at home, school and elsewhere in the community. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Works a flexible schedule that may include some nights and weekends.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR FULL-TIME POSITION:

  • Manages a caseload of 6-8 clients; provides services in families’ homes on an intensive basis and utilizing short-term, solution focused treatment strategies.
  • Provides crisis intervention with twenty-four hour a day availability as part of CBI On-call rotation.
  • Provides an average of 25 client encounters per week.
  • Prepares written diagnostic assessments and treatment plans.
  • Completes CBI Safety/Crisis Plan with client within 72 hours of initiating CBI services.
  • Enters notes into electronic health record within 48 hours of encounter with client, family and/or collaterals.
  • Provides client’s satisfaction survey to client within 30 business days of initial encounter with client and at the completion of CBI services.
  • Reviews and completes treatment plan at least every 180 days.
  • Provides individual and family therapy services.
  • Conducts psycho-educational sessions on issues related to parenting skills, anger management, substance use prevention.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to needed services as indicated in the client’s plan of care.
  • Facilitates youth/family team, interdisciplinary and planning meetings.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other case-involved service providers and professionals.
  • Attends court hearings provides progress reports to the probation officer as needed.
  • Updates clearances and completes training as required by LAYC policy and DBH regulations
  • Attends CBI Trainings as required by Department of Behavioral Health.
  • Performs other activities specifically assigned by the Director and Clinical Supervisor.
  • Adheres to all LAYC personnel policies.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:  

 

  • Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field
  • At least graduate level (LGSW, LGPC)  license in the District of Columbia
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required
  • Prior experience in community-based interventions
  • Experience working with adolescent substance abuse and/or mental health clients within a culturally diverse population
  • Be a part of an on-call rotation schedule
  • Be flexible in working some evening and weekend hours
  • Complete criminal record, medical evaluation and child abuse clearances
  • Valid driver’s license, use of own vehicle preferred
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse population
  • Computer proficiency.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is a position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs.  Requires the ability to travel locally and/or regionally, on a regular basis.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Mohler, Social Service Director, at elizabeth@layc-dc.org