Department Description The vision of the Department of Pediatrics is the healthiest future for all children and families with a mission dedicated to creating a healthy future for all children through outstanding patient care, transformative research, innovative medical education and community-based advocacy. As part of this mission, the purpose of the CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center, is to provide patient care (mental health services), teaching and research on behalf of abused/neglected and at-risk children. Job SummaryFinal Filing Date : 11/18/19Salary Range : $26.84 to $35.41Salary Frequency : HourlyAppointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100Shift Hour : DayLocation : MED:Pediatrics, CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Jackson IVCity : SacramentoUnion Representation : YesBenefits Eligible : Yes We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY ResponsibilitiesThe role of the Mental Health Therapist is to povide mental health services for abused/neglected and at-risk children and their caregivers. Required Qualifications
Master's degree in psychology, social work, sociology, or other related field.
Minimum of one year field placement internship experience in a mental health setting, preferably one focused on the mental health needs of children.Knowledge and understanding of individual, infant, child, and family development; human behavior and communication; the influence of culture and values in clinical practice; case management; and research, with a special emphasis on early childhood development.
Experience providing in-home or community based early intervention programs that promote child development and/or mental health.
Knowledge of and skills to provide case management, individual, group, conjoint, family, and evidence-based treatments.
Knowledge of suicidal behavior and skills to assess lethality and develop appropriate treatment plan.
Knowledge of and ability to effectively use DSM-5.
Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating mental health practice, (e.g., Tarasoff, patient confidentiality, etc.) with the ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy.
Excellent writing, verbal, and planning skills to write clear and concise reports using applicable computer software.
Organizational skill to organize a variety of concurrent activities, set realistic goals and objectives, plan ahead and meet deadlines without compromising quality.
Skills to conceptualize clinical situations and demonstrate application of theory in case management and psychotherapy.
Knowledge of current treatment literature and its applicability to mental health therapy.
Knowledge of community resources, especially resources relevant to young children and their caregivers.
Interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to clearly, effectively and diplomatically interact with a diverse group of individuals at all levels within the organization to convey instructions, directions and information appropriately and accurately while and promoting the goals of the organization.
Interpersonal skills to use clinical supervision to enhance professional growth and examine clinical work.
Ability to apply cultural competency standards to clinical care.
Valid driver's license and regular access to a car.
Knowledge and understanding of infant and young children's mental health issues.
Training in evidence-based treatment protocols such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Bilingual in Spanish.
Registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, or with the Board of Psychology with a waiver by the State Department of Mental Health (to qualify as a Licensed Professional of the Healing Arts consistent with the requirements of the University's contract with Sacramento County).
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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