Mental Health Clinician
CAPE Inc, Community Association for Preschool Education – Livermore, CA
CAPE, Inc. has a wonderful opportunity for a Mental Health Clinician in our dynamic and growing Early Childhood Mental Health program. We are a small, dedicated team of professional clinicians working in a flexible and supportive environment.
- Bi-lingual Spanish preferred
- Position is currently available
- Position is part-time (24-32* hours per week)
*Eligible for full benefit 30-32hr/week, prorated benefit 24-29h/week
Agency Overview: CAPE, Inc. is located in Livermore and provides early childhood education services (Head Start and Early Head Start preschool programs) in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Hayward areas.
Program/Position Overview: CAPE Mental Health Program offers mental health services utilizing EPSDT funding and mental health consultation services for children 0-8 and their families in various settings (home, office, school, and community). The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for providing direct EPSDT mental health services to children age 0-8 and their families, and also providing Mental Health Consultation to CAPE Head Start preschool and partner sites. This position reports to the Mental Health Program Director.
- Assessment and treatment services: assess appropriate referrals, conduct intake interviews, develop treatment plans and provide psychotherapy, collateral, and case management services.
- Provide Mental Health Consultation services, including developing service plan goals.
- Collaborate with childcare centers providing consultation and training as needed.
- Establish and implement quality clinical treatment services.
- Complete all required documentation in a timely manner and by stated deadlines.
- Maintain and update client chart in accordance with various funding requirements.
- Attend clinical and quality chart review meetings as assigned.
- Collaborate with other professionals.
- Provide appropriate referrals to community resources.
- Report all suspected child abuse according to laws and regulations.
- Attend regularly scheduled training, supervision, and community meetings as assigned.
- Be able to integrate and practice cultural sensitivity and humility.
- Other duties in the program assigned by the director.
- Be able to provide mental health services in a non-traditional therapeutic setting.
- Be able to travel in the community to provide services.
- Registered as MFT or MFT Associate with Board of Behavioral Sciences or possess LCSW or clinical license (PsyD.) A candidate with ASW registration will be considered depending on their intern hours accrual. (Supervision for ASW is not available at this time.)
- Experience, training, and/or interest in principles and practice of Early Childhood Mental Health
- Master’s Degree or higher in counseling, psychology, social work or related field
- Licensed MFT, LCSW, Psychologist or license eligible (BBS registered associate)
- 5+ years in the field of social services, preferred
- 2+ years in the field of infant and early childhood mental health preferred
- Experience working with diverse communities
- Experience with young children 0-5 and their families
- Familiar with principles of early childhood mental health assessment, treatment and diagnosis
- Self-motivated; ability to work both semi-independently and in cooperation with others
- Strong case management skills, intake & assessment skills
- Strong and effective communication skills both written and verbal
- Strong work ethics, organization, and clinical documentation skills
- Ability to exercise good clinical, legal, and ethical judgment
- Ability to make sound decisions and to multi-task
- Ability to use technology for assigned job duties (Example: Phone, E fax, Computer, PDF, Word, and EHR system.)
- Flexibility; ability to see clients in clinical settings, in community settings, in clients home and available to work evenings
- Valid California Driver’s License
- TB clearance and health screening
- Fingerprint and child abuse index clearance
If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPE, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides the opportunity for all persons to seek, obtain, and hold employment with the Agency without discrimination on account of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability status, medical condition, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or because of genetic information, except if there exists a lawful bona fide occupational qualification.