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School-Based Therapist

Company: CALM
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description: Licensed clinicians are eligible for up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness because CALM is an NHSC approved site. The School Based Therapist is responsible for providing therapeutic services for children in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade, and their families. This position works across Santa Barbara Unified School District elementary schools where children learn and grow. The therapist works in partnership with School Based Mental Health Consultant (MHC) to strengthen relationships involved in the care setting to create nurturing and responsive environments and build strong school and home alliances. Requirements: Demonstrate core conditions of the therapeutic relationship including empathy, genuineness/authenticity, and unconditional positive regard. Complete clinical assessment and diagnosis with clients to assess their strengths and needs from a clinical perspective. Develop case conceptualization that is informed by biological, psychological, social, cultural factors and protective factors as a framework for the therapeutic process. Develop a treatment plan with measurable and observable goals in collaboration with clients. Provide developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive therapeutic interventions. Implement evidence-based modalities to fidelity. Administer periodic assessments to monitor, guide, and communicate treatment progression with clients. Participate in trainings and work towards certification in appropriate modalities. Provide consistent client care and address issues of engagement in order to ensure continuity of services. Maintain current knowledge in topics related to the position (e.g., child development, trauma-informed care, secondary traumatic stress, ACEs, etc.). Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and CALM MHC and serve as a liaison between families, school staff, and community-based organizations when applicable. Provide crisis intervention and stabilization services as needed. Education and/or Experience: Master's or Doctorate degree required Must be either registered or licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Social Worker (ASW), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) -OR- eligible to be registered with the CA Board of Psychology as a Psychological Associate or Registered Psychologist At least three years of experience working with children in grades pre k-6th At least two years of experience working in a mental health profession Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in child development and early childhood mental health Experience working in private or public school site environments preferred Qualifications: Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred (CALM pays an additional $2 per hour if bilingual) Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential Excellent verbal and written communication skills required Proficient in use of Zoom, Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and can adapt to using various types of software Capacity to work within the culture or system of the school community Ability to work in a busy, noisy, and often dynamic settings where children learn and grow Valid automobile insurance and a valid California Driver License are required Reliable transportation is necessary to travel throughout Santa Barbara CALM Compensation and Benefits:Our benefits package includes a competitive salary with hourly rates ranging from $28 to $36 depending on licensure and experience. Benefits include 100% Employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees plus partial benefits for dependent family members, 12 paid holidays, generous vacation time and sick days and a 403(b) 3% matching program.TO APPLY: Qualified, interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter.

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Keywords: CALM, Santa Barbara , School-Based Therapist, Healthcare , Santa Barbara, California

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