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Clinician - Youth Development

Under the supervision of Director of Youth Development and using a wide variety of counseling modalities, the Team Specialist exercises sound judgment in the treatment of children, youth, families, individuals and groups. Functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team, while making appropriate independent clinical decisions for the benefit of the client(s). Serves as a consultant in their areas of expertise and is available for home visits as necessary. Works in a culturally sensitive manner and abides by the legal and ethical standards of the profession

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Specific Activities
  • Utilize evidence based practices to engage youth in participation of services that are client-centered, culturally appropriate, and trauma-informed, in order to improve the short/long-term health, safety, and well-being of youth and their families
  • Develop and implement strength-based individual and family case plans
  • Perform behavioral health assessments in order to facilitate referrals and linkages to designated programs. These may include, but are not limited to: behavioral health services, mental health programs, substances abuse treatment programs, educational programs, employment opportunities, housing, recreation and physical activities, and other health and social services.
  • Provides case conferencing in coordination with other professionals.
  • Provides crisis management consultation and education.
  • Follows all legal and ethical guidelines pertaining to the treatment of youth and families as per state and county requirements (e.g., child abuse reporting, duty to warn, confidentiality, grievance procedures, serious incidents and elder abuse).
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of participants’ protected health information and other applicable information in accordance with HIPAA.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to develop appropriate interventions for youth and families, and serves as a consultant for the team in their various areas of expertise.
  • Attend and participate in case conferences, program meetings, group supervision, retreats, committees, trainings, and other collaborative activities as necessary.
  • Participates in quality assurance review and corrects any issues identified.
  • Facilitates center-based prevention/positive development and treatment groups
  • Provides individual, couple and family face-to-face counseling utilizing evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Traumatic Incident Reduction, with family systems, solution-focused, trauma-informed and strength-based approach.
  • Facilitate and participate in outreach efforts as directed by program needs
  • Track short and long term client progress in Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) or program-specific tracking system as required by contract.
  • Enters case notes and document interventions and contacts with youth, their families, and identified service programs.
  • Participates in wraparound treatment planning, implementation and collaborations.
  • Complies with all documentation requirements as stated in contract.
  • Provides all services in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Adheres to program-specific fiscal responsibilities
  • Participates in contract related and continuing education trainings.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma informed, client driven, and culturally competent care.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field required.
Must be registered with BBS, must possess license or be license-eligible
Masters-level training in child abuse and all other protective issues preferred.
Training in and mastery of family systems theory and application of diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 and evidence-based practices
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:  
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred – Ability to read and write in Spanish.
  • Possesses advanced knowledge that is primarily intellectual in character and includes exercising discretion and independent judgment.
  • Provides expertise in areas such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental health, relational violence, substance abuse, physical health, education, vocational training, and community resources.
  • Establish and maintains effective working relationships while showing open mindedness and a collaborative spirit.
  • Compatibility with agency purpose, goals, philosophy, and approach.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for their work.
  • Must be able to work independently, use good judgment, and decision-making.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and focus on multiple duties.
  • Strong skills in engagement, crisis intervention, case management, interviewing, rapport building, assessment, goal setting, and youth participation and development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer literacy required.
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Utilizes a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Interactions with others reflect a spirit of honesty, humbleness, and self-awareness.
  • Accepts constructive criticism with a positive attitude and willingness to implement change.
  • Ability to work well independently and demonstrate appropriate initiative.
  • Must possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation and Benefits
Your well-being matters at Lifeline Community Services!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (13 days)
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Free health and wellness programs
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Great employee incentive award programs
  • Training and education assistance
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy
Pay Range Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to client homes. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer.
Work Schedule
Non-exempt, Full-time, 40 hours a week- Monday – Friday- Flexible hours (may include evenings and weekends)