Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist-Partners Safe Healthy Children-Ex.-Help (Open)
The County of San Mateo Health System's Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Division is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist-Partners for Safe & Healthy Children Program-Spanish Speaking Preferred-Extra Help. Psychiatric Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists, under general supervision, provide specialized psychiatric casework counseling and therapy services to either children and adolescents or seriously mentally ill adults in the community or inpatient settings; provide individual and group therapeutic counseling and case management services to clients having basic and/or severe emotional, family, and/or social adjustment problems; and may supervise graduate interns.
Partners for Safe and Healthy Children Program Clinicians will work with infants and young children 0-5 years of age; conduct infant assessments using the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood: Revised Edition; conduct child, and adult assessments; provide treatment in various modalities such as dyad, individual play, individual and group therapies.
These clinicians will provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children 0-5 years of age and their caregivers who have been referred from Children and Family Services; will work with children 0-5 years of age whose families have issues with alcohol and other drugs (AOD); will provide court reports; and testify in court cases as needed. Treatment is provided by home visits as well as clinic based visits. The clinician will have working relationships with Child Protective Services (CPS) Social Worker, Foster Parents, and family members.
The ideal candidate will have experience:
- Working with infants and young children 0-5 years of age
- Providing Infant Parent Psychotherapy
- Working with families involved with CPS
- Working with families that have alcohol and other drug issues
- Home visiting experience
- Working with a culturally diverse client population
- Using their bilingual Spanish speaking skills providing services (if Spanish speaking)
PSW/MFT I: $5,598.67 - $6,999.20/month
PSW/MFT II: $6,279.87 - $7,850.27/month
NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.
Language Requirement: Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in both English and Spanish.
PSW-II - current California license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
MFT II - current California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).
PSW I - current California registration as a Clinical Social Worker Associate (ASW).
MFT I - current California Registration as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern (IMF).
Individuals hired in these classifications must become licensed within three years from the date of employment as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of California.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is a Master's degree in Social Work, Social Welfare or a closely related field.
Knowledge of: Current philosophy, principles, and practices for services to clients with serious mental illness; individual, group and family psychodynamics as they relate to adults or children; psychological diagnostic methods and terminology; personality development from infancy through adulthood; and human and health services systems in the County including private agencies and other community resources.
Skill/Ability to: Provide treatment to adults, children or adolescents with various mental disabilities ranging from serious mental illness to dysfunctional behavior patterns, including victims of sexual or physical abuse; set realistic treatment goals and facilitate their attainment; evaluate the degree of mental disability or emotional distress of patients/clients; communicate effectively orally and in writing; provide consultation and technical assistance to agencies, schools and other organizations; and work collectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
If you are interested in being considered for this extra help position, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format.
- Cover letter
- Responses to these supplemental questions:
Please indicate which of the following applies:
- Registration as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW)
- Registration as an Intern-Marriage and Family Therapist (IMF)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
- None of the above - I DO NOT meet this requirement
2. Provide your registration/license number and expiration date.
NOTE: Please be prepared to bring a copy of your current registration/license to the interview.
3. Describe any experience you have working with infants and children 0-5 years of age. Include assessment, diagnosis, treatment plans, case management, and counseling and/or therapy services you provided. In addition, include any specific infant mental health training you have received. Include your role and the services you provided. Be specific.
4. Describe any experience you have working with children 0-5 years of age and their parents involved with Child Protective Services. Include your role and the services you provided. Be specific.
5. Describe any experience you have working with children 0-5 years of age whose families have issues with alcohol and other drugs (AOD). Include your role and the services you provided. Be specific.
6. Describe any experience you have conducting home visits working with children 0-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers. Include your role and the services you provided. Be specific.
7. Fluency in Spanish and English is "preferred." Are you fluent in both Spanish and English? (A "No" answer will NOT disqualify you from this recruitment.)Yes or No
Please include the words "Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist-Partners for Safe & Healthy Children Program- Extra Help (Open)" in the subject line of email submission. Please submit the required materials electronically via email to:
Hedwig De Ocampo, Mental Health Program Specialist, BHRSHDeOcampo@smcgov.org
Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Apply immediately. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. This posting is open on a continuous basis and selection may be made at any time within the process.
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.