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Licensed Lead Therapists

at New Alternatives

Posted: 7/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
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Job Description

Be a part of a group of a committed, dedicated and skilled group of therapists, who will work together to create and design an effective, responsive and collaborative program to reunite families.

New Alternatives, Inc. is looking for motivated and experienced licensed therapists to be a part of the leadership team and who also understand how to engage children and parents who have experienced adversity.

We have the following positions available:

 2 Licensed Lead Therapists- Provide leadership and oversee a newly awarded program. The ideal candidates will have past leadership experience and have solid experience engaging children and adults and providing mental health services to families in the Child Welfare System.

Lead Clinic Therapist (1)

This licensed therapist will oversee a certified outpatient behavioral health clinic, providing a full range of Title 9 outpatient diagnostic and treatment services for children and families. Services will include assessment, individual and family treatment, case management, crisis intervention, and medication management. NAI will deliver mental health services to children and families who have faced complex trauma, domestic violence, struggled with chronic substance abuse and with parents who may be participating in reunification requirements. Services will be provided regionally and in communities where parents live. All staff will be trained in the Incredible Years curriculum. Ideal candidate will have Incredible Years experience and excel in their ability to engage, connect and motivate parents with CWS involvement who are attempting to reunify with their children. This lead will supervise licensed (1) and licensed eligible therapists (7). Lead will be responsible for ensuring that all county documentation and productivity standards are met, all Trauma Informed Care principles are maintained and that program procedures and policies are followed. Hours will be flexible but will involve some early evenings.

Spanish speaking therapists and or experience in providing Incredible Years curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lead Parent Group Therapist (1)

This licensed therapist will oversee the Incredible Years Parent program. Multiple parent groups (15 week cycles) will be conducted throughout the county. Ideal candidate will have Incredible Years experience and excel in their ability to engage, connect and motivate parents with CWS involvement who are attempting to reunify with their children. Program goals will include providing a responsive supervised visitation, coaching and parenting program to strengthen parent-child interactions and attachment, reduce harsh discipline and foster parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional and academic development. Program will provide transportation, supervised visitation and parent coaching prior to parenting groups. Lead will supervise Engagement Specialists (4), Parent Partners (2), a Visitation Supervisor, and licensed eligible therapists(1.5). Lead will be responsible for ensuring that all county documentation and productivity standards are met, all Trauma Informed Care principles are maintained and that program procedures and policies are followed. Hours will be flexible but will involve some early evenings.

Spanish speaking therapists and or experience in providing Incredible Years curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply.

Requirement: CA Valid LCSW, LMFT, LPCC or Ph.D

New Alternatives offers excellent health benefits, dental benefits, 403B, Family Fitness plans, vacation and sick leave and competitive salaries based on education and experience. Positions offer extensive training in Incredible Years, an evidenced based practice and clinical topics through our monthly clinical training series.