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Psychotherapist II, UCEDD- Early Childhood

Req # 35529 Job Location Los Angeles, California - US

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The Psychotherapist II is to serve as a primary provider of outpatient mental health treatment for children ages birth to 5 years old and their families. Responsible for providing individual, dyadic, family, and group therapy using evidence-based psychotherapy interventions, and providing case management services as needed. Clients include those with mental health conditions, histories of trauma, including foster care placement, children with chronic or acute medical conditions impacting their mental health, and children with co-occurring developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, and mental health needs. Ensures compliance with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health documentation standards for mental health services. Participates in staff meetings and reflective supervision. Provides intake, assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning for children and families. Provides individual, dyadic, family, and group psychotherapy to young children and their families. Conducts specific follow-up case management services with therapy clients. Attends meetings and conferences to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with appropriate service providers. Establishes and maintains relationships with Department of Mental Health, schools, Regional Center, medical staff, and other providers collaborating in service provision. Participates in case conferences and group supervision to identify areas of program needs and assess effectiveness of treatment plans. Maintains appropriate documentation for services provided and submits required data.
Minimum Education/Training Required: MA/MS Degree in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy.
License, Registration or Certification Required: License in California as an LCSW or LMFT. Endorsement as an Infant-Family Mental Health Specialist with the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health is preferred. Training in Child Parent Psychotherapy is strongly preferred. Minimum Experience Required: Supervised professional experience providing therapy to children aged birth to 5 and their families is required. Experience with children with developmental disabilities is strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Case management skills/knowledge of service system for children. Must be bilingual Spanish/English. This position requires that the employee have their own transportation for travel to home and school visits. 
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