Bilingual Child and Family Therapist 1155 - HIRING BONUS
Company: LifeWorks Northwest
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Bilingual Child and Family Therapist 1155 - HIRING BONUS
LifeWorks NW's Child and Family Outpatient program provides
therapy, mental health assessments and treatment planning,
medication management, skills training and consultation for
children and adolescents ages 3 to 18.
The Bilingual Child and Family Therapist (English/Spanish)
position assesses and diagnoses children and adolescents
experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems. This
particular position will cover clinical services for clients where
the current clinicians are exceeding caseload expectations. This
position may also cover mental health consultation services at OCDC
(Oregon Child Development Coalition). This position will work with
children and families who only speak Spanish.
Position is based out of LifeWorks NWs Hillsboro Main Street
site (Portland metro area). This position will be providing
telehealth services using Zoom technology until such time as
LifeWorks NW transitions staff back to clinic-based services.
Pay/Benefits: $1,000 sign-on bonus for this position. $50,252.80
to $52,270.40 per year. Full benefits
- Performs client evaluations including initial intake
interviews, formulating diagnoses, and identifying appropriate
treatment services. Notifies client and significant other(s) of
diagnoses and initial recommendations. Completes written narrative
of the evaluation and obtains necessary releases within specified
- Collects supplementary information needed to assist client such
as medical records or school reports.
- Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family
histories by interviewing clients individually, in families, or in
groups to assess their situations, capabilities, and problems.
Determines what services are required to meet their needs.
- Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to
determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior.
- Analyzes data such as interview notes, test results, and
reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature
of clients' problems.
- Develops therapeutic treatment plans based on clients'
interests, abilities, strengths and needs. Treatment plans will be
based upon clinical experience and knowledge and will have
measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and will
specify type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
Treatment plans will be client driven and follow-ups will be
completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services
- Conducts individual, family and group therapy sessions based on
current evidenced based practices e.g. collaborative problem
solving, cognitive behavioral interventions, and solution focused
- Responsible for case management. Coordinates/collaborates with
physicians, staff, families, caregivers, etc.
- Maintains awareness of community resources and provides
referral services to clients and families.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the
accuracy and completeness of diagnoses. Modifies plans and
diagnoses as necessary. Uses program outcome measures as
- Maintains chart notes, obtains pertinent records from other
treatment, and tracks client involvement, follow-through, and
progress in treatment activities. Documents and maintains client
records to ensure compliance with agency and confidentiality
guidelines. Completes documentation in electronic health record
- Identifies cases involving domestic abuse or other family
problems affecting student development and determines whether
clients should be counseled or referred to other specialists.
- Addresses legal issues such as child abuse and discipline.
Assists with hearings and provides testimony.
- Acts as client advocate to coordinate required services or to
resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. May serve as
Clinician of the Day.
- May provide training to staff, caregivers, and family regarding
issues of mental health, addiction and behavior management as it
relates to clients.
- Participates in regular individual and team meetings with
supervisor. Attends informational and clinical meetings which may
include all-agency meetings, team meetings, consultation meetings
with psychiatrist, intra-agency trainings, and completes online
trainings as necessary.
- Checks e-mail/voice mail daily/throughout the day. When
working, responds to contacts within 48 hours for routine matter
(urgent matters may require a more immediate response)
- Travels between sites or in the community
- Administers first aid (if certified) according to prescribed
procedures. Notifies emergency medical personnel when
- Completes critical incident reports when indicated within 24
hours of a critical incident.
- Meets performance standards for productivity, documentation
(including progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and
authorization requests) proficiency in clinical model and
evidence-based practices, quality of care (including engagement and
retention), and teamwork as defined in the Performance Review.
Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and
competency. Actively participates in a minimum of four hours of
training related to cultural effectiveness in working with diverse
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency required.
- Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or a
mental health related field required.
- This position requires a valid and active QMHP credential
certification through MHACBO or a valid and active status (licensed
or registered intern) with an approved Oregon licensing board upon
- Experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental
health assessment specific to children, adolescents and
- Demonstrated ability to conduct an assessment, including
identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and
physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health
services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social
and working relationships and conducting a mental status
examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and
supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support
Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within
the scope of their training.
- Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to
provide culturally competent treatment services to diverse client
populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with
others in a culturally diverse environment.
- Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master
proprietary software required, including electronic health record
- Requires access to a car and valid driver's license.
LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing
prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related
social services to over 30,000 youths, adults, and older adults in
Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW
promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally
responsive mental health and addiction services across the
lifespan. Core values include Recovery and Relationships,
Resilience, and Results. The four pillars of the strategic vision
include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate
Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
are critical to successfully achieving the mission. LifeWorks NW is
committed to advancing our equity and inclusion work with an
emphasis on ensuring an anti-racist organizational culture and
practice. We strive to continuously improve the cultural competence
and cultural humility of LifeWorks NW, its staff, and its services
to clients and consumers in all aspects including race, ethnicity,
gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic
background and status, age, religion, veteran status, citizen
status, and ability. LifeWorks NW creates and upholds a work
environment that is respectful and inclusive for all. LifeWorks NW
services are effective across cultural groups.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09
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