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Early Childhood Parent-Child Dyadic Therapist - Bilingual Spanish Required

Company: StarVista
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Job title: Early Childhood Parent-Child Dyadic Therapist - Bilingual Spanish RequiredProgram/ Department: Early Childhood ServicesStatus: DOE, Full-time, 30-40 hours/week, non-exempt, mileage reimbursement, generous vacation and benefits packageComprehensive ongoing Training & SupportSupervision towards licensure hours- individual & groupSupportive, collaborative team cultureSelf-care encouraged, Mental Health Days offeredCurrently providing services via Telehealth; working towards a hybrid model of supportHybrid model of Work from home/Work on-siteProgram Description: Our Early Childhood and Family Services programs endeavor to foster healthy emotional, cognitive, and social development for children birth through age five and their families throughout San Mateo County. The Early Childhood Dyadic Therapist will provide home-based services to a culturally diverse client population of pregnant women and families with young children facing multiple risk factors, including family violence, substance abuse, immigration challenges, language barriers, and poverty, among others. Note: All services are currently provided via telehealth platforms.The Dyadic Therapist will primarily utilize a relationship-based modality, one that is Child-Parent Psychotherapy and Infant Mental Health informed, and focus on safety, attachment, enhancing child/caregiver relationships and interactions, while healing trauma and supporting the child's developmental trajectory. The Dyadic Therapist will be part of a collaborative team of early childhood providers, including Family & Community Support Specialists and Mental Health Consultants. Depending on programmatic needs, this position may serve clients county-wide and drive to multiple locations within San Mateo County.A successful candidate for this position will have a proven history of working with young children and families, strong capacity for self-reflection, and ability to communicate a sense of passion and commitment to supporting the social-emotional development of young children and deepening the understanding of their caregivers. A commitment to working on a collaborative team based on mutual respect is essential in providing the needed level of support for young children and their families. In addition, a strong candidate will show commitment to support underserved families in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner. While experience in providing Infant Mental Health, Child-Parent Psychotherapy or another dyadic modality is preferred, we are willing to train the right candidate. You will be joining a dedicated team of collaborative and compassionate early childhood professionals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Provide weekly therapy home visits to families. Currently provided via telehealthFacilitate caregiver support groups in the community covering topics such as caregiver wellness, positive discipline, parenting style, children's temperament, and domestic violence. Currently held via virtual platformFacilitate regular Parent-Child Activity groups series covering child development and resources in the community. Currently held via virtual platformAssess and diagnose infants, children, and primary caregivers; develop and implement treatment plans; maintain timely progress notes for each case. Collaborate with team members in order to understand and work to meet the needs of each family.Coordinate treatment with other community providers who are involved with each family.Comply with billing and documentation requirements.Participate in program evaluation efforts.Maintain client files and program documentation.Attend individual supervision, group supervision meetings and program staff meetings.Attend trainings as required. Provide informational training or presentations to community groups, as assigned.Complies with all standards of performance.Other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:Bilingual Spanish speaking Required. Written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.Excellent clinical assessment and therapeutic skills.Knowledge of infant/child development and infant mental health. Training in early childhood mental health preferred.Exposure to thinking clinically about systems and organizations.Willingness to engage in self-reflection and participate fully in reflective supervision.Knowledge of the dynamics and treatment of family violence.Excellent organizational and time-management skills.Sensitivity working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations and to exploring the impact of systemic racism on family systemsAbility to work both independently and within a larger collaborative system of agencies, individuals, and disciplines. Ability to work as a team member and to accomplish tasks supporting the program's mission.WORKING CONDITIONS:Work in both an office setting and from home, as well as in the field. Home visits required. Driving throughout San Mateo County required. Currently all services are provided via telehealthMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Minimum level of education is a Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or a related field (MSW or MS/MA minimum). At minimum, must be registered with appropriate licensing board. License as an MFT, LCSW or Psychologist preferred. The employee must have a valid CA driver's license, and their own car with valid auto insurance. SUCCESS FACTORS:Enjoys working with infants, young children, and caregivers. Able to join with families in a warm, compassionate and respectful way. Strong reflective capacity, both in case conceptualization as well as in the use of self in psychotherapy.Demonstrate ability in working with challenging clients.Well organized, dependable, and punctual.Flexibility in meeting changing priorities as the work requires.Able to function as a part of a team and possess strong interpersonal skills.Able to monitor the impact of services provided and make adjustments as necessary.Support for agency direction, purpose, and mission.TO APPLY: Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter to StarVista is a private non-profit agency in San Mateo County that provides a wide array of free and low-cost services to help children, teens and adults who are dealing with substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health, relationship and communication issues. More information about the agency and its programs can be found at . PM21PI186810627

Keywords: StarVista, San Mateo , Early Childhood Parent-Child Dyadic Therapist - Bilingual Spanish Required, Other , San Mateo, California

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