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MFT/MSW TRAINEE & INTERN

 
BGCGG provides hope and opportunity through school age, family strengthening, and community outreach programs, offering over 60 program locations that serve over 6,000 children daily and 10,000 families annually. BGCGG’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our vision is to ensure that the children and youth who attend our programs become competent adults, caring parents, and responsible citizens.
 
Class:                          Volunteer
Commitment:           Complete a minimum of 250 volunteer hours
Schedule:                  Monday-Saturday, a minimum of 10 hours per week
Location:                   FYOP
Location Hours:       M-F 11:00-8:00 and S 9:00-5:00
Contact:                     Human Resources, 714-530-0430
 
Primary Function: Provides mental health assessment, facilitates psycho-education groups, individual, group and family treatment and parent education. Provides comprehensive mental health services, case management, and other related support services to eligible children and their families. Responsible for meeting weekly productivity expectations and maintaining accurate and up to date records of all services rendered in accordance with Board of Behavioral Sciences, state and county regulations while maintaining an active caseload.
 
Prepares Youth and Families for Success
·       Supports programs, activities and services that prepare youth and families for success by incorporating the mission
·       Creates an environment that promotes the physical, social and emotional well-being of youth and their families
·       Provides parent support for improving child’s functioning through counseling, resources and referrals within the county
·       Ensures mental health and crisis services are coordinated and accessed in a timely manner
 
Program Development & Implementation
·       Effectively supports the planning, development and implementation of counseling programs, services and activities
·       Contributes to identifying and implementing strategies for quality improvement of FYOP programs
·       Adheres to proper/mandated documentation procedures/guidelines and processes according to Family & Youth Outreach Program and Behavioral Board of Science standards in a timely manner
·       Effectively monitors and evaluates programs, services and activities through completing weekly client services log and submitting to Program Director and Clinical Supervisor
·       Effectively schedules/conducts intakes and counseling for clients at FYOP and connects clients with necessary resources
·       Maintains minimum case load of 5 active clients for individual counseling and facilitates one round of educational classes or process groups each semester/quarter
·       Effectively manages client files and completes CAR/suicide/homicide reports as necessary
·       Accurately collects and documents all fees/payments and performs all other duties as needed
 
Self-Development
·       Ensures a productive work environment by working as a member of a team, contributing to team meetings and providing feedback to support decision making
·       Continuously manages own time and resources
·       Continuously develops own knowledge and skills in each of the various Family Strengthening programs in order to diversify your skills
·       Continuously develops own knowledge and skills in each of the various Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove’s programs in order to diversify your skills and integrates self into the community and organization as a whole
·       Consult with Program Director, Clinical Supervisor and peers to develop own knowledge and skills to strengthen self-development as a counselor
 
Technology
·       Effectively uses Microsoft Office programs, electronic scheduling and database software
·       Completes daily process notes for each client in case load within 24 hours and keep client information up to date
·       Documents all services rendered including phone contact, completed services, referrals, etc. in database/case notes
 
Partnership Development
·       Builds partnerships with parents, families, other BGCGG program staff and community partners
·       Works closely with community partners (GGPD and GGUSD)
·       Attends weekly clinical supervision sessions, staff meetings, conferences and trainings as required
·       Utilizes outside resources and referrals specifically for each client as needed
 
 
Communication
·       Maintains close, daily contact with team members and supervisors to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain or interpret guidelines/instructions; assist, instruct, and advise/counsel
·       Exceptionally strong verbal and writing skills; must be able to communicate needs and concerns clearly and document services and correspondence in a clear and concise manner in accordance with program standards
·       Maintains contact regularly with external community groups, schools, social workers, clients, BGCGG partners and others to promote and ensure family information and referral services are successful
·       Professionally answers phones and provides customer service
 
Qualifications
·       Currently completing or completed a MA/MS degree in related field such as Marriage Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Psychology, Counseling or Social Work
·       One year experience working with families experiencing child abuse, neglect, substance abuse or domestic abuse
·       One year experience working with diverse/at-risk populations and children, adolescents, and families
·       Counseling experience preferred
·       Intern- Current licensed MFT or MFT registered intern with BBS OR Current LCSW or ACSW registered with BBS
·       Bilingual capabilities preferred (Spanish, Vietnamese, or Korean)
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
·       Ability to work within administrative and process parameters as required.
·       Demonstrated experience in case management and knowledge in case management philosophy and function
·       Ability to work with diverse populations in a culturally competent manner
·       Ability to be resourceful and possess a knowledge of community based mental health services
·       Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, ability to follow-up and manage demanding caseload
·       Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks within expected deadlines
·       Strong communication skills; both written and verbal, and ability to ask questions and provide feedback regularly
·       Excellent documentation skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly, concisely and descriptively
·       Ability to remain objective in crisis situations and maintain healthy boundaries
·       Must work cooperatively and positively in a team approach with staff and management personnel
·       Ability to work productively with minimum supervision and to take initiative on projects
·       Knowledge of  HIPAA, BBS, and confidentiality regulations
·       Ability to follow organizational procedures and policies
·       Skills working one-on-one with youth and adults
·       Proficiency in using a variety of computer software applications, specifically, Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, scheduling and database software
·       Ability to speak in front of large and small groups
·       Networking skills and ability to establish collaborative relationships
·       Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as managing files and records, following up on phone calls, documenting payments, completing reports, and tracking data
·       Must have sound judgment regarding safety; ability to adapt and be flexible; ability to uphold the organization’s mission and values
·       Must be confident and adept at conflict resolution strategies; demonstrated experience in ethical standards of reporting
·       Written and verbal communication skills; a clear understanding of ethical and legal obligations under BBS
 
Requirements
·       Position may require standing/sitting for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist; seeing to review and analyze reports, documents or other reports; hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; speaking to be heard before groups of people; position may require to lift, carry, pull or otherwise move objects between 10-20 pounds
 
BGCGG is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. I acknowledge that employment with BGCGG is based on the mutual consent that either I or BGCGG can terminate employment at-will with or without cause at any time. I understand and am capable of performing in a reasonable manner, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the duties and responsibilities described above.
 
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