Bilingual Therapist ($7,500 hiring bonus)

Located in beautiful Santa Barbara County, CALM is a highly regarded non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County. CALM envisions a community where every family is supported and every child thrives. We are a forward-thinking organization committed to fostering a culture of innovation, excellence, and equity.  

Lompoc, CA


<strong>CALM&rsquo;s mission is to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County.</strong><br /><br /><strong>CALM has been a leader in developing a variety of trauma-informed, evidence-based programs and services that effectively prevent and treat child abuse, promote healing, and strengthen families. Services are provided to all in both Spanish and English, at sliding scale or free of charge if needed; no one is turned away due to inability to pay. CALM continues to be the only non-profit in Santa Barbara County that specializes in the prevention and treatment of childhood trauma.</strong>

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$34 - $52 per hour DOE

Overview: <p>&nbsp;<u><strong>About Us:</strong></u></p> <p>Founded in 1970, CALM is a community-based mental health agency serving Santa Barbara County with a mission to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Our team of CALM staff and dedicated volunteers share a vision of supporting every family in our community so that every child thrives.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>CALM&rsquo;s guiding principles are:</strong></em></p> <p>Clinical Excellence | All-in Approach | Leading the Way | Meaningful Relationships</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Work for a mission driven organization committed to transparency, collaboration, and communication. Our values are at the heart of what we do.<em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>Why CALM?</strong></u></p> <p>It&rsquo;s an amazing time to join us as CALM was just awarded a substantial $694,000 grant from the Department of Health Care Services to implement and scale&nbsp;<strong>Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)&nbsp;</strong>across Santa Barbara County! This exciting opportunity affords CALM the resources to establish an 18-month learning collaborative for up to 18 therapists with dedicated time for training, consultation, and implementation of CPP and the ability to hire and train a new Clinical Supervisor in this modality and CALM&rsquo;s other evidence-based practices. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is Child Parent Psychotherapy?</strong>&nbsp;CPP is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g. maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You can learn more&nbsp;<a href="" title="">here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CALM's Lompoc based, Bilingual Therapist provides psychotherapeutic treatment, rehabilitation, and care coordination in both English and Spanish. Services are provided on-site or in the field as needed for children up to age 21 and their families. The Bilingual Therapist supports the client and their family in meeting their mental health goals. Therapy is focused on symptom reduction to improve functional impairments and heal mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, problems in the parent-child relationship, or other social-emotional challenges with the ultimate goal of restoring children and families to a healthy level of functioning.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><br />&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>Compensation:</strong></u></p> <p>CALM is committed to being an &ldquo;employer of choice&rdquo; and strives to recruit and retain qualified, high performing employees committed to our mission. Competitive compensation that rewards excellent performance is integral to this goal. CALM&rsquo;s compensation program is designed to be externally competitive, internally equitable, and financially sustainable. CALM regards compensation holistically and considers wages, benefits, a supportive and positive work environment, staff wellness, on-going professional development, and work-life balance all critical aspects of our total rewards program. CALM offers a 10% compensation increase upon licensure. CALM offers a $1-3/hour bilingual stipend to employees that use a second language.&nbsp;<strong>This position is eligible for a $7,500 Sign-On Bonus!</strong>&nbsp;Paid at 90-days, 6 months, and 1 year of active service</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Demonstrate core conditions of the therapeutic relationship including empathy, genuineness, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard.&nbsp;</li> <li>Complete clinical assessment and diagnosis with clients to assess their strengths and needs from a clinical perspective. &nbsp;</li> <li>Develop case conceptualization that is informed by biological, psychological, social, cultural factors and protective factors as a framework for the therapeutic process. &nbsp;</li> <li>Develop a treatment plan with measurable and observable goals in collaboration with clients. &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide psychoeducation and parenting support to bolster protective factors and mitigate the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive therapeutic interventions. &nbsp;</li> <li>Implement evidence-based modalities to fidelity. &nbsp;</li> <li>Administer periodic assessments to monitor, guide, and communicate treatment progression with clients. &nbsp;</li> <li>Participate in training and work toward certification in appropriate modalities. &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide consistent client care and address issues of engagement to ensure continuity of services. &nbsp;</li> <li>Maintain current knowledge in topics related to the position (e.g., child development, trauma-informed care, secondary traumatic stress, ACEs, etc.). &nbsp;</li> <li>Maintain clinical productivity standards. &nbsp;</li> <li>Participate in evaluation efforts and commit to continuous quality improvement by incorporating feedback and outcome data into the provision of services. &nbsp;</li> <li>Participate in regular administrative and clinical supervision, and agency-wide/program meetings. &nbsp;</li> <li>Complete all documentation in a timely manner and according to agency policy. &nbsp;</li> <li>Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and serve as a liaison between families, health care providers, and community-based organizations when applicable. &nbsp;</li> <li>Maintain active clinical license/registration with California licensing board (BBS or BOP). &nbsp;</li> <li>Other duties as assigned. &nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Education and/or Experience:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Master&rsquo;s or Doctorate degree required.</li> <li>Must be either registered or licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Social Worker (ASW), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) -OR- eligible to be registered with the CA Board of Psychology as a Psychological Associate or Registered Psychologist.</li> <li>2+ years clinical experience working with children and families preferred.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Qualifications:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Strong commitment to CALM&rsquo;s mission, vision, and strategic plan.</li> <li>Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.</li> <li>Must have respect for confidentiality; ability to work with discretion and integrity.</li> <li>Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and web-based systems. Proficient in use of Zoom. Able to adapt to using various types of software.</li> <li>Bilingual in English and Spanish required&nbsp;(bilingual differential pay provided).</li> <li>Proven skills in problem-solving and decision-making with good judgment.</li> <li>Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.</li> <li>Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively collaborate in a positive manner.</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Flexibility to accommodate evening appointments as needed.</li> <li>Must have a valid California driver&rsquo;s license, clean DMV record and criminal record clearance from the DOJ.</li> </ul> <br /><br /> <p><strong>To Apply:</strong></p> <p>Qualified, interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter.</p>