Youth Therapist
One-Eighty Youth Programs
Lodi, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Youth Therapist

One-Eighty Adolescent and Family Services (AFS)

Job Description for AFS Children�s Therapist

Organization Mission: The One-Eighty Youth Programs is a faith-based non-profit organization focused on providing a safe and fun place for at-risk teenagers, as well as a mentoring program in Lodi, CA. The One-Eighty Adolescent & Family Services (AFS) is the Professional Counseling Services offered under the umbrella of the One-Eighty Youth Programs, providing services to the community at large.

Title: AFS Children�s Therapist

Reports to: AFS Director

Job Purpose of an AFS Counselor:
To provide individual and family counseling at One-Eighty�s Counseling Center, including but not limited to play therapy, art therapy, and sand tray therapy. Also, provide mental health counseling at a local school grades K-8th, including but not limited to individual, group, and classroom interventions.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1. Prepare and execute group, individual and/or family sessions with professionalism.
2. Complete Mental Health Assessments/Intake Form for each student and evaluate what steps he or she may need to take (mental, physical, social/emotional, family or spiritual resources).
3. Exhibit professionalism in keeping paperwork confidential and filed appropriately.
4. Capable of making quick and flexible decisions when scheduling conflicts arise.
5. Maintain good communication and open rapport with School Counselor, School Administration, teachers, secretaries and clients/guardians.
6. Maintain communication with AFS Director for training, consistency between clients, needed materials and/or any concerns or needs.
7. Attend weekly supervision meetings with AFS provided LMFT, if gaining hours towards LMFT.
8. Be familiar with community resources.
9. Represent AFS as a respectable resource and a blessing to the community.

Individual & Family Therapy:

1. Answer any questions for prospective clients with clarity and upstanding customer service.
2. Build personal clientele, as well as, serve referrals from One-Eighty.
3. Manage personal schedule for individual and family clients.
4. Handle money efficiently; collecting client payment, billing, client receipts and deposits.

School-Based Therapy (Why Try:180):

1. Provide individual, group, and classroom interventions.
2. Prepare and execute interventions, therapy, and activities with professionalism.
3. Offer services requested by school administration (ex: needing fewer groups & more individual therapy).

Counselor Attributes:
1. Because of the gang population in Lodi, AFS Counselors must have a proven commitment to Compassion, Forgiveness, Justice/Advocacy and Acceptance.

CA Registered Masters Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work or a PPS Degree in School Counseling OR intern pursuing MFT

Generic Schedule: (Start Date�First Monday of school)
15-20 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (in conjunction with the LUSD calendar).
5 hours per week during the summer (hours could increase based on desired number of clientele & supervision ratio.)
+15 additional training hours

? Clinical hours, average: 10 client hours, 1 supervision hour, 2 advocacy/notes hours per week
? Non-profit grants are secured yearly, job confirmation is typically confirmed by June

Compensation: $20-$30+ per hour, depending upon Licensing, the need for supervision and experience.

Supervision:Paid by AFS, if needed.

Certification: Why Try Training will be paid by AFS. Your certification may not be used with any organization, other than AFS, or the price of the certification will need to be repaid to AFS.