Juntos - Full Time Bilingual Clinician - Woodbury, NJ

Position:  Bilingual Clinician

Location: Woodbury

Summary:  

Center for Family Services is seeking a Bilingual Clinician for our Juntos Program.   The Clinician is responsible for conducting mental health assessments; provides ongoing individual and group counseling services, screens for human trafficking concerns, and provides crisis intervention services.  The Clinician demonstrates a basic knowledge of CFS' continuum of services and provides appropriate referral when applicable and needed.  Maintains appropriate and professional relationship with all external parties including, but not limited to, vendors, funders, partners, state and federal agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Encourages children served to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  • Guides children served in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
  • Prepares and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  • Counsels children, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
  • Acts as client advocates in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge in conjunction with children served.
  • Collaborates with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
  • Evaluates children's served physical or mental condition based on review of client information.
  • Meets with families, probation officers, police, and other interested parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.
  • Refers children served, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
  • Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting children served.
  • Modifies treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to comply with changes in children served status.
  • Discusses with individual patients their plans for life after leaving therapy.
  • Gathers information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.
  • Monitors children served use of medications.

General Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Displays professional demeanor in all interactions with children, adults, and families served, as well as colleagues, and/or community members.
  • Provides outstanding customer service in all Agency interactions.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills including, but not limited to, advanced knowledge of English and any other required languages (i.e. meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar).
  • Strong intercultural competency awareness and skills required as well as commitment to expanding personal and collective knowledge and sensitivity.
  • Shows consistent initiative in all position responsibilities including but not limited to, identifying areas of needed improvement, problem solving, and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Exercises effective time management skills including, but not limited to, organizing and prioritizing work in order to meet deadlines.
  • Possesses the ability to effectively use technological tools and platforms in order to complete their work functions efficiently. Including, but not limited to, proficiency in:  Microsoft Windows and corporate network resources, Required software and systems including, but not limited to, electronic client record keeping and payroll systems, etc., Gmail and additional web-based email services, The use of the internet in order to research and perform other tasks related to position, The use of basic office equipment (i.e. landline and smart phones, copier, fax machine)
  • Possesses the ability to complete mathematical analysis and operations including, but not limited to, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Utilizes a working knowledge in recognizing and evaluating suicidal or homicidal ideation in order to protect individuals and families served from self-harm or harming others
  • Demonstrates knowledge of surrounding community challenges and best practice research-oriented solutions and the ability to utilize this knowledge to affect changes in the lives of our children, adults and families served

Qualifications (Requirements):

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a requirement, commensurate experience in a relevant field may be acceptable in lieu of a degree OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or other relevant behavioral science with 5 years of clinical employment experience.   Must be licensed and eligible for licensure
  • Three years or more experience working with the program population
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Valid Driver's License for three plus years

All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center For Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages. For more information, please visit our website at www.centerffs.org.