Reports to: Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health & Clinical Supervisor
Apply to: christy.davila@westcountyservices.org

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; part-time

General Description:
This position provides in-home short-term therapy for clients referred through the Older Adult Collaborative.

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health/Clinical Supervisor and within the limits of the organization’s programs, policies, procedures and budget, MFT/LCSW trainee or  intern duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Providing weekly in-home therapy to senior clients throughout Sonoma County as assigned.
2. Maintaining client records in a timely and accurate manner, including assessment and treatment planning information, progress notes, and case summaries. File all adjunctive paperwork appropriately.
3. Ensuring all legal and ethical requirements of the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy or Clinical Social Work are met.
4. Maintaining an appreciation for and adherence to the professional role of therapist, including attention to legal and ethical obligations such as (but not limited to) maintaining confidentiality, regular scheduling of appointments, preparing clients for interruptions/changes in treatment, beginning and ending appointments on time, returning phone calls promptly.
5. Attending Individual Supervision and Group Supervision as scheduled, and actively engaging in the supervisory process.
6. Informing Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health & Clinical Supervisor of significant client case related issues in a timely fashion as needed.
7. Completing phone intakes and assessments for seniors as assigned.
8. Maintaining appropriate liaison with professional personnel within and outside of West County Community Services as relates to the clinical position.
9. Completing and submitting all administrative paperwork in a timely fashion, including Data Sheets, Activity Logs, Timesheets, and Mileage.
10. Maintaining a spirit of cooperation with all agency staff to advance the goals of the agency and provide a high quality of service.
11. Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Master’s degree in the field of social work, counseling or psychology. A trainee may be considered.
2. Knowledge and /or experience of clinical issues related to aging and geriatric populations preferred.
3. Demonstrate an ability to work independently and cooperatively with others, and to work creatively with limited resources.
4. Personal qualities including:
a. The capacity to understand one’s own psychological issues, and the ability to prevent them from interfering with the practice of psychotherapy;
b. The ability to recognize and reflect upon countertransference issues;
c. Psychological-mindedness; the ability to hypothesize about the underlying meaning of behavior and communication;
d. The ability to generate and develop, with the client, an attitude of mutual curiosity about the client’s patterns and difficulties, as well as about phenomena which occur within the therapeutic relationship.
e. Interpersonal skills: cooperates and collaborates effectively. Displays a professional demeanor. Promotes a cohesive, team-oriented environment. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of personnel and clients in a diverse community.

Work Environment:
Office environment with most clinical sessions provided in the client’s home, telephone and computer use, and driving to offsite locations throughout the County.

Physical Requirements:
Some sitting, stooping, bending, lifting may be required. Visual, hearing and vocal skills are required. A current driver’s license and proof of insurance is required.

Other: This is a clinical, part-time ___ hours per week position. This position does not include health or retirement benefits, nor accrual of sick and/or vacation benefits. The employee in this position is subject to the personnel policies of West County Community Services.