Academy of Certified Social Workers~(ACSW), Certified Children, Youth, and Family Social Worker~(C-CYFSW)
The Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC) is a Division of the Human Services Department of the City of Fremont, and provides core services to a collaboration of 24+ State, County, City of Fremont and non-profit organizations co-located and working together to serve families in southern Alameda County. Services of the FRC include adult and youth employment, cash aid, CalFresh food stamps, child care information and referral, counseling, public health and mental health services, housing information, parent support services, educational programs, taxes, credit repair, personal support services, intensive and coordinated family case management, workshops and support groups. Services of the FRC Core Team include Family Support Services, Working Wellness Team (formerly called Family Service Team), Adult Outpatient Psychotherapy and SparkPoint (a financial coaching center).
As a member of the FRC Division, the Counselor will provide short term individual, family, and group counseling services to enhance mental health of Cal-WORKS participants referred to us, to assist them in removing barriers to getting back into the workforce, and to individuals with moderate to severe mental health concerns who are referred by the county ACCESS program. The program name for the Cal WORKs contract is Working Wellness, and the model is a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team that is based on IPS ( Individuals Placement and Support) and includes the client as part of the team. The goals of IPS are to assist the clients in getting into the workforce. The Counselor will be a member of the Working Wellness Team and will provide mental health services working individually with CalWORKs participants. In addition, the Counselor will work with non-CalWORKs individuals referred by ACCESS through the Adult Outpatient Therapy contract. Additional language capacity strongly encouraged.
This is a temporary, full-time long-term assignment with an expected duration of six months.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Conduct intake evaluations to determine type and severity of problems. - Establish a diagnosis and prepare written treatment plans. - Determine counseling objectives. - Observe client behavior and modify treatment plans to incorporate new information and changing perceptions. - Perform individual, family and group counseling to enhance mental and emotional health and level of social functioning using a variety of therapeutic and counseling techniques. - Participate as client’s advocate on the Working Wellness Multi-Disciplinary Team. - Coordinate with the Family Support Services Case Manager to address parent/family needs, and with the other service providers on the Working Wellness Team. - Conduct home visits as indicated, and/or see the client in the community or an alternate mid county office. - Refer clients to available therapeutic, social service, educational and medical resources when needed. - Conduct crises intervention when necessary. - Maintain clinical documentation in PsychConsult or the new E H R , the Human Services’ Department’s Electronic Medical Record as required. - Utilize an integrated approach that incorporates the following evidence-based and best practice models, such as but not limited to: - Individual Placement and Support ( IPS) - working collaborative with IPS Employment Specialist • Brief-therapy models, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT); Assertive Community Treatment (ACT); Narrative work; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) • Therapeutic skill building, including: Mindfulness; Boundary setting; Self-care • Life Skill building, including Organization, Prioritization and Budgeting
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be: a Master’s Degree in social work, social welfare or comparable field and two years of progressively responsible experience providing counseling services to children and their families.
The position requires licensure as a mental health professional: LCSW, LMFT, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, or LPCC. Experience with electronic medical records and Medi-Cal Documentation highly desirable.
The ability to travel independently within and outside of City limits is required.
The FRC Division is searching for a self-motivated individual who has exceptional clinical and organizational skills. The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication abilities, as well as a positive customer service attitude. In addition, the incumbent will employ creative problem solving techniques and display keen observation and evaluation skills of the clients. The successful candidate will have experience working with a population with many barriers to self -sufficiency.
Additional Salary Information: The hour rate is $35.00. Current benefit features include:
- CalPERS Retirement Benefit*
- Classic Employees - 2.0% @ 60 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.
- New Employees - 2.0% @ 62 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.
- Required PERS contributions vary by plan. All required contributions are tax deferred.
- Cafeteria Benefits Plan for employees/dependents includes up to $2,181 monthly to purchase medical, dental and vision plans; child care and medical expenses can be paid for with pre-tax dollars.
Internal Number: 19HSTEMP16
About City of Fremont
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As a full service city, Fremont employs over 937 regular employees and has an annual operating budget of $205 million dollars. Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, mutual respect, and diversity. City of Fremont employees find their work challenging, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.