Mental Health Therapist 1 - SOM: Pediatrics – Sacramento Campus

UC Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA, USA

Full time

Healthcare

Apr 14

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UC Davis Medical Center 

Sacramento, CA


Mental Health Therapist 1 - SOM: Pediatrics – Sacramento Campus

Salary Range: $2,277.60 - $3,005.60 Biweekly

Final Filing Date: 05/13/2022


Department Description

The vision of the Department of Pediatrics is the healthiest future for all children and families, with a mission dedicated to creating a healthy future for all children through outstanding patient care, transformative research, innovative medical education and community-based advocacy. As part of this mission, the purpose of the CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center is to provide culturally responsive, trauma informed patient care (mental health services), teaching and research on behalf of abused/neglected and at-risk children. The CAARE Center specializes in treating childhood trauma, offering evidence-based treatment within a multidisciplinary setting that values staff wellness. Mental health services are provided to children ages 0 to 21 through various service contracts and grants across settings, including outpatient clinics, pediatric clinics, juvenile hall, and community settings.\


We acknowledge that our society carries within it historical and deep-rooted injustices and biases. Children and families are impacted by systemic, cultural, social, and economic factors, and face barriers and challenges when seeking mental health services. UC Davis Health and the CAARE Center values the diversity and intersectionality of the clients and families served, and the importance of hiring professionals that share these identities. We believe that diversity strengthens the foundation of our medical center and fulfills our commitment to address the health disparities in mental health care. We endeavor to foster mutual understanding and respect among the many parts of our whole, and therefore are committed to outreaching and welcoming providers from varied backgrounds who share our values on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The CAARE Center has increased compensation for his position and is offering competitive salaries combined with exceptional employment benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, reduced fee, scholarship and loan repayment programs. The CAARE Center has some flexibility in work hours, supports professional development, and offers weekly supervision and training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, PC-CARE, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. All therapists are trained in at least two evidence-based treatments and supervision is provided for those accruing hours towards licensure.

 

We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. 

 

THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY

 

Responsibilities

The purpose of the CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center, is to provide patient care (mental health services), teaching and research on behalf of abused/neglected and at-risk children. The CAARE Center values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all clinical programs and at all levels of the organization. The role of this position is to provide mental health services for abused/neglected and at-risk children and their caregivers within a culturally responsive, trauma informed framework. The Department of Pediatrics within the School of Medicine consists of 14 Divisions and Sections. The overall mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to provide compassionate, state of the art health care for children, to advocate for their benefit and to discover new knowledge in the areas of teaching, research and clinical activities. As part of this mission, the purpose of the CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center, is to provide patient care (mental health services), teaching and research on behalf of abused/neglected and at-risk children. The CAARE Center values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all clinical programs and at all levels of the organization. The role of this position is to provide mental health services for abused/neglected and at-risk children and their caregivers within a culturally responsive, trauma informed framework.

 

Required Qualifications

Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position.

• Registration or licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, or with the Board of Psychology or waiver eligible with doctorate

• Master’s degree in psychology, social work, sociology, or other related field.

• Experience providing clinic, home, and/or community-based mental health services

• Minimum of one-year field placement internship or work experience in a mental health setting providing child therapy


Preferred Qualifications

• Valid CA driver’s license and regular access to a car for community-based services

• Clinical experience and/or lived experience relevant to the provision of mental health services to children with histories of trauma and abuse including an understanding of how symptoms/behaviors may vary according to culture, race, and ethnicity.

• Experience, lived experience, and/or training on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion including training and experience with diverse populations.

• Ability to maintain a positive work culture that supports the mission and goals of the organization including establishing and maintaining respectful, and professional relationships with colleagues from various cultures, diverse backgrounds and gender identities.

• Strong interest in the field of child abuse and trauma.

• Knowledge and understanding of individual, child, and family development, human behavior, and the influence of culture and values on development and behavior as well as on clinical practice.

• Interpersonal skills, knowledge and understanding of scope of practice to effectively consult with colleagues and utilize clinical supervision to enhance professional growth and examine clinical work.

• Training in evidence-based treatment protocols such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

• Knowledge of and skills to provide case management, individual, group, conjoint, family, and evidence-based treatments.

• Skills to conceptualize clinical situations and demonstrate application of theory in case management and psychotherapeutic responsibilities.

• Knowledge of suicidal behavior and skills to assess lethality and develop appropriate treatment plan.

• Good writing, verbal, and planning skills to write clear and concise reports using applicable computer software.

• Knowledge of current treatment literature and its applicability to mental health therapy.

• Verbal and written communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with individuals at all levels within the organization to convey/receive instructions, ask for assistance, and information appropriately and accurately.

• Knowledge of and ability to effectively use DSM-5.

• Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating mental health practice, (e.g., Tarasoff, patient confidentiality, etc.) with the ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy.

• Organizational skill to organize a variety of concurrent activities, set realistic goals and objectives, plan ahead and meet deadlines without compromising quality.

• Bilingual in Spanish

 

Special Requirements

• This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.

• The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.


To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at 

http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=226926

Job ID #34170


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging 

At UC Davis, we’re solving life’s most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don’t just maintain - we improve. 

 

We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds and you belong here.  

 

As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected. 

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. 

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