Careers

Posted 4/7/2020

Clinical Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural in English & Arabic

This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open until filled.

Access California Services Our Vision

A world in which each individual leads a dignified and enriched life.

Our Mission

Access California Services (AccessCal) is a culturally sensitive community-based organization dedicated to empowering all underserved populations, with a focus on Arab- American & Muslim- American communities. We strive to enhance quality of life and foster self-determination through direct health & human services.

Mental Health Services Department

Established in 2004, he Mental Health Services Department at Access California Services is rooted in its dedication to providing counseling services for all ages for both individual, couples, and families. In fact, counseling has always been either at-no cost or on a sliding scale, making it very accessible to vulnerable and marginalized populations, with a focus on the Arab and Muslim-American communities.

AccessCal provides therapy services in different languages, including Arabic, and leverages marriage and family therapist interns from different universities. Interns are supervised by a licensed marriage and family therapist through the Institute of Advanced Studies. In addition to counseling services, our mental health services department provides: mental health case management and patient navigation, mental health education (prevention and early intervention), parenting classes, and mental health stigma reduction in addition to advocacy with different government agencies i.e. Children & Family Services, Social Services Agency.

The Opportunity

Time Commitment: 40 hours per week minimum; night and weekend work may be required

This position provides professional counseling and treatment services for adults, children, and youth exhibiting a wide variety of mental health disorders.

The Clinical Social Worker/Marriage Family Therapist may:

• Provide both individual and group interventions, such as psycho-educational groups, parent training, brief individual counseling; brief family counseling, case management, referral and linkage to community services; utilize a variety of evidence-based practices in interventions provided to the community

• Screen clients for program eligibility, and conduct both individual and family needs assessments

• Prepare written materials and present information in ways that are professional and will represent AccessCal positively

• Collect both demographic and outcomes data to measure impact of program and changes in behavioral health; responsible for chart documentation, which may include service plans and progress notes

• Participate in the on-going development and implementation of programs and may complete a variety of projects to accomplish this task

• Provide field-based services to participants in order to help engage them in treatment and also help them find meaningful roles and activities in the community

• Attend trainings as needed and be prepared to utilize the databases and online software at AccessCal reporting/documentation

• Learn to evaluate for crisis in the community and determine if criteria are met for an involuntary psychiatric hold

• Follow the ethical and practice guidelines as outlined by the Board of Behavioral Science

• Attend meetings with clinical supervisor (if and when applicable)

• Participate in outreach activities and projects for the benefit of clients

• Deliver services off-site in particular situations

• Work on additional assigned tasks as assigned by the Executive Director

The Ideal Candidate 

The ideal candidate should have substantial knowledge and practical experience directly related to:

• Bi-lingual/bi-cultural in English and Arabic

• Knowledge of the Arab-American and Muslim-American communities in Southern California

• Experience working with immigrant and refugee communities

• Evidence based practices and experience utilizing them in a behavioral health setting

• Recovery principles and experience working with participants as they move through the various stages of recovery

• Working with participants who are often in crisis and may have had several incarcerations and/or hospitalizations due to their mental illness

• Understanding of Integrated Care and treating a whole person by way of collaboration with our partners in the larger health care community

• Understanding of the importance of outcome measures and how they can be utilized to make improvements in the program

• Master’s degree from an accredited university or professional school of counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy

• Providing prevention and early intervention behavioral health services

• Software proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

• CPR certification

• BBS Registration Number is required

Background Verification:

• All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check consisting of employment history, professional references, conviction history, criminal check and educational verification (i.e., degree, license, and/or official transcript).

Salary & Benefits:

• Salary is from $41,600 to $45,000, annually, and is based on knowledge, skills, and experience. Benefits packages is provided.

EEO Information:

• AccessCal, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

For questions or to apply, please contact Nahla Kayali, Founder & Executive Director at nkayali@accesscal.org