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In-Home Outreach Counselor

  • Job details: 
    $28 – $30 an hour depending on experience
  • Job Type: 
    Full Time, Non-Exempt, 40/week
  • Fluent in Tagalog/Filipino Language
  • Masters in Social Work, or other related social science field (MFT, Psychology or related field)
  • Experience working with families and children in community settings
  • Knowledge of child abuse/neglect prevention
  • Home visitation experience desired
  • Must have valid driver license and insurance
  • Background check, finger-printing, and other testing/clearances may be required
Specific Responsibilities: 
  • Providing intensive case management and in-home outreach counseling services to families based on
    approved service plan
  • Collaborating with other professionals on each case, including lead partner agency, DCFS, Probation and
    mental health providers
  • Documenting and communicating clients’ progress, strengths and needs in a timely and accurate manner
    through all necessary reports
  • Attending various planning, training and coordination meetings conducted by lead partner agency, SIPA,
    DCFS and other related entities
  • Providing linkage to needed resources/services and following-up to ensure successful outcome
  • Completing all documentation for program evaluation and outcome measures
  • Adhering to all legal, ethical, and professional practice standards including consulting with supervisor
    before: making a child-abuse report, communicating with an attorney, or taking action in any situation
    involving clinical, legal or ethical decisions
  • Attending DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) Team Decision meetings as requested
  • The person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks, in
    addition to the duties listed on this job description
  • Evening hours may be required
How to Apply:

Please submit application and resume on Indeed.


Mental Health Counselor

  • Job details: 
    $66,560-70,720 annually, depending on experience
  • Job Type: 
    Full Time, Non-Exempt, 40/week
  • Fluent in Tagalog/Filipino Language required
  • Masters in Social Work, or other related social science field (MFT, Psychology or related field)
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the mental health field servicing isolated and/or under resourced communities (i.e. including, but not limited to newly arrived immigrants, low wage workers, youth at-risk, LGBTQ+, or displaced populations) and in a community-based organization
  • Ability to perform psychosocial clinical assessment
  • Strong abilities and experience with crisis management 
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment and provide strong interpersonal cultural competency to develop a therapeutic relationship with clients
  • Openness towards traditional healing and a mind/body/spirit orientation
  • Social justice orientation that recognizes the oppression of marginalized groups and the importance of movement-building aimed at promoting systemic change
  • Excellent organizational, time management and leadership abilities for team management
  • Outstanding communication and people skills and ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders including youth, parents, seniors, community members and residents 
  • Knowledge of child abuse/neglect, elder abuse, and dependent adult abuse prevention and mandated reporting and client safety policies and procedures
  • Valid California driver’s license and insurance
  • Background check, finger-printing, and other testing/clearances may be required 
  • Familiarity with MS Office and various business software
  • Experience working with Filipino and/or other immigrant/ethnic communities is preferred
Specific Responsibilities: 

Clinical 40%

· Provide psychiatric evaluation to children and adults who experience mental illness and/or are socially isolated, have previous experience to trauma, and are at risk of mental illness including assessments, psychosocial intakes, emergency/crisis evaluations

· Provide psychotherapeutic services to individuals and groups including care plan services

· Provide in-field and office based preventative counseling sessions including problem

· solving, empathetic listening, crisis intervention and stabilization.

· Provide case management services to ensure a continuous system of care to the targeted population

· Participate in the inter-disciplinary team in the development of individual treatment and termination plans for clients

· Provide risk management for clients, and triage with referrals (i.e., with special attention to culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health partners) and provide technical assistance for staff with case management clients.

· As needed, provide 24/7 crisis intervention support

· Provide clinical consultation to agencies and constituents of the community as appropriate

· Participate in utilization review and other quality assurance activities

· Participate in regularly scheduled clinical supervision (group & individual) provided by a licensed clinical staff

· Responsible for communicating effectively (verbal & written) with clients, family members, service providers, co-workers, children/adult protective services workers, local, state, and federal departments

· Coordinate with outpatient clinics, and various publics and private community health, mental health, and social services agencies to ensure quality care services

Program Administration 15%

· Conduct in-home outreach counseling and case navigation as needed as part of Family Preservation and Prevention and Aftercare scopes of work

· Deliver and facilitate psychoeducational programs and trainings as needed, while working in collaboration with other mental health practitioners and volunteers to also deliver programs on specific subject matter content

· Adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations with client records, notes, and all documentation (i.e., Ensure completion of documentation in a timely manner, maintain security of confidentiality, and ethical usage of program databases)

· Provide reporting on program data, evaluation and impact as requested

· Establish and clearly communicate guidelines expectations to clients, consultants, volunteers and all people interacting in program settings

· To uphold ethical guidelines and professional standards as written in the NASW Code of Ethics.

· Ensure that program services are provided in accordance with quality assurance standards of SIPA, State, and accrediting organizations.

Program Development and Growth 10%

· Support efforts to expand Mental Health First Aid Training and response efforts, including adult, youth and teen trainings

· Establish a culturally relevant and holistic mental health and wellness approach that includes Filipino cultural and indigenous practices and modalities

· Develop responsive programming/ offerings by consistently engaging and obtaining feedback and input from youth

· Support the efforts of SIPA to become an organization with a DMH contract

· Integrate trauma informed, and restorative practices into relational aspects of program, providing generative responses to conflict to allow for learning while holding accountability

Management 15%

· Serve as field instructor/preceptor for BSW and MSW interns, and serve as an organizational liaison with partner universities and colleges

· Conduct weekly check ins, quarterly performance evaluations, and annual performance evaluations with direct reports, giving constructive and open feedback and identifying opportunities for learning and growth

· Research and recommend professional development as needed for direct reports

· Proactively support a culture within the Mental Health Programs team and interns that reflect SIPA’s values and promote a healthy organizational culture

External Relations 10%

· Participate as needed in SIPA outreach efforts at schools, community events and organizational events

· Cultivate and maintain relationships including those with youth clients, families, community members, organizational partners, school administrators, educators and staff, and funders

· Proactively seek opportunities for growth, partnership, youth agency within SIPA’s Mental Health Programs

· Serve as the organizational representative, or delegate representation to other staff, at coalitions specifically related to Mental Health and/or Health and Human Services

Fiscal Oversight 5%

· Procure vendors and purchase supplies, approving purchases of direct reports and ensuring spending is within budget as needed

· With Operations Manager and Clinical Program Manager, approve and deliver payments to consultants, vendors, and stipends to interns if needed

Other Responsibilities 5%

· Train community members in Mental Health First Aid Trainings

· Collaborate with staff from different departments to align programmatic and organizational goals

· Participate in and support in community and fundraising events

· Uphold SIPA’s Equity Strategy with particular focus on the programmatic implementation as it relates to Mental Health Programs

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to no later than December 3rd, 2021 or until position is filled.