Birth-to-Five Therapist III (2016-91) Bi-lingual Spanish required

Company: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Status: Full Time
Salary: $33.65 - $39.26 in addition to a 5% language requirement differential (Spanish)
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Job Description:
GENERAL NATURE OF POSITION: As part of the First5 / KidConnections Birth-to-Five Program, the therapist provides relationship and evidenced-based early childhood mental health assessment and treatment for young children ages 0-5 and their families to address behavioral health and developmental concerns. Therapist collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of providers internally and with other providers such as developmental specialists, home visitors, teachers, etc. to support the improved functioning of the child, parent-child relationship and the family unit as a whole. Bi-lingual Spanish is required.


• Conduct initial mental health assessment in a team approach with a developmental specialist to assess child’s mental health functioning and developmental progress
• Utilize assessment tools including KIPS, CANS: EC, CBCL 1.5-5, C-TRF 1.5-5, ASQ-3. ASQ-SE, PRQ and PSI
• Diagnosis using DC:0-3R and DSM-5
• Develop treatment plans with child and family that utilize core values of Transformational Care Planning (TCP)
• Deliver age and developmentally appropriate mental health services primarily using a dyadic and play-based therapeutic model augmenting with individual/family therapy and collateral services as appropriate
• Coordinates services with other agencies (KidScope, DFCS, Early Start, School Districts) and providers (teachers, pastors, physicians, employers, social workers) to support the collaboration and coordination of client’s care
• Record services, maintain client files, write progress notes and complete monthly activity reports for UNICARE, and AWARDS
• Adhere to Medi-cal documentation and protocol standards and timelines


• Provide services in the client’s natural environments including home, school and other community settings
• Attends required training sessions conducted by the Learning Partnership
• Participates in Division meetings and work groups
• Other responsibilities as assigned to support specific department/business needs


Required education and experience:
• Master’s degree in social work, human services, counseling, rehabilitation services or other behavioral science
• Waivered licensure
• Minimum of two year’s experience in working young children, especially ages 0-5, and their parents/caregivers
• Bi-lingual Spanish required.
• Good oral and written English skills
• Automobile and valid CA driver’s license
• Auto liability coverage according to the agency requirements
• Experience in First 5 system and/or mental health services in Santa Clara County a plus.

Knowledge, skills & abilities
• Training, knowledge and experience in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and DIR/Floortime, TouchPoints, Circle of Security, Watch Wait and Wonder
• Availability to work evenings as need to meet needs of families to access services
• Demonstrated professionalism and ability to deliver and coordinate services
• Complete all required Mental Health Department (MHD) documents, outcome measures for Evidence Based Practices (EBPs), organization outcome measures, and progress notes within organization timeframes
• Able to collaborate effectively and professionally with all community partners, children, caregivers, supervisor, and co-workers
• Attention to detail and ability to enter data in a computer service system.
• Microsoft Office skills
• Knowledge of early childhood development, trauma and sensory processing

HOURS: 40 hours per week, hours scheduled on the basis of client availability and agency operation including evenings
HIRING RANGE: Contingent on license, education, experience and language skills

Contact Information:
Job Code: 2016-91

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