Associate Marriage and Family Therapist or MFT Trainee/

Associate Social Worker or Social Work Trainee

(1st Year, Level One)
Reports to: Director of Clinical Programs

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Position Description
Gain clinical experience in a dyadic and family systems work through supporting the pivotal stages of a child’s development and their early attachments with their caregivers by using a relationship-based approach. Provide direct services to children (under 7 years old) with developmental delays and their families in clinic, home, school or community setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct service to children, ages 0-7 and their families at CDI, in the home, in school and/or in the community for a minimum of 12 client hours, max of 30 client hrs. /wk.
  • Participate in weekly supervision regarding the needs of all assigned cases, minimum two hours a week of group supervision and one hour a week of individual supervision
  • Attend staff meetings, in-services and trainings
  • Collaborate with other disciplines including, occupational therapy, speech therapy, educational therapy, school districts, regional centers and CDI staff. Coordinating program services with team members and other community agency representatives
  • Complete case management of all assigned cases. This includes charting, report writing, managing client hours, communication with other service providers and interventionists on assigned cases
  • Produce all required reporting and assessment of assigned children, such as note taking, billing and any other paperwork necessary on a weekly basis
  • Identify, request, and obtain additional intervention services for assigned children as needed
  • Participate in all IFSP/IPP/IEP meetings for assigned children, acting as coordinator of information between family and other members of the team
  • Observe health and safety precautions in all activities
  • Ensure treatment areas are clean, safe and organized before and after each session

Education/Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in early childhood mental health or education related field, early childhood teaching credential, therapy licensure or certification
  • Minimum of one year experience working with toddlers and young children
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a family centered, collaborative way with parents and professionals
  • One year commitment
  • Current enrollment in graduate program or working toward licensure

Level 1 Associates/Trainees are paid for billable client contact hours, two hours per progress report and mileage.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to:

  • Ability to bend, squat, turn and move to respond and physically interact with children ages 0-8
  • Lift at least 25 pounds.
  • Effectively use a computer and telephone to conduct business.
  • Travel occasionally for in-home sessions during the morning, day, and/or weekend hours.

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time position