Open position: Mental Health Therapist

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Mental Health Therapist

Consultant 8 – 16 hours a week

SAN is a community-based organization based in Artesia, CA advancing the health, well-being and civil rights of South Asians living in Southern California. Founded in 1990, SAN conducts outreach, education, service provision, organizing, and advocacy across three programmatic areas: health and healthcare access, immigration and civil rights and violence prevention.

Position Responsibilities:

SAN seeks an organized, efficient, self-starter with keen attention to detail to fill the position of licensed therapist consultant.

Responsibilities of the Therapist include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide individual, couple and family therapy services to South Asian clients in-office or in-home
  • Maintain proper client files, statistics and intake forms including biopsychosocial assessments, individual case plans and/or reports and notes; ensure all files are complete and up-to-date
  • Collaborate with SAN case managers to assist clients in accessing social services, medical services, and legal assistance as needed
  • Assist staff in managing SAN’s client calls, walk-ins and referrals
  • Conduct intakes, screenings and assessments of community members seeking services in relation to mental health and sexual assault
  • Organize and conduct support groups for survivors
  • Adhere to legal and ethical values set forth by AAMFT, APA and/or NCSW
  • Provide monthly reporting logs and invoices to Deputy Director
  • Work closely with Deputy Director and Executive Director to report on progress of cases to programs and programs to funders

Position Requirements

  • Fluency in Hindi, Bangla or Urdu
  • Qualified as a LCSW, LMFT or Psy.D
  • Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting the health and mental health of adult and older adult South Asians Americans
  • Knowledge of issues related to immigrants and community resources
  • Knowledge of cultural norms and nuances affecting South Asians preferred
  • Active listening, peer counseling, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to facilitate support groups and/or workshop in collaboration with staff and collaborative partners
  • Ability to work with diverse cultures, community, and professional groups
  • Ability to handle crisis situations
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • High self-awareness and willingness to seek support around self-care
  • Well-organized, self-directed, highly motivated, ability to work independently and in a team
  • Knowledge of sexual assault issues and their impact on individuals and families or/and experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma
  • Professional conduct and ability to abide by AAMFT, APA and/or NASW and HIPAA rules
  • Sensitivity to LGBTIQQ issues and concerns
  • Excellent speaking, writing, and listening skills
  • Must have valid California driver’s license, insurance and automobile that may be used during working hours

Salary and benefits: Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience.

Mail/email resume, cover letter, and list of three references by June 3, 2016 to:

Manjusha P. Kulkarni
Executive Director
South Asian Network (SAN)
18173 Pioneer Blvd.
Suite I
Artesia, CA 90701

South Asian Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.

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