IFCCS Therapist

IFCCS Therapist


Do you want to be a part of a community where you experience the power of collaboration? Are you feeling stagnant and not challenged enough in your current role? Looking for a more rewarding career where you can make a difference in the community? Then let us tell you about Children's Bureau.

We are a private, nonprofit organization in preventing child abuse and neglect in treating children and families within the community. Through prevention, treatment, and advocacy, our innovative comprehensive services help thousands of at-risk children and parents within the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Here at Children's Bureau, we stand by building an inclusive and equitable working environment. We believe everyone here within the organization enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world.

What is in it for you at Children's Bureau:

  • Excellent benefits that include, medical, vision, dental, 401(k), life insurance, pet insurance, and a Flexible Spending Account.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
  • 13 paid wellness days and 11 paid holidays per year.
  • Selfcare, which includes optional weekly stretch and meditation for all staff.
  • Employee engagement events that range from dance parties, Trivia, and Bingo.
  • An extensive health wellness program provided to all staff to help better you personally and professionally.
  • A culture that cultivates learning and promotes growth and development.
  • TIROC - Trauma Informed Resilience Oriented Care (TIROC).
  • DEI - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which includes a DEI Book Club.

Why Work At Children's Bureau?

Children's Bureau of Southern CA proudly is committed and supportive of complete pay transparency.

The position of IFCCS Therapist will pay $64,480 for unlicensed Therapists and $70,480 for licensed Therapists.

Differentials that apply:

Bilingual Spanish Speaking Differential: $5000 annually

Geographic Differential: $3000 annually

Intensive Program Differential: $3000 annually

Additionally, the lifespan compensation range of this position is:

Unlicensed Therapist: $64,480- $75,000

Licensed Therapist: $70,480- $80,000

Learn more about your job:

IFCCS is an integrated, intensive, community-based program, grounded in a philosophy of unconditional commitment to partner with clients and families to strengthen and empower relationships by fostering hope, wellness, and resiliency. The most important outcome of the IFCCS program is to promote the safety, permanence and well-being of children and Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) involved with the Child Welfare System. A multi-disciplinary treatment team provides an array of services firmly grounded in the Shared Core Practice Model. Services are intended to expedite access to ICC and IHBS.

This position is a hybrid role where the clinician is expected to provide 60% of mental health services in person (3 days a week). Under the direct supervision and leadership of the Program Supervisor the IFCCS Mental Health Therapist is responsible for the clinical assessment and treatment delivery including individual/family therapy, collateral work with caregivers/informal supports, ongoing assessment of acuity and other clinical needs. The IFCCS Mental Health Therapist leads the internal team in terms of working to identify underlying emotional needs driving problematic symptoms. By providing ongoing assessment and feedback to the client, family and IFCCS team, the therapist assists the Clinical Care Coordinator and Rehabilitation Specialist in identifying interventions, setting benchmarks, and responding to crises and urgent mental health needs. The IFCCS Mental Health Therapist collaborates with team members discussing the client and family's needs; as well as brainstorms various ways for the identified needs to be met. The IFCCS Mental Health Therapist operates from a strengths-based, family-centered, and community-based perspective

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assesses children and Transitional Age Youth (TAY) for psychosocial, emotional, developmental, medical, and educational needs. Ability to complete comprehensive clinical assessments and formulate diagnoses within short timeframes. Experience assessing and working with 0-5 population.
  • Experience working with clients with pervasive mental health needs, such as those with a history of psychiatric hospitalization, residential or other restrictive settings, Katie A subclass or inpatient populations.
  • Experience in crisis response, including responding to home and community settings to determine acuity, complete risk assessments, develop safety plan and provide immediate linkage if necessary.
  • Be available to attend case conferences, staff meetings, team meetings, and IEPs as needed.
  • Attends client's CFT meetings on at least a monthly basis.
  • Ensures that at least weekly contact with the child and family is maintained.
  • Provides ICC and IHBS services as required or when client is in crisis
  • Completes all Mental Health Progress notes on the same day that service is provided.
  • Completes all other required IFCCS or Mental Health documentation within required time frames.
  • Maintains 24-hour on-call availability, unless otherwise designated.
  • Works collaboratively with staff, family members, public and private agencies, and community support systems
  • Attends and participates in individual and group clinical supervision.
  • Complies with all Federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Registered MFT Intern in the State of California.
  • Must be able to successfully complete job responsibilities in a hybrid model (60% of mental health services in person and the remaining remotely).
  • Reliable internet connection.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor

Job Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years direct service experience with severely emotionally disturbed clients in an inpatient or outpatient health care setting (internship and/or practicum time may be substituted).
  • One (1) year case management experience preferred
  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, childcare counseling, education, or development from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Licensure as either Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Associate Clinical Social Worker, or Registered Psychologist in active status with State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology.
  • Bilingual Spanish language speaking, reading, writing preferred