MSW/LCSW KBYH Group Home/STRTP Social Worker/Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor is assigned to provide mental health services to a youth population diagnosed with behavioral issues that may include Substance Use Disorders and a variety of co-occurring disorders. This position is within an interdisciplinary team and the incumbent is expected to coordinate services with team members and community resources. The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide a broad range of assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, education, outreach, referral and program evaluation duties in support of services to youth who are diagnosed with behavioral issues and/or substance-related disorders. As a member of this interdisciplinary treatment team, this incumbent will complete social histories and psychosocial assessments, deliver crisis intervention services, provide individual and group psychotherapies, and specialized clinical interventions. The KBYH incumbent will provide didactic and psycho-educational instruction for youth served by the program and may include provision to their families and the community. The KBYH incumbent will arrange referral and placement of youth for treatment, social support, vocational/educational and other adjunctive services. The KBYH incumbent must have the ability to climb Vernal Falls in Yosemite and understand wilderness camping. MSW required, LCSW preferred. Salary 63K-70K DOEE
State of California Requirements: Social work staff hired on or after January 1, 2017 shall meet the following education and experience requirements:
(A) A Master’s Degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school, as defined by the Department of Education, in social work or social welfare, marriage, family and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology.
(B) Social work staff shall be at least 21 years of age.
This subparagraph shall not apply to social work staff employed before October 1, 2014 by a short-term residential therapeutic program that was operating as a group home prior to January 1, 2017.
(C) Completion of at least three semester units or 100 days of field practice or experience in a public or private social service agency at the Master’s Degree level.
(D) At least nine semester units of coursework related to children and families, or 18 months’ experience in working with children and families.
(E) At least three semester units in working with minority populations; six months of experience in working with minority population; or six months in-service training in working with minority populations within the first year of employment as a condition of employment.
(F) At least three semester units in child welfare, or two years’ experience in a public or private child welfare social services setting
About Kern Bridges Youth Homes
Mission - Our mission is to provide responsive solutions and trauma-informed care to Kern County’s vulnerable children by providing safe homes, accessible services, and engaging in ongoing quality improvement.
Kern Bridges Youth Homes, Inc. (KBYH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe, stable, and consistent environment for children ages 0-21 years old. We offer continuous training, support, and encouragement to our Resource Families to ensure they are equipped to take on the challenging situations which may occur.
KBYH seeks to provide short-term, long-term and in some cases adoptive homes to match the various needs of children in our care.
Children needing placement include: Boys and girls, infants to twenty-one years old, sibling groups, children with developmental, medical, and behavioral needs, children needing an adoptive home and mentor parents for emancipated foster your ages 18-21.