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Bilingual Team Specialist

Under the supervision of the Counseling Program Supervisor and using a wide variety of counseling modalities, the Team Specialist exercises sound judgment in the treatment of children, youth, families, individuals and groups. Functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team, while making appropriate independent clinical decisions for the benefit of the client(s). Possesses advanced knowledge that is primarily intellectual in character and includes exercising discretion and independent judgment. Provides expertise in areas such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental health, relational violence, substance abuse, physical health, education, vocational training, and community resources. Serves as a consultant in their areas of expertise and is  available for home visits as necessary. Works in a culturally sensitive manner and abides by the legal and ethical standards of the profession.

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Specific Activities
  • Develops and implements clinical treatment plans.
  • Provides assessments, coordinates referrals and intakes.
  • Provides case conferencing in coordination with other professionals.
  • Provides crisis management consultation and education.
  • Follows all legal and ethical guidelines pertaining to the treatment of youth and families as per state and county requirements (e.g., child abuse reporting, duty to warn, confidentiality, grievance procedures, serious incidents and elder abuse).
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to develop appropriate interventions for youth and families, and serves as a consultant for the team in their various areas of expertise.
  • Participates in individual and group supervision both within Lifeline and within other organizations as needed.
  • Participates in quality assurance review and corrects any issues identified.
  • Facilitates center-based prevention/positive development and treatment groups
  • Provides individual, couple and family face-to-face counseling utilizing evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Traumatic Incident Reduction, with family systems, solution-focused, trauma-informed and strength-based approach.
  • Assists with program outreach.
  • Collaborates and maintains professional relationships with law enforcement, schools, other mental health agencies and other community based agencies.
  • Makes appropriate referrals as necessary.
  • Participates in wraparound treatment planning, implementation and collaborations.
  • Complies with all documentation requirements as stated in contract.
  • Provides all services in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Adheres to program-specific fiscal responsibilities
  • Participates in contract related and continuing education trainings.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma informed, client driven, and culturally competent care.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field required, and Masters-level training in child abuse and all other protective issues preferred. Must possess license or be license-eligible. Bilingual English/Spanish required. Training in and mastery of family systems theory and application of diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 and evidence-based practices. Must be able to make sound clinical decisions independently and be able to apply clinical judgment, ethics, and accountability to formulate and implement treatment plans and other clinical documentation. Can demonstrate ability to handle stressful and crisis situations tactfully and appropriately. Strictly adheres to the principles and practices of the counseling profession as elucidated by modalities, and to exercise discretion and independent judgment in all areas of job performance including adherence to appropriate professional boundaries. Demonstrates strong leadership qualities, including but not limited to conflict management skills and inter and intra-agency collaborative skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity and work with a diverse population. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships. Must have reliable transportation, valid California Driver’s license, current automobile insurance. Hire is contingent upon passing pre-employment clearances, including criminal background checks, TB and Drug test.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Your well-being matters at North County Lifeline!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (13 days)
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Free health and wellness programs
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Great employee incentive award programs
  • Training and education assistance
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy 
Pay Range Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills.

Physical Demands/Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed in a stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to multiple work sites and/or client homes using employee personal vehicle. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer, telephone, and fax machine.
Work Schedule
40 hours a week- Monday – Friday- Flexible hours- may include evenings and weekends