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Category: Allied Health/Advanced Practice
Facility: Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Department: Center for the Vulnerable Child
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 40 hours/week
FTE: 1.00000
Job Details: State License
ASW

SPARK (Successful Preschool Adjustment and Readiness for Kindergarten) is an innovative preschool intervention program for children (between 3-5 years old) whose families are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide a unique service that combines classroom-based intervention, relationship based mental health consultation to teachers, small therapeutic groups and family therapy. Our approach is informed by principles of early childhood mental health, child development, attachment theory, neuroscience, trauma theory, cultural responsiveness, and social justice. 

Job Summary:
Clinician will provide counseling using applied psychotherapeutic techniques to individuals, families or groups wherein interpersonal relationships are examined for the purpose of achieving more adequate, satisfying, and productive individual and/or family adjustments.

Job Requirements:
Minimum Education: Masters Degree in clinical social work or marriage and family and child counseling, marital and family therapy, psychology, clinical or counseling psychology, or counseling with an emphasis in either marriage, family and child counseling or marriage and family therapy from an accredited school.
Certification/License: ASW, MFTI
Minimum Experience: Experience working with children and families with a culturally diverse population. Based on degree, licensure and years of experience, will be under a clinical social worker or marriage and family therapist job description upon hire.
Knowledge/Skills: Normal and atypical child development Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary setting with a diverse group of professional and support staff Excellent verbal and written communication skills and problem solving skills Ability to work under pressure and respond effectively to crises Computer literate Ability to work independently, organize tasks, problem solve, make decisions, and handle multiple priorities; Interpersonal skills - Ability to interact well with co-workers and client families in varied settings.

Physical Requirements:
Sit: Up to 6 hours/day
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours
Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours
Reach: Up to 6 hours
Rep Use of UE: Up to 6 hours
Lift/Push/Pull: 25 lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms, clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20 feet. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.




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