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Licensed Clinicians (Bilingual Spanish/LCSW/LMFT/LPCC)

at New Alternatives

Posted: 6/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time

Job Description

North County Crisis Intervention and Response Team- Make a difference in a child's life

(Vista, CA 92084)

New Alternatives, Inc.

$62- 68K-based on experience and language abilities

The North County Crisis Intervention and Response Team (NCCIRT) is looking to hire full-time and part-time, bilingual Spanish-speaking Licensed Clinicians. NCCIRT is a walk-in assessment center for children and youth, ages 4-17, who are in crisis. Our goal is to decrease psychiatric hospitalizations and ER/ED visits by providing same-day assessment and intervention services to children and youth. Licensed Clinicians provide crisis intervention, assessment, short-term case management and solution-focused therapy services until children and youth are linked to community resources. NCCIRT Clinicians also function as a Mobile Assessment Team that provides assessments in homes, schools and in the community, if needed. NCCIRT employs two psychiatrists and a Family Advocate to provide support services. NCCIRT has two offices located in Escondido and Vista. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m. allowing for work outs and or errands in the mornings!

Why should you join us? We have a caring, collaborative and creative work atmosphere with supportive management. We believe in thinking outside of the box, professional and personal growth opportunities, as well as self-care. We are passionate about helping under-served kids in our community. We embrace a culture of Trauma-Informed Care Principles, Evidence-Based and Culturally Sensitive Practices. There is also room for advancement.

Position Title: Full-time and part-time, bilingual Spanish-speaking Licensed Clinicians (Vista, CA)


  • Provide crisis stabilization and assessments to children, youth and families.
  • Provide short-term case management services and linkages within the family’s community.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with community clinics, hospitals and other agencies to support and empower children, youth and families.
  • Provide trauma-informed, strength-based services.
  • Participate in weekly supervision, team meetings and case consultations.
  • Participate in a supportive workplace that requires flexibility and teamwork.
  • Clinicians will be trained in Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care Practices and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), in addition to other therapeutic techniques and frameworks.

Education Requirements: Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling or other related field.

Licensure Requirements: Current California License required as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

Other Experience Requirements:

  • One-year providing individual, group or family therapy with children, youth and/or families.
  • Experience and knowledge of substance abuse and dependence preferred.
  • Experience providing family therapy preferred.

Benefits with Thirty (30) or More Hours Per Week:

Medical and Dental Benefits, Vacation and Sick Time, 403B Plan, Family Fit Program through LA Fitness, Clinical Training Program that will soon offer No COST CEUs.

Aside from NCCIRT crisis intervention services, New Alternatives, Inc. (NAI) provides residential, foster care, in-home, outpatient and school-based services for abused, neglected and traumatized children, adolescents and families. NAI is committed to providing Trauma-Informed Care principles throughout our Agency. If not already familiar with, employees new to the Agency will be trained to assist the Agency to carry out this Trauma-Informed Care culture.