St. Francis Community Services
Position Description: 

Practicing the teachings, compassion and love of Jesus Christ, St. Francis Community Services serves individuals and families in need through community-based, culturally sensitive programs, helping people to recognize their strengths, overcome obstacles and achieve a better tomorrow.

St. Francis Community Services Southside Center has an immediate opening for a full-time Bilingual Therapist. The Bilingual Therapist is a specially trained professional who is primarily responsible for providing culturally competent individual and family outpatient mental health counseling services to children of Spanish-speaking caretakers in multiple office locations in St. Louis County. Full benefits available; salary based on experience.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct intakes, screen for suicidality and homicidality, and provide appropriate referrals when necessary.
• Maintain a caseload of mental health clients, conducting and interpreting appropriate assessments, diagnosing through use of the DSM-5, preparing treatment plans, and implementing treatment interventions.
• Provide limited case management to mental health clients based on need.
• Drive to multiple parishes and/or schools to provide mental health outreach, education, and clinical services.

Knowledge and Expertise Requirements:
• Education: Must have Masters of Social Work degree or a Master of Arts or Science degree in Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field from an accredited school.
• Must be eligible for full or provisional licensure in the State of Missouri.
• Bilingual (oral and written) Spanish required.
• A minimum of 2 years direct experience in social services or mental health setting providing treatment and support services to Spanish-speaking individuals and/or families.
• Strong knowledge of trauma and trauma-related mental health disorders in immigrant and refugee populations.
• Knowledge of individual and family treatment strategies, including evidence-based and non-traditional treatment/service modalities.
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office, word processing, and data entry.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Contact Details: 

To apply, please send resumes and cover letters to Meredith Rataj, Director, at