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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Pacific Clinics
Location: glendora
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Bilingual Spanish/English Required

Program: Children 5-18yrs

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Lead Mental Health Therapist serves in a leadership position in the program providing support to the program director and/or team supervisor. Provides consultation and training to therapists, mental health workers and peer partners. Provides individual, group and/or family therapy to clients and/or families. Provides clinical assessment, field-based and outreach services to clients and their families; case management and advocacy services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Participates in agency-wide initiative committees and workgroup meetings.

Supervises or serves as a preceptor to interns.

Conducts presentations and trainings through the Pacific Clinics Training Institute.

Serves in specially designated roles such as Evidence-based Practice Lead or Cultural Broker.

Leads team/site meetings.

Conducts family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent individualized intakes / assessments gathering information from family, consumer, significant other and involved agencies in the office or in the field as appropriate.

Includes healthcare, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, employment or housing, as appropriate, in treatment plans.

Completes Service and Coordination Plans, progress notes, and other DMH required documentation within two to three business days of service delivery and meets the standards of the Department of Mental Health Short/Doyle Medi-Cal, Pacific Clinics and its funding sources.

Provides rehabilitative services to clients and/or their families which might include assistance in restoring or maintaining a clients functional skills, daily living skills, social skills, and linking up to needed community services and support resources.

Provides outreach, advocacy, and rehabilitative services needed for ongoing cases and in crisis intervention.

Provides case management, which might include obtaining client information, identifying needs and problems, linking clients and their families to appropriate resources.

Provides services in the community or in the field consistent with program and funding source contractual requirements.

Works with the treatment team to provide appropriate coordinated care services to clients and their families.

Displays sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.

Interacts well with other internal programs, clinical/support staff and with external sources such as school or community personnel as applicable.

Completes billing expectations per Agency requirements and provides services consistent with program needs.

May be required to obtain LPS designation and participate in on-call rotation and respond to afterhours calls based on program requirements.

Attends and participates in staff meetings to provide input towards program development and staff training.

Interacts with other internal programs, clinical/support staff and external sources such as school or community personnel as applicable.

Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.

Models Pacific Clinics approach, mission and core values in all communication and correspondence.

Communicates effectively in a culturally competent and diverse consumer population and promotes favorable interaction with managers, co-workers and others.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Currently California Licensed Psychologist, MFT, LCSW or LPCC.

Demonstrates clinical and administrative leadership skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated experience and ability to relate to a culturally diverse clientele and staff.

Bilingual skills in the appropriate language for the Clinics clients are highly preferred.

Familiar with Windows operating system, MS WORDS, EXCEL, email, etc. able to compose correspondence/notes and type up correspondence/notes using correct format and grammar.

Knowledge and experience with electronic health records (EHR), Welligent preferred.

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Attention to detail and accuracy.

Possesses strong interpersonal skills.

Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy.

Keywords: Pacific Clinics, Glendora , Mental Health Therapist, Other , glendora, California

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