Bilingual Spanish/English Required
Program: Children 5-18yrs
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
Supervises or serves as a preceptor to interns.
Conducts presentations and trainings through the Pacific Clinics
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
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
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
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
Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular
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.
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
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Currently California Licensed Psychologist, MFT, LCSW or
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),
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.