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School-based Behavioral Health Clinician

Company: A Better Way Inc
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

COVID Vaccination including booster is required. Role: Under the supervision of the Program Manager and the Regional Mental Health Programs Director, the School Based Clinician has the primary responsibility for providing direct mental health services to children and youth at assigned school site. School-based Clinicians will also provide services in the community and may have a small percentage of their caseload community based. Services include providing individual, group, and family therapy (as needed) to elementary and middle school level children; collaboration with educational staff; performing intake evaluations, which includes forming diagnostic formulations; providing case management, treatment planning, and therapeutic interventions for children and youth as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. School Based clinicians will also develop and provide specific site based trainings for caregivers and/or school staff. Topics range from supporting school sites to be more trauma informed to support staff and caregiver better evaluate high risk behaviors and develop safety plans. Duties and Responsibilities: Provides culturally/linguistically sensitive individual, group, family and collateral outpatient psychotherapy to EPSDT/Medi-Cal eligible clients referred for treatment.
Support school staff and families better understand mental health needs and provision by providing 1-3 annual trainings
Provides individual, group, and/or collateral Mental Health Rehabilitation Services as needed. Co-facilitates groups with team members if needed and as appropriate.
Develops, cultivates, and maintains positive relationships with the principal, school staff, and team clinicians.
Maintains caseload as relevant to FTE (1.0 FTE= 18-20 case minimum: case minimum) and co-facilitates at least one group each fiscal year, starting in October.
Provides services to at least 25 unduplicated kids in a school year (1.0 FTE = 25 unduplicated;).
Informs Principal when making a CPS report and may support teachers in doing so, if requested.
Knowledge of the standards set by the county, state, Board of Psychology/ Board of Behavioral Sciences, Medi-Cal, EPSDT and internal ABW clinical quality standards.
Attend appropriate meetings, which include weekly group supervision, staff meetings, trainings and supervision
Monitor eligibility and obtain authorizations where appropriate.
Meet yearly productivity requirement of 50%
Submit CQRT paperwork to QA team by due date 80% of the time
Have a yearly chart approval rate of 80%
Meet all EPSDT contractual expectations; including all documentation needs, timeliness of progress notes (within 24 hours of service provision), and meet all programs expectations of effective chart management.
Follow regulatory guidelines, mandated reporting, and program/agency protocols in performing duties
Consults with parents regarding educational and social issues of their children. Helps parents understand their child's abilities, needs and opportunities, especially in relationship to mental health.
Abide by all provisions of the ABW personnel manual
Perform any other duties as directed. Qualifications: MSW, MA, PhD or PsyD from accredited school of social work or psychology.
Must be licensed or registered with BBS or BOP.
Excellent clinical and writing skills
Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus
Direct experience working with diverse racial and ethnic populations in community and/or school settings
Understanding of basic theoretical and developmental principles of child and youth development
Ability to understand psychological assessment reports; psychological assessment experience a plus for psychologist applicants
Must have a car and good driving record
Understand and desire to work with a strength-based mental health approach
Knowledge, understanding, and willingness to work with interdisciplinary approaches and partnerships
Understanding DSM, and treatment plans
Ability to work independently and to work as a member of a team
Excellent organizational, computer and communication skills Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting and or in the community. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (subject to change, with supervisor approval, to meet the business needs). Travel Local travel to various worksites and local schools is required. Work Authorization/Security Clearance Employees must pass a background check and receive TB and health clearances prior to employment. Driving records are periodically reviewed per company policy.Covid-19 vaccination required. #ZR

Keywords: A Better Way Inc, Oakland , School-based Behavioral Health Clinician, Healthcare , Oakland, California

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