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Behavioral Health Clinician (Mental Health Therapist)

Company: La Clinica
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Who we are : La Cl--nica de La Raza is a community-based health center committed to providing culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health care to the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have spent over 40 years advocating for and creating a health home for the many that have been denied access to care. As health care activists, we are dedicated to making sure individuals who do not have health coverage get the same level of quality healthcare as those who have it. From our genesis as a community health center in 1971, we understood that we cannot heal our communities without also addressing the economic and social factors that affect health. Many times, this requires that we go outside and provide services in other settings to build the bridge that links individuals to our health center for preventive and primary care. Over 86,000 individuals come to La Cl--nica because it is a welcoming place that addresses the whole person, coordinating and connecting them to a broad network of services to improve and maintain their health and well-being. While we are still known for our activism and spirit of social justice, we are also proud to have grown into a sophisticated provider of primary health care services with 35 sites across Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties. Who you are : Doing work that heals: The Bilingual Mental Health Therapist (ASW/MSW, LCSW, AMFT, MFT, PhD/PsyD, LPCC position is located at Casa del Sol, La Clinica's mental health department focused on providing care to Alameda County's Latino population. Population served and focus of treatment depends on assigned program. The work inherently calls for someone with high emotional intelligence, with a facility to connect with clients but also keep a mind toward productivity. We offer robust perks including educational leave plus stipend and FTCA malpractice coverage. In addition, we are a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved site for tax free loan repayment. Our clinics are located in the thriving Bay Area known for its cultural diversity, beautiful weather, highly sought after schools and year-round recreational activities. We are a National Health Service Corps approved site. As such, our therapists are eligible for federal and state loan repayment. Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to: Client Care & Treatment Provide a full range of culturally sensitive behavioral health assessment, treatment, and case management services to children and/or adults with mental health conditions. Screen and perform comprehensive mental health assessments, crisis intervention/ stabilization, individual, family and group therapy, psycho-education, individualized treatment planning, goal setting, collateral services, progress monitoring, and care coordination. Formulates provisional DSM and ICD-10 diagnoses which is reviewed and established under the license of the clinical supervisor. Co-manages client care under the direction of a licensed supervisor. Uses modalities of brief/long term counseling/treatment, including CBT, solution-focused counseling, and Motivational Interviewing Productivity and Outcomes Meet minimum billing goals monthly. Timely submission of required paperwork and needed revisions. Use of electronic systems for calendaring and charting Prioritize use of collaborative documentation when clinically appropriate Service effectiveness is measured through the use of standardized outcome measurements. Participate in staff meetings, trainings, case conferences, and peer review process. Other clinical, administrative, and operational duties as assigned. Commitment to Quality Regularly reviews clinical interventions and case documentation with supervisor. Has flexibility in meeting client's needs. Possesses a high degree of interpersonal competence with both staff and clients. Top-notch time management skills and interest in utilizing evidence-based approaches to mental health care. Insures and monitors that all operations, procedures, interventions, and documentation comply with agency, state, and county guidelines and quality assurance standards. Minimum Job Requirements Knowledge Knowledge of DSM-5 Knowledge of the principles and techniques of individual, couples and family therapy Knowledge of case management; clinical social work; physical and mental illness and their impact on personality; social aspects of mental and emotional disturbances with adolescent and adult populations Knowledge of ethical standards of the profession Basic knowledge of formulating diagnosis and case conceptualization Well versed in mandated reporting laws, child development, family systems, stages of change, and co-occurring mental health and substance use/abuse conditions Abilities Ability to speak Spanish and English fluently. Multi-tasking, ability to manage multiple clients' needs simultaneously. Ability to apply casework skills effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working communication and relationships with others. Ability to cooperate and collaborate in a team-based environment with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to secure and record accurate and clinically pertinent psycho-social data. Meet productivity goals and/or billable hours goals. Ability to meet documentation standards in keeping with regulatory and compliance requirements. Ability to adhere to department policies and procedures. Ability to demonstrate awareness of problems as possessing social, political, economic, and cultural factors that impact individuals, systems, and institutions. Basic computer skills and computer EHR, EPM, online calendaring and/or online documentation systems Other Certifications and Experience Two + years of experience in a mental health/medical/social service setting providing assessment counseling/therapy and crisis intervention services; new graduates from a mental health training program may substitute two years of field internship experience. Experience with Specialty Mental Health Medi-Cal documentation is strongly preferred but not required. Cultural competence working in diverse/low income and immigrant communities. Behavioral Health Clinician I (Registered Mental Health Therapist) must have Masters in Social Work (MSW), Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapist, or other counseling degree, or doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited program or university. Must be registered or in registration process upon completion of Master's degreewith the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an ASW, AMFT, or APCC. Behavioral Health Clinician II (Licensed Mental Health Therapist) must have an LCSW, MFT or PsyD/PhD, LPCC, LEP California license; have met documentation and productivity standards for a minimum of 4 months.Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $72,163.00 - $107,754.00 per yearBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible schedule Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Retirement plan Vision insuranceSchedule: 4 hour shift 8 hour shift Monday to FridayPeople with a criminal record are encouraged to applyWork Location: In person

Keywords: La Clinica, Oakland , Behavioral Health Clinician (Mental Health Therapist), Other , Oakland, California

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