This position would split their time working in two separate Primary Care Clinics. This position would include with one of the clinics, working in a primary care clinic, providing co-located mental health services that include clinical assessment, treatment, and counseling to patients across the lifespan.
This co-located Mental Health Clinician will be located at the primary care clinics. The clinician will provide mental health services to the children, adolescents, adults and families that are seen in primary care clinics. Treatment services will include mental health assessments, case management and individual/family therapy. The clinician will be expected to build meaningful relationships, maintain good boundaries and be responsive to the needs of a diverse community.
The other clinic would include services of providing behavioral health consultation, brief assessment, prevention and interventions to adults, adolescents, children and their families within their medical home in order to improve psychosocial functioning. Bilingual Spanish required.
LCSW $24.21/hr. - $29.03/hr.
LPC $22.81/hr. - $27.35/hr.
Spanish Language Differential: $2.50/hr.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provide diagnostic mental health assessments/problem identification, crisis interventions, and individual, and/or family therapy to persons served.
- Provide psycho-education and support groups for adults, adolescents, children, families/caregivers.
- Provide some case management and coordination services to persons served as needed.
- Develop treatment plans; monitor treatment progress and follow-up at disposition times.
- Assist with psychological and social development.
- Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with Organization standards.
- Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
- Actively participate in meetings that support the Primary Care Clinic(s) integrated health care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.
- Assist in the detection of "at risk" patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deteriorations.
- Assist the primary care team in developing care management processes such as the use of guidelines, disease management techniques, case management, and patient education to improve self-management of chronic disease.
- Provide assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological/psychiatric problems and/or disorders.
- Teach patients, families and staff care, prevention and treatment enhancement techniques.
- Assist in the development of effective infrastructure to support the model of care developed.
- Provide diagnostic mental health assessments as well as individual, couple and/or group psychotherapy and crisis interventions to assigned clients (both children and adults).
- Facilitate the coordination of medication/medicinal needs of clients with psychiatric and medical resources.
- Support adolescents, children and their families using a variety of developmentally appropriate strategies (e.g. treating trauma across the lifespan).
- Collaborate with internal and external partners in support of the Individual/family's growth and development.
- Maintain accurate and timely clinical documentation consistent with agency standards
- Participate in team/MHCD meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE: Two to five years providing direct mental health therapy services to children, adolescents, adults and families from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Experience with DSM 5 diagnostic techniques. Experience with trauma informed care and evidence based practices. Bilingual Spanish required.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
EDUCATION: Master's Degree in social work, psychology, or similar field. Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) required.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- The ability to create engagement and therapeutic alliances quickly and have a strengths-based focus on what people can do and achieve.
- The ability to partner with clients and families and work alongside them as they shape their wellness, resiliency and recovery is paramount.
- The ability to establish effective collaborative partnerships as well as work effectively on one's own.
- Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
- Familiarity with the DSM V and diagnostic techniques.
- Knowledge of evidenced based practices of psychotherapy.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate treatment plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans.
- Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
- Bilingual Spanish required.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.