Conducts psychosocial and DSM-IV diagnostic assessments. Develops treatment plans and provides child, adult, senior adult, individual, family and/or group therapy in an outpatient clinic setting. Prepares reports, progress notes and written documentation, as required by the department, company, state and federal agencies. Evaluates behavior, implements treatment plans and referrals to other community resources. Provides some crisis intervention services when needed.
Essential Functions of the Job :
Provide direct services to adults, children and older adults, including initial assessments, individual, family, and group therapy. Service must be delivered in a culturally appropriate fashion. Psychotherapy will be provided in a fashion consistent with State of California laws and regulations, professional standards of care, agency guidelines, and professional ethical guidelines.
Demonstrates ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate in working with underserved communities.
Conducts thorough assessments of incoming clients, and walk-ins.
Works with clients to develop individual client based treatment plans.
Performs crisis intervention as needed.
Assesses and identifies client's needs for supportive services on an ongoing basis and makes referrals as necessary.
Ability to organize, set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
Requests assistance and guidance from the Supervisor and professional staff when necessary to address client issues and problems.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, family members, other professional staff and the public.
Establishes and maintains contact with community resources to ensure continuity of care (e.g., case managers, rehabilitation and detoxification centers, psychiatric units).
Maintains productivity and caseload as assigned by contractual obligations.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Complies with established departmental and health center wide policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops
Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.
Provides outpatient services on school campuses and satellite primary care clinics as requested by BHG Director.
May be asked to assist in providing supervision of interns under specification of license held.
Willingness to work some early evening and Saturday hours as requested.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Required: Master's or Doctorate degree in Clinical Social Work or Doctorate in Psychology
Certifications and Licenses:
Verbal and Written Skills to Perform the Job:
Bilingual not a requirement.
Ability to work cooperatively with other departments within a large community health center and satellite clinics.
Works well in multi-disciplinary setting. Must possess excellent customer service, communication and documentation skills.
Must write clearly and legibly.
Skills Required to Perform the Job:
Knowledge of behavioral health integration model.
Knowledge of rehabilitation and recovery treatment modalities.
Knowledge of integrated treatment and care for individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Knowledge of industry standard of de-escalation practices when dealing with difficult or threatening patients.
Good working knowledge of community resources.
Knowledge and adherence to HIPAA requirements.
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