Clinica Sierra Vista currently operates comprehensive primary care community health centers in the rural and urban areas of Kern, Fresno, and Inyo Counties, located in California, encompassing several thousand square miles of farm land, desert, and mountain areas. Community health centers provide comprehensive primary and preventative health care, including medical, dental and behavioral health services, in areas where access to health care has historically been inadequate. Additionally, we operate multiple health education, prevention and case management programs providing a comprehensive array of health and human services. We serve primarily the low-income and uninsured population, including migrant farm workers, the homeless, and other special populations.
The Behavioral Health Therapist under the general supervision of the Behavioral Health Director plans and provides direct mental health psychotherapy and co-occurring services for adults, children, families and groups. Emphasis is on an interdisciplinary team approach, recovery oriented and strength based methods in providing comprehensive care to clients and their families. Supervised hours of experience are provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Psychologist or Board certified Medical Doctor to meet the pre-licensing accrual hours necessary for licensure in the Associates related field under jurisdiction of the Board of Behavioral Sciences. All BH Licensed Therapist must be credentialed by the Clinica Sierra Vista credentialing board before they may independently see clients. Details of the supervisor/supervisee rights and responsibilities are outlined in the BBS terms and conditions for accrual of supervised hours of experience in a non-profit setting. This classification includes registered and degreed, but not yet licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (Associate MFT) and Associate Social Workers (ASW).
Provides individual, group and family psychotherapy services as allowed within the employee's scope of practice and the recovery model guidance for best practices at the service site.
Screens adults and/or children for the appropriateness of treatment; conducts biopsychosocial assessments and diagnoses mental health and co-occurring disorders.
Assists in the coordinating of activities for the Case Managers.
Maintains communication with other local service agencies for patient referral as needed. Develops network of community resources and maintain liaison with these resources.
Assist in the provision of in-services and consultation to the interdisciplinary team of health professionals on the staff.
Responsible for conducting client assessment as assigned.
Responsible for conducting and/or assisting in the development of the client's Plan of Care.
Keeps accurate, up-to-date records on clients served, including progress notes, transfer and discharge plans, annual reviews, and all client contacts.
Participates in utilization review activities.
Utilizes a personal computer and various software programs.
Prepares and delivers oral presentations to the public on CSV Behavioral Health and its programs.
Serves as a liaison with community agencies and schools.
Will be scheduled to be on-call for specific weeks (subject to available dates).
Be available to translate for specific sessions, if qualified.
Able to work specific weekend shifts (usually Saturdays from 9:00 1:00).
Must have a current/valid California Drivers License and proof of insurance.
May be assigned to work at a satellite clinic/site on a scheduled, temporary basis.
Other Experience and Skills Required:
Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team approach with both paraprofessionals and professionals.
Ability to maintain client dignity and confidentiality.
Willingness to work non-regular hours a required.
Bilingual (Spanish-English) may be required for some positions.
Familiarity with community resources desirable.
Good writing and verbal skills are essential.
Familiar with and able to practice consistent with Recovery principles in mental health care.
Familiar with and able to practice consistent with the treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Completion of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in Psychology, Marriage and Family Counseling Social Work or a related field.
Licensure with the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker or as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Salary Licensed: $70, 404 to $107,004 Annual (DOE)
Clinica Sierra Vista