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Mental Health Clinician (SWII) (Full-Time .8 PM/Sun-Wed) - Behavioral Health 256

at Telecare Corporation

Posted: 11/14/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: a404d92e-2736-4a9e-9641-0517a6f5f33c
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Job Description

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 122 programs and over 3,680 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

Telecare is proud to have been recognized By The Bay Area Business Times as the 13th Best Place To Work In the Bay Area for 2019!

As part of the Telecare family, the Thurston Mason Mobile Crisis program combines a comprehensive set of outreach services to provide an alternative level of intervention and follow up services to stabilize individuals in crisis to remain in the community and move toward recovery. To provide this set of outreach services, we are now developing a comprehensive bundle of services to work conjointly to engage this high-risk population.These services include  Mobile Outreach Teams, Intensive Case Management Services, Peer Support, and linkages to community resources and outpatient treatment.  The end goal is to provide effective prevention and intervention strategies for those most at risk in order to reduce or prevent more acute illness, high-risk behaviors, incarceration, and other emergencies medical or crisis responses.

Employment Status:  Full-Time .8

Shift:  PM

Days:  Sunday - Wednesday

POSITION SUMMARY

Under supervision of a licensed clinician, the Mental Health Clinician (SWII) provides clinical and casework services to members served and natural supports. This involves person centered recovery planning and collaborating with other services and agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

A Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate school and working towards licensure and registered with the Board of Behavioral Science

  • One (1) year of direct service experience with individuals with severe mental illness in an inpatient or outpatient setting is required

  • Criminal justice clearance and education verification  

  • Must be at least 18 years of age 

  • Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment  

  • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. Position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.

Preferred: 

  • Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting

  • One (1) year experience in drug and alcohol setting preferred; internship, employment, or volunteer work

  • CADAC or similar certification

  • Knowledge and experience with SBIRT

  • Knowledge and experience with ASAM

  • Familiar with mental health screening tools i.e. GAD-7, PHQ-9

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders

  • Provides safe, effective, and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care

  • Works with members served and multidisciplinary treatment teams to design, implement, and evaluate the Recovery Plan  

  • Under clinical supervision, establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with members served

  • Ensures provision of needed clinical services to assigned members served; coordinates ongoing treatment within the program and with outside agencies

  • Provides individual and group therapy

  • Documents all treatment provided in a thorough and consistent manner       

  • Collaborates with other staff in the discharge planning process and makes linkages to community services for members served

  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and recovery planning meetings

  • Demonstrates knowledge of de-escalation techniques and crisis communication and management

  • Serves as a clinical consultant to recovery team members

  • Must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.

Position requires transporting Members in own personal vehicle and the program van (acceptable driving record and vehicle inspection for safety)

SKILLS

  • Ability to complete social histories, risk assessments, mental health status exams, and plans of care

  • Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and rehabilitation therapists

  • Ability to form a therapeutic alliance with members served and families

  • Sufficient medical knowledge to assess the needs of members served

  • Skills in conducting group therapy

  • Ability to advocate for the members served in other health delivery systems                                                       

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, bend, push, pull, squat, kneel, and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently reach, twist, and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition, and dexterity. 

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability