Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Star View Community Services Positions

Job Title Mental Health Specialist 2
Posted Mar 10, 2009
Job Location Star View CS, Compton, CA
Salary DOE
Description SUMMARY: This position has primary responsibility for mental health and case management services to children or adolescents and their families. The Mental Health Specialist provides mental health services, including engagement, evaluation, individual therapy, family therapy, Individual rehabilitation case management services in-home and at schools and other services to Clients referred to the Community Services Program. He/ She acts as liaison with external agencies and functions on teams with other clinical and support staff. S/he documents and bills for mental health and case management services, and completes outcomes information.

Education & Experience

*MA Degree: in child counseling, development or psychology, social services or vocational counseling or related social science field

*2-4 years experience in a mental health field working with SED children or adolescents (preferred) in residential or outpatient settings

*Ability to work effectively with clients and caregivers from diverse cultural backgrounds

*Ability to perform clear, concise and timely documentation and correspondence

*Knowledge of community resources, especially related to the Mental Health, Education, Medical, and Social Services fields, is highly desirable to make appropriate linkages

*Willingness to be available by phone and periodically by team pager to assist in crisis intervention and problem resolution during scheduled, after hours and weekends for assigned and team clients

*This position serves high risk under served population in a multi-discipline team approach involving parent partners and case managers

*License :Valid California Driver's License and Ability to drive to and from client’s homes in personal vehicle

PLEASE NOTE:All of our MHS2 positions require a current BBS Intern or Licensed Therapist # --- make sure its on your Resume / Cover Letter.

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