POSITION: Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (MAT) Assessor
A MAT Assessor is responsible for timely, comprehensive and strength-based assessments of children placed in out-of-home care and their families. A MAT Assessor is responsible for timely, comprehensive and strength-based clinical assessments of children placed in out-of-home care. A MAT Assessor works collaboratively with the MAT Team (includes Dept. of Children and Family Services Staff, DMH, foster parents, biological parents, Medical professionals, Teachers, Regional Center, etc.) to determine what services are most needed by the child(ren) and family. Part-time assessors can work up to 30 hours per week.
A MAT Assessor works designated shifts under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisor.
1) Strength Based Approach
a) Capable of accurately identifying and building on the strengths of clients to better reach their potential.
b) Demonstrates a sound knowledge of resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.
c) Demonstrates a good understanding and use of clinical theory, interventions, treatment concepts, interference and resistance.
d) Able to produce quality documentation and Summary of Findings (SOF).
a) Demonstrates sound written and oral skills.
b) Able to work with inter- and intra-agency staff and utilize the clinical “team” concept.
c) Appropriately utilizes Supervisor for clinical and case management issues.
d) Able to work with community and referring agencies.
a) Understands and is able to uphold legal and ethical standards as they pertain to mental health services.
b) Maintains strict confidentiality over all records and information related to clients.
c) Applies self to tasks and follow through without prompting.
d) Willing to accept a variety of cases.
a) Demonstrates respect for the intrinsic value of each person, their individual differences and culture.
b) Able to build rapport with clients and caregivers.
c) Ensures the safety of youths.
a) Is rarely absent or late.
b) Able to meet and maintain productivity standards (as applicable).
c) Able to complete and submit documentation and paperwork within established timelines.
d) Attends and participates in meetings, group supervision, case presentations, and in-services training opportunities.
e) Able to solve problems independently with minimal supervisory direction.
f) Performs other duties as directed by supervisor.
Valid California license as a LCSW, MFT, PhD, or PsyD; or master’s degree and current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate MSW or MFT Intern.
Work experience in a comparable mental health setting.
Valid California Drivers License and a good driving record.
Fax or email resumes to: Naomi Arellano, LCSW
Fax: 310-715-1592 or n.arellano@,masadahomes.org
Office: 310-715-2020 ext. 215