Monday, June 5, 2017

SSG Mental Health Therapist


Special Service for Groups (SSG)

Title: Mental Health Therapist
Supervisor: Project Coordinator

Pay Range: DOE Level of Effort: 100%

Summary: Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor, the Mental Health Therapist will screen and assess clients related to co-occurring mental and substance use disorders; provide individual and group therapy, case management, and crisis-intervention counseling as needed. Coordinate referrals/admission to other appropriate SSG programs and services for
ethnic minority, impoverished, and underserved communities and groups under the program, Health Integration for At-Risk Racial Ethnic Communities (HI-ARC).

Essential Functions

. Provide psychosocial assessments to clients
. Provide individual therapy
. Participate in the inter-disciplinary clinical team within the development of individual treatment plans, goals and discharge
plans for the clients
. Collaborate with family, care givers, and others in the community as part of the treatment team
. Complete all documentation in a timely manner
. Work on other appropriate tasks as assigned by the supervisor
. Maintain and uphold agency policy, procedures and principles
. Complete documentation in electronic health record system in a timely manner
. Regular attendance required and other duties as needed

Secondary Functions

. As needed, attending/presenting in community meetings, trainings, and/or conferences as related to project goals
. Maintain relationships and networks with other service providers and organizations that serve the project’s targeted
. Report on project successes and barriers for monthly, quarterly and annual evaluation
. Represent and advocate on behalf of the agency and the community at related collaboratives, planning groups, conferences,
and other events as assigned
. Develop and maintain list of agency and community/mental health resources
. Attend and actively participate in internal staff in-service and management meetings

Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology
. Must maintain a current and valid registration and/or license with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people, particularly with culturally/ethnically diverse communities,
including, but not limited to people of color, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/questioning individuals,
undocumented immigrants, substance users, and homeless persons, of varying ages
. Possess strong clinical documentation skills
. Excellent communication skills
. Ability to effectively use word-processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint and database programs
. Ability to work independently and within team structure
. Valid California driver’s license, DMV check, reliable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance
. Background check and Verification of employment eligibility required
. Ability to perform duties on some weekday evenings and weekend days when required
. Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when required

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities

Work Conditions

. Conditions mostly suited for an office environment usually desk and chair in a seated position throughout the day. Occasionally, must be able to work in the community or health clinic based settings. Requires driving in all weather conditions as well as challenging neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County.
. Some lifting of office equipment, supplies up to 30 lbs.
. Able to listen and communicate verbally
. Requires ability to adjust and adapt to changing priorities/work schedules
. Be able to process new information, think, and conceptualize tasks as appropriate. This position requires someone that can accommodate to any/all of the following: distractions, interruptions, uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedules; availability for on call/duty after regular working hours; and exposure to inappropriate behavior and language of others.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Everardo Alvizo, Project Coordinator: No phone calls, please. 

Special Service for Groups is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Updated 6/2/20/17