POSITION TITLE: Temporary Staff Therapist II
DEPARTMENT: 0- 8 Early Childhood Mental Health
REPORTS TO: Program Supervisor
FLSA STATUS: 0.5 FTE (18.75 hours) Temporary, Non-Exempt, Non-Union Position
COMPENSATION: Licensed $35.22/hour or $35.84/hour (bilingual differential)
Master’s Level $30.18/hour or $30.80/hour (bilingual differential)
The Staff Therapist will maintain an active caseload of EPSDT clients and meet monthly productivity goals; attend weekly group and individual clinical supervision; participate in weekly trainings as assigned by his/her clinical supervisor or LFCS administration; and attend weekly Outpatient Mental Health staff meetings. The Staff Therapist will work within all compliance standards; complete documentation in a timely manner per LFCS policy; and maintain strict confidentiality protocols.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Makes psychological evaluations of assigned cases; determines appropriate diagnostic procedures and tests to be used; clinical interviews with clients and other interested persons to develop information pertinent to diagnosis and treatment.
- Provides psychotherapy in group, individual, and family settings; provides consultation to clinic staff members as necessary; interviews clients and families to gather social and psychiatric data; prepares mental health/environmental case histories for use in diagnosis; and participates in developing psychological treatment programs and case planning for clients.
- Meets with clients/families for regular therapeutic interviews; guides the client/family in understanding his/her illness and contributing personal, social, and economic factors; assists client/family in developing realistic plans; advises client/family on community resources; and makes referrals and other arrangements as necessary.
- Helps increase prosocial and social engagement for children while helping children negotiate their own emotions and behaviors and decrease mental health symptoms as developmentally appropriate
- Supports family-driven practices by bringing the family perspective to mental health service delivery.
- Supports families in navigating systems of care.
- Reduces community perception of stigma related to clients’ mental health issues.
- Provides services agency offices, home settings, other field locations, and via telehealth (as needed).
- Complies with all agency’s policies and procedures.
- Maintains strict HIPPA guidelines, submits billings on a daily basis/submits client logs on a daily basis.
- Follow Short-Doyle Medi-Cal charting and documentation requirements and Agency regulations in a timely manner.
- Provides input and feedback on potential related projects/programs, as appropriate.
- Supports agency-wide Quality Improvement efforts.
- Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
- Excellent Written & Oral Communication
- Excellent Interpersonal Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Organizational Skills
- Admission to Treatment
- Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
- Treatment Planning and Case Management
- Therapeutic Interventions