Mental Health Clinician
Job Details
Entry
San Pedro Street1 - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Master's
$54.00 Salary/year
Up to 25%
Day
Professional Services
Mental Health Clinician

Summary 
DWC seeks a full time Mental Health Clinician to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed mental health care to women who are survivors of crime, homeless, and extremely low-income. The Mental Health Clinician will provide clinical services to DWC residents and Day Center participants through assessments, individual psychotherapy, groups, crisis intervention and supervision of MSW interns. This position is a part of the Clinical Department’s Trauma Recovery Center, which is made up of an interdisciplinary team of case managers, social workers, therapists, psychologist, psychiatrist, and clinical interns. This position reports directly to the Clinical Program Manager.

Essential Functions

  1. Provide trauma-informed therapeutic services to clients, including individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and coordination of substance use and mental health treatment for participants with co-occurring disorders.
  2. Conduct psychosocial assessments
  3. Develop and monitor Individualized Wellness Plan progress along with clients.
  4. Assist staff with clinical consultation, care coordination and coaching around clinical interventions and de-escalation techniques as needed.
  5. Comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations around confidentiality.
  6. Provide services in a manner consistent with the DWC mission.
  7. Maintain accurate and timely records, case management notes, and services provided to each client.
  8. Provide regular, written reports to the Clinical Program Manager and additional reports as assigned.
  9. Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies (I.e. Flexibility, Communication Proficiency, Budget Management, Relationship Management)

  1. Trauma Informed
  2. Flexible
  3. Relationship Management
  4. Empathic
  5. Creative

Supervisory Responsibility 
N/A

Work Environment

This job operates in a Drop In Day Center setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work 

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Mondays-Fridays 8am-4:30pm

Travel 

No travel is expected for this position. 

Required Education and Experience 

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW), Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) and current BBS registration in the State of California required
  • Experience working in community mental health preferred
  • Experience providing trauma informed care preferred
  • Crisis intervention experience, and familiarity and comfort working with issues related to homelessness, substance abuse, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Oral and written fluency in English required; Spanish a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) required

Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications

  • Knowledge and training in EBPs (i.e. Seeking Safety, Trauma Informed Care) preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with DSM V and Diagnosis preferred
  • Excellent active listening and crisis intervention skills with ability to exercise and model good judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, including proficiency in balancing direct service responsibilities and record-keeping
  • Able to solve problems by being resourceful and using creativity

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
N/A

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)
N/A

AAP/EEO Statement 
Downtown Women’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, genetic information, national origin and ancestry, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, pregnancy, military and veteran status or medical condition.  In addition to federal law requirements, Downtown Women’s Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other Duties 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Requirements

Required Education and Experience 

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW), Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) and current BBS registration in the State of California required
  • Experience working in community mental health preferred
  • Experience providing trauma informed care preferred
  • Crisis intervention experience, and familiarity and comfort working with issues related to homelessness, substance abuse, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Oral and written fluency in English required; Spanish a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) required

Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications

  • Knowledge and training in EBPs (i.e. Seeking Safety, Trauma Informed Care) preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with DSM V and Diagnosis preferred
  • Excellent active listening and crisis intervention skills with ability to exercise and model good judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, including proficiency in balancing direct service responsibilities and record-keeping
  • Able to solve problems by being resourceful and using creativity
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