Human Options positions can be funded through public grants and are often coordinated with other community partners. Continued funding for these grant positions are based on Human Options’ and our partners’ ability to secure additional funding at the end of each designated grant contract term.
Mission – We ignite social change by educating Orange County to recognize relationship violence as an issue that threatens everyone, advocating for those affected by abuse, extending a safe place for victims and empowering survivors on their journey of healing.
Vision- We are committed to a future in which every person and family in Orange County experiences safe, healthy relationships and lives free from fear.
Values – Diversity, Respect, Curiosity, Ingenuity, Individuality
The following is a summary of the essential functions of the job. The employee may perform other duties, both essential and non-essential, that are not mentioned below and specific responsibilities may vary.
Reporting to the Clinical and Outreach Supervisor and Newport Mesa FRC Supervisor, The Mental Health Therapist provides direct clinical and psychoeducational services to individuals, minors, families and groups. The Mental Health Therapist facilitates client education and support groups, and promotes domestic violence awareness and prevention through community outreach.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Remain in good standing with the BBS.
- Provide clinical and psychoeducational services to individuals, minors, families and groups.
- Provide crisis counseling as needed.
- Plan and facilitate client psycho-educational and clinical support groups.
- Complete bio-psychosocial assessments and develop individualized comprehensive treatment plans in collaboration with clients.
- Provide case management and referrals to other services for clients, as needed
- Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings (i.e. CMTs, TDMs).
- Maintain clinical documentation and complete service records within designated data systems within agency's designated timeframe.
- Participate in clinical and administrative supervision meetings.
- Meet productivity standards of 60% direct service as defined by specific grants and other funding requirements. Full-time therapists (40 hours/week) are expected to carry a caseload of up to 25 clients.
- Collect the completed forms and assessments and input data into a corresponding database(s) as needed for Human Options and appropriate grants (i.e. ETO, Vista Share, etc.).
- Report suspected child abuse, dependent adult abuse, older adult abuse, or other safety issues, as required by law and agency policies.
- Abide by professional confidentiality guidelines.
- Provide support to staff and agency programs as needed, such as covering hotline
- Provide clinical support as a Preceptor to MSW/MFT interns
- Attend all Staff Meetings