DWC seeks a full time Senior Mental Health Clinician, to support the supervision of case management and direct service staff and to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed mental health care to individual women and women with children who are homeless due to domestic violence. This person will model crisis intervention skills, help create safety plans for clients in crisis, and provide clinical consultation to DWC Staff. An ideal candidate will lead, inspire, and motivate a team of case managers and direct service staff, whose primary goal is to link women and women with children experiencing domestic violence to housing, while also carrying a caseload of mental health therapy clients. This position is a member of the Clinical Department, and will work in collaboration with other professionals, and report directly to the DV Housing Program Manager. This is a Temporary position.
- Provide trauma informed therapeutic services to clients
- Supervise a team of DV Housing Case Managers and direct service staff, as needed
- Provide mental health services, including individual and/or group therapy
- Provide crisis intervention and support clients with creating safety plans
- Conduct psychosocial assessments
- Develop and monitor Individualized Wellness Plan progress along with clients.
- Assist staff with clinical consultation, care coordination and coaching around clinical interventions and de-escalation techniques as needed.
- Review case manager notes and chart documentation
- Participate in quality assurance and audit preparation as needed
- Provide individual and group supervision to direct service staff
- Comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations around confidentiality.
- Provide services in a manner consistent with the DWC mission and serve as an ambassador do DWC in the community.
- Maintain accurate and timely records, including mental health notes, and documentation of services provided to each client.
- Provide regular, written reports to the DV Housing Manager and additional reports as assigned.
- Participate in meetings and trainings at DWC and in the community
- 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)
- Trauma Informed
- Relationship Management
Supervise direct service staff
This job operates in a professional office environment as well as provides filed-based services. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
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 exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday- Friday 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM; with flexibility to work during non-scheduled days and evenings when necessary.
Regular travel throughout Los Angeles County is required in this position.