We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Clinician to join our Service TEAM Program. This position reports to the TEAM/ACCESS Program Supervisor.
The Clinician will maintain an active caseload of TEAM clients and meet monthly productivity goals; attend weekly group and individual clinical supervision; participate in weekly trainings as assigned by his/her clinical supervisor and LFCS administration; and attend weekly Outpatient Mental Health staff meetings. The Clinician will work within all compliance standards; complete documentation in a timely manner per LFCS policy; and maintain strict confidentiality protocols. The Clinician is also tasked with the responsibility of case management work. It is possible to accrue supervised clinical hours required for license as a MFT, LCSW, or Psychologist. We take pride in the high-quality training our clinic provides and are looking for a case manager / therapist interested in developing their clinical skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Makes psychological evaluations of assigned cases; determines appropriate diagnostic procedures 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 situations; provides case management services to clients and 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 for regular therapeutic interviews; guides the client in understanding his/her illness and contributing personal, social, and economic factors; assists patients in developing realistic plans; advises clients on community resources; and makes referrals and other arrangements as necessary.
- Works with families of clients to elicit their cooperation in treatment programs or commitment and admission proceedings; works with community agencies as required to assist clients in their treatment plans and in coping with environmental needs such as housing, medical care, and employment.
- Complies with all agency’s policies and procedures.
- Follow Short-Doyle Medi-Cal charting and documentation requirements and Agency regulations.
- Assist clients to find appropriate housing at local shelters, board and care homes, transitional housing and independent living placements in the community.
- Assist clients in applying for entitlements and managing entitlements.
- Attend weekly staff meetings, didactic seminar and case conferences.
- Assist clients with locating and accessing needed health care and dental care.
- When necessary, conduct home visits and attend appointments with clients.
- Assess client’s transportation needs and help them access transportation support. This may include driving clients to appointments, helping them apply for bus passes, para-transit, and other types of transportation assistance.
- Collaborate with staff of local hospitals, board and care homes, shelters, day treatment programs, and other agencies in a friendly and professional way.
- Learn about Alameda County social service resources, housing resources, community resources and build relationships with resource providers.
- Maintain timely documentation for clinical services as required by funding sources.
- Regularly review files and monitor activities of clients with follow-up contact in-person or via phone.
- If accruing hours toward licensure, the case manager / therapist has some opportunities for providing individual counseling, family therapy, and group therapy.
- Assist with intakes and on-duty clinician crisis coverage as needed.
- Maintain a full caseload of clients. Most clients will be adults who have a serious mental illness.
- May serve as a liaison to other community agencies
- Other relevant duties as assigned or required.