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Mental Health Clinician – Hope Cooperative (TLCS, Inc.)

Website Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.)

Are you a motivated individual with a passion for supporting others and making a difference in the community? Hope Cooperative is a highly respected, award-winning nonprofit provider of a full array of mental health and supportive housing services in Sacramento and Yolo Counties, and we need you to bring your compassion and support to the most vulnerable in our community. We are looking for dynamic, committed individuals to join our team! Currently we are expanding and hiring, offering a sign-on bonus!

 Mental Health Clinician
Program(s) and Location: Hope ACT (West Sacramento), CORE X Street (Sacramento), Hope Inspire (Woodland), and New Direction (Sacramento)
Schedule: Full-time non-exempt, 40 hours/week, Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and may require working some evenings and weekend schedules
Pay rate: $36.56/hour (up to $76,044/yr) with associate licensure (AMFT, ACSW, etc.), and $38.38/hour (up to $79,830/yr) with full licensure (LMFT, LCSW, etc.)
Benefits: HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) offers a competitive benefits package consisting of, but not limited to, the following, and may be subject to change:
  • 21 PTO days per year (4 weeks & 1 day)
  • 26 PTO days after the 5th year (5 weeks & 1 day)
  • 6 days paid sick time
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 1 Personal Day
  • Leadership Development!
  • Reimbursements!
  • Eligible for Government Loan Forgiveness Programs
  • Employer-paid health insurance for employees and children (Kaiser, Sutter or Western Health Advantage)
  • HSA Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k match
  • Transfer Sick Time Hours to PTO Hours
  • PTO Cash Out
  • Voluntary Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance and more
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular wage step scale increases
  • Flexible start/end times for some positions
  • iPhone with unlimited data for personal/professional use and laptop for some positions
  • Clinical Supervision towards licensure (for certain positions and upon approval)
  • CEU days for certain positions
  • Up to $500 CEU allowance for certain positions
  • Annual BBQ and staff appreciation awards
  • Annual Gift Card Program
  • Referral Bonuses
  • All benefit offerings are subject to change and are governed by the eligibility guidelines in the Employee Handbook. This list represents a general summary of available benefits and nothing stated here should be interpreted as being included in a written offer for employment.

Position Description:
The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for clinical assessment, creation and or oversight of a service plan, and implementation of that plan through therapeutic interventions. This position provides the support necessary to assist the client in attaining a maximum functional level. The Mental Health Clinician may participate in the internal and county utilization review process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 (includes the following; other duties may be assigned)
  • Support individuals with active listening, demonstrate empathy, and carry a message of hope and recovery.
  • Provide client assessments and formulate service plans regarding intensive long or short-term treatment.
  • Observe, assess, intervene, and refer (within one’s scope of practice) in situations with clients regarding mental health symptoms, physical health symptoms, and substance use issues.
  • Assists clients and family/caregivers in understanding treatment and the use of therapy and medication. Deliver therapeutic services to clients and family/caregivers, including but not limited to, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.
  • Works with a multi-disciplinary team to provide integrated psychosocial rehabilitative services and attend meetings to ensure continuity of care for clients.
  • Reviews client assessments, client plans, and progress notes to assist PSCs with training and accuracy to meet Medi-Cal billing standards.
  • Participates in the internal and county utilization review process.
  • Accurately complete all necessary forms, reports, and paperwork required by the program on a timely basis (e.g., progress notes, special incident reports, discharge summaries, Medi-Cal billing, Avatar forms, and HMIS).
  • Acts as a designated Mandated Reporter for the observed or suspected abuse and/or neglect of children, disabled individuals, dependent adults, and elder/senior citizens. Mandated Reporter also includes “Duty to Warn” which includes the responsibility to notify authorities and the intended victim(s) of physical harm.
  • Coordinates, or assist in, special research or projects when needed or assigned, including creating, preparing, and distributing special reports.
  • Ensure the protection and confidentiality of all Protected Health Information (PHI) by following all policies and procedures in the Agency HIPAA Manual.
Education and/or Experience
  • Must meet the qualifications of a Mental Health Assistant III (MHA III). Individuals must have:
  • A minimum of four (4) years of full-time equivalent (FTE) direct care experience in the mental health field providing mental health services; OR
  • Two (2) years of FTE direct care experience in a mental health-related field providing mental health services and two years of education (60 semesters or 90 quarter units) with a minimum of 12 semesters (18 quarter units) in a mental health-related subject such as child development, social work, human behavior, rehabilitation, psychology or alcohol and drug counseling; OR
  • Two (2) years of FTE direct care experience in a mental health-related field providing direct mental health services and a certificate of completion from the County Core Skills Training. (MHRS highly desired).
  • Ability to work with individuals who have a mental health diagnosis. Experience is highly desirable
  • Experience with persons who have substance abuse problems, preferably individuals who are dually diagnosed (mental health & substance abuse) is highly desirable.
  • Lived experience as a mental health consumer or a family member/loved one of a mental health consumer is desirable.
  • Mental health crisis intervention experience is highly desirable.
  • Medi-Cal billing experience, rehab experience, and assessment writing skills are highly desirable
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Must meet the qualifications of a Licensed Professional of the Healing Arts (LPHA) and be in the beginning process of obtaining hours for licensure in one of the following professional categories:
    • Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT)
    • Registered Clinical Social Worker (ASW)
    • Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) OR
    • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT),
    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) OR
    • Be in the final phase of obtaining licensure for any of the above-stated professions and be registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and current vehicle insurance. Driving records must meet, and continue to meet, the underwriting standards established by the generalized driving guidelines used by our insurance broker. Must provide proof of insurance.
  • Must have at least 3 or more years of driving experience.
Other Skills, Abilities, and Job Requirements
  • Ability to pass clearance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and/or Department of Justice (DOJ) background screenings.
  • Consumer of mental health services or a family member of a mental health consumer is desirable.
HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Our agency embraces a diverse & culturally rich workforce, and we welcome all candidates to apply.
To apply visit Hope Cooperative – Online Career Center
Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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